Oz Universities To Combat CV Fraud

Monday, 7th March 2016 at 11:27am

A beaut of a story from Down Under, as the Financial Review reports that Australian universities are set to crack down on what they say is a high-level of fraud by graduates inflating their academic achievements in job and study applications.

Employers and educational institutions will have access to a nationwide secure digital database of records to check academic achievement claims.

An academic, George Brown – who wrote his PhD thesis on the authenticity of academic qualifications – said there were poor verification procedures in the recruitment sector. He said his “informed guesstimate” was that “close to 20 to 25 per cent of senior executives falsified their qualifications in an employment situation”.

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