“Education needs to be a non-profit because we need to be preparing human beings for a whole life. We don’t want folks geared towards one skill so they can’t take their career beyond that – we need to prepare people for life and not job one.”
New data from NCVER in VET in Schools 2019 shows the number of school students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) as part of their secondary education has risen by 2.2 per cent to 235,800.
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.
The Independent TertiaryEducation Council Australia (ITECA) has launched the new interest group to allow them to share ideas, learnfrom each other and also contribute to the debate about reform to Australia’s vocational education andtraining sector according to Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive.
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.
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.
Australian education providers and governments are stepping up to help overseas students during the pandemic. While international students are currently not eligible for the Australian Government’s cash payments, but there is help available in the forms of job opportunities, health cost waivers and visa flexibility.
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.