ACPET was advised that Government will take responsibility for all loan schemes in 2018. The 2018 interim arrangements will see the Department of Education and Training manage tuition assurance services for VET Student Loans. The Department will also extend these interim tuition assurance arrangements to grandfathered VET FEE-HELP students for 2018. The department also intends to manage tuition assurance services for FEE-HELP students and providers in 2018.
As identified in the FAQs at www.education.gov.au/help-and-other-information this in effect means that providers will be exempted from the requirement to hold tuition assurance in 2018.
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