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Federal Government Considering Audit of Training Providers

moneyThe federal government is considering an audit of training providers to crack down on rorting of the $1.6 billion VET FEE-HELP loans scheme by inflating course fees.

Evidence recently emerged of pricing disparity between fee-for-service and VET FEE HELP courses offered by a number of RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) in the country.

Taxpayers are having to fork out up to 400 per cent premiums to foot the bill to training companies with government loans, with many of them never being repaid.

Since the deregulation of the VET FEE-HELP scheme, we’ve seen a huge increase in for-profit, private education providers as well as a decline in quality across the industry. Completion rates for students are terrible with around 7 per cent completing their course.

Source: http://www.news.com.au



E-Learning for Millenials Goes Mobile

elearning mobileThe growth in e-learning has spread to mobile phones, with the advent of the smart phone.

According to the latest “Global E-Learning Market Outlook (2015-2022)” report, global e-learning was estimated at  $ 165.36 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $243.8 billion by 2022.

Some of the factors that are contributing to this market growth are more flexible learning, lower costs, easier access, growth in number of internet users and growing access via mobile phones.

Although the United States are leading in sales of e-learning products, followed by Asia, Australia has also taken to this growing trend quickly with thousands of people opting for online training rather than traditional face to face education.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2830613#ixzz41NWqy7hu




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