Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  


See section 6-1 .

PART 1 - VET providers  

Division 5A - Civil penalty provisions and enforcement  

Subdivision 5A-A - Civil penalty provisions  

SECTION 39DG   Civil penalty - charging a fee etc. for a student to cancel an enrolment or request for assistance  

A person contravenes this subclause if:

(a) the person is a *VET provider; and

(b) the VET provider enrols another person (the student ) in a *VET unit of study; and

(c) the student is entitled to *VET FEE-HELP assistance for the unit; and

(d) before the end of the *census date for the unit, the student requests, in writing, the VET provider to:

(i) cancel that enrolment; or

(ii) withdraw the student ' s *request for Commonwealth assistance relating to the unit or the *VET course of study of which the unit forms a part; and

(e) the VET provider charges the student a fee, or imposes a penalty, (however described) in order to do so.

Civil penalty: 60 penalty units.

For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), disregard subparagraph 43(1)(f)(ii) and paragraph 45C(1)(c) .

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