Higher Education Support Act 2003
A *HELP program Commonwealth officer may disclose *Higher Education Support Act information (other than a person ' s *tax file number) to another HELP program Commonwealth officer for the purposes referred to in subsection (5). 180-28(2)
The *Secretary may disclose a person ' s *tax file number to the *Commissioner for the purposes referred to in subsection (5). Use of information 180-28(3)
A *HELP program Commonwealth officer may use *Higher Education Support Act information (other than a person ' s *tax file number) for the purposes referred to in subsection (5). 180-28(4)
If a person ' s *tax file number is disclosed under subsection (2), the *Commissioner may use that tax file number for the purposes referred to in subsection (5). Purposes of disclosure or use 180-28(5)
The purposes are to assist in the development of the *HELP program, or the administration or future administration of the HELP program, including by:
(a) policy formation; and
(b) financial planning and projection; and
(c) program design; and
(d) conducting research. Definitions 180-28(6)
The HELP program means the program consisting of:
(a) grants to higher education providers under Part 2-2 ; and
(b) assistance provided to students under Chapter 3 or Schedule 1A or the VET Student Loans Act 2016 ; and
(c) repayment of debts under Chapter 4 incurred in relation to that assistance.
[ CCH Note: S 180-28(6) will be amended by No 116 of 2018, s 3 and Sch 1 item 10, by inserting " , or under the VET Student Loans Act 2016 , " after " Chapter 4 " in para (c), effective 1 July 2019.]
HELP program Commonwealth officer means:
(a) the *Secretary; or
(b) the *Commissioner; or
(c) a *Commonwealth officer specified to be a HELP program Commonwealth officer under subsection (8). 180-28(8)
The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify that a *Commonwealth officer, or a Commonwealth officer in a specified class, is a *HELP program Commonwealth officer for the purposes of paragraph (7)(c). 180-28(9)
For the purposes of this section, *Higher Education Support Act information includes VET information (within the meaning of the VET Student Loans Act 2016 ).
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