International students in Melbourne have been reportedly receiving ‘warning letters’ from Focus Learning lately. The Immigration Magazine’s Jason Watt was recently contacted by one such student. The ‘warning letters’ are in form of an e-mail, mostly stating that the student’s COE might be terminated within three weeks because of recent changes made in course and attendance requirements.
In fact, some of the students are even sitting in the administrative area of Focus Learning to someone responsible. On the other hand, Jason Watt contact CEO of Focus Learning and stated that Focus Learning is not shutting, and that the news may be coming from some competitors.
Going by the contents of the e-mail, no information has been provided in the letter (e-mail) regarding new attendance or course requirements. The e-mail contains signature of ‘Focus Admin & Admission Team’. Largely, the e-mail focuses on maintaining minimum attendance requirement. Failing to maintain minimum attendance requirement may result in cancelation of student’s visa, per the e-mail.
Nothing substantial has been said or reported from Focus Learning’s side at this point, however. The students who have received the e-mail are hoping to hear from Focus Learning as soon as possible.
It is highly recommended that all the students must seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before signing any form provided to them by Focus Learning. All students must take the ‘warning letters’ and any other correspondence to their Registered Migration Agent immediately.
Amid all this, it is to be noted that the attachment that is sent by the student via e-mail to Jason Watt is a Word document and not a redact pdf. Moreover, it is not on a letter head and as such does not have any form of official correspondence. Any official letter would normally include student’s ID reference and would be printed on a company letter head.
Students and Migration Agents should seek confirmation of the students’ attendance records to determine if they are in fact at risk.
Reportedly, a second ‘warning letter’ (e-mail) is due out.
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