Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 5 - Administration  

PART 5-4 - Management of information  

Division 180 - Disclosure or use of Higher Education Support Act information  

SECTION 180-28   Disclosure and use of information for the HELP program  

Disclosure of information

180-28(1)  
A *HELP program Commonwealth officer may disclose *Higher Education Support Act information (other than a person ' s *tax file number) to another HELP program Commonwealth officer for the purposes referred to in subsection (5).

180-28(2)  
The *Secretary may disclose a person ' s *tax file number to the *Commissioner for the purposes referred to in subsection (5). Use of information

180-28(3)  
A *HELP program Commonwealth officer may use *Higher Education Support Act information (other than a person ' s *tax file number) for the purposes referred to in subsection (5).

180-28(4)  
If a person ' s *tax file number is disclosed under subsection (2), the *Commissioner may use that tax file number for the purposes referred to in subsection (5). Purposes of disclosure or use

180-28(5)  
The purposes are to assist in the development of the *HELP program, or the administration or future administration of the HELP program, including by:


(a) policy formation; and


(b) financial planning and projection; and


(c) program design; and


(d) conducting research. Definitions

180-28(6)  
The HELP program means the program consisting of:


(a) grants to higher education providers under Part 2-2 ; and


(b) assistance provided to students under Chapter 3 or Schedule 1A or the VET Student Loans Act 2016 ; and


(c) repayment of debts under Chapter 4 , or under the VET Student Loans Act 2016 , incurred in relation to that assistance.

180-28(7)  
HELP program Commonwealth officer means:


(a) the *Secretary; or


(b) the *Commissioner; or


(c) a *Commonwealth officer specified to be a HELP program Commonwealth officer under subsection (8).

180-28(8)  
The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify that a *Commonwealth officer, or a Commonwealth officer in a specified class, is a *HELP program Commonwealth officer for the purposes of paragraph (7)(c).

180-28(9)  


For the purposes of this section, *Higher Education Support Act information includes VET information (within the meaning of the VET Student Loans Act 2016 ).



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