Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  

Note:

See section 6-1 .

PART 3 - Administration  

Division 13 - Electronic communications  

SECTION 70   Guidelines may deal with electronic communications  

70(1)  
The *VET Guidelines may make provision for or in relation to requiring or permitting information or documents to be given by students to *VET providers, or by VET providers to students, in accordance with particular information technology requirements:


(a) on a particular kind of data storage device; or


(b) by means of a particular kind of electronic communication.

70(2)  
The *VET Guidelines may make provision for or in relation to requiring, in relation to an electronic communication from a student to a *VET provider:


(a) that the communication contain an electronic signature (however described); or


(b) that the communication contain a unique identification in an electronic form; or


(c) that a particular method be used to identify the originator of the communication and to indicate the originator ' s approval of the information communicated.

70(3)  
The reference in subclause (1) to giving information includes a reference to anything that is giving information for the purposes of section 9 of the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .

70(4)  
In this clause:

data storage device
has the same meaning as in the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .

"electronic communication"
has the same meaning as in the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .

information
has the same meaning as in the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .

information technology requirements
has the same meaning as in the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .


 

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