Statement of VET FEE-HELP Tuition Assurance

version Jan 2015; revised June 2016

Statement of VET FEE-HELP Tuition Assurance

Under the provisions of Schedule 1A of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and Chapter 3 of the VET Guidelines Australian College of Commerce and Management Pty Ltd (“the College” and “the First Provider”) ACN 073 576 315 must comply with the VET Tuition Assurance requirements.

This is to protect VET students in the event that the College ceases to provide a VET course of study in which a VET student is enrolled. The meaning of ‘ceasing to provide a VET course of study’ is set out in the VET Guidelines

This Statement of VET FEE-HELP Tuition Assurance meets those requirements.

Statement of VET FEE-HELP Tuition Assurance Details

  • Student Choice Under Tuition Assurance Scheme

    2. In the event that the College ceases to provide a VET course of study in which a VET student is enrolled the VET student is entitled to a choice of:

    a) The “VET Course Assurance Option” ie an offer of a place in a similar VET course of study with a Second Provider, without any requirement to pay the Second Provider any VET tuition fee for any replacement VET units.

    OR

    b) The “VET Tuition Fee Repayment Option” ie a refund of their up-front VET tuition fee payments and/or a re-crediting of any FEE-HELP balance for any VET unit of study that the VET student was enrolled or commences but does not complete because the College ceases to provide the VET course of study of which the unit forms part.

  • TAFE Directors Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme

    3. The College has met the VET tuition assurance requirements as specified in the VET Guidelines through its current membership of the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) VET Tuition Assurance Scheme:

    Contact details for TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) are:

    TAFE Directors Australia

    GPO Box 826

    Canberra, ACT, 2601

    Phone: (02) 6205 4600

    Website: www.tda.edu.au

     

  • Processes If Tuition Assurance Triggered

    4. If the College ceases to provide a VET course of study, TDA will send a VET student enrolled in the VET course of study a Written VET Tuition Assurance Offer (the Offer) advising the VET student of the options available under the VET tuition assurance requirements.

    The Offer will include directions that the VET student must follow in order to notify TDA of the choice they have made for each affected VET unit.

    TDA will provide this Offer within twenty Business Days after it knows, or should know by reasonable enquiries that the College has ceased to provide the VET course of study.

    5. For the purposes of VET FEE-HELP, all Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses offered by the College in accordance with the course requirements of clause 45 of Schedule 1A of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 are covered by the TDA (’the Scheme’) as part of the Colleges membership of the Scheme.

    6. Under the VET course assurance option, a VET student will be offered a place in a similar VET course of study by TDA.

  • VET Course Assurance Option Details

    7. If the VET student accepts this option, TDA will make all necessary arrangements to ensure a VET student is able to enrol with the Second Provider in the similar VET course of study.

    This offered VET course will lead to the same or a comparable qualification without any requirement on the part of the VET student to pay the Second Provider any VET tuition fee for any replacement VET units (that is, units that the VET student had commenced but not completed because the VET course ceased to be offered). A VET student will receive full credit from the Second Provider for any VET units of study successfully completed at the College.

    8. The Second Provider nominated by TDA may have different VET tuition fees to the fees the VET student would have paid for VET units of study which were part of the VET course of study the College ceased to provide but which the VET student had not yet started studying.

    9. A VET student is not obliged to enrol in a VET course of study with a Second Provider offered by TDA under the VET Course Assurance Option. However, if he/she enrols with any other VET provider there is no obligation on that VET provider to offer full credit transfer for the VET units of study completed with the College or to offer replacement VET unit/s free of charge.

  • VET Tuition Fee Payment Option

    10. Under the VET Tuition Fee Repayment Option, TDA undertakes to pay the VET student the total of any up-front VET payments already paid by the VET student for any VET units of study the VET student has commenced but not completed because the VET course ceased to be offered. VET students selecting this option will also have their FEE-HELP balance re-credited for the uncompleted VET units.

  • VET FEE-HELP Tuition Assurance Scheme Certificate

    The College is a member of the TAFE Directors Tuition Assurance Scheme for VET FEE-HELP.  This is a copy of the Tuition Assurance Statement.

    Note the College has not applied for the new scheme: VET Student Loans for 2017. Only existing VET FEE HELP students may continue studies in 2017 and complete their qualification where they have opted in directly with the Department of Education.