Statement of Tuition Assurance

Statement of Higher Education tuition assurance

Under the provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (the Act) and Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Provider Guidelines 2012 (the Guidelines), Holmesglen Institute (the First Provider) is required to provide tuition assurance arrangements for domestic students who are currently enrolled in an approved Higher Education course of study approved for FEE-HELP or Commonwealth Supported Place - HECS-HELP.

This requirement is to protect you in the event that Holmesglen Institute ceases to provide a Higher Education course of study in which you are enrolled. The meaning of 'ceasing to provide a course of study' is set out in the Guidelines which are available from: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Series/F2012L02136, Chapter 2, 2.1.25.

In the event that Holmesglen Institute ceases to provide a Higher Education course of study in which you are enrolled, you are entitled to one of the following options:

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 Higher Education tuition fee for any replacement unit of study (this is known as the 'Course Assurance Option'); or 
b) a refund of any up-front payments and/or re-crediting of any FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP balances for any unit of study in which you are enrolled or have commenced but unable to complete because Holmesglen ceases to provide the Higher Education course of study of which the unit of study forms part (this is known as the 'Tuition Fee Repayment Option').

Holmesglen has met the Tuition Assurance requirements as specified in the Guidelines through current membership of the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) Tuition Assurance Scheme (Higher Education). Contact details for the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator are:
TAFE Directors Australia
Website: www.tda.edu.au
Email: memberservices@tda.edu.au
Phone Number: (02) 9217 3180

If Holmesglen ceases to provide a Higher Education course of study in which you are enrolled, the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator will send you a written Tuition Assurance Offer (the Offer) advising you of the options available under the tuition assurance requirements. The offer will include directions that you must follow in order to notify TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator of the choice you have made for each affected unit of study. The TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator will provide this offer within twenty business days after it knows, or should know by reasonable enquiries, that Holmesglen has ceased to provide a Higher Education course of study.

For the purposes of FEE-HELP, all courses offered by us, in accordance with the course requirements of Section 104-10 of the Act, are covered by the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme.

You may choose one of the following options should Holmesglen Institute ceases to offer the course of study. These options are explained below:
a) The Course Assurance Option
b) Tuition Fee Repayment Option

The Course Assurance Option

  • Under the course assurance option, you will be offered a place in a similar course of study by the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator. If you accept this option, the TDA Tuition Assurance Administrator will make all necessary arrangements to ensure that you are 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 your part to pay the Second Provider any tuition fee for any replacement unit (that is, a unit that you had enrolled and/or commenced but unable to complete because the course ceased to be offered). You will receive full credit from the Second Provider for any unit of study successfully completed at Holmesglen Institute.
  • The Second Provider, nominated by TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator, may have different tuition fees to the fees you would have paid for units of study that were part of the course of study Holmesglen Institute ceased to provide but which you had not yet started studying.
  • You are not obliged to enrol in a course of study with a Second Provider offered by TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator under the Course Assurance Option. However, if you enrol with any other higher education provider, there is no obligation on that provider to offer full credit transfer for the unit of study completed with the First Provider or to offer a replacement unit free of charge.

Tuition Fee Repayment Option

Under the Tuition Fee Repayment Option TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator undertakes to pay you the total of any up-front payments already paid for any unit of study you had enrolled or commenced but did not complete because the course ceased to be offered. If you select this option you will also have your FEE-HELP balance re-credited for the uncompleted unit of study.

Holmesglen (The First Provider) Course

Qualification to which Holmesglen Course Leads

Bachelor of Business (Executive Administration)

Bachelor of Business (Executive Administration)

Early exit point:  Associate Degree in Business (Executive Administration)

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Early exit point:  Associate Degree in Business (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business (Marketing Management)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing Management)

Bachelor of Building Surveying

Bachelor of Building Surveying

Early exit point:  Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment)

Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics

Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics

Early exit point:  Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment)

Bachelor of Hospitality Management Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Fashion Design Bachelor of Fashion Design

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

Bachelor of Screen Production

Bachelor of Screen Production

Early exit point:  Associate Degree in Screen Production

Bachelor of Sports Media Bachelor of Sports Media
Graduate Diploma of Construction Management and Economics Graduate Diploma of Construction Management and Economics
Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying
Master of Professional Accounting Master of Professional Accounting

Early exit point:  Graduate Diploma in Accounting
Bachelor of Sport BusinessBachelor of Sport Business

Student Contribution/Tuition Fee Repayment Option

Under the Tuition Fee Repayment Option TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator undertakes to pay you the total of any up-front payments already paid for any unit of study you had enrolled or commenced but did not complete because the course ceased to be offered. If you select this option you will also have your FEE-HELP balance re-credited for the uncompleted unit of study.