Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 3 - Assistance to students  

PART 3-3 - FEE-HELP ASSISTANCE  

Division 104 - Who is entitled to FEE-HELP assistance?  

Subdivision 104-C - Bridging courses for overseas-trained professionals  

SECTION 104-45   Meaning of bridging course for overseas-trained professionals   Courses consisting of subjects or units

104-45' > 104-45(1)  


One or more subjects or units in which a person is enrolled with a higher education provider, or to which access is provided by *Open Universities Australia, are together a bridging course for overseas-trained professionals if:


(a) the person holds an *assessment statement issued by an *assessing body for a *listed professional occupation; and


(b) the statement is to the effect that, in the body's opinion, if the person were successfully to undertake additional studies of a kind specified in the statement, the person would meet the *requirements for entry to that occupation; and


(c) the person undertakes, or proposes to undertake, those additional studies by:


(i) enrolling, or proposing to enrol, on a *non-award basis, in those subjects or units with the provider; or

(ii) accessing, or proposing to access, those subjects or units through Open Universities Australia; and


(d) the total student load imposed on the person in relation to those subjects or units does not exceed the student load that, in the opinion of the provider or Open Universities Australia, represents the load imposed on a full-time student for one year; and


(e) those subjects or units relate to the assessment statement.

Courses consisting of occupation-related courses of instruction

104-45(2)  


One or more occupation-related courses of instruction in which a person is enrolled with a higher education provider, or to which access is provided by *Open Universities Australia, are together a bridging course for overseas-trained professionals if:


(a) the person holds an *assessment statement issued by an *assessing body for a *listed professional occupation; and


(b) the statement is to the effect that, in the body's opinion, if the person were to be successful in one or more examinations specified in the statement, the person would meet the *requirements for entry to that occupation; and


(c) the person prepares, or proposes to prepare, for those examinations by:


(i) enrolling, or proposing to enrol, on a *non-award basis, in those occupation-related courses of instruction with the provider; or

(ii) accessing, or proposing to access, those occupation-related courses of instruction through Open Universities Australia; and


(d) the total student load imposed on the person in relation to those courses does not exceed the student load that, in the opinion of the provider or Open Universities Australia, represents the load imposed on a full-time student for one year; and


(e) those courses relate to the assessment statement.

Courses consisting of tuition and training programs

104-45(3)  


A tuition and training program in which a person is enrolled with a higher education provider, or to which access is provided by *Open Universities Australia, is a bridging course for overseas-trained professionals if:


(a) the person holds an *assessment statement issued by an *assessing body for a *listed professional occupation; and


(b) the statement is to the effect that, in the body's opinion, if the person were to undertake a tuition and training program of a kind specified in the statement, the person would meet the *requirements for entry to that occupation; and


(c) the person undertakes, or proposes to undertake, such a program by:


(i) enrolling, or proposing to enrol, on a *non-award basis, in a tuition and training program with the provider; or

(ii) accessing, or proposing to access, a tuition and training program through Open Universities Australia; and


(d) the total student load imposed on the person in relation to that program does not exceed the student load that, in the opinion of the provider or Open Universities Australia, represents the load imposed on a full-time student for one year; and


(e) that program relates to the assessment statement.




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