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Closure of EC English Australia Pty Ltd [03812F]
Closure of Childrens Services Education Pty Ltd [03780J]
Closure of Ability English [01530K]
Bridge Business College - Student Refunds update
Closure of Australian Management Skills Pty Ltd (03078J) trading as Global English College
Closure of Bridge Business College (01107C) and Alternative Providers
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Posted 26 Mar 2021

Closure of EC English Australia Pty Ltd [03812F]

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that EC English Australia Pty Limited has entered liquidation and ceased teaching its international students on Wednesday 24 March 2021. TPH Advisory has been appointed as the liquidator.

It is understood that all students who were currently studying with EC English at the time of its closure have been placed in suitable alternative arrangements with another provider to continue their studies.

For those students who have paid tuition fees to EC English but are still yet to commence, the TPS has worked closely with the liquidator and EC English to transfer your enrolment to an alternative provider. The alternative providers are:

Your prepaid tuition fee has also been transferred to your relevant provider.

If you have not already done so, please contact the alternative provider in your intended location in the first instance to finalise your enrolment. Please note if you finalise your placements with nominated providers, you will not have to pay any enrolment fee or any other administrative fees.

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 access the Provider Default information on the Department of Home Affairs website - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/education-provider-default.


Posted 28 Apr 2021

Childrens Services Education - Provider closure

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) was advised today that Childrens Services Education (CSE) entered liquidation and has ceased teaching its international students on Tuesday 27 April 2021. Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants has been appointed as the liquidator.

Alternative Providers

Please find below the links to courses being offered by TPS approved alternative providers for Childrens Services Education (CSE) students:

Melbourne

Sydney

Term sheets for each of the above providers will be uploaded here once received. Please regularly check for updated information.

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

If you have any questions relating to visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au or call 131 881.


Posted 28 Apr 2021

Ability English - Provider closure

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) was advised on 27 April 2021 that Ability Education Pty Ltd t/a ability English entered liquidation and has ceased teaching its international students effective immediately. Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants has been appointed as the liquidator.

Alternative Providers

Please find below the links to courses being offered by TPS approved alternative providers for Ability English students:

Melbourne

Sydney

Term sheets for each of the above providers will be uploaded here once received. Please regularly check for updated information.

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

If you have any questions relating to visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au or call 131 881.


Posted 05 Feb 2021

Bridge Business College - Student Refunds update

The TPS is aware that while there are students who have been refunded, there are a few students who have not been refunded to date. Please continue to be patient as the payments continue to be processed.

However, if you have any concerns or if you believe you are owed a refund, but have not been contacted, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email at administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

It would be helpful if students contacting the TPS, outline their circumstances and include any evidence, copies of emails or other correspondence to and from Bridge Business College.

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


Posted 11 Sep 2020

Closure of Australian Management Skills Pty Ltd (03078J) trading as Global English College

Australian Management Skills Pty Ltd (CRICOS Code 03078J) was cancelled on Wednesday 9 September 2020. The TPS understands that Australian Management Skills will not meet it's obligations to students

If you have been affected by the closure and believe you are owed a refund or have any concerns or questions about Australian Management Skills, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au. It would be helpful if students contacting the TPS, outline their circumstances and include any evidence, copies of emails or other correspondence to and from Australian Management Skills.

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 26 May 2020

Closure of Bridge Business College (01107C) and Alternative Providers

Bridge Business College (CRICOS Code 01107C) ceased trading on 22 May 2020. The TPS is aware that Bridge Business College is meeting its obligations to students, as required under the ESOS Act, by offering refunds of unspent tuition fees. Bridge Business College has written to all affected students and education agents, and students are encouraged to seek refunds directly from the college. The TPS is in regular contact with Bridge Business College to monitor the refund processing to students.

Alternative provider

Students can choose to continue their studies with a provider of their choice. Some possible alternative providers with course offerings similar or same as Bridge Business College is provided below. Students are advised to consult the providers' website to get more information about courses offered and information on the course structure and fee etc.

If you have any further questions about the TPS or assistance being provided to you by Bridge Business College, 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 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)