TAFE Directors Australia

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Information for Careers Australia Students

Careers Australia has advised that all training and work placements have been cancelled, and the administrator has decided to close Careers Australia.

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) operates the Tuition Assurance Scheme for Careers Australia. This scheme is designed to assist eligible domestic VET students in the event that Careers Australia ceases to operate.


What you should do

It is important that you provide TDA with your contact details to ensure you receive information as it becomes available.

  • You should provide your name, phone, email, course and campus via email to tas@tda.edu.au
  • TDA has also established a call centre where you can speak with an adviser. The number is (07) 3307 4789.

We know this will be a stressful time for many students of Careers Australia, but the TAFE sector is doing its utmost to minimise the dislocation, and find alternative training providers if that becomes necessary.

Our first priority is to collect details so that we can be in touch once the future of Careers Australia is determined by the administrator.

This page will be updated regularly. You can stay informed by visiting www.tda.edu.au


International students

International students are assisted by a separate scheme - the Tuition Protection Service. More information can be found at the website.


Questions and Answers for domestic students

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA), as the manager of the Tuition Assurance Scheme (TAS) of which the Careers Australia Group was a member, has put together a series of questions and answers to assist students who were enrolled with the Careers Australia Group.

If, after considering the answers provided, you think this does not fully address your unique set of circumstances, or you consider the answers given may not be specific enough for you, please contact TDA at: tas@tda.edu.au; or on (07) 3307 4789. 


Meetings for domestic students

A series of meetings for domesrtic students of Careers Australia were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane in June.

If you were unable to attend a session and have not yet registered your details, please contact the TDA call centre on (07) 3307 4789 or at tas@tda.edu.au.



See all TDA media releases.

See below recent media interviews and news articles.

ABC Radio World Today, 'Concern about privatisation of vocational education sector', 2 June 2017 Listen
ABC Radio National Breakfast, 'Students and staff in limbo after Careers Australia collapse', 2 June 2017 Listen
ABC Radio 702 Sydney, Wendy Harmer, Mornings, interview with TDA's Craig Robertson, 29 May 2017 Listen
ABC Radio 702 Sydney, Richard Glover's Drive, Political Forum,: TAFE discussion with John Robertson MLA, Kathy Harris & Margy Osmond, 29 May 2017  Listen
'Failed training group Careers Australia sent $40m to owners', The Australian, 27 May 2017