Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 5 - Administration  

PART 5-2 - ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS ON HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS  

Division 169 - Administrative requirements on higher education providers  

SECTION 169-20   Exempt students  

169-20(1)  
The Minister may determine in writing that all students, or students of a specified kind, are exempt from payment of their *student contribution amounts and *tuition fees for:


(a) any units of study undertaken as part of a specified *course of study; or


(b) any units of study undertaken as part of a course of study of a specified kind.

A student, or a student of such a kind, (as the case requires) is an exempt student for those units.

169-20(2)  
The Administration Guidelines may provide that:


(a) in all circumstances; or


(b) in the circumstances specified in those guidelines;

all students are exempt from payment of their *student contribution amounts and *tuition fees for any units of study that wholly consist of *work experience in industry. A student is, or is in those specified circumstances, (as the case requires) an exempt student for such units.

169-20(3)  
A student is an exempt student for a unit of study undertaken with a higher education provider as part of a *course of study with that provider if:


(a) the provider has awarded the student an exemption scholarship for the course; and


(b) the provider awarded the scholarship in accordance with any requirements specified in the Administration Guidelines.

169-20(3A)  
A student is an exempt student for a unit of study undertaken with one higher education provider as part of a *course of study with another (the home provider ) if:


(a) the home provider has awarded the student an exemption scholarship for the course; and


(b) the home provider awarded the scholarship in accordance with any requirements specified in the Administration Guidelines; and


(c) the student must undertake the unit, because it is required to complete the course.

169-20(3B)  
A student is an exempt student for a unit of study undertaken with one higher education provider (the host provider ) as part of a *course of study undertaken with another if:


(a) the host provider has awarded the student an exemption for the unit; and


(b) the host provider awarded the scholarship in accordance with any requirements specified in the Administration Guidelines.

169-20(4)  
Without limiting the matters that may be specified in the Administration Guidelines for the purposes of paragraph (3)(b), those matters may include one or both of the following:


(a) the maximum number of exemption scholarships that a particular higher education provider may award in respect of a year;


(b) which students are eligible to receive exemption scholarships.




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