The Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese today declared that Indian students in these 3 colleges shall be protected. He was commenting on the action taken up by the Vocational education regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority, to shut down 2 non-complaint vocational education and training colleges in Victoria and one in New South Wales.
Based on the comprehensive compliance assessments including multiple site visits by ASQA officers, the ASQA audits assured that the colleges were insubordinate with the standards that providers are required to meet in the delivery of training to domestic and international schools as well.
Depending on the outcome of any appeals, the decisions take effect from October 30 and apply, to all courses offered by the Ashmar k Group Pty Ltd and G Plus G Global Trading Pty Ltd. Both of these colleges have campuses in Melbourne, Victoria. ASQA also served notice last month on the lvy Group in NSW.
However, the Australian Government has in place a comprehensive suite of protection mechanism in order to safeguard the interests of overseas students under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.