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.
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Destination Australia Grants Open

(20/08/2019)
The first round of the Destination Australia Program to encourage students to study in the regions is now open for applications from tertiary education providers. More

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Research On The VET vs Uni Debate

(14/08/2019)
According to a new report from the Grattan Institute some university students with low school results would be better off doing vocational education. More

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CEP Credential For Quality Trainers

(13/08/2019)
The CEP – Certified Education Professional credential provides a pathway for experienced trainers and assessors to showcase their commitment to quality. More

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PM Says VET Is As Good As Uni

(9/08/2019)
Before a meeting that to discuss the nation’s $7billion investment in skills, the Prime Minister declared “vocational education is as good as uni”. More

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Queensland Gets New Skills Plan

(8/08/2019)
The new Queensland new skills plan addresses the imperative to equip all working-aged Queenslanders with skills that meet the current and future needs of the labour market. More

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ASQA Releases Regulatory Strategy

(7/08/2019)
The 2019-21 ASQA Regulatory Strategy set out the VET sector’s regulator evidence-based approach to addressing both current and emerging systemic risks. More

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Melbourne The Nation’s Top Student City

(6/08/2019)
Melbourne has been named Australia’s top ranked student city – and third best in the world - in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds ranking of Best Student Cities for 2019. More

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ASQA Gets Whacked In Parliament

(1/08/2019)
In a hard-hitting speech to parliament, Andrew Laming MP has criticised ASQA for its focus on administrivia and set out how the regulator is hurting RTOs. More

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VSL Issues To Be Reviewed By Sector

(31/07/2019)
Following feedback from its members, ITECA is working to improve the VET Student Loans scheme to ensure that the scheme fully supports students. More

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VET College Recognises Professionals

(29/07/2019)
The ITECA College of Vocational Education and Training Professionals provides a pathway for leading trainers, assessors and managers to gain a recognised credential. 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.

Further Information ―

To find out more about issues facing the ITECA members, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ITECAust or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.  Alternatively, send an email to vocational.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421017.


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