Crackdown on sub-standard education providers

The State Government’s crackdown on sub-standard private education providers has been welcomed by Gippsland TAFE institution, Federation Training.

The government this week backed the recommendations of an external VET sector review designed to address breaches in training quality that has left more than 10,000 VET graduates with inadequate skills.

It found some providers claimed funding for non-existent courses, delivered courses that were too short, issued qualifications without students having demonstrated adequate skill acquisition, and misled students through inappropriate marketing.

FedTraining chief executive Wendy Wood said as a public educator, it was behind the government’s efforts to stamp out poor quality alternatives.

“All players across the sector need to be accountable for the quality of their courses and to deliver on what they promise. This government review is a good first step to make sure this happens,” Ms Wood said.