HECS Scholarships may available for domestic students when studying under the Diploma of Family History.
HECS scholarships are applied to your record as soon as possible after you enrol in foundation-level units within the Diploma of Family History. Initially, your invoice in eStudent may reflect the cost of the unit. Sometimes this may take up to a week after your enrolment is processed, but please be assured your correct invoice will appear in eStudent after this time.
Full HECS-Scholarships may be available for these units::
- Introduction to Family History
- Writing Family History
- Convict Ancestors
- Place, Image, Object
- The Photo Essay
HECS Scholarships may be available that cover half of the tuition fees for the four second-level units in 2017. You will be charged a tuition fee of 50% for these units. For 2017 the Student Contribution Amount for these units, after the 50% waiver, is $396.50. Initially, your invoice in eStudent may reflect the full cost of the unit. The partial scholarship will be applied to your record as soon as possible after enrolment. Sometimes this may take up to a week after your enrolment is processed, but please be assured your correct invoice will appear in eStudent after this time.
These units include:
In effect, you are receiving eight units for the tuition fees of two if you complete all eight units.
You may notice in the University of Tasmania Course and Unit Handbook that the costs of units are explicitly stated. Please be assured that this is a cost is covered by your HECS Scholarship for foundation-level units in 2017.
Study in 2018 may not be covered by a HECS-scholarship, however for domestic students* these may be deferred under the HECS-HELP Scheme. For further information on HECS-HELP consult the Australian Tax Office (ATO) guidelines.
Students will also be exempt from paying the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for the foundation-level units in the Diploma of Family History in 2017. This exemption will be automatically applied during the enrolment process. However, students will be required to pay the SSAF for 2017 when enrolled in the second-level units. The cost of the Student Services and Amenities Fee is $44.10 per unit. This amount can be deferred through the SA-HELP form on eStudent for domestic students*. SA-HELP eligibility can be confirmed at SSAF guidelines. The funds from this fee are allocated to the improvement of services and amenities for students of the University for both on-campus and online students.
A requirement for all students receiving a HECS Scholarship for each unit is compulsory completion of the eCAF. The eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) is a government form that is available online through eStudent. Completing the form is a requirement for all students. Instructions for how to complete the eCAF form will be included in the content for each unit. Also see eCAF Instruction Guide (PDF 531KB).
*Domestic students include Australian citizens or students holding Permanent Humanitarian Visas or with Permanent Resident Status. Citizens of countries outside of Australia (excluding New Zealand), are not eligible to study these units.