This article relates to the IELTS examination. The PTE academic is totally computerised and not prone to human error or manipulation.
Visa centre corruption probe
- Amanda O'Brien
- From: The Australian
- March 17, 2011 12:00AM
watchdog is conducting a potentially explosive investigation into the delivery of English language tests used to substantiate competency for permanent residency, work and student visas.
The Corruption and Crime Commission revealed yesterday that it was investigating possible corruption at Curtin University's English language testing centre in Perth, but indicated the probe would also examine other testing centres.
Curtin vice-chancellor Jeanette Hacket said the university became aware of possible misconduct at its centre last year and immediately referred it to the CCC.
She said the officer who triggered the alarm was no longer working there.
Curtin's testing is primarily used for immigration visas.
The CCC said public hearings would begin next week to investigate whether any past or present public officer engaged in misconduct and whether the International English Language Testing System had been compromised.