VET Student Loans and 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:
* See Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2002 for the definition of overseas student.
Note: The Australian Government is expanding the successful Tuition Protection Service (TPS) for international students to provide tuition assurance for students at non-university higher education providers (NUHEP) offering FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans (VSL) providers. The new tuition assurance arrangements, for NUHEP FEE-HELP and VSL, will commence on 1 January 2019. For more information please go to https://www.education.gov.au/help-and-other-information