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Complex Institute of Education Pty Ltd
Australian Institute of Trades Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Institute of Hotel Management Australia
Australian School of Managment
Closure of Careers 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 05 Oct 2017

Complex Institute of Education Pty Ltd

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is aware that Complex Institute of Education Pty Ltd trading as Complex Training Academy was placed into administration on 27 September 2017.

The administrator appointed is Mathew Grossman at Grant Thornton Australia in Melbourne.

The TPS was advised that the provider has suspended all classes until further notice.

If you are an international student of the institute and are concerned about continuation of your studies please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au for further information and assistance.


Posted 08 Aug 2017

Institute of Hotel Management Australia

On 8 August 2017, the TPS was notified by the Australian Skills Quality Authority that on 4 August 2017 Australian Institute of Trades Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Institute of Hotel Management Australia (IHMA) registration was cancelled as a RTO and international education provider (CRICOS). Therefore, IHMA cannot continue to teach with effect from 4 August 2017.

IHMA is now required to place studying students with another provider or provide a refund of the unspent tuition fee. IHMA is required to do this by no later than 18 August 2017.

If you are a student of the institute and require assistance please contact IHMA in the first instance. If you require further assistance, 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.

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Posted 27 Jun 2017

Australian School of Management (ASM)

Information fact sheets - Alternative providers

On 20 June 2017, the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) hosted another meeting for the affected students of ASM to enable them to meet with a number of alternative Higher Education Providers to discuss their study options.

For students who were unable to attend but would like to see what each provider had to offer, we have uploaded the sheet here. Click on the link next to the provider's name to view the fact sheet.


Posted 30 May 2017

Student meeting details

On Thursday 25 May 2017, the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) was advised that Careers Australia Education Institute [03224D], Australian College of Applied Education [01303K] and Australian School of Management [03257F] stopped teaching its international students.

The TPS will host a series of student meetings to provide all affected international students with information about your rights and responsibilities and provide placement assistance for you to commence studies with a new provider as soon as possible. Please attend the session that is applicable to you. To view see a timetable of the meeting dates and times, click here

Representatives from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will also be available at the meetings for any queries/questions related to visa, qualification and student records.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you bring your student identifcation or passport for access into the meeting.

Agents are not permitted to attend the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the TPS Administrator via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au or call 1300 980 434 or from Australia +61 1300 980 434.

If you have any questions or concern about your student visa, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for more information on 131 881 or visit their website www.border.gov.au.

Please share the content of this message with any fellow students who attended the college with you.

Please ensure that you check back on the TPS website for further updates.


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

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