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HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING ACT 1988 - SECT 54

Notice by institution

             (1)  An institution shall give to each student who is undertaking a designated course of study at the institution on the census date in respect of that course of study in respect of a semester a written notice:

                     (a)  setting out particulars of so much of that course of study as is being undertaken by the student in that semester;

                     (b)  stating whether the student is a contributing student or an exempt student in relation to that course of study in respect of that semester;

                     (c)  setting out the student's student load in respect of that course of study in that semester expressed as a proportion of the standard student load in respect of that course of study in the year in which that semester occurs; and

                     (d)  if the student is a contributing student in relation to that course of study in respect of that semester, specifying:

                              (i)  the amount of the contribution payable by the student in respect of that course of study in respect of that semester under section 39; and

                             (ii)  if the student has made a payment in respect of the contribution in accordance with subparagraph 41(1)(a)(i) or paragraph 41(1A)(a):

                                        (A)  the amount of that payment; and

                                        (B)  if any amount is payable to the student under paragraph 56(a) or, if the student requests, under paragraph 56(b)--that amount.

          (1A)  However, an institution is not required to give a student a notice under subsection (1) in relation to a course of study in respect of a semester if:

                     (a)  the student is an overseas student in relation to the course of study in respect of the semester; and

                     (b)  the student pays fees for the course of study in respect of the semester.

             (2)  A notice to a student under subsection (1) in relation to a semester shall be given not later than a date specified by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette in relation to that semester for the purposes of this section.

             (3)  If, after giving a notice to a student under subsection (1) or this subsection, an institution is satisfied that a material particular in the notice was not, or has ceased to be, correct, the institution shall give a further written notice to the student setting out the correct particular.

             (4)  A notice to a student under this section is given for the purpose only of providing information to the student, and the liability of a student to pay a contribution to an institution is not affected by a failure of the institution to give such a notice or to give such a notice by the specified date or by any incorrect statement in such a notice.

             (5)  A notice given to a student under this section shall set out the effect of subsections 55(1) and (2).



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