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.
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:
- Opens in a new window: Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA)
- Opens in a new window: VET Student Loans Act 2016 (VLSA)
The legislative basis for each allowable value is listed below:
|Allowable value||Universities||Non‑university higher education providers||VSL providers|
|HESA s104-25||VSLA s68|
|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|
This glossary item applies to the collection types:
- Higher Education Student Collection
- VET Collections