Sage Institute of Education (Australian Careers Institute)
On 7 March 2017, Sage Institute of Education (Australian Careers Institute) advised the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) that they were closing down and consequently were no longer able to provide training.
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ALERT: UPDATE ON PROGRESS OF RECREDIT AND REFUNDS
Unfortunately, the funding to establish a centre to mark all the outstanding SAGE assignments has not been obtained. In addition, the liquidator of SAGE (Ferrier Hodgson) has now sent the boxes of assessments to ASQA (the VET regulator).
While some SAGE students have found another training provider to support their learning, ACPET believe that the best outcome for SAGE students who have not done this yet, is to seek a fee refund for you, or arrange for your VET Fee Help loan debt to be reduced or cancelled (if you have one).
What will happen to my assessments if they are not being marked?
The VET regulator (ASQA) is now examining the student records, and extracting any available assessment information on completed and marked assessments to finalise your transcript and complete your assessment record. ASQA will then send any hard copies of marked and/or unmarked assessments to you. However, if you have changed your address since February 2017, you must let ASQA know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you decide at a later date to enrol in a similar course at another college, at least you may have some of the assignments that you’ve already done, and perhaps even some completed units. Then you can ask the new college to give you credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for what you may have completed. ACPET cannot guarantee recognition with another college since that will be up to them.
If you haven’t done so already, make sure that you apply to ASQA for your transcript regardless of how many units have been recognised or marked. You can do this by going to https://www.asqa.gov.au/students/applying-copy-student-records and completing the request form. Please note that this will not impact your VET FEE HELP (VFH) loan debt. Your loan may not necessarily be reduced for any completed units.
Please note that it will take a few weeks for ASQA to go through the student records so please wait until you receive communication from ASQA about your student records, and from the Department of Education and Training about the changes to your debt. We hope that this will be finalised by the end of June.
How do I make sure that I get my refund OR that my VET FEE HELP debt is reduced or cancelled?
ACPET have spoken to all the SAGE students about options going forward. Part of this is obtaining evidence of your enrolment in SAGE and also, evidence that you have paid monies (whether through fees directly paid yourself or via the VET FEE HELP Scheme). For us to advocate for the refund of fees it is really important that any outstanding documentation is finalised and uploaded to ACPET’s online portal. Sage students are asked to contact our Activations team to make sure that they that they have provided all the required evidence, if they have not done so before now.
Just remember that we are ACPET is not a regulator (that is ASQA’s job), so we can’t produce transcripts, nor are we a training provider, so we can’t produce certificates or statements of attainment.
If you have any further questions you can contact us by Ph 1800 875 474 or by Email: email@example.com
ALERT: SAGE FITNESS STUDENTS – Extension of Cover for Sage Fitness Students
Fitness Australia announces that they have arranged an extension of industry cover for displaced Sage Students. The peak industry association has worked with the industry Insurer – Guild Insurance – to extend cover from 1 April to 10 May 2017. The interim policy is in place to protect Sage students as a student personal training while Sage students fine a new RTO.
Please find out more by clicking here.
Level 22, 120 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Students please contact ACPET on:
Phone: 1800 875 474
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