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.
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.
The National Careers Ambassador has spurred into action commencing a national tour to spruik all things VET following criticism that he being highly paid for doing little. Cam will help Australians at all ages and stages to make informed decisions about learning and training opportunities that can open pathways to rewarding jobs and demonstrate the value of a trades career. The TV celebrity is tasked with spreading the word that vocational education can lead to high paying and fulfilling jobs.
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.
The number of Tasmanians engaged in apprenticeships or traineeships has dropped by 12.5 per cent since the Federal Coalition took office more than six years ago.
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