Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  

Note:

See section 6-1 .

PART 1 - VET providers  

Division 4 - What are the VET quality and accountability requirements?  

Subdivision 4-E - The VET compliance requirements  

SECTION 23C   Receiving requests for Commonwealth assistance  

23C(1)  
A *VET provider must not treat a student as being entitled to *VET FEE-HELP assistance for a *VET unit of study if:


(a) the student gives an *appropriate officer of the VET provider:


(i) a *request for Commonwealth assistance relating to the unit or a *VET course of study of which the unit forms a part; or

(ii) a form that would be such a request if it were signed by a *responsible parent of the student; and


(b) the student is not entitled to that assistance for that unit or course.

Note:

To be a request for Commonwealth assistance, a responsible parent must sign the form if the student is under 18 years old and subclause 88(3A) applies (see paragraph 88(3)(aa) ).

23C(2)  
Before a *VET provider enrols a student in a *VET unit of study less than 2 business days before the *census date for the unit, the VET provider must advise the student that the student will not be able to receive *VET FEE-HELP assistance for the unit.

23C(3)  
Before a *VET provider enrols a student in a *VET unit of study, the VET provider must advise the student that any *request for Commonwealth assistance by the student in relation to the unit must be given:


(a) at least 2 business days after the student enrols in:


(i) if the *VET course of study of which the unit forms a part is undertaken with the provider - the course; or

(ii) otherwise - the unit; and


(b) on or before the *census date for the unit;

if the student has not already given an *appropriate officer of the VET provider such a request relating to the course.

23C(4)  
A *VET provider must not encourage a student to give a *request for Commonwealth assistance relating to a *VET unit of study so that the request is given less than 2 business days after the student enrols in the unit.




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