Higher Education Support Act 2003
For the purposes of paragraph 97-25(2)(c) , special circumstances apply to the person if, and only if, the higher education provider receiving the application is satisfied that circumstances apply to the person that:
(a) are beyond the person ' s control; and
(b) do not make their full impact on the person until on or after the *census date for the unit of study in question; and
(c) make it impracticable for the person to complete the requirements for the unit in the period during which the person undertook, or was to undertake, the unit. 97-30(2)
If the Administration Guidelines specify circumstances in which a higher education provider will be satisfied of a matter referred to in paragraph 36-21(1)(a) , (b) or (c), any decision of a higher education provider under this section must be in accordance with any such guidelines.
The matters referred to in paragraphs 36-21(1)(a) , (b) and (c) (which relate to special circumstances that apply to repaying an amount of student contribution or HECS-HELP) are identical to the matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c) of this section.