Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011 (130 of 2011)

Schedule 1   Student services and amenities

Higher Education Support Act 2003

4   At the end of section 19-37


(4) Subsection (2) does not apply to a*student services and amenities fee that the higher education provider requires the person to pay.

(5) A student services and amenities fee is an amount:

(a) that a higher education provider requires a person enrolled, or seeking to enrol, with the provider to pay for a period starting on or after 1 January 2011 to support the provision to students of amenities and services not of an academic nature, regardless of whether the person chooses to use any of those amenities and services; and

(b) that is determined by the provider in accordance with the Administration Guidelines; and

(c) that is not more than the amount worked out for that period for the person in accordance with those guidelines; and

(d) that is payable on a day determined in accordance with those guidelines; and

(e) that is such that the total of all amounts that are covered by paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) for the same provider and person is not more than $250, for amounts for periods falling wholly or partly within a calendar year starting on or after 1 January 2011.

Note 1: The Administration Guidelines are made by the Minister under section 238-10.

Note 2: The amount of $250 mentioned in paragraph (5)(e) is indexed under Part 5-6.

Note 3: Paragraph 19-102(3)(b) prevents a student services and amenities fee from being a fee as defined in section 19-102.

(6) If a higher education provider determines a*student services and amenities fee, the provider:

(a) must publish, in accordance with the Administration Guidelines:

(i) enough information to enable a person liable to pay the fee to work out the amount of the fee; and

(ii) notice of the day on which the fee is payable; and

(b) must, on request by a person who is or may become liable to pay the fee, inform the person of the amount of the fee and the day on which it is or would be payable.

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