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)
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) has established a new college aimed at recognising VET trainers, assessors and managers commitment to achieving quality outcomes.
The reforms to be implemented will allow for greater movement between VET and higher education. The recognition of microcredential qualifications in the improved system will also introduced.
The ACTU has criticised the Morrison governments PaTH internship program claiming big business is taking advantage of the financial incentives provided and failing to offer ongoing employment after completion of the program.
The portal available through MySkills.gov.au provides a platform in which alumni can tell their story and inspire others to achieve their goals through VET and also equips them with information and resources to assist with undertaking their roles as leaders in the VET system.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/inspiring-vet-alumni-stories-shared-via-new-portal/
The changes to the student fee protection arrangements are set out in the Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 that’s currently being debated in the Senate.
The reforms will see the fees of international students protected along with the fees of students accessing either the Australian Government’s VET Student Loans or selected higher education loan programs if passed.
Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sector has welcomed the appointment of Emeritus Professor Tracey Horton AO as Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). ITECA Chief Executive, Mr Troy Williams has stated that the independent tertiary education sector is looking forward to working with the new Chair and AISC to ensure that Australia’s vocational qualifications provide the skills that students and their employers are looking for.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/industry-skills-committee-chair-appointment-welcomed/
The review will scrutinise the governance, policies, and culture of the National Regulator of Vocational Education and Training.
The review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will inform a 12 to 18 month program of improvements that will ensure regulation by ASQA is transparent and effective according to its Minister, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
The recently published review of the AQF has suggested micro-credentials could be recognised for credit towards other qualifications in an updated system.