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Evocca sacks staff & closes campuses

Crack down on  VET FEE-HELP having an effect ABC News     |    17 March 2016 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Training giant Evocca College has sacked 220 staff  (out of 770) and will close more than a third of its campuses around the country. It comes after about 200 staff were let go in October, 2015. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… In a statement, the college said 17 "smaller" campuses are to be closed, affecting about 900 of its 11,000 students. Affected students have been told they can transfer to nearby campuses or study online, or a mixture of both. There have been a number of college closures around the country after the Commonwealth government cracked … [Read more...]

Evocca faces class action

The Australian     |     29 October 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… One of Australia’s largest private training providers, Evocca College, company is facing a class action from former students who claim they were duped into enrolling in its courses or enticed with offers such as free laptops and receiv­ed substandard training. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Figures from the Department of Education and Training reveal Evocca had 27,907 students enrolled­ last year, of whom all but three were receiving government-funded VET Fee-Help loans.  It received $250 million in funding yet only 1053 stud­ents completed its courses. About 200 former students are now … [Read more...]