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.

TAFE To Be Boosted - Macklin Review

Despite the independent RTOs outperforming the TAFE sector in Victoria by almost any measure, the Macklin Review foreshows an expanded role for public providers. More


Rural And Regional Scholarships Now Open

Applications for the Australian Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program for students in tertiary education is now open. More


2020 State/Territory Training Awards

Nominate for your State/Territory 2020 Vocational Education and Training Awards and be recognised for your achievements. More


USI Data Release Cuts Red Tape

Easier access to an individual's VET qualifications cuts red tape for independent RTOs. More


VET Reform Roadmap Draft Released

The COAG Skills Council has released a ‘VET Reform Roadmap’ for consultation, setting in train many of the reforms that ITECA, with member support, has argued for. More


NSW Apprentices Get Bushfire Support

NSW State Government support for ITECA members to help sustain enrolments of apprentices during NSW bushfire and drought recovery. More


ASQA Governance Reforms in Parliament

The governance and accountability of ASQA is being upturned in a second wave of regulatory reform that delivers, in part, the reforms that ITECA members have been looking for. More


ASQA Reforms Don't Go Far Enough

The legislation to reform ASQA’s legislative framework won’t address the concerns that ITECA members have with respect to the vocational education and training regulator. More


PM's Vocational Education Reform Pledge

In a landmark speech outlining his government’s priorities, the Prime Minister has reaffirmed his commitment to delivering the reforms ITECA member have asked for. More


VET Student Loan Caps Lifted

The Australian Government has announced that the VET Student Loan limits have been increased for a number of courses, consistent with strong advocacy undertaken by ITECA on behalf of members. 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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