Kiwis jobseekers to get access to free training in key industries

NZ Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said making targeted vocational training courses free – for all ages, not just school leavers – over the next two years will help people who have lost their jobs retrain and also allow new employees in some essential services to train on the job. It will include courses linked to industry skills needs, in building and construction, agriculture, and manufacturing, and also vocational courses like community health, counselling and care work. The fund will be available from 1 July 2020.

Queensland moves this years training awards to virtual event

In  an announcement made by the Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman, the annual Queensland Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, moving entirely online for the first time in the event’s 59-year history. Nominations will be extended until the end of June with the regional and state winners announced online.

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ITECA calls on government to invest urgently in vocational education and training

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), who is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has advocated for the Australian Government to make a major investment in funding training for job seekers providing them with the education and skills that will get them back into work

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.

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.