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VET FEE-HELP/FEE-HELP Statement of Assurance

Under the provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and the associated Higher Education Provider Guidelines the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) (the First Provider) is required to provide a tuition assurance management for persons, other than overseas students* who are enrolled in higher education courses it offers. This requirement is to protect students in the event that CIT ceases to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. The meaning of 'ceasing to provide a course of study' is set out in the HEP Guidelines at:

http://www.comlaw.gov.au/comlaw/management.nsf/lookupindexpagesbyid/IP200510176?OpenDocument.

In the event that CIT ceases to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled, the student is entitled to a choice of:

a) an offer of a place in a similar course of study with a Second Provider without any requirement to pay the Second Provider any student contribution or tuition fee for any replacement units (this is known as the "Course Assurance Option");

OR

b) a refund of his or her up-front payments for any unit of study that the student commences but does not complete because CIT ceases to provide the course of study of which the unit forms part (this is known as the "Student Contribution/Tuition Fee Repayment Option").

CIT has met the tuition assurance requirements of the HESA through its current membership of the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) Tuition Assurance Scheme (TAS).

Contact details for TDA are:

TAFE Directors Australia
National Secretariat
Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW
Ultimo College
PO Box 707 Broadway NSW 2007
Phone: +61 2 9271 3180 Fax: +61 2 9281 7335
Email: membersservices@tda.edu.au
Website: www.tda.edu.au

If CIT ceases to provide a course of study, TDA will send a student enrolled in the course of study a Written Tuition Assurance Offer (the Offer) advising the student of the options available under the tuition assurance requirements. The Offer will include directions that the student must follow in order to notify TDA of the choice they have made for each affected unit. TDA will provide this Offer within twenty Business Days after it knows, or should know by reasonable enquiries that CIT has ceased to provide the course of study.

The course/s of study for which CIT has TDA TAS membership is/are:

Course Name Course Code
Advanced Diploma of International Hotel and Resort Management 81119ACT
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design CUV60411
Diploma of Graphic Design CUV50311
Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) BD-2G36
Bachelor of Forensic Science (Crime Scene Examination) BD-FE02
Bachelor of Games And Virtual Worlds (Programming) BD-IT02
Diploma of Photo Imaging CUV50411
Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUV60311
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Forensic Investigation) PUA61712
Vocational Graduate Certificate In Public Safety (Crime Scene Investigation) PUA80412
Vocational Graduate Certificate In Public Safety (Fingerprint Investigation) PUA80512
Vocational Graduate Certificate In Public Safety (Forensic Firearms Examination) PUA80112
Diploma of Legal Services BSB50110
Diploma of Accounting FNS50210
Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60210
Diploma of Business BSB50207
Diploma of Human Resources Management BSB50613
Diploma of Management BSB51107
Diploma of Marketing BSB51207
Diploma of Project Management BSB51413
Advanced Diploma of Business BSB60207
Advanced Diploma of Management BSB60407
Advanced Diploma of Project Management BSB60707
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) BSB60907
Diploma of Business Administration BSB50407
Diploma of Travel And Tourism SIT50112
Diploma of Events SIT50212
Diploma of Hospitality SIT50313
Advanced Diploma of Travel And Tourism  SIT60112 
Advanced Diploma of Events SIT60212
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality SIT60313 
Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft-Tissue Therapy) 10052NAT
Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT50307
Advanced Diploma In Naturopathy  HLT60512
Diploma of Sport Development SIS50612
Diploma of Disability CHC50108
Diploma of Community Services Coordination CHC52212
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) HLT51612
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs And Mental Health) CHC50412
Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413
Diploma of Community Services Work CHC50612
Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) CHC52008
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC60312
Advanced Diploma of Forensic Science (Crime Scene Examination) 80888ACT
Diploma of Ecology and Environmental Management 80892ACT 
Diploma of Forensic Science (Document Examination) 81127ACT
Advanced Diploma of Forensic Science (Document Examination) 81128ACT
Diploma of Public Safety (Forensic Investigation) PUA50312
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)  PUA60913
Diploma of Animal Technology ACM50110 
Diploma of Laboratory Technology MSL50109
Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology  MSS50211
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 
Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)  CPC50308
Diploma of Surveying CPP50112 
Diploma of Spatial Information Services CPP50212
Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services CPP60112
Diploma of Engineering - Technical MEM50212
Diploma of Engineering Drafting 40603SA
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design 40604SA
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUF60107
Diploma of Library and Information Services CUL50111 
Diploma of Information Technology ICA50111
Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration ICA50311
Diploma of Information Technology Networking ICA50411
Diploma of Database Design and Development ICA50511
Diploma of Website Development ICA50611
Diploma of Software Development ICA50711
Diploma of Systems Analysis and Design ICA50811
Diploma of Digital Media Technologies ICA50911
Diploma of Horticulture AHC50410
Advanced Diploma of Photography 80907ACT
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology LMT50307
Diploma of Building Design CPP50911
Diploma of Visual Arts CUV50111
Diploma of Interior and Decoration MSF50213
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design MSF60113
Diploma of Beauty Therapy SIB50110
Diploma of Salon Management SIB50210

A student may choose either:

The Course Assurance Option

Under the course assurance option, a student will be offered a place in a similar course of study by TDA. If the student accepts this option, TDA will make all necessary arrangements to ensure a student is able to enrol with the Second Provider in the similar course of study. This offered course will lead to the same or a comparable qualification without any requirement on the part of the student to pay the Second Provider any student contribution or tuition fee for any replacement units (that is, units that the student had commenced but not completed because the course ceased to be offered). A student will receive full credit from the Second Provider for any units of study successfully completed at CIT.

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

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

OR

The Student Contribution/Tuition Fee Repayment Option

Under the Student Contribution/Tuition Fee Repayment Option, TDA undertakes to pay the student the total of any up-front payments already paid by the student for any units of study the student has commenced but not completed because the course ceased to be offered. Students selecting this option will also have their SLE or FEE-HELP balance/s re-credited for the uncompleted units if they used FEE-HELP to pay tuition fees for the uncompleted units.

* See Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2002 for the definition of overseas student.