What private VET wants

ITECA calls on government to protect the sector that “does the heavy lifting” in VET

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia says the sector enrols 80 per cent of the nation’s 4.1m VET students, and “will play a lead role in the economic recovery effort.”  Some of what ITECA wants is;

*  a 12-month freeze on tertiary and VET regulators ASQA and TEQSA starting some cost recovery from providers

* a year suspension on the fee students at private providers pay to access HECS-equivalent loans

* federal funding, “to ramp-up” on-line delivery

And then there’s one the public-system will like not at all;

* “allowing independent providers to access under-utilised TAFE facilities.”