Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 5 - Administration  


Division 2 - Obligations when a provider defaults in relation to a student  

SECTION 166-20   Higher education providers must give notice of default to affected students  

Application of section

This section applies if a higher education provider *defaults in relation to a student. Notifying students of default

The higher education provider must, within 24 hours of the *default occurring, give written notice of the default to the students in relation to whom the provider has defaulted. Notice requirements

A notice given under subsection (2) must comply with any requirements prescribed by the Higher Education Provider Guidelines. Civil penalty

A higher education provider contravenes this subsection if the provider fails to comply with this section.

Civil penalty: 60 penalty units.


A higher education provider commits an offence of strict liability if the provider contravenes this section.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.


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