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 higher education, vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.

SA To Review School Vocational Training

The South Australian Government has announced a major review of VET in schools to focus on ways to increase the numbers of vocational pathways from school to employment. More

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Nepalese Students Face Student Visa Hurdle

The Nepalese Government has altered its arrangement that allows its citizens to apply for a visa in a third country when studying vocational education and training (VET) courses. More

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Safety Of International Students Review

The federal Education Minister has expanded current departmental consultations on student welfare beyond mental health to include physical safety. More


VET Enrolments Profiled In New Report

A new report shows it’s the independent tertiary system that does the heavy lifting when it comes to the training and reskilling of the Australian workforce. More


CISA New South Wales Conference Grants

Study New South Wales will fund six scholarships on offer to attend the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) Conference to be held in Perth over 15-19 July 2019. More

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2019 Victorian Government Budget Update

The 2019 Victorian Government Budget was presented to state parliament and contains a number of significant commitments concerning vocational education and training and the public TAFE system. More


Skills Gets Greater Focus In New Ministry

The reappointment of the the Hon. Dan Tehan MP and Sen. Hon. Michaelia Cash in the education and skills portfolios is welcomed by ITECA, along with the appointment of the Hon. Steve Irons MP in the new vocational education and training portfolio. More


SA Reviews Training and Skills Legislation

The South Australian Government is reviewing legislation that supports the apprenticeship and traineeship system with a view to ensuring that it meets contemporary needs. More


What Will the Re-elected Coalition Government Mean?

The re-elected Coalition Government comes to office having delivered a budget and the release of the Joyce Review affecting the delivery of education and training, what does this mean for the independent sector? More


ITECA Kicks Off Day One With A Reform Call

Australia’s independent tertiary education sector has a strong champion that’s focussed on achieving positive reforms that supports quality outcomes. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the higher education and tertiary education sectors 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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