On 8 February 2017, Ferrier Hodgson partners, George Georges and John Lindholm were appointed as joint and several Voluntary Administrators of Australian Careers Institute Pty Ltd and a number of associated entities (the Group) pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors.
Unfortunately, a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) proposal has not been received and therefore, the Administrators regret to advise that the Group has ceased to trade.
The company will not be taking any further enrolments for new students.
Accordingly, all classes and work placements arranged under an agreement with the Group are to cease immediately.
Going forward, all existing students will be provided with assistance regarding their current enrolment.
The Administrators will be working with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and the Victorian Department of Education and Training to determine the current position of the students.
If you are a current student, please contact the Activations team of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training on 1800 875 474 or at http://www.acpetactivations.com.au/.
If you are a creditor, please contact the Administrators on 03 9604 5609.
For further information, please refer to the Closure FAQ and the Administrators website via the following link: https://www.ferrierhodgson.com/au/creditors/australian-careers-institute-pty-ltd-and-associated-entities
VET FEE HELP and FEE for SERVICE
If you are a student who, has entered into a training program with support from the Federal Government’s VET FEE HELP scheme or, has supported yourself through a learning program by paying fees directly to Sage (Fee for Service), you will shortly hear from the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET). ACPET will want to speak to you about your options going forward. Please note that as a member of ACPET, Sage/ Australian Careers Institute, held Tuition Insurance which will provide support to you and your learning program moving forward.
State Government Supported Places
Some of the students at Australian Careers Institute were supported through their program of learning by State Government. If this is the case, then you will be contacted by ACPET as well to provide advice on your next steps.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
There are a number of secondary school students that are undertaking their school based apprenticeship/traineeship through the Group. If you are a Victorian High School Student doing a school based apprenticeship and traineeship with Nexis or Australian Careers Institute, please contact 1300 722 603. This will put you through to the team at the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) who will connect you through to the right Apprenticeship Network Provider – Apprenticeships Matter – who can provide support to select a new training provider to continue training
Issuing Certificates, Statements of Attainment and Qualifications
The Administrators will endeavour to provide Statements of Attainment and Certificates during the administration period so long as resources are available. Statements will be based on your current record which details the subjects/units of competence that you have passed. Please note that certificates will be subject to the finalisation of outstanding fees.
We appreciate that this can be a difficult time for students and their families and, that you will have many questions. Please feel free to review the following information which, we believe will be of assistance.