National Monday Update Edition 793, 27 May 2019

ITECA To Shape The Future Of Independent Tertiary Education
National Monday Update – 27 May 2019
Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive

With the support of members, government and stakeholders across the business community, the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) has established itself as the peak body representing the independent tertiary education system.

The transition from the former Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) to ITECA was a considered one. It reflects a growing understanding about the benefits that will flow from an integrated tertiary education system where the higher education and vocational education sectors enjoy a symbiotic relationship, retaining their separate identities within one tertiary education system.

ITECA’s membership includes independent higher education, vocational education and training providers that share a commitment to providing students and their employers with the quality outcomes they are looking for. These providers come together as two key divisions within ITECA, these being:

  • ITECA Higher Education Network
  • ITECA Vocational Education & Training Network

To find out more about these member networks, the priorities before ITECA and the opportunity to get involved, be sure to attend one of the functions being held throughout Australia to celebrate the launch of ITECA. These are great networking opportunities affording you the chance to catch-up with colleagues from across the sector. Register online today:

  • Sydney, 17 June 2019 [Register Now]
  • Brisbane, 18 June 2019 [Register Now]
  • Darwin, 19 June 2019 [Register Now]
  • Perth, 24 June 2019 [Register Now]
  • Adelaide, 25 June 2019 [Register Now]
  • Melbourne, 26 June 2019 [Register Now]

The transition to ITECA brings a strong member-centric focus in which the leadership role that we take in shaping the national policy debate is clearly set by our members. Through new ITECA Sector Interest Groups, we’re introducing our members to the issues and people that are influencing the direction of the independent tertiary education system and the courses they offer.

The 2019-21 ITECA Strategic Plan, developed by the ITECA Board after member consultation, sets a clear path in which members are able to play an increasing role in our policy advocacy activities. The advice and guidance that we receive from members is used by our Canberra-based policy team, augmented by staff in the states and territories and is used to provide government with evidence-based policy solutions.

ITECA’s members are united, informed and influential – it’s a great time to be involved.

Troy Williams FIML MIACD

ITECA Chief Executive

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This session will provide a practical opportunity to learn how to build simple LLN tests benchmarked to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) which provide a holistic and integrated way to assess LLN skills, both for initial testing and progress testing.

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Registrations and Call for Abstracts- Now Open 

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