AUSTRALIA: AIPE Licence Revoked

The Australian Institute of Professional Education (AIPE) that reportedly cost taxpayers $1 million per graduate has been deregistered after receiving government support since 2011.The training college was granted a licence to operate and participate in the Commonwealth’s lucrative VET FEE-HELP scheme in 2011 after being established in 2008. Fairfax Media reports the college had handed out 117 diplomas and received $110 million in Commonwealth funding.

The industry regulator decided to cancel AIPE’s registration to provide vocational education and training, including to overseas students, ”following comprehensive regulatory scrutiny of the training provider over a number of months”.


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