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Paul H.
Paul H.
Burnside, QLD
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Hi there,
There is no category listed for my query regarding tertiary education so I’m just putting it out there. Long story short, My wife is doing a diploma in nursing, the company she signed up with went down the gurgler, after a six week period in limbo another company took over at the same place under a new banner with the same muppets running the show. Since such time it has gone from pretty ordinary to really bad. What type of solicitor deals with education issues?

4 years ago

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Hi Paul

There are a limited number of lawyers on the platform at present however here are some links to lawyers you might like to make contact with

• Patrick Earl in Stafford Qld - https://www.simplyaskit.com.au/profile/1519/patrick-earl
• LegalVision – online legal service - https://www.simplyaskit.com.au/profile/1240/legalvision
• Coutts Solicitors in NSW - https://www.simplyaskit.com.au/profile/1286/coutts-solicitors-conveyancers

Given your question it sure sounds like your wife has the right to be asking the company some questions

Best wishes

Paul,

You don't need an education-specific lawyer. This is a contractual situation. However, It sounds like they went into administration/liquidation and then started up again. If you are owed money you should have received a notice from the liquidator about a creditors meeting. So you probably won't be able to get that money back at all. It is a waste of time and money.

Did you guys pay for the diploma or was it funded through FEE Help? Maybe you can complain about the Fee Help http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/fee-help and say they never delivered the course and you don't want to be charged.

I would just pull out. If you have paid new money to the new place then I would suggest asking for a refund an then going to your local court and apply for a "liquidated damages claim" in the small claims division. You can do this yourself with the assistance fo the Clerk or get a lawyer to draft one probably cost you around $300 - $400. This is capped by the way so it will not be thousands.

Hope that helped ;)

AJ

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