On 25 May 2017, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) was advised that Careers Australia Group had entered voluntary administration.
Careers Australia Group is the parent company of the following registered training organisations (RTOs):
- Careers Australia Education Institute (RTO number 22479);
- Australian College of Applied Education (RTO number 1973);
- Careers Australia Institute of Training (RTO number 31470).
ASQA understands that students have been advised that campuses are closed today.
ASQA has been in contact with the appointed administrator, PPB Advisory. Careers Australia and/or PPB Advisory will provide further information to its students in due course.
At this stage, students seeking more information are urged to contact PPB Advisory on (07) 3099 0203 or CAGstudents [at] ppbadvisory.com.
Careers Australia Group’s VET FEE-HELP-funded and VET Student Loans-funded students are protected under TAFE Directors Australia’s tuition assurance scheme. Students seeking information on the scheme can visit this website or call 02 9217 3180.
TDA has set up a call centre in conjunction with TAFE Queensland, where students can seek information and advice. Students can call (07) 3307 4789 or email their details including name, contact, course and campus to tas [at] tda.edu.au.
Overseas students requesting more information should contact the Tuition Protection Service on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator [at] a.tps.gov.au.
ASQA will provide more information for students as it becomes available.
ASQA does not currently hold any student records from the impacted RTOs. Should Careers Australia Group enter liquidation, ASQA will work with the appointed liquidator to secure student records and make them available to students.