TAS user choice funding round open

TAS user choice funding round open

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.

Peak body for independent providers supports government reviews and proposed reforms

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) 

Government to reform student fee protection for the VET sector

The changes to the student fee protection arrangements are set out in the Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 that’s currently being debated in the Senate.

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.