Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 3 - Assistance to students  

PART 3-4 - OS-HELP ASSISTANCE  

Division 118 - Who is entitled to OS-HELP assistance?  

SECTION 118-1   Entitlement to OS-HELP assistance  

118-1(1)  
A student is entitled to *OS-HELP assistance in relation to a period of 6 months if:


(a) the student meets the citizenship or residency requirements under section 118-5 ; and


(b) the student has not received OS-HELP assistance in relation to more than one other period of 6 months; and


(c) the student is enrolled in a *course of study with a higher education provider (the home provider); and


(ca) the course of study is an *accredited course in relation to the home provider; and


(d) the student meets the prior study requirements under section 118-7 ; and


(e) the student meets the overseas study requirements under section 118-10 ; and


(f) on the completion of that study outside Australia, the student will have to complete units of study that have a total EFTSL value of at least 0.125 EFTSL in order to complete the course requirements for that course of study; and


(g) the student *meets the tax file number requirements (see section 187-1 ); and


(h) the student has completed, signed and given to an *appropriate officer of the home provider a *request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to that course of study; and


(ha) the student has applied to the home provider for receipt of OS-HELP assistance in relation to the period; and


(i) the home provider has selected the student for receipt of OS-HELP assistance in relation to the period (see section 118-15 ).

118-1(2)  


However, the student is not entitled to *OS-HELP assistance in relation to that period if:


(a) another higher education provider has granted OS-HELP assistance to the student in relation to:


(i) that period; or

(ii) a period that overlaps with that period; or


(b) the student applies to the home provider for the assistance after the student has completed the study in relation to the period.

118-1(3)  


To avoid doubt, the student may be outside Australia when the student applies to the home provider for receipt of *OS-HELP assistance.



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