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Remissions, repayments and re-credits

2019 and earlier

A procedure conducted by providers whereby a student's HELP debt is removed because of special circumstances. Remissions are reported to the department on the VET/Student Revision submission.

From 2020

A procedure conducted by providers whereby a student's HELP debt is removed, HELP balance is re‑credited and any contribution or fees repaid for reasons required or allowed under legislation.

Remissions, re‑credits and repayments are reported by updating the relevant unit enrolment with an allowable Remission reason code (E446). Providers should not revise or remove other values on the unit enrolment when updating the remission reason code (except for Unit of study status code (E355) and Unit of study outcome date (E601)).

The allowable values for the Remission reason code (E446) are based in legislation under the:

The legislative basis for each allowable value is listed below:

Allowable value Universities Non‑university higher education providers VSL providers
01 HESA s36-20
HESA s97-25
HESA s104-25 VSLA s68
06 HESA s36-24A
HESA s97-42
HESA s104-42 VSLA s69
12 Use when a student receives a repayment and/or re‑credit of HELP balance as a result of determining, after the census date, that the student does not have a valid tax file number Use when a student receives a repayment and/or re‑credit of HELP balance as a result of determining, after the census date, that the student does not have a valid tax file number N/A
16 N/A HESA s104-43 N/A
17 N/A HESA s104-44(1) N/A
18 N/A HESA s104-44(2) N/A
19 N/A HESA s104-44(3) N/A

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