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 104-70   Requirements for entry to an occupation  

The requirements for entry , to a *listed professional occupation, are the educational requirements:

(a) for entry to that occupation in Australia; or

(b) if the requirements are referred to in an *assessment statement given by an *assessing body of a State or Territory for that occupation - for entry to that occupation in that State or Territory.

A requirement for entry to a *listed professional occupation may:

(a) be imposed by or under a law; or

(b) be imposed by or under the rules of a body; or

(c) consist of eligibility for membership of a body; or

(d) arise as a generally accepted employment or industry practice.

However, neither of the following is a requirement for entry to a *listed professional occupation:

(a) English language training relating to general aspects of written communication or verbal communication, or both; or

(b) being successful in:

(i) the Occupational English Test administered by Language Australia; or

(ii) any other English language test, where that test does not form an integral part of an occupation-related study unit, an occupation-related course of instruction or an occupation-related tuition and training program.

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