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HECS Information

Did you enrol and start studying BEFORE 31 December 2020?

For students who have enrolled and commenced study in the Diploma of Dementia Care or Bachelor of Dementia Care BEFORE 31 December 2020, the following information is applicable.

If you are currently studying the Diploma of Dementia Care (M1D) under a HECS waiver, this waiver will remain in place at the current rate. If you are currently studying the Bachelor of Dementia Care (M3S) under a HECS waiver, the waiver percentage will change to 50% when you reach your next exit point of either the Diploma or Associate Degree.

Current students’ waivers will be honoured through to graduation of the course currently enrolled in (or disengagement/withdrawal) provided that students continue to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (ie eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place [CSP]).
  2. Be enrolled in the Diploma of Dementia Care or Bachelor of Dementia Care; and commence at least one unit by 31 December 2020.
  3. Enrol in a minimum of one unit per calendar year (extenuating circumstances may be considered by the College of Health and Medicine outside condition 3 on a case-by-case basis).
  4. Pay the relevant Student Services and Amenities Fee – this fee is set on a yearly basis and is charged per unit of study.
  5. Not be excluded from the course based on academic progress or misconduct.

The HECS waiver will be automatically applied after the student enrols in their first unit/s in the Diploma of Dementia Care or Bachelor of Dementia Care and will appear on students’ invoice prior to the census date.

For further information on Commonwealth Supported Places, Student Contributions and HECS-HELP please consult the Study Assist website.

If you have questions about your enrolment of waiver, please contact dementia.care@utas.edu.au

Did you start studying AFTER 31 December 2020?

For the individual cost (or HECS fee) for each unit, please visit the individual Course and Unit Handbooks:

The total cost of HECS for the Diploma of Dementia Care is approximately $9,000 (for Australian citizen or permanent resident, i.e. eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place [CSP]).

HECS-Help Loans are available, enabling the deferment of payment. Information may be found at the Study Assist website.

For further enquiries please, please contact dementia.care@utas.edu.au