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Greens slam company that lured job seekers into expensive VET courses

Media Release
Robert Simms 23 Nov 2015

The Australian Greens have called for a curbing of dodgy practises by for-profit VET providers.

The Greens spokesperson on Higher Education, Senator Robert Simms, said claims by whistleblower Liam Hyland that he was asked to sell courses to vulnerable people responding to a fake job advert are emblematic of a toxic culture.

"This is just the latest in a long line of for-profit VET providers being accused of rorting and pushing courses onto vulnerable Australians," Senator Robert Simms said.

"If these claims by Mr Hyland are true then this is a new low for the industry. Harvesting vulnerable job seekers through fake adverts and then pushing them into courses they don't need is absolutely reprehensible.

"The current brokerage model is demonstrably broken and I call upon the Government to overhaul the current model and remove the lucrative incentives to sell Australians a lemon."

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