The Victorian Department of Education and Training (the Department) has taken action to terminate the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) funding contract of Registered Training Organisation, Australian Management Academy (AMA), RTO No. 21621.
This means AMA can no longer receive Victorian Government funding to deliver training and assessment.
AMA is owned by Australian Careers Network Limited (ACN). The Department is currently in the process of reviewing other ACN RTOs that hold VTG funding contracts.
There are 1,688 government funded students enrolled at AMA who could be affected by the termination of AMA’s VTG funding contract.
The main priority of the Andrews Labor Government is to make sure students of this provider are looked after.
The Department is contacting students via letter, and will support them in transitioning to a TAFE institute if required, in order to complete their training.
Advice and support for AMA students is available by calling the Victorian Government Call Centre on 1300 842 754 or by visiting education.vic.gov.au/trainingstudentadvice.
AMA’s contract was terminated following an independent review. The review found a number of issues, including non-compliance with the terms of the provider’s VTG funding contract.
The Labor Government is investing an additional $30 million over the next three years to clean up the training system. This follows our $9 million quality blitz announced in June.
I urge the Turnbull Government to follow suit and conduct a similar blitz of VET FEE-Help providers.