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Student Loan Assistance (Re-crediting Fees and Review of Decisions) Policy

1. Purpose

To ensure CIT compliance with the requirements for re-crediting of Australian Government student loan assistance fees and reviewing decisions relating to these entitlements.

2. Scope

All students enrolled in Australian Government student loan assistance eligible courses.

3. Principles

3.1 If a student withdraws from an Australian Government student loan assistance unit of study on or before the census date the student will not incur a debt for that unit of study.

3.2 If a student withdraws after the census date the student will incur the debt unless CIT agrees to re-credit a student’s Australian Government student loan assistance balance due to special circumstances.

3.3 The student must apply in writing within 12 months of the withdrawal date to have their balance re-credited.

3.4 The student's application will be considered by the CIT Australian Government Student Loan Assistance Officer within 15 business days of being received.

3.5 A student has the right to apply for a review of a decision to not re-credit her/his Australian Government student loan assistance balance within 28 days from receiving notice of the decision, or such longer period as the Institute allows. The application must be in writing stating the reasons for a review.

3.6 If still unsatisfied a student may make an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a reconsideration of the Review Officer’s decision.

3.7 If any part of this policy or the associated procedures does not align with Commonwealth Government requirements then the Commonwealth Government requirements take precedence over the relevant sections of this policy and/or the associated procedures.

4. Documentation

Higher Education Support Act 2003

HESA Higher Education Provider Guidelines

HELP Approved VET provider information

5. Definitions

Australian Government Student Loan Assistance - Includes the Fee Paying Higher Education Loan Program (FEE-HELP) scheme, VET Student Loans scheme and/or any similar Commonwealth Government student loan schemes.

6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information about this policy contact Director, CIT Corporate Services.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through the associated procedures. Authority to make changes to the procedures rests with the policy owner.

Policy No: 2017/1198
Approved: September 2021
Next Review: September 2022
Category: Student Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Corporate Services
procedureword Student Loan Assistance Re-crediting Fees and Review of Decisions Procedures
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