Higher Education Support Act 2003
See section 6-1 .
If clause 46A , 46AA or 51 applies to re-credit a person ' s *HELP balance with an amount equal to the amounts of *VET FEE-HELP assistance that the person has received for a *VET unit of study, then this clause does not apply in relation to that unit.
A *VET provider must, on the *Secretary ' s behalf, re-credit a person ' s *HELP balance with an amount equal to the amounts of *VET FEE-HELP assistance that the person received for a *VET unit of study if:
(a) the person has been enrolled in the unit with the provider; and
(b) the person has not completed the requirements for the unit during the period during which the person undertook, or was to undertake, the unit; and
(c) the provider is satisfied that special circumstances apply to the person (see clause 48 ); and
(d) the person applies in writing to the provider for re-crediting of the HELP balance; and
(i) the application is made before the end of the application period under clause 49 ; or
(ii) the provider waives the requirement that the application be made before the end of that period, on the ground that it would not be, or was not, possible for the application to be made before the end of that period.
A VET FEE-HELP debt relating to a VET unit of study will be remitted if the HELP balance in relation to the unit is re-credited: see section 137-18 .
If the provider is unable to act for one or more of the purposes of subclause (2), or clause 48 , 49 or 50 , the *Secretary may act as if one or more of the references in those provisions to the provider were a reference to the Secretary.
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