Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  


See section 6-1 .

PART 3 - Administration  

Division 15 - Tax file numbers  

Subdivision 15-D - Other provisions relating to tax file numbers  

SECTION 88   Giving information about tax file number requirements  

Requests for VET FEE-HELP assistance - requirements on VET providers

A *VET provider must notify a person in writing how to *meet the tax file number requirements if:

(a) the person is enrolled in a *VET unit of study with the provider; and

(b) the person has, on or before the *census date for the unit, completed, signed and given to the *appropriate officer of the provider a *request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to the unit or, where the *VET course of study of which the unit forms a part is undertaken with the provider, in relation to the VET course of study; and

(c) in that request, the person requests *VET FEE-HELP assistance for the unit or the course; and

(d) the request does not include a number that purports to be the person ' s *tax file number.

The provider must notify the person under subclause (1):

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

(b) within 7 days after the person gives the provider the *request for Commonwealth assistance; whichever is earlier.

A request for Commonwealth assistance , in relation to a person enrolling in a *VET unit of study means a document:

(a) in which the person requests the Commonwealth to provide assistance under this Act in relation to the unit or, where the unit forms part of a *VET course of study undertaken with the provider, in relation to the course of study; and

(aa) if subclause (3A) applies to the person - that is signed by a *responsible parent of the person (in addition to being signed by the person); and

(b) that is in the form approved by the Minister.


This subclause applies to the person if the person:

(a) is under 18 years old; and

(b) has at least one *responsible parent;

unless the person is receiving, or has received, youth allowance (within the meaning of the Social Security Act 1991 ) on the basis that the person is independent (within the meaning of Part 2.11 of that Act).

Cases where there is no obligation to notify


Subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply to the person if the person, in the *request for Commonwealth assistance, requests *VET FEE-HELP assistance but the person is not entitled to the assistance.


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