先日の話ではありますが、City の東のサバーブ Darlinghurst にある Hairdressing College LKJ College が3月17日に、City の西のサバーブ Ashfield の Hospitality College AIFE (Austech Institute for Further Education) が3月19日に、それぞれ閉鎖されました。
以下は Tuition Assurance （授業料の保証）などを行う民間団体 ACPET のサイトから抜粋しています。ご参考にどうぞ。残念ながら2010年はまだまだ閉鎖される学校が出てくる見込みです。
● Tuition Assurance Scheme Activation for LKJ College
The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) was advised on 17th March 2010 of the closure of LKJ College so have activated the Tuition Assurance Scheme (TAS) process due to the inability of the college to continue delivering courses to students after 1st April 2010.
It is important for creditors, students and other people affected by the closure of this college that:
* ACPET is not LKJ College
* ACPET is not the Administrator and
* ACPET does not have any student fees, or other money from LKJ College
However, ACPET does manage the TAS of which LKJ College was a member.
Shortly ACPET will be providing students with information on how they can be assisted via the ACPET TAS. Our priority is to assist students with a suitable alternative placement as soon as possible.
A student meeting has been organised to inform you of your rights and responsibilities under the legislation, see details below. ACPET will inform you at this meeting of the ways ACPET can assist you. Note: This meeting is for LKJ College students only.
To be allowed entry into this Student Meeting you must bring photo ID (e.g. student ID card, passport).
Student Meeting Details:
* Meeting Date: Tuesday 23 March 2010
* Registration Time: 1:00pm
* Meeting Time: 1:30pm
* Venue Address: LKJ College, Level 2, 256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, NSW
● Austech Institute for Further Education Pty Ltd
This afternoon (19 March 2010) ACPET was advised that Austech Institute for Further Education Pty Ltd has been placed into voluntary liquidation.
Austech is a member of the ACPET Overseas Student Tuition Assurance Scheme OSTAS. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has not yet activated the OSTAS. Once the OSTAS has been activated a student meeting will be called and all Austech students will be contacted.
Class dismissed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
– Source: 7pm TV News NSW
– Published: Monday, March 22, 2010 8:02 AEDT
– Expires: Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:02 AEDT
Over 700 international students have been left stranded after the sudden bankruptcy and closure of the Austech Institute for Further Education in Sydney.
● ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training)とは？
オーストラリアで学生ビザで留学する際、授業料が前払いのため、支払い後学校側の問題で授業が行われないケースなどにおいて、留学生の利益を確保することを目的として行われるのが民間団体 ACPET の Tuition Assurance （授業料の保証）です。ACPET のメンバーの学校であれば、何かトラブルが起きた際に相談できます。