Training provider goes into voluntary administration

by L&D13 May 2016
A vocational training provider with more than 450 students and 30 staff has gone into voluntary administration.

The College of Australian Training is a Registered Training Organisation who provided nationally recognised training in 35 different locations across Australia.

The organisation is based in Queensland and has campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

The College of Australian Training specialised in training in hospitality, hairdressing, beauty, business, retail, tourism and customer contact training.

L&D Professional contacted College of Australian Training for comment and received a recorded voice message.

It said that the campuses located at Cairns, Townsville, Maroochydore and Gold Coast have been closed. It also outlined various contact options for the students and other stakeholders.

Daniel Juratowitch and Sam Kaso of chartered accounting firm Cor Cordis have been appointed administrators to the College of Australian Training Pty Ltd and the associated entity, College Cuts Pty Ltd.

Kaso said it is still too early to say why the company got into financial difficulty. However, according to management, the training college had been struggling since the Federal Government’s changes to VET FEE HELP legislation.

The Coalition Government announced amendments to the VET fee help scheme last year.

The first creditor’s meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 May in Brisbane.

The administrators are looking to sell the organisation and are hopeful about a resolution to provide stability for students and staff.

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