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Victim of (RTO) fiasco in 2003.

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  Quote Vicki Marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Victim of (RTO) fiasco in 2003.
    Posted: 15/December/2017 at 11:46
In last Saturdays advertiser it states this (RTO) fiasco in SA possibly stretches back to 2002.
In 2003, I studied a Cert 2 & 3 in Commercial Cookery with this organisation to be completed within 12 months (year end).
The course did not run on time, due to many reasons within the Dept. At the end of the year, I was told I had 2 modules to complete the following year but there will be additional costs for these. As I had paid for the course in full by that stage, I complained and was dismissed. Frustrated by this department and all their failures, I did not go on to complete the Certs the following year and had no further contact with this RTO.

In 2006, (dated 10 Feb 2006), I received a Cert 3 in Commercial Cookery stating I had fulfilled the requirements for this Cert. When I look over the Core Curriculum there was much more than 2 modules I had not completed. I have a fraudulent Cert. There is a class action against this RTO, but they won't contemplate my matter, why? (I still have my bookwork, student academic record and cert.)
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  Quote whatplanetisthis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/January/2018 at 10:09
Hey Vicki Marie, As a fellow Adelaidean I welcome you to the forum. What a right royal cock up this mess seems to be. It does take the spotlight off of our roadworks briefly though !

I take it, it's the legal firm that "wont contemplate" your matter ? Is it Maurice & Blackburn taking the civil action on ?
Neither here nor there, I just haven't been keeping up with it.

Surely they gave you some sort of explanation as to why you couldn't sign up to the suit ?
Whatever response you got it obviously hasn't satisfied you personally, so I'd suggest replying to the writer seeking a more clarified explanation as to why.

I can only think it would be due in some way to the "additional circumstances" they envisage(rightly or wrongly) surrounding your dismissal.

Maybe include in your correspondence back, copies of letters sent/received regarding this aspect & more details related to the incident, yet asserting that this isn't your point of contention.

The end of the day you would appear to be in same boat as all other members of class action, you have a cert. with questions surrounding it's validness to that particular industry.

In other words, don't take s*it from legal fraternity, get back to them & demand answers concentrating on that fact only, the questionable cert. in your possession same as all other members of the class action.

Good Luck with it all & I hope you get included & eventually suitably compensated.

p.s. If/when that happens, if you're stuck for finding someone to join you for a celebratory drink (or 3), I can be reached here ?!? :-)
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  Quote Vicki Marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/January/2018 at 20:03
Thanks Wpit, your reply has given me the confidence to continue to pursue this. I will keep you posted.
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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/January/2018 at 21:21
If you paid for a course and now have a certificate stating that you are competent in the subjects assessed, you do not have a legal case against the RTO who provided the training.

You may believe the training was not complete, and that may be the case, but you do not have a legal case.

Nothing to stop you attending a refresher course in the areas you believe yourself not competent, but nothing alters the fact that you have the certificate and with it can apply for a position that requires that qualification.

Your efforts would be better served in brushing up your skills for the job, than pursuing a legal case that will probably fail and certainly will not get you a job.

Have a look for refresher courses and/or work experience in your chosen area.

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  Quote Vicki Marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/January/2018 at 19:34
Citzen-joe
Thanks for your response, my certificate doesn't state any of the modules I'm competent in. Yes, I understand and agree with what your saying, I just feel they were misleading and negligent and didn't deliver in full what I paid for in full.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/January/2018 at 01:34
You are probably right. Another case of the consequences of government allowing private providers into things that were once traditionally solely in the government education area (TAFE). Where these private providers are more interested in making a buck than actually providing a proper course for students.

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  Quote whatplanetisthis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/January/2018 at 13:41
Er um correct me if im wrong but i believe TAFE are the mob who got caught out.
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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/January/2018 at 18:44
You may be right, I see that the OP was referring to a SA provider, sorry state of affairs if TAFE has been infiltrated by these incompetents. I was only aware of the situation in Qld where it was TAFE who were doing the right thing, only to be undercut by the private providers who shortchanged the students before closing and leaving students with incomplete courses and out of pocket.

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  Quote Vicki Marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/January/2018 at 22:52
Yes your right WPIT they are the mob I'm referring to. In 2003, the Head of the CC Dept., who was also our lecturer, passed away suddenly. This negatively impacted the organisation,delivery and timing of the course (on some occasions no ingredients ordered in).
Talking to one of their (City) Lecturers recently, who was told (approx 10 yrs ago) all Lecturers have to have a Cert 4. So guess what those that didn't have one were just handed one. WOW!

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