Kick-off a Vocational Education and Training (VET) remediation scheme

9Reforms have been legislated to curb the most extreme excesses in the VET sector, but these do little for the Australians (potentially in the hundreds of thousands) who were duped or coerced into enrolling into a course, leaving them with nothing but a VET FEE-HELP debt. All uncompleted VET FEE-HELP linked courses should be investigated to determine if the sale of the course was genuine.

Analysis by Consumer Action estimated that the Commonwealth may be owed in excess of $1.5 billion on mis-sold VET FEE-HELP loans, the majority of which could be recovered. Debt recovery would be good for the taxpayer, and relieve exploited Australians of an unfair debt, many of whom are people with disabilities, migrants with limited or no English language skills, and job-seekers.

Read the case that we put to the Government for a VET remediation scheme.

Policy contact: Mick Bellairs: 03 9670 5088 – michaelb@consumeraction.org.au

Media contact: Jonathan Brown: 0413 299 567 – media@consumeraction.org.au

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