A higher education provider approved by TEQSA is able to apply to the Commonwealth to offer FEE-HELP to its eligible domestic students under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. To gain approval to offer FEE-HELP the applicant must meet a range of legislative and other requirements, as detailed in the following pages:
HELP IT system (HITS)
The department has embarked on the development of an integrated IT system for VET and higher education sectors. The new HELP IT system (HITS) will replace the current VET IT System (VITS) from late May 2013. HITS will cater for HELP provider applications from higher education and VET providers and on-going compliance requirements for those providers approved to offer HELP under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. [Note: HITS does not change any current HEIMS collections].
Some of the enhancements to the new system include:
- Individual user accounts;
- Provider notifications;
- On-going provider milestone reporting; and the
- Functionality to order HELP publications.
For further information about HITS, please find below the monthly HITS newsletters and security cover letter. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department at TSEnquiries@innovation.gov.au.
Higher Education Providers (HEPs) approved to offer FEE-HELP
The following documents are for the ongoing use of HEPs currently approved under the Higher Education Support Act 2003: