Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 3 - Assistance to students  


Division 104 - Who is entitled to FEE-HELP assistance?  

Subdivision 104-C - Bridging courses for overseas-trained professionals  

SECTION 104-50   Assessment statements  

An *assessing body for a *listed professional occupation may give to a person who:

(a) holds a qualification that:

(i) was awarded in a foreign country; and

(ii) relates to that occupation; and

(b) proposes to seek entry to that occupation:

(i) in Australia; or

(ii) if the assessing body is an *assessing body of a State or Territory - in that State or Territory;

a written statement to the effect that, in the body's opinion, if the person were to do any or all of the things referred to in subsection (2), the person would meet the *requirements for entry to that occupation. The statement is an assessment statement .

The statement may refer to any or all of the following:

(a) successfully undertaking additional studies of a kind specified in the statement;

(b) being successful in one or more examinations specified in the statement;

(c) successfully undertaking a tuition and training program of a kind specified in the statement.


A statement could specify one of the things mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) or any combination of the things mentioned in those paragraphs.

This section does not affect the power of an *assessing body to charge fees for an *assessment statement under subsection (1).

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