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.
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TEQSA, ASQA and CRICOS fee relief is on the policy advocacy agenda along with ending the tax on FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans. More

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Implementation of the skills reform agenda now rests with the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, the new Minister for Employment Skills, Small and Family Business. More

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The National Skills Commission has released its report on the drivers of the different fees and subsidies for vocational training qualifications. More


Independent tertiary education providers are to play a lead role in identifying redundant, duplicative and burdensome government compliance obligations. More

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The beta version of the Australian Skills Classification provides a connection between labour market analysis and skills needs has been launched. More

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The Gonski – Shergold review of New South Wales’ skills framework is a constructive step towards a more integrated tertiary education system. More

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The Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee is seeking comment on revised draft units of competency, skill set and qualifications. More

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To ensure that RTOs are able to support a skills-based recovery, lobbying is underway to secure the continued waiver of eighteen ASQA fees and charges More


A new publication that brings together data on RTO excellence and performance showcases the outstanding reputation that independent providers enjoy. More

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The ‘Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements’ scheme offering a $7,000 quarterly wage subsidy for apprentices has been extended until 30 September 2021. 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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