‘Dodgy’ vocational training practices to be targeted by government crackdown


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The Guardian    |    12 March 2015

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With ongoing revelations of systematic rorting of public funding of vocational education and training, the Commonwealth government has announced it will crack down on “dodgy practices” in sector, including a ban on providers offering incentives of cash or laptops to lure students to sign up to courses they don’t need.

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The government  wants to make it easier to cancel student debts that have been generated by training providers or brokers who breach the new guidelines, with the provider then being required to reimburse taxpayers for the cost.

The assistant minister for education and training, Simon Birmingham, said the “rolling campaign of legislative and other changes” targeting rogue training providers would protect students from an estimated $16bn in “unnecessary” VET Fee-Help loans that they otherwise would have taken out over the next 10 years.

VET Fee-Help is an income-contingent loan scheme…

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