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Cyneast Pty Ltd and Advanced Academy Pty Ltd Presentations
AGB Group Pty Ltd Presentations and Alternative Providers
AGB Training - TPS Student Meeting
ECA Graduate Institute Pty Ltd - Managed Closure
Australian Colleges of Further Education (03327G) - Presentations and Alternate Providers
VIN International Pty Ltd, t/a Institute of Business, Sydney Closure
Ad Astra Presentations and Alternative Providers
Ad Astra Institute Pty Ltd - Student Meeting
Ad Astra Institute Pty Ltd Closure
Nick Hannay Pty Ltd, t/a Hannay Accreditation
Western Senior Secondary College Closure
Accredited Training Centre trading as Trison Business College Closure
AVLC - Provider closure
Harvest Education Technical College - Student Meeting Update and Alternative Providers
Health Institute Australia Closure
Harvest Education Technical College Closure
Australian Higher Education Services Closure
Technical Education Australia Closure
Australian College of Vocational Studies Pty Ltd t/a Vocational Study Australia
Closure of Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd
Closure of Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty Pty Ltd
Closure of Northed International College
Closure of Visual Concepts & Design Australia Pty Ltd
Frequently asked questions



Posted 04 Dec 2019

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) held a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of the Cyneast Pty Ltd and Advanced Academy Pty Ltd (Oxford College) on Monday, 2 December 2019.

TPS system available

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has opened access to the TPS online system for international students affected by the closure of Oxford College. Students should receive an email from the TPS Administrator inviting them to log into the TPS system. If you have not received the email, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Presentations

The presentations that were used at student meeting for Cyneast Pty Ltd is located here.

The presentations that were used at student meeting for Advanced Academy Pty Ltd is located here.

The above links contain the presentations from the Tuition Protection Service, the Department of Home Affairs, Study NSW, and the step by step instructions (mobile version) of uploading Proof of Identity.

The step-by-step instructions of the TPS system is located here.

A provider default factsheet for student from the Department of Home Affairs is located here.

Other information

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.

If you require any student support services please contact Study NSW by visiting the Study NSW Contact Us Webpage.


Posted 13 Nov 2019

AGB Group Pty Ltd Presentations and Alternative Providers

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) held a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of the AGB Group Pty Ltd (AGB) on Monday, 11 November 2019.

TPS system available

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has opened access to the TPS online system for international students affected by the closure of AGB. Students should receive an email from the TPS Administrator inviting them to log into the TPS system. If you have not received the email, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Presentations

The presentations that were used at student meeting are also located here.

This contains the presentation from the Tuition Protection Service, the Department of Home Affairs, Study Melbourne, and the step by step instructions (mobile version) of uploading Proof of Identity.

The step-by-step instructions of the TPS system is located here.

A provider default factsheet for student from the Department of Home Affairs is located here.

Alternative Providers

Please find below the links to the courses being offered by TPS approved alternative providers for AGB students.

This list will be updated as more providers are approved by the TPS.

Other information

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.

If you require any student support services please contact Study Melbourne at studymelbourne@ecodev.vic.gov.au or visit the Study Melbourne Student Centre Website.


Posted 30 Oct 2019

AGB Training - TPS Student Meeting

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is aware that the AGB Training (AGB) has closed and your studies have been disrupted. The TPS will assist you to ensure there is a minimal possible disruption to your studies. The TPS will hold a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of AGB on Monday 11 November 2019. The purpose of these meetings is to provide information on assistance available from the TPS for you to continue your studies with another provider.

Details for the student meetings for international students affected by the closure of AGB are as follows:

Date: Monday, 11 November 2019

Registration: Commencing 11.00am

Meeting: Commencing 12.00pm

Location: Novotel Geelong, 10 - 14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong, VIC

The student meeting is expected to take about 90 minutes.

Please ensure that you bring your passport or driver license for the registration process. If you have any documentation relating to payments made to AGB for your current course or future courses, please also bring this along with you. Please continue to check your emails for updates on the time and location of the meeting.

If you have any concerns or questions about the TPS, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or view the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website .


Posted 01 Nov 2019

ECA Graduate Institute Pty Ltd - Managed Closure

The TPS has been advised by ECA Graduate Institute Pty Ltd (RTO 91423, CRICOS 02997M) that they will close to international students and cease classes on Monday 5 November 2019.

ECA has informed the TPS that it intends to meet all of its obligations to international students under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for this managed closure.

If you are an international student, ECA is required to arrange your transfer to another education provider or to provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fee. Please contact ECA directly in the first instance. If following your contact with ECA, you still require assistance, please contact the TPS Administrator either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or view the Department of Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.


Posted 21 Oct 2019

Australian Colleges of Further Education Presentations and Alternate Providers

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) held a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of the Australian Colleges of Further Education (ACFE) on Thursday, 10 October 2019 and Friday, 11 October 2019.

TPS system available

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has opened access to the TPS online system for international students affected by the closure of ACFE. Students should receive an email from the TPS Administrator inviting them to log into the TPS system. If you have not received the email, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Presentations

The presentations that were used at the Gold Coast student meeting are also located here.

The presentations that were used at the Sydney student meeting are also located here.

This contains the presentation from the Tuition Protection Service, the Department of Home Affairs, Study Queensland and Study NSW respectively, and the step by step instructions (mobile version) of uploading Proof of Identity.

The step-by-step instructions of the TPS system is located here.

A provider default factsheet for student from the Department of Home Affairs is located here.

Alternative Providers

Please find below the links to the courses being offered by TPS approved alternative providers for ACFE students.

Located in Queensland:

Located in New South Wales:

This list will be updated as more providers are approved by the TPS.

Other information

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.


Posted 16 Sep 2019

VIN International Pty Ltd, t/a Institute of Business, Sydney

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is aware that VIN International Pty Ltd, trading as the Institute of Business, Sydney (IBS), had its CRICOS registration cancelled by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on 22 August 2019.

If you are an international student, the TPS understands IBS either arranged your transfer to another education provider and/or provided you a refund of your unspent tuition fee, if any. If you have not been placed or refunded by IBS, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.


Posted 28 Aug 2019

Ad Astra Presentations and Alternative Providers

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) held a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of the Ad Astra Institute Pty Ltd (Ad Astra) on Monday, 26 August 2019.

TPS system available

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has opened access to the TPS online system for international students affected by the closure of Ad Astra. Students should receive an email from the TPS Administrator inviting them to log into the TPS system. If you have not received the email, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Presentations

The presentations that were used at student meeting are also located here.

This contains the presentation from the Tuition Protection Service, the Department of Home Affairs, Study Melbourne, and the step by step instructions (mobile version) of uploading Proof of Identity.

The step-by-step instructions of the TPS system is located here.

A provider default factsheet for student from the Department of Home Affairs is located here.

Alternative Providers

Please find below the links to the courses being offered by TPS approved alternative providers for Ad Astra students.

This list will be updated as more providers are approved by the TPS.

Other information

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.

If you require any student support services please contact Study Melbourne at studymelbourne@ecodev.vic.gov.au or visit the Study Melbourne Student Centre Website.


Posted 22 Aug 2019

Ad Astra Institute Pty Ltd - Student Meeting

The TPS will hold a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of Ad Astra this Monday, 26 August 2019.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on assistance available from the TPS for you to continue your studies with another provider.

Details for the student meeting for international students affected by the closure of Ad Astra are as follows:

Date: Monday, 26 August 2019

Registration: Commencing 11.00am

Meeting: Commencing 12.00pm

Location: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, College of Surgeons Gardens 250 - 290 Spring Street, East Melbourne

The student meeting is expected to take about 90 minutes.

Please ensure that you bring your passport or driver license for the registration process. If you have any documentation relating to payments made to Ad Astra for your current course or future courses, please also bring this along with you.

Please continue to check your emails for updates on the time and location of the meeting. Also, please check the news item of the TPS website for further updates at https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/News

If you have any questions, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email at administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions relating to visa related matters, please contact : https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/education-provider-default or call 131 881.


Posted 15 Aug 2019

Ad Astra Institute Pty Ltd Closure

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Ad Astra Institute Pty Ltd (Ad Astra) has had its stay revoked by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and as a result had its CRICOS registration cancelled by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Ad Astra must cease teaching students with immediate effect.

If you are an international student, Ad Astra is now required to arrange your transfer to another education provider or to provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fee. Ad Astra has until Wednesday 28 August 2019 to provide refunds or make alternative arrangements for the affected international students. If you have not been placed or refunded by 28 August 2019, please inform the TPS.

Student questions should be directed to Ad Astra in the first instance. Alternatively, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.


Posted 22 Jul 2019

Nick Hannay Pty Ltd, t/a Hannay Accreditation

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Nick Hannay Pty Ltd, trading as Hannay Accreditation (Nick Hannay), CRICOS Code 03463M, has had its Administrative Appeals Tribunal application for review dismissed, and as a result its CRICOS registration was cancelled by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) effective 9 July 2019. As a result, Nick Hannay must cease teaching students effective immediately.

If you are an international student, Nick Hannay will be required to arrange your transfer to another education provider or to provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fee. Nick Hannay has until Tuesday 23 July 2019 to provide refunds or make alternative arrangements for impacted international students. Nick Hannay has advised the TPS it intends to place all students with new providers. If you have not been placed by 23 July 2019, please inform the TPS. If you do not wish to accept a placement, Nick Hannay must provide you with a refund of unspent tuition fee.

All student questions should be directed to Nick Hannay in the first instance. Alternatively, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.


Posted 02 Jul 2019

Western Senior Secondary College (WSSC) Closure

Western Institute of Technology Pty Ltd (WIT) is a dual sector provider of vocational education and training (VET) courses and senior secondary studies (02957G), trading as Western Senior Secondary College (WSSC) for its secondary studies.

WSSC ceased teaching international students from 28 June 2019. This only relates to WIT's secondary school operations. WIT's vocational education and training operations, trading under the same CRICOS registration, are not impacted by this managed closure.

If you are an international student, WSSC is required to arrange your transfer to another education provider or to provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fee. Please contact WSSC directly in the first instance. If following your contact with WSSC, you still require assistance, please contact the TPS Administrator:

Email: administrator@a.tps.gov.au or within Australia phone: 1300 980 434, outside Australia phone: +61 1300 980 434


Posted 02 Jul 2019

Accredited Training Centre trading as Trison Business College Closure

The TPS has been advised by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority that it has cancelled the registration of Accredited Training Centre of Australia Pty Ltd (02359G), trading Trison Business College (Trison), a provider of Vocational Education courses, effective from 27 June 2019.

If you are an international student, Trison is required to arrange your transfer to another education provider or to provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fee. Please contact Trison directly in the first instance.

If following your contact with Trison, you still require assistance, please contact the TPS Administrator:

Email: administrator@a.tps.gov.au or within Australia phone: 1300 980 434, outside Australia phone: +61 1300 980 434


Posted 11 Jun 2019

Australian Vocational Learning Centre Pty Ltd

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Australian Vocational Learning Centre Pty Ltd (AVLC) has engaged the services of Nicols + Brien and entered administration as of 4 June 2019. AVLC has ceased teaching students with immediate effect.

The TPS will provide assistance to you to either continue your study with another provider or provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fees.

The TPS will hold a student meeting in Parramatta for international students on Thursday 13 June 2019. Please continue to check this website regularly for details of the student meeting. This meeting will provide you with information on assistance available from the TPS and the process to get this assistance.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or view the Department of Home Affairs provider default web page .


Posted 10 Jan 2019

Harvest Education Technical College (HETC) - Student Meeting Update Alternative Providers

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) held student meetings for international students affected by the closure of Harvest Education Technical College (HETC) on Wednesday, 9 January 2019 and Thursday, 10 January 2019.

TPS system available

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has opened access to the TPS online system for international students affected by the closure of AICT. Students should receive an email from the TPS Administrator inviting them to log into the TPS system. If you have not received the email, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Presentations and other documents

The presentations that were used at student meeting are also below:

  • Tuition Protection Service - click here.

  • TPS Information Sheet click here.

  • Step by step instructions (mobile version) of uploading Proof of Identity click here.

  • Department of Home Affairs - click here.

If you have any questions relating to visa related matters, please contact the Department of Home Affairs at student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881, or visit the Home Affairs Provider Closure website.

Alternative Providers

Please find below the links to the terms being offered by TPS approved alternative providers for Harvest Education Technical College students. This list is in alphabetical order and will be updated as additional providers make their terms available.

Please contact the providers directly for further information.


Posted 02 Jan 2019

Nirvana Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Health Institute Australia

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Nirvana Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Health Institute Australia did not renew its registration as a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills and Quality Authority before the due date. As such, Health Institute Australia's RTO and CRICOS registrations ceased on 1 November 2018, and it must cease teaching domestic and international students with immediate effect.

Health Institute Australia is now required to provide refunds to all impacted international students. Health Institute Australia has until Monday 14 January 2019 to provide refunds or make alternative arrangements for impacted international students.

Student questions should be directed to Health Institute Australia in the first instance. Alternatively, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or visit the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website.


Posted 02 Jan 2019

Harvest Education Technical College Pty Ltd Closure

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Harvest Education Technical College Pty Ltd (HETC) has engaged the services of Jirsch Sutherland Insolvency Solutions and entered administration as of 24 December 2018. HETC has ceased teaching students with immediate effect.

The TPS will provide assistance to you to either continue your study with another provider or provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fees.

The TPS plans to hold student meetings in Brisbane and the Gold Coast for international students in early January 2019. The purpose of these meetings are provide you information on assistance available from the TPS and the process to get this assistance. Please continue to check this website regularly for details of the student meetings. In the meantime if you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or view the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website .


Posted 24 Aug 2018

Australian Higher Education Services Pty Ltd T/A Sydney College of Business and Information Technology

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Australian Higher Education Services Pty Ltd T/A Sydney College of Business and Information Technology (SCBIT) has ceased teaching courses to its international students effective from Thursday 23 August 2018.

SCBIT has advised that they are providing assistance to students by transferring them to another provider immediately. The TPS recommends that students of the college make contact with SCBIT initially to ensure a timely transfer. As part of the transfer to another provider, SCBIT is also required to transfer your unspent fees, if there are any, to your new provider.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the TPS Administrator by phone on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.


Posted 24 Aug 2018

Technical Education Australia Pty Ltd T/A Hospitality Management Institute of Australia and Business College of Australia

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is aware that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has revoked a stay order granted to Technical Education Australia (TEA) Pty Ltd. As a result, TEA's registration both as a RTO and CRICOS provider was cancelled by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA), effective from 24 August 2018. TEA cannot continue to teach international students with immediate effect.

If you are an international student, TEA is now required to arrange your transfer to another education provider or to provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fee. If you have any questions about transition arrangements and/or continuation of your studies, please talk to TEA in the first instance. If you have any questions, you can contact the TPS.

In the event that TEA does not assist with your transfer or refund, the TPS will assist you to continue your studies with an alternate provider. Please contact the TPS Administrator either by phone 1300 980 434 or email administrator@a.tps.gov.au. Information about the TPS is available on the TPS website: www.tps.gov.au

For students who have any questions relating to your student visa, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au or call 131 881.


Posted 08 May 2018

Australian College of Vocational Studies Pty Ltd t/a Vocational Study Australia (ACVS)

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that Vocational Study Australia has ceased teaching courses to its international students effective from Friday 4 May 2018.

ACVS has advised that they are providing assistance to students by transferring them to another provider immediately. The TPS recommends that students of the college make contact with ACVS initially to ensure a timely transfer. As part of the transfer to another provider, ACVS is also required to transfer your unspent fees, if there are any, to your new provider.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the TPS Administrator by phone on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.


Posted 25 May 2017

Closure of Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is aware that Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd and related entities including Careers Australia Institute of Training Pty Ltd, Australian College of Applied Education and Australian School of Management, was placed into Administration. PPB Advisory was appointed as the Administrator on Thursday 25 May 2017.

The TPS have been advised that all teaching has been suspended whilst the administrator makes further assessment of the business.

If you are a student of the college and require assistance in continuing your studies with another provider or a refund of your unspent tuition fees, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have specific questions about your student visa, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on 131 881.

Please check back regularly on the TPS website for further updates.

UPDATE: The TPS will be holding student meetings for international students on Thursday 1 June 2017 in Melbourne and on Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June 2017 in Perth for affected international students. Further information about times and locations will be available in the coming days on the TPS website when confirmed. Please visit this website regularly.


Posted 09 Feb 2017

Closure of The Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty Pty Ltd

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is aware that The Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty Pty. Ltd. has ceased its operations as of 8 February 2017.

If you are a student of the college and require assistance, please contact the TPS Administrator either by phone on 02 6271 3440 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Check back on the TPS website for further updates.


Posted 28 Apr 2017

Closure of Northed International College

On 27 April 2017, the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) was advised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) that Northed International College has stopped teaching courses to its international students.

If you are a student of the college and require assistance in continuing your studies with another provider or a refund of your unspent tuition fees, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

Please check back on the TPS website for further updates.


Posted 11 May 2017

Closure of Visual Concepts & Design Australia Pty Ltd

On 10 May 2017, the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) was advised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) that Visual Concepts & Design Australia Pty Ltd trading as Karl Von Busse Institute of Design went into liquidation on 27 April 2017. Mr Christopher Palmer of O'Brien Palmer Insolvency and Business in Sydney has been appointed as liquidator.

The TPS was advised by the liquidator that the provider officially stopped teaching its international students on 4 May 2017.

If you are a student of the institute and require assistance in continuing your studies with another provider or a refund of your unspent tuition fees, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.


Posted 10 Dec 2013

College Closures (provider defaults) - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please click below for the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for College Closures.

College Closures (provider defaults) - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)