Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Act 2021 (55 of 2021)

Schedule 1   Higher education support amendments

Part 2   HECS-HELP re-crediting and repayment provisions

Higher Education Support Act 2003

12   Application provisions

(1) Subject to this item, the amendments of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 made by this Part apply in relation to units of study with a census date on or after 1 January 2021.

(2) Subitem (3) applies if, before the commencement of this item:

(a) a person's HELP balance was re-credited with an amount relating to HECS-HELP assistance for a unit of study under section 97-45 or 97-50 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003; and

(b) the higher education provider paid to the Commonwealth an amount equal to any HECS-HELP assistance to which the person was entitled for the unit, in accordance with section 96-5 of that Act.

(3) Paragraphs 36-24BB(2)(b) and 36-24BC(2)(b) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003, as inserted by this Part, do not apply to the provider in relation to the person and the unit.