Statement to Students from the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation 

Dated 22 March 2019

A briefing by the Department of Home Affairs will be held at 9:30am, Monday 25 March 2019

Location: StudyNT 

                Ground floor, Development House

                76 The Esplanade

                 Darwin

 Alternate education providers who have supplied a terms sheet have also been invited to attend.

Statement from Tuition Protection Service in relation to International Students

Dated 21 March 2019

Dear BCA National Training Student

INFORMATION FOR SYDNEY STUDENTS ONLY

We, the Australian Government’s Tuition Protection Service (TPS) have become aware that the BCA National Training Group (BCA National) has closed and your studies have been disrupted. We are extremely sorry to learn that this has happened to you. We will assist you to ensure there is a minimal possible disruption to your studies.

The TPS will hold a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of BCA National that are studying in Sydney, NSW next Monday, 25 March 2019.

The purpose of the meeting is provide information on assistance available from the TPS for you to continue your studies with another provider.

Detail for the student meeting for international students affected by the closure of BCA National that are studying in Sydney, NSW are as follows:

              Date:                  Monday, 25 March 2019

              Registration:     Commencing 1.00pm

              Meeting:            Commencing 1.30pm

              Location:            Level 1/65 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

The student meeting is expected to take about 90 minutes.

Please ensure that you bring your passport or drivers license for the registration process.  If you have any documentation relating to payments made to BCA National for your current course or future courses, please also bring this along with you.

Please continue to check your emails for updates on the time and location of the meeting.  Also, please check the news item of the TPS website for further updates at https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/News

If you have any questions, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email at administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions relating to visa related matters, please contact : https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/education-provider-default  or call 131 881.

Regards,

TPS Administrator

Statement to Students

Dated 21 March 2019 

BCA National Training Group Pty Ltd was placed into voluntary liquidation on 18 March 2019 with Bradley Tonks of PKF, appointed as Liquidator.

Please note as of Tuesday 19 March 2019 all classes have been CANCELLED - students are not required to attend classes from this point onwards.

The Liquidator’s office is currently liaising with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) for international students and the Tuition Assurance Administrator for VET Student Loan students as well as exploring opportunities with other Registered Training Organisations (RTO) to facilitate a transition process as a matter of urgency.

Full Fee Paying Domestic Students
The most efficient way for students to continue their studies is for them to enrol with a new RTO as soon as possible.

Once a student has completed the enrolment process with a new RTO, ASQA can provide directly to the new RTO, the details of the competencies the student has achieved.

VET Student Loan Students
The Tuition Assurance Administrator will support VET Student Loans students to transfer to another provider to complete their studies.

Students with VET Student Loans need to contact the Tuition Assurance Administrator prior to enrolling with another provider.

The Tuition Assurance Administrator will provide information shortly to students with a VET Student Loan. In the interim, these students can obtain further information by contacting administrator@ta.education.gov.au or 1300 259 044.

International Students
The most efficient way for students to continue their studies is for them to enrol with a new RTO as soon as possible.

Once a student has completed the enrolment process with a new RTO, ASQA can provide directly to the new RTO, the details of the competencies the student has achieved. TPS also provides assistance to international students to either continue their studies with a new RTO or to provide them with a refund of unspent tuition fees. Further information in relation to international students will also be provided shortly. In the interim, international students can obtain further information via the following link: https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/ContactUs

See below for a letter from the TPS to students.

In circumstances where a student does not intend to enrol with a new RTO, the student may submit an application to ASQA for their individual record instead. Students should note that ASQA does not issue qualifications or Statements of Attainment.  ASQA will only issue a letter that sets out  competencies achieved. 

ASQA provide information on what students should do when an RTO is placed into liquidation, please refer to the following link: https://www.asqa.gov.au/students/what-do-when-your-training-provider-closes.

The Liquidator’s office will provide students, trainers and creditors with further information
shortly via email and further updates to this website. If you have any other queries, please
direct them in writing to bcanationaltraining@pkf.com.au.
 
Yours sincerely,
BCA National Training Group Pty Ltd (In Liquidation)

Statement from Tuition Protection Service in relation to International Students

Dated 19 March 2019

 

BCA National Training Group Pty Ltd Closure

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been advised that BCA National Training Group Pty Ltd (BCA) entered liquidation on18 March 2019.  PKF Sydney has been appointed the liquidator. BCA ceased teaching students today, 19 March 2019.

The TPS will provide assistance to you to either continue your study with another provider or provide you a refund of your unspent tuition fees.

The TPS plans to hold a student meeting in Darwin, Northern Territory on Friday 22 March 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to provide you information on assistance available from the TPS and the process to get this assistance. Please continue to check this website regularly for details of the student meetings. In the meantime if you have any concerns or questions, please contact the TPS Administrator on 1300 980 434 or via email administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

If you have any questions about visa related matters, please contact student.visa.help.desk@homeaffairs.gov.au, call 131 881 or view the Department of Home Affairs Provider Default Website .

Statement from Tuition Protection Service in relation to International Students

Dated 20 March 2019

 

Dear BCA National Training Student

 

We, the Australian Government’s Tuition Protection Service (TPS) have become aware that the BCA National Training Group (BCA National) has closed and your studies have been disrupted. We are extremely sorry to learn that this has happened to you. We will assist you to ensure there is a minimal possible disruption to your studies.

 

The TPS will hold a student meeting for international students affected by the closure of BCA National that are studying in Parap, NT this Friday, 22 March 2019.  We will hold another student meeting for those international students affected by the closure of BCA National that are studying in Sydney, NSW next week (we will provide you with these details once they are finalised).

 

The purpose of the meeting is provide information on assistance available from the TPS for you to continue your studies with another provider.

 

Detail for the student meeting for international students affected by the closure of BCA National that are studying in Parap, NT are as follows:

 

              Date:                  Friday, 22 March 2019

              Registration:     Commencing 9.00am

              Meeting:           Commencing 10.00am

              Location:           37 Gregory Street, Parap NT 0820

 

The student meeting is expected to take about 90 minutes.

 

Please ensure that you bring your passport or driver’s license for the registration process.  If you have any documentation relating to payments made to BCA National for your current course or future courses, please also bring this along with you.

 

Please continue to check your emails for updates on the time and location of the meeting.  Also, please check the news item of the TPS website for further updates at https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/News

 

If you have any questions, please contact the TPS Administrator for assistance either by calling 1300 980 434 or via email at administrator@a.tps.gov.au.

 

If you have any questions relating to visa related matters, please contact: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/education-provider-default  or call 131 881.

 

Regards,

 

TPS Administrator