ITECA calls for student-centric funding model for VET sector

ITECA calls for student-centric funding model for VET sector
The CEO of 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 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.

Calls for TEQSA and ASQA to merge

Calls for TEQSA and ASQA to merge

It’s time to cut red -tape in the tertiary education sector through appropriate alignment of regulatory standards of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the regulators for the higher education sector and the vocational education and training sector respectively. The call was made by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia
(ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education and vocational education training and skills sectors.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/teqsa-asqa-regulatory-convergence-call-it-s-time-to-cut-red-tape/

VET sector critical to economic recovery

The major overhaul of the Australian Government’s investment in skills is being supported by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors. According to Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive, reform is long overdue.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/prime-minister-s-vocational-education-training-reforms-hit-mark/

ASQA’s shortcomings highlighted in review report

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.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/asqa-review-a-damning-criticism-of-a-regulator-on-mend/

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.