Call for ASQA and TEQSA to delay implementation of full-cost recovery fees

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing the VET and Higher Education sectors, is calling on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the vocational education and training sector’s regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to delay the looming 1 July 2020 implementation date for these new full cost recovery fees and charges and set back their implementation by twelve months.

Industry body rejects Box Hill TAFE diploma course

Industry body rejects Box Hill TAFE diploma course
The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) who is the professional body overseeing qualifications, has suspended Box Hill Institute’s accreditation to offer the Diploma of Community Services. The association has taken action after receiving numerous complaints from students and concerns about the significant reduction of work experience hours being offered.

The impact of coronavirus on international education in Australia

The impact of coronavirus on international education in Australia

Chinese visitors contribute to the Australian economy 27% of the total amount spent by all international visitors, largely due to the significant number of Chinese who come to the country to study. On average about 20% of Chinese visitors were here for educational purposes.

Proposed ASQA reforms fall short

According to the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors current legislative reforms to the way the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) regulates is not sufficient  The National Vocational Education and Training RegulatorAmendment Bill 2019 (Cth) is currently before parliament and according to ITECA‘s members, is a piece of legislation that won‘t deliver the outcomes that independent providers are looking for.

Corona virus impacting on Australia’s international education sector

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors is currently leading an assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on the independent tertiary education sector in order to develop strategies to support both students and providers.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/coronavirus-leaves-2-000-chinese-vocational-students-offshore/

Changing young peoples’ perception of TAFE and VET @VDC NEWS

2020 VDC Professional Learning Program Released


The VDC 2020 Professional Learning Program is now available. An extensive range of new and existing continuous PD opportunities are scheduled in the form of workshops, webinars, free thought leaders functions as well as industry symposiums for the Semester 1 program between January and June 2020.
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Changing young peoples’ perception of TAFE and VET

June/July last year saw Year13 and YouthSense conduct a national survey of Australian youth to understand how much young people understand of TAFE and VET.

They also wanted to get a handle on their perceptions and pre-conceived ideas about these education pathways. Here’ s what they found.
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Online delivery of VET qualifications: what’s the story?

Online delivery is used extensively as part of the delivery approach for many VET qualifications. But, what is the story when it is the major or only form of delivery?

A recent report from NCVER takes a look at this issue.

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Peak body for independent providers supports government reviews and proposed reforms

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has congratulated the government for the approach taken to in the review of Australia’s Higher Education Provider Category Standards and the review of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)