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.
TAFEs in Western Australia have implemented a new delivery approach commencing today until April 9 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
NCVER data recently released shows South Australia had a large increase in the number of students, increases in program enrolments at TAFE and non-government providers, and an increase in apprentice and trainee program enrolments in the first nine months of 2019.
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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The state could potentially face a long -term skills shortage due to significant reductions in funding of vocational education and training by the Australian Capital Territory government.
ITECA the peak body of higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors in Australia has recently appointed a new Independant Chair, Deputy Chair VET and Deputy Chair Higher Education following its corporate restructure from mid-2019. Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/independent-tertiary-education-body-gets-an-independent-chair/