6 January 2016 | Up to 14,500 university applicants told before Christmas that they had won a place at Victoria University (VU) have now been told it was a “system” error. VU sent out emails on Christmas Eve, informing applicants they could enrol in their preferred course. But on Monday 4 January, those same students received another email in which the university’s general manager of student administration wrote: “We regret to advise that this email was sent as a result of a system error. All applications are still being assessed by our admissions team.” It’s a cockup, even if the error affects hundreds of applicants; if it runs into thousands, it’s monumental in nature given that in 2014, VU had 5,300 students commencing at bachelor level….[ READ MORE ]….
4 January 2016 | Carpet baggers have scammed billions of dollars in the past year alone in public funding in the vocational education and training sector for bugger all outcomes – in one notorious case, one “college” enrolled 4,000 students in 2014, received $46 million in funding and graduated FIVE students – that’s right, nearly $10 million per completion. But it’s not just the VET sector: wholesale rorting of public funding has been revealed in the childcare sector and now the aged care sector…[ READ MORE ]…..