The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA ) is asking for a moratorium on all routine reporting and auditing activity, plus suspension of charges levied on the independent tertiary education system so that ITECA members can focus on supporting their students and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TAFEs in Western Australia have implemented a new delivery approach commencing today until April 9 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of TAFE NSW programs will be suspended from Monday until the end of April amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak.
The impact of COVID-19 on the VET sector and travel bans is likely to result in no English schools left by the end of the year or sooner in Australia.
A report presented by The Council for International Education late in 2019 to the government identified focus areas for the remaining period of the national strategy which included the delivery of initiatives to boost international education in regional Australia.
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.
Universities and other international education providers such as TAFE’s are encouraged by the large number of students arriving to recommence their courses however, the sector has warned tens of thousands are still missing out on their studies and providers will feel the impact. Approximately 75,000 students are still stuck offshore and some are looking to study in other countries, including Britain and Canada, which had not imposed travel bans like Australia.
Scott Morrison will fund $1.3 billion in wage subsidies for apprentices as part of Thursday’s coronavirus economic stimulus package. The Prime Minister, Scot Morrison has pledged $1.3 billion in wage subsidies for apprentices as part of his government’s coronavirus economic stimulus package. According to the PM, 117,000 apprentices would be supported by the federal government to ensure there were few job losses at small firms with 20 or less employees.