Proposed ASQA reforms fall short

According to the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors current legislative reforms to the way the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) regulates is not sufficient  The National Vocational Education and Training RegulatorAmendment Bill 2019 (Cth) is currently before parliament and according to ITECA‘s members, is a piece of legislation that won‘t deliver the outcomes that independent providers are looking for.

Corona virus impacting on Australia’s international education sector

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors is currently leading an assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on the independent tertiary education sector in order to develop strategies to support both students and providers.
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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.

New Chair appointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC)

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sector has welcomed the appointment of Emeritus Professor Tracey Horton AO as Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). ITECA Chief Executive, Mr Troy Williams has stated that the independent tertiary education sector is looking forward to working with the new Chair and AISC to ensure that Australia’s vocational qualifications provide the skills that students and their employers are looking for.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/industry-skills-committee-chair-appointment-welcomed/