The Australian 22 March 2012
A now deregistered training college was the top provider of courses preparing people for education and training careers, according to an unpublished report on the performance of Victoria’s training market last year. Vocational Training Group attracted over 1400 enrolments in education and training, even though it was under administration for much of the year. It pipped the top-placed TAFE, Box Hill, which had 1275 education and training-related enrolments. And it almost quadrupled the enrolments with the next-placed private college, SELMAR Institute, which had just 365. VTG was deregistered in February over financial viability issues. It had been investigated following revelations that financial kickbacks had been offered to encourage enrolments in a certificate IV in outdoor recreation course, which was to be taught in as little as 15 hours.