ITECA recommendations for COVID-19 action plan accepted by ASQA

An action plan developed by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) which is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has had its key recommendations accepted by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  The recommendations included in the action plan are measures to set aside red-tape and provide some $210 million in assistance to independent tertiary education providers.

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.

Aussie EdTech Sector Booming

report released today by Deloitte and EduGrowth at the 2020 Universities Australia conference in Canberra has shown the percentage of organisations focused on corporate and vocational learning solutions has increased (from 24% to 38% and from 33% to 42%, respectively) since 2017. A shift that indicates future of work solutions are increasingly in the frame.

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.
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