Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011 (130 of 2011)
Schedule 1 Student services and amenities
Higher Education Support Act 2003
30 After subsection 187-1(3A)
(3B) A student who is enrolled, or proposes to enrol, with a higher education provider in a *course of study or *bridging course for overseas-trained professionals meets the tax file number requirements for *SA-HELP assistance if:
(a) the student notifies his or her *tax file number to an *appropriate officer of the provider, and the provider is satisfied (in accordance with subsection (4)) that this number is a valid tax file number; or
(b) the student gives to the officer a certificate from the *Commissioner stating that the student has applied to the Commissioner asking the Commissioner to issue a tax file number to the student.
(3C) Compliance by a person with subsection (3B) in relation to the person's actual or proposed enrolment in a *course of study or *bridging course for overseas-trained professionals is to be ignored in determining whether there has been compliance by the person with subsection (3B) in relation to the person's actual or proposed enrolment in another such course or bridging course.
(3D) If the student is seeking *SA-HELP assistance for a *student services and amenities fee, he or she does not meet the tax file number requirements for the assistance unless he or she complies with subsection (3B) on or before the day the fee is payable.
(3E) A notification under paragraph (3B)(a) may be included in any *request for Commonwealth assistance relating to a *student services and amenities fee imposed on the student in connection with his or her enrolment in the *course of study or *bridging course for overseas-trained professionals.