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Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100403
Status: TAFE POLICY

1. Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW Higher Education upholds the principle that academic integrity relies on the application of honesty in all scholarly endeavour.

1.2

Students of TAFE NSW Higher Education are subject to policy and procedure governing academic misconduct.

1.3

Academic misconduct will not be tolerated and any detected instances will incur penalties.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to all TAFE NSW Higher Education students enrolled in higher education courses who are expected to conduct themselves in their academic studies honestly and ethically and carefully acknowledge the work of others in all their academic activities.

3.Context

3.1

This Policy Accords with: 3.1.1

National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes.

3.1.2

Generally accepted standards in higher education practice.

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 28-9-2010

Web publication date – 15/05/2015

Reference Number – PD/2010/0403/V01

Approval date – 24-8-2010

Approving officer – Deputy Director-General TAFE and Community Education

Superseded documents

Document history

Main changes since previous version

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Discipline & behaviour

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – cheating, collusion, plagiarism, honesty

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

Academic staff are responsible for assessment and marking of TAFE NSW Higher Education student assignments.

4.2

Academic staff are responsible for monitoring and reporting academic misconduct.

4.3

Academic staff have a responsibility to explain to students both good scholarly practice and academic integrity.

4.4

Students have a responsibility to conduct themselves in their academic studies honestly and ethically and acknowledge the work of others in all their academic activities.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the TAFE NSW Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

6.Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:58:18

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Procedures

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100403
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Procedures – TAFE NSW

Description

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education Institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last updated

28-9-2010

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:48:03

Higher Education Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100412
Status: TAFE POLICY

1. Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW higher education can grant advanced standing for prior learning to ensure students:

1.1.1

Commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences, and

1.1.2

Are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context.

1.2

Advanced standing (credit) may be granted with respect to specific subjects that constitute a course of study on the basis of prior learning, whether from formal studies or professional work or life experience.

1.3

The granting of credit is based on the following broad principles:

1.3.1

Granting of credit for prior learning consistent with a student’s chance of success in a course of study

1.3.2

Furthering articulation with other higher education and vocational training providers

1.3.3

The facilitation of transfer between courses of study in TAFE NSW higher education

1.3.4

A consistent approach to the granting of credit.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to:

  • All TAFE NSW higher education staff responsible for awarding advanced standing or credit in any course of study
  • Students enrolled in TAFE NSW higher education courses of study

3. Context

3.1

This policy accords with:

3.1.1

TAFE NSW Higher Education Student Selection and Admission Procedures

3.1.2

The principles outlined in the AVCC policy guidelines on cross-sector qualification linkages.

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 28-9-2010

Web publication date – 14/05/2015

Reference Number – PD/2010/0412/V02

Approval date – 28-9-2010

Approving officer – Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers: N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Recognition of prior learning

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – credit, advanced, prior learning

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

All academic staff are responsible for the management of applications for advanced standing or credit to students for TAFE NSW higher education courses of study.

4.2

The course coordinator and dean have overall responsibility for the effective administration and implementation of this policy and related procedures.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with theHigher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

6. Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:45:50

Higher Education advanced standing and credit transfer procedures

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100412
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Higher Education advanced standing and credit transfer procedures – TAFE NSW

Description

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW higher education rules for the granting of advanced standing, credit transfer and articulation to students enrolled in TAFE NSW Higher Education courses.

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education Institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education
TafeDegrees@tafensw.edu.au

Last updated

28/08/2017

Last Modified: 2017-10-18 15:47:23

Higher Education Assessment Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100405
Status: TAFE POLICY

1. Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether the student has fulfilled the subject learning outcomes reflected in the subject aims and objectives.

1.2 Assessment Conducted by TAFE NSW Higher Education:

1.2.1

Enables students to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the learning outcomes of the subject.

1.2.2

Is valid, reliable, consistent and equitable.

1.2.3

Is conducive to students attaining optimum subject outcomes and intellectual development.

1.2.4

Is consistent with the maintenance of academic standards and rigour of TAFE NSW Higher Education.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to:

  • All relevant academic staff – permanent and casual
  • All students enrolled in courses of study
  • All subjects within a course of study.

3.Context

3.1

This policy should be used in conjunction:

Higher Education Assessment Procedures – TAFE NSW

Higher Education Course Design, Development and Evaluation Policy and Procedure – TAFE NSW

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy and Procedure – TAFE NSW

Higher Education Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Policy and Procedure – TAFE NSW.

3.2 Document History and Details

Policy title

Higher Education Assessment Policy – TAFE NSW

Implementation date

28-9-2010

Web publication date

15/05/2015

Reference Number

PD/2010/0405/V02

Approval date

28-9-2010

Approving officer

Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education.

Superseded documents

Document history

Main changes since previous version

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers N/A

SCIS Number

N/A

Publication Data

Publicly-availableYes

Storage location wwwpolicies: central

Primary locationTAFE | Student administration | Assessment Leading and Managing
the School categoriesnone

Subject keywords assessment, learning outcomes

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1 The Teaching and Learning Committee has Overall Responsibility for:

4.1.1

the development of assessment moderation procedures.

4.1.2

monitoring and improving the quality of assessment.

4.1.3

reviewing student results on an institution-wide basis and addressing anomalies.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework – TAFE NSW.

6. Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-07-07 11:03:29

Higher Education Assessment Procedure

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100405
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education assessment procedures- TAFE NSW

Description

These procedures outline the framework and processes by which learning is assessed within TAFE NSW Higher Education and the integrity of assessment practices across all aspects of a course is assured.

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Assessment Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education Institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last updated

28-08-2017

Last Modified: 2017-08-28 18:27:30

Higher Education Facilities, Resources & Services Review and Improvement Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100410
Status: TAFE POLICY

1.Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW higher education is committed to processes to ensure appropriate maintenance, review and improvement of facilities, resources and services to facilitate the successful delivery of its higher education courses.

1.2

Well maintained facilities, services and adequate resources for staff and students will be appropriate in scope, quality and efficacy for the capacity of TAFE NSW higher education and mode of delivery of its courses.

2.Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to all TAFE NSW higher education staff responsible for quality assurance. This includes but is not restricted to the THEEG and Teaching and Learning Committee.

3.Context

3.1

This policy aligns with:

  • TAFE NSW Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework
  • TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Design Development and Evaluation Policy and Procedure.

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 28-9-2010
Web publication date – 15/05/2015
Reference Number – PD/2010/0410/V02
Approval date – 28-9-2010
Approving officer – Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education

Document History

Main changes since previous version

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers N/A

SCIS Number

N/A

Publication data

Publicly available: Yes
Storage location wwwpolicies: Central
Primary location:  TAFE | Administration & management | Facilities
Leading and Managing the School categories: None
Subject keywords: Facilities, resources, services, maintenance

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

The THEEG will be responsible for continual review and improvement and will delegate responsibility of regular review processes to the dean, course coordinator and Teaching and Learning Committee.

4.2

The dean and Teaching and Learning Committee will make recommendations and strategies to the THEEG for action.

4.3

All improvements approved by the THEEG for action will be allocated to staff to complete within the approved timeframe.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

5.2

The TAFE NSW Higher Education Executive Group (THEEG) will monitor this policy by regular review and feedback from various stakeholders and the Teaching and Learning Committee and take action to implement improvements where necessary.

6. Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:52:20

Higher Education Free Intellectual Inquiry Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100408
Status: TAFE POLICY

1.Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW higher education will deliver student centred higher education programs that are informed by research, and promote intellectual enquiry, critical thinking and creative reasoning.

1.2

TAFE NSW higher education will provide individuals with a learning environment that:

1.2.1

motivates and engenders enquiry and learning about our society, culture, the international environment, science, technology and industry

1.2.2

encourages, facilitates and supports positive, analytical discourse and awareness and

1.2.3

promotes free intellectual inquiry.

1.3

TAFE NSW higher education will promote investigation, critical enquiry and innovation through scholarship, teaching and partnerships with business, industry, education and government.

1.4

TAFE NSW higher education will support this learning environment by:

1.4.1

Developing a framework for academic integrity and honesty

1.4.2

Promoting scholarly activity.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to:

  • All TAFE NSW Higher Education students enrolled in higher education courses
  • All TAFE NSW Higher Education staff responsible for the delivery of TAFE NSW Higher Education courses.

3. Context

3.1

This policy reflects the requirements of the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes and is supported by the following:

  • TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy and Procedure.
  • TAFE NSW Higher Education Scholarly Activity Policy and Procedure.

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation Date – 28-9-2010

Web Publication Date – 14/10/2010

Reference Number – PD/2010/0408/V01

Approval Date – 28-9-2010

Approving Officer – Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education

Superseded Documents

Document History

Main Changes Since Previous Version

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission Reference Numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication Data

Publicly – available

Yes Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Courses | Quality assurance

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – intellectual, inquiry, enquiry, scholarship

4.Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

Academic staff are responsible for promoting free intellectual enquiry, critical thinking and creative reasoning in the student body.

4.2

Academic staff are responsible for encouraging, facilitating and supporting positive, analytical discourse and awareness in the student body

4.3

TAFE NSW Higher Education Executive Group (THEEG) is the primary operational decision-making body of the higher education institution and oversees TAFE NSW’s higher education operations.

4.4

All TAFE NSW higher education staff have a role in ensuring quality assurance and continual improvement policy and procedure is supported and carried out.

5.Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

The policy will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the TAFE NSW Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

6.Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:51:13

Higher Education Grievance Procedures

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20170824
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education grievance procedures- TAFE NSW

Description

These procedures outline the processes for making and resolving complaints or grievances in relation to TAFE NSW Higher Education courses.

Document type

Procedure

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education Institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last updated

28-08-2017

Last Modified: 2017-10-18 15:18:20

Higher Education Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Procedures

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100409
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Procedures – TAFE NSW

Description

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW higher education rules for meeting course completion requirements, exclusion related to unsatisfactory progress, and processes for student course completion and graduation eligibility. It also covers deferment of commencement and applying for a period of leave during study.

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

TafeDegrees@tafensw.edu.au

Last updated

28-08-2017

Last Modified: 2017-08-28 18:17:45

Higher Education Selection and Admissions Procedures

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: 20170802
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education Selection and Admissions Procedures

Description

These procedures outline the principles of admission and selection into TAFE NSW Higher Education courses and the responsibilities of staff involved in student admission and selection.

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Student Selection and Admissions Policy – TAFE NSW

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

TafeDegrees@tafensw.edu.au

Last updated

2017-08-28

 

Last Modified: 2017-08-28 18:17:26

Higher Education Student Consultation Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100413
Status: TAFE POLICY

1. Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW higher education is committed to assisting students to gain maximum results academically, personally and professionally.

1.2

Academic staff of TAFE NSW Higher Education will provide student academic consultation.

1.3

Student consultation may take place for reasons not limited to:

1.3.1  

Clarifying/explaining subject requirements.

1.3.2  

Clarifying/explaining assessment task requirements

1.3.3  

Advising on progression rules and completion requirements

1.3.4  

Assisting students to catch up with content from any lectures and/or tutorials they may have missed

1.3.5  

Advising students on strategies to complete assessment tasks

1.3.6  

Applying for extension of assessment due dates

1.3.7  

Providing feedback on performance

1.3.8  

Providing professional information/advice.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to all TAFE NSW higher education academic staff.

3. Context

3.1

This policy aligns with:

  • TAFE NSW Higher Education Student Consultation Procedures
  • TAFE NSW Higher Education Student Progression and Exclusion Policy

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 28-9-2010

Web publication date – 18/05/2015

Reference Number – PD/2010/0413/V01

Approval date – 28-9-2010

Approving officer – Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education.

Superseded documents

Document history

Main changes since previous version

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Assessment

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – consultation, advice, assessment, progression

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

The course coordinator and dean are responsible for the effective management and implementation of this policy and procedures.

4.2

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring academic staff are aware of and implement the policy and procedures.

4.3

Academic staff are responsible for providing student academic consultation and the effective implementation of this policy and procedures.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

6. Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:49:57

Higher Education Student Consultation Procedures

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100413
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education Student Consultation Procedures – TAFE NSW

Description

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW Higher Education processes for student/teacher consultation.

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Student Consultation Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education Institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last updated

28-9-2010

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:49:36

Higher Education Student Progression Exclusion Graduation Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100409
Status: TAFE POLICY

1.Objectives – Policy statement

1.1 Students of TAFE NSW Higher Education are subject to:

1.1.1

Course completion and graduation eligibility requirements.

1.1.2

Exclusion related to unsatisfactory progress.

1.1.3

TAFE NSW Higher Education requires that academic progress of all students is monitored. Students who are determined to be ‘at risk’ may be provided with advice and assistance to support successful course completion.

1.1.4

TAFE NSW Higher Education Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Procedures outline the processes required to be undertaken by staff of TAFE NSW higher education to manage academic progress.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to:

  • All TAFE NSW higher education students enrolled in higher education courses.
  • All TAFE NSW higher education staff responsible for the management of students enrolled in higher education courses.

3. Context

3.1

This policy meets the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 28-9-2010

Web publication date – 22/09/2015

Reference Number – PD/2010/0409/V02

Approval date – 28-9-2010

Approving officer – Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education.

Superseded documents –

Document history –

Main changes since previous version

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Assessment

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – graduation, completion, exclusion, at risk, progression

4.Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

The dean and the course coordinator are responsible for the effective management and implementation of this policy and mandatory procedures.

4.2 Academic staff are responsible for: 

4.2.1

The implementation of the procedures related to this policy.

4.2.2

Monitoring student academic progress.

4.2.3

Managing students at risk.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework – TAFE NSW.

6.Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:48:49

Higher Education Student Selection and Admissions Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100414V02
Status: TAFE POLICY

1. Objectives – Policy statement

1.1

TAFE NSW higher education is committed to selection and admission principles that provide:
1.1.1
a broad and flexible framework for student admission to TAFE NSW higher education courses of study.
1.1.2
an efficient and equitable student admissions process which includes suitable adjustment for applicants who have been disadvantaged in educational experience but who demonstrate potential to succeed.
1.1.3
reliability and transparency.
1.1.4
a commitment to maximising student success in academic study.

2. Audience and applicability

2.1

This policy is appliable to:
staff involved with admitting students to TAFE NSW higher education courses of study.
applicants to TAFE NSW higher education courses of study.

3. Context

3.1

This policy is based on selection principles and business practices endorsed by the TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board. These principles support the provision of a fair and equitable selection process in line with principles of access and equity. Admission procedures will ensure there is sufficient provision of evidence to ensure the applicant has the necessary attributes for tertiary study.

3.2 Document history and details

4. Responsibilities and delegations

4.1

Academic staff are responsible for the effective administration and implementation of this policy and associated procedures.

4.2

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring teachers are aware of and implement this policy and associated procedures.

5. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework -TAFE NSW.

6.Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:45:29

Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refund and Review Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100407
Status: TAFE POLICY

1.Objectives – Policy statement

1.1

TAFE NSW Higher Education students are charged a tuition fee determined by subject (unit of study) cost for the subjects they are enrolled in. Full fee-paying students who meet the specified eligibility criteria and are enrolled in a FEE-HELP eligible qualification:

1.1.1

Must be charged the same tuition fee for a particular unit of study irrespective of whether they pay up-front or take out a FEE-HELP loan

1.1.2

Are eligible for a refund of tuition fees if they withdraw on or before the census date for the relevant unit of study

1.1.3

Are eligible for a refund of tuition fees if they withdraw after the census date only if they can demonstrate special circumstances as outlined in the Higher Education Support Act (HESA).

1.2 By the administrative date (that is, the 10 percent duration point), students must have either:

1.2.1

Paid their tuition fees up-front; or

1.2.2

Paid a proportion of their tuition fees up-front and indicated that they intend to apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the balance; or

1.2.3

Indicated that they intend to apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the full cost of their unit of study.

1.3

Students who elect to take out a FEE-HELP loan must submit a request for FEE-HELP assistance (either online or hard copy) on or before the census date.

1.4

Students who take out a FEE-HELP loan incur a debt once their enrolment is confirmed after the census date for the relevant unit of study. The Commonwealth charge a 25% loan fee on the student’s loan amount.

1.5

TAFE NSW Higher Education students may also be charged incidental fees for goods or services related to the subjects they are enrolled in.

1.6

All TAFE NSW fees and charges are reviewed on a yearly basis and are subject to change.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

All students who are enrolled in a TAFE NSW Higher Education qualification.

2.2

All eligible TAFE NSW Higher Education students enrolled in a unit of study in a FEE-HELP eligible qualification

2.3

Eligible students may be either:

  • FEE-HELP assisted, through accessing assistance in the form of a loan from the Commonwealth, or
  • FEE-HELP eligible, meaning that they would be entitled to access this assistance if they applied.

2.4

International students are not covered by this policy and are subject to the terms and conditions outlined on the TAFE NSW Higher Education international students’ application form which meet the ESOS Act (2000) and National Code of Practice (2007) requirements.

3. Context

3.1

Legislative requirements met by this policy:

Higher Education Support Act

FEE-HELP Guidelines, which are legislative instruments comprising:

FEE-HELP Guidelines

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 21-06-2012

Web publication date – 18/05/2015

Reference Number – PD/2010/0407/V02

Approval date – 21-06-2012

Approving officer – Deputy director-general TAFE and Community Education

Superseded documents

Higher Education FEE-HELP Tuition Fee & Refund Policy – TAFE NSW PD/2010/0407/V01

Document history

Main changes since previous version

Addressing of up-front and FEE-HELP payment of tuition fees; removal of cancellation fee incurred for withdrawal after administrative date but prior to census date.

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers N/A

SCIS Number

N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Fees

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – tuition fees, refund, census, withdraw, FEE-HELP,

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

All students enrolled in a TAFE NSW higher education course are responsible for paying their tuition fees as applicable.

4.2

TAFE NSW Higher Education is responsible for charging and/or refunding tuition fees in accordance with this policy and its associated procedure.

4.3

The higher education unit is responsible for the maintenance of the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refunds and Review Procedure.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

The policy will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the TAFE NSW Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

6.Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:46:57

Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refund and Review Procedures

0

Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100407
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refund and Review Procedures – TAFE NSW

Description

Higher Education students are charged a tuition fee for each subject they are enrolled in. Students can pay the tuition fee up front or can take out a FEE-HELP loan. Conditions apply in relation to refunds or remittance of tuition fees when a student withdraws.

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refund and Review Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW higher education institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last updated

21-06-2012

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:46:13