Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  


See section 6-1 .

PART 3 - Administration  

Division 15 - Tax file numbers  

Subdivision 15-D - Other provisions relating to tax file numbers  

SECTION 89   No entitlement to VET FEE-HELP assistance for students without tax file numbers  

This subclause applies to a person in relation to a *VET unit of study if:

(a) the person is enrolled with a *VET provider in the unit; and

(b) the provider receives notice under clause 86 or 87 to the effect that the person does not have, or no longer has, a *tax file number; and

(c) at the end of 28 days after the provider receives that notice, the provider has not been notified of a number that the provider is satisfied (in accordance with subclause (3)) is a valid tax file number; and

(d) the person is entitled to *VET FEE-HELP assistance for the unit (ignoring paragraph 43(1)(h) ).


The person ' s HELP balance in relation to the unit is re-credited: see subclause 47(1) .

A *VET provider must, in deciding whether it is satisfied that a number is a valid *tax file number for the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), comply with the guidelines issued by the *Commissioner under subclause 80(4) .

A *VET provider must comply with any requirements, set out in guidelines issued by the *Commissioner, relating to procedures for informing persons of the need to obtain a valid *tax file number where the persons may be affected by subclause (1) applying to them.

A guideline issued under subclause (3) is a legislative instrument.

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