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.
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has congratulated the government for the approach taken to in the review of Australia’s Higher Education Provider Category Standards and the review of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
The portal available through MySkills.gov.au provides a platform in which alumni can tell their story and inspire others to achieve their goals through VET and also equips them with information and resources to assist with undertaking their roles as leaders in the VET system.
The reforms will see the fees of international students protected along with the fees of students accessing either the Australian Government’s VET Student Loans or selected higher education loan programs if passed.
The Interim Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton has taken on a tough gig according to ITECA’s Chief Executive, Troy Williams.