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International Students receive warning letters from Focus Learning in Melbourne (red flag)

Jason Watt of The Immigration Magazine in Melbourne has been contacted by a concerned student regarding the possible closure of, and warning letters to international students from Focus Learning in Melbourne.

Jason has contacted the CEO who has uncategorically stated that Focus Learning is not closing, and further advised that students receiving messages should speak to Focus Learning because they may be coming from competitors or bad agents.

Following this phone call Jason received further email correspondence from his source (international student) that students are sitting in the administrative area waiting to speak to someone from Focus Learning. 

Apparently warning letters (in email format) have been sent out to international students regarding changes to course requirements.  A student who is currently sitting at Focus Learning has stated that they received a warning letter last night telling them that their COE might be terminated in three weeks due to some changes in the attendance requirements.  Apparently no information was provided in the letter (email) regarding new attendance requirements.

Focus-Education-Warning-letter-1.docx

The source has reported (this information cannot be verified) that the Board of Directors of Focus Learning are in a board meeting next door at the moment, and the students who are sitting in the administration area of Focus Learning are hoping to be updated as soon as possible.

We recommend that all students seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before signing any form provided to them by Focus Learning.  All students should take the warning letters and any other correspondence to their Registered Migration Agent immediately.

Where there is smoke there is usually a fire.  

The government information on Focus Learning is here: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/SIASearch/SIAOrganisationDetails.aspx?ProviderId=3346&moduleId=13&LocationId=6657&Campus=Melbourne&Keyword=

If anyone has any information on this, including Focus Learning themselves, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jason Watt 03 90883101.  Thank you.

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    MAgent Friday, 09 November 2018

    There is something amiss with this article. The attachment is a word document and not a redact ted pdf. It is not on a letter head and as such should not be seen as any form of offiical correspondence. Students and Migration Agents should seek confirmation of the Students attendance records to determine if they are in fact at risk.
    Any offical letter would normally include students ID reference and would be printed on company letter head.

    "Jason has contacted the CEO who has uncategorically stated that Focus Learning is not closing, and further advised that students receiving messages should speak to Focus Learning because they may be coming from competitors or bad agents"

    Has the Migration Alliance Fact Checked the information provided before publication

  • Liana - Allan
    Liana - Allan Friday, 09 November 2018

    Hi MAgent
    I personally rang the college myself. I have seen correspondence between the college and the student and the student and the agent.
    I redacted the letter (email) myself and I put the contents of the email onto the word document so it could be uploaded to this site.
    Apparently a second warning letter (email) is due out today.
    For more information you can call Jason Watt on 03 9088 3101 who is the primary source.

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