ITECA calls on government to support independent tertiary education system during global crisis

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.

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.

Chinese students returning to their studies in Australia

Chinese students returning to their studies in Australia
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.  

Shot in the arm for apprentices as part of governments COVID-19 response

Shot in the arm for apprentices as part of governments COVID-19 response
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.