Statement of Tuition Assurance - VET FEE HELP Loans

Statement of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Tuition Assurance

Under the provisions of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (the Act) and Chapter 3 of the VET Guidelines 2015 (the VET Guidelines), Holmesglen Institute (the First Provider) is required to provide tuition assurance arrangements to students who are currently enrolled in a VET course of study approved for VET FEE-HELP. 

This requirement is to protect you in the event that Holmesglen Institute ceases to provide a VET course of study in which you are enrolled. The meaning of 'ceasing to provide a VET course of study' is set out in Part 3, Division 4, Section 13 of the VET Guidelines available on the Com Law website.

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

  1. an offer of a place in a similar VET course of study with a Second Provider without any requirement to pay the Second Provider any VET tuition fee for any replacement VET unit of study (this is known as the 'VET Course Assurance Option'); or 
  2. a refund of any up-front payments and/or a re-crediting of any FEE-HELP balances for any VET unit of study in which you are enrolled or have commenced but unable to complete because Holmesglen ceases to provide the VET course of study of which the VET unit forms part (this is known as the 'VET Tuition Fee Repayment Option') 

Holmesglen has met the VET Tuition Assurance requirements as specified in the VET Guidelines through its current membership of the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) Tuition Assurance Scheme (Vocational Education and Training). Contact details for the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator are:

TAFE Directors Australia
Website: www.tda.edu.au
Phone Number: (02) 9217 3180
Email: memberservices@tda.edu.au

Postal Address
National Secretariat
PO Box 707, BROADWAY NSW 2007

If Holmesglen ceases to provide a VET course of study in which you are enrolled, the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator will send you a written VET Tuition Assurance Offer (the Offer) advising you of the options available under the VET tuition assurance requirements. The Offer will include directions that you must follow in order to notify the TDA Tuition Assurance Scheme Administrator of the choice you have made for each affected VET 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 the VET course of study.

You may choose one of the following options should Holmesglen Institute cease to offer the VET course of study. These options are explained below:

  1. The Course Assurance Option
  2. Tuition Fee Repayment Option

VET Course Assurance Option

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

VET Tuition Fee Repayment Option

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