Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open. The fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.
sectors has suggested students will be best served through a nationally consistent set of course subsidies, based on the efficient cost of delivery with loadings to address higher delivery costs in some locations and to certain student groups.
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) has launched the new interest group to allow them to share ideas, learn from each other and also contribute to the debate about reform to Australia’s vocational education and training sector according to Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive.
The CEO of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), Troy Williams has provided his view on the findings of the review published this week suggesting the report articulates why there is a massive trust deficit between ASQA and the ITECA membership. He also proposes it highlights ASQA’s past policy and regulatory failures and uses these to chart a future course for a regulator that’s more engaged with the sector and focussed on student quality than administrivia.
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.