VET Sector - Current News

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) provides its members with timely and insightful updates on the issues facing independent providers in the vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.

Vocational training leaders from around the country celebrated the fortieth anniversary of World Skills Australia at a function in parliament house. More

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A two-year extension of the Skilling for Recovery program is the vocational training centrepiece of the 2021 New South Wales Budget. More

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The 2021 State Budget has confirmed that South Australia will extend the JobTrainer roll-out. What else does it contain for independent providers? More

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The 2021 Queensland State Budget has provided a significant training investment, including the $80M per year Skilling Queenslanders for Work program. More

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Next week’s 2021 South Australian Government Budget will include a major skills and training package including wage subsidies for apprentices and trainees. More


VET’s professional trainers, assessors and managers now have access to an exclusive digital badge to showcase their commitment to professionalism. More


ITECA has set out the principles that should underpin the new skills funding agreement between the Australian Government and state / territory governments. More

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The Australian Government is currently considering reforms to the VET Student Loan Program that will impact the courses funded and the loan amount. More

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ITECA members are currently providing advice on new qualifications for inclusion in the NSW Skills List that determines which courses will receive funding. More


ITECA’s meeting with the QLD Minister for Training and Skills Development developed a shared understanding of national skills funding reform priorities. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the tertiary education sector join, is the information that’s provided by ITECA.  From changes to the regulatory environment through to the latest data on student enrolments, ITECA provides members with timely updates.

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