Training lobby goes for a new name and bigger function

There’s more to VET than ACPET, just ask ITECA

It’s time for a name-change at the Australian Council for Private Education and Training, says ACPET chief executive Troy Williams. He will ask members next month to agree to become the Independent Tertiary Education Council.

Apparently, ACPET’s membership has expanded to include higher education providers, and “the transition to ITECA recognises that there was an interest from stakeholders across the independent tertiary education sector for an umbrella organisation to represent them.” The proposal will go to a member meeting next month.

The apparent need for a name-change follows a January switch at what was the Council for Private Higher Education, until it became Independent Higher Education Australia ( CMM January 31).

However, ITECA signals it intends to serve all private post-school providers. “In addition to higher education and VET providers, we will also have the infrastructure to support providers of micro-credentials.”


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