The purpose of the University of Tasmania's Safety Net Grant Scheme is to provide emergency financial assistance to eligible students who are experiencing financial hardship which is adversely affecting their education. The main criteria for assistance under the Scheme is that a student demonstrates a genuine need and that their capacity for continued study may be in jeopardy due to financial hardship. Ensure you read all sections of the Safety Net Grant Scheme application and information carefully.
The Scheme will not fund the payment of the following costs:
As the Scheme draws on a limited pool of funds, the University makes no representation or warranties as to the availability of funds for assistance under this Scheme for students.
To be eligible a student must:
Members of the Committee and all other staff who are either directly or indirectly involved in administration of the Scheme will maintain confidentiality and discretion in all matters relating to the Scheme.
The Committee comprises nominated representatives from:
The Committee meets on a weekly basis. Students shall have the right to a review of a decision as described in the 'Review of Decision' section.
You have the right to request a review of a Committee decision. To request a review you must provide a request in writing and provide any additional information which may be relevant. The application will be reviewed at a meeting of the Review Committee at which you can appear and/or you have the right of representation.
Tasmania University Union:
Hobart - 6226 2855
Launceston - 6324 3776
Cradle Coast - 6430 4936
Sydney students please call Launceston - (03) 6324 3776
Contact the Student Centre on:
Hobart - 6226 2697
Launceston - 6324 3787
Cradle Coast - 6430 4949
Sydney students please call Launceston - (03) 6324 3787
Financial assistance refers to the allowable assistance available through the University's Safety Net Grant Scheme.
Student refers to a student currently enrolled in and undertaking an Award course at the University of Tasmania.
Committee refers to the University's Safety Net Grant Scheme Committee.
Scheme refers to the University's Safety Net Grant Scheme.
Interviewing Officer refers to designated representatives of the Tasmania University Union who conducts the student's application interview and makes a recommendation to the Committee on the application.
Review Committee refers to the Safety Net Grants Scheme Review Committee. The Review Committee comprises the statewide TUU President; Manager, Support and Equity Unit; Manager, International Services and Manager, Financial and Business Services (or their authorised delegates). The Review Committee meets on an as needs basis to review applications and make a decision, and to review the procedures and guidelines pertaining to the Scheme.
Authorised by the Executive Director, Student Centre
17 August, 2012