TAFE SA Victor Harbor campus to take a hit

TAFE SA's Victor Harbor campus.
TAFE SA's Victor Harbor campus.

TAFE SA is under review, leaving students statewide without qualifications and courses suspended for being substandard.

TAFE SA’s Victor Harbor campus is also embroiled in the affair, which will affect 34 students according to TAFE SA  Director, Governance and Research Roslyn Agate.

“TAFE SA Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is offered at TAFE SA’s Victor Harbor campus and it is expected approximately 34 students will be impacted as part of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) review,” Ms Agate said.

“This course will be suspended from taking enrolments from January 23, 2018, while we provide further evidence to ASQA about how we plan to bring the courses back into line with the national training standards.

“Students are our main priority.

“We have communicated with all students enrolled in the relevant qualifications and will continue to follow up with them over the coming weeks and months.

“Some students will need to undertake some remedial action and this will be at no cost to the student.”

Ms Agate said TAFE SA will contact students with a personalised plan of any action required as soon as possible.

Students who are already enrolled in this course will continue their training.

Students who need additional support or wish to talk with someone regarding their individual circumstances are encouraged to contact TAFE SA on 1800 882 661 or via StudentServices@tafesa.edu.au

This month TAFE SA chairman was sacked and students remain in the dark about their education after a damning audit of 16 courses left 14 courses suspended for being substandard.

TAFE SA Victor Harbor campus has only one course at this stage affected.

There are threats of a multi-million-dollar class action created by the blunder and the anxiety it has caused to young people who now have to worry about finding or keeping a job because the TAFE brand in certain courses is regarded as worthless. 

The Federal Government through Education Minister Simon Birmingham has proposed a Senate inquiry.

The Federal Government has injected approximately $771 million into the state’s vocational education system in the past six years.

TAFE SA Victor Harbor was originally located in Ocean Street back in 1975 and known as the South Coast Branch section of the Noarlunga TAFE.

The Victor Harbor campus comprised of only one building and mostly offered Adult Education Courses. 

In 1991 the campus was moved to McCracken Drive and now has a modern purpose built faciltiy at 19 George Main Road, Encounter Bay.

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