Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 4 - Repayment of loans  

PART 4-1 - INDEBTEDNESS  

Division 142 - Special measures for very remote HELP debtors  

SECTION 142-1   Meaning of very remote HELP debtor  

142-1(1)  
A person is a very remote HELP debtor on a day if:


(a) the person carries out work as a teacher on that day at a school located in an area that is classified as very remote Australia under the *ABS Remoteness Structure; and


(b) the person has completed a *course of study in education; and


(c) the person incurred a *HECS-HELP debt or a *FEE-HELP debt in relation to that course of study.

142-1(2)  
For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), a school is any of the following:

(a)  

an approved child care service (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999) that is a centre-based day care service;

(b)  a preschool;

(c)  a school providing primary or secondary education.

142-1(3)  
For the purposes of this Division, the Very Remote HELP Debtor Guidelines may set out:


(a) circumstances in which a person is taken, or is taken not, to carry out work as a teacher on a day; or


(b) circumstances in which a person is taken, or is taken not, to carry out such work at a school located in an area that is classified as very remote Australia under the *ABS Remoteness Structure; or


(c) circumstances in which a person is taken, or is taken not, to be a *very remote HELP debtor for particular periods.




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