Options for Aspire and Keystone students

Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows
Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows
Students who have been affected by the closure of Aspire College and Keystone College are encouraged to consider whether Hume Multiversity could assist them.

More than 5,000 people are now unable to continue a course they started, after the collapse of Global Intellectual Holdings.

Many of the students live in Broadmeadows, where Hume City Council operates Hume Multiversity.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said Hume Multiversity offered courses by some of Australia’s leading educational institutes.

“The courses at Hume Multiversity are provided directly by La Trobe University, Deakin University, Victoria University, and Kangan Institute,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“These organisations are very reputable and well-established, and the courses through Hume Multiversity may assist people who would like to continue some study.

“La Trobe University runs a 16-week Tertiary Enabling Program via Hume Multiversity, and it helps students to gain the skills they need to succeed at university level.

“This particular pathway course is completely free to complete, and students won’t incur a VET FEE-HELP debt.

“We urge anyone who has studied through Aspire and Keystone to check out their options, because Hume Multiversity helps many people to obtain the knowledge that leads to fulfilling jobs.”

Hume Multiversity is run at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows, and the Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn.

Students are able to study through video-conference in real-time, and tutors and lecturers are available for face-to-face support.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume Multiversity enabled people to choose from a variety of courses.

“The studies are at Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor levels, and a number of the courses will suit people who haven’t been connected to education in some time,” she said.

“Hume Multiversity offers courses in early childhood education, arts, management and education support.

“And people can also study for a Bachelor degree in Health Sciences, Commerce and Psychological Science.

“These excellent courses enable Hume’s residents to study in a friendly environment close to home, without the need to travel long distances to a university campus.

“Hume Multiversity is a great way to make a positive change in your life.

“The skills taught are in demand across many different industries, and the courses can enable people to build a career that they may never have thought possible.”

Anyone who has studied with a private college that has recently closed is encouraged to contact Hume Multiversity to confidentially discuss their options.

Further information is at www.hume.vic.gov.au/multiversity

Specific course contacts

For all Deakin University courses, call Debbie Rinaldi on 03 5227 8784 (Monday and Wednesday only) or visit www.deakin.edu.au/learning-centres

Information with regards to Victoria University courses is available on 03 9919 6100 or at www.vu.edu.au/study-with-us/your-study-options/study-close-to-home

For detail on Kangan Institute courses, contact Behrang Mansoorian via bmansoorian@kangan.edu.au or 03 9279 2396. Alternatively, visit www.kangan.edu.au

Information about the La Trobe University Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is available through Amanda-Jane Noonan via TEP@latrobe.edu.au or 0400 228 579.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 21 March 2016

Updated : 10:51 AM, 21 March 2016

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