Vocational Colleges involved in faking skills for foreign students

Sydney Morning Herald has reported international student colleges are allegedly taking cash kickbacks in return for helping overseas workers and students win Australian visas using fake qualifications.

And a Fairfax Media investigation has revealed a college that had already been flagged by another government agency as being involved in education rorts was offered the opportunity to apply for the fast-tracked visa process by the Immigration Department.

Immigration offered TK Melbourne Education and Training College to apply for the expedited visa process in March, even though the Australian Skills Quality Authority had weeks earlier found the college to be in "critical non-compliance" with national standards.

It was reported that leaked documents revealed that the college has allegedly been providing fake qualifications costing tens of thousands of dollars, a practice that industry sources say is widespread and is often coupled with the exploitation of overseas workers.

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