The ACCC has begun legal proceedings against IT and consulting company, Zanok Technologies, for allegedly placing misleading job advertisements.
The watchdog alleges Zanok placed advertisements across various websites such as MyCareer, Seek and Gumtree, offering IT jobs, when in fact Zanok was offering ‘IT training’ that budding applicants had to pay $4700 to undergo.
Despite assurances from Zanok and its agents, the ACCC alleges there was no guarantee of a job at the end of the training process, placing the company in breach of sections 51AA, 52, 53B and 58 of the Trade Practices Act, for misleading or deceptive conduct.
The ACCC also alleges both company directors, Darley Stephen and Vanitha Darley, were knowingly involved in this conduct.
At the time of publication calls to Zanok's Melbourne office went unanswered.
The matter has been listed for an interlocutory hearing today.