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Exchange Student

A student who is participating in a formal exchange program arranged between an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP) and a non-Australian overseas Higher Education Provider (HEP).

Australian Exchange Students

Load which is to be reported in the Student Load/Liability File for an Australian exchange student is defined within Section 6.5.1.

The following types of units of study are not to be reported in the Student Load/Liability File for the Australian exchange student overseas:

  • units of study for which tuition fees are charged at the non- Australian overseas Higher Education Provider (HEP);
  • units of study which are extraneous to the formal exchange program; and
  • units of study which will not be counted for credit towards the course enrolled in at the reporting Higher Education Provider (HEP).

Where there is load reported in the Student Load/Liability File for the Australian exchange student, the value reported for Element 307 (Course code) is to indicate the course towards which credit will be counted by the Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP).

For units of study undertaken in the Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP) by an overseas student who has come to Australia as part of a formal exchange program, and that student is paying a tuition fee, then load for that student is subject to the normal requirements for inclusion in submissions of the Student Load/Liability File as fee-paying overseas students.

Types of Students for Whom Records are to be Excluded

The first submission of the Student Load/Liability File is to exclude load for units or parts of units of study undertaken by these types of students:

  • Overseas students who have come to Australia either as an Exchange student or Study Abroad student as part of a formal exchange program arranged between Higher Education Provider (HEP) , but who are not being charged tuition fees by the Higher Education Provider (HEP);

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This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Student Collection