HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) scholarships may be available for domestic students** for the Writing Family History unit in 2017.
The HECS scholarship is applied to your record as soon as possible after you enrol in the Writing Family History unit within the Diploma of Family History or another College of Arts, Law and Education approved course. Initially, your invoice in eStudent may reflect the cost of the unit. Sometimes it 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.
Writing Family History is one of nine units available to study under the Diploma of Family History. Further study in 2017/8 may attract HECS tuition fees, 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 2017. This exemption will be automatically applied during the enrolment process. The funds from this fee are normally 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 this 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 Writing Family History unit content. See also 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 this unit.