TAFE Directors Australia

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Tuition Assurance Scheme

TDA operates one of two Tuition Assurance Schemes (TAS) approved by the Australian Government.

The TDA TAS is split into three sub-schemes: TAFE, Non-TAFE and NVR.

 

TAFE and Non-TAFE TAS for FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans approved providers

The TAFE Scheme meets the requirements of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 in respect to students eligible for VET FEE-HELP / VET Student Loans and full fee and commonwealth supported students eligible for FEE-HELP studying higher education courses at approved TAFE Institutes.

The Non-TAFE scheme meets the requirements of the Act in respect to full fee paying students eligible for FEE-HELP studying higher education courses at non-government universities and private higher education providers and students eligible for VET FEE-HELP / vet Student Loans at approved Non-TAFE Registered Training Organisations.

Under the Act and associated Guideline and VET Student Loan Rules 2016, TAS operators are required, in the event of a Provider ceasing to provide a course of study, to either find an alternative place for the student with another provider or refund course fees paid by the student and/or fees paid on the student’s behalf and particularly fees paid by the Commonwealth to a Provider as part of a HELP loan.

 

NVR TAS for Non-TAFE RTOs which require a learner to prepay fees in excess of a total of $1,500

The NVR scheme meets the requirements of Standard 7 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011. Under Standard 7 and Schedule 6 of the Standards, if the RTO is unable to provide services for which the learner has prepaid fees of $1,500 or more, it must ensure the learner will be placed into an equivalent course or, if an equivalent course cannot be found, the learner is paid a refund of any prepaid fees for services yet to be delivered above the $1,500 prepaid fee.

For further information, contact TDA National Secretariat on 02 9217 3180 or tas@tda.edu.au.

 

Downloads

TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme (FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans) Application Form TAS TAFE 2017 PDF 383KB
TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme (FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans) Application Form TAS Non-TAFE 2017 PDF 384KB  
TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme (Prepaid Fees over $1,500) Application Form TAS NVR 2017 PDF 385KB pdflogo
VET Tuition Assurance Scheme Rules PDF 480KB pdflogo
Higher Education Tuition Assurance Scheme Rules PDF 490KB pdflogo
NVR Tuition Assurance Scheme Rules PDF 447KB pdflogo
TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme (FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans) Schedule A – Summary Data (TAFE and Non-TAFE) XLSX 17KB  
TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme (NVR) Schedule A – Summary Data (Non-TAFE RTOs) XLSX 18KB