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HECS Information

Students who enrol and start study in Semester 1 2022

For domestic students commencing study in Semester 1 2022, we are pleased to offer the Diploma of Dementia Care with 100% HECS waiver (conditions apply).

100% HECS waivers will be honoured through to graduation of the Diploma of Dementia Care provided that the following eligibility criteria are met:

  1. You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (ie eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place [CSP]).
  2. You are enrolled in the Diploma of Dementia Care and commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2022. The HECS waiver will be automatically applied upon enrolment.
  3. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one unit for semester one and one unit for semester two (where the course structure permits) and must remain enrolled until after the University Census Date relevant to the semester of study. Students on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) are exempt from this requirement for the duration of their approved LOA.
  4. To retain this fee waiver students must engage in their enrolled units. Students who have not engaged and receive a result of AN (Absent deemed failed) for all enrolled units in a given study period, will not retain the waiver/discount from the following study period onward. Such students cannot apply to have the waiver/discount reinstated.
  5. Not be excluded from the course based on academic progress or misconduct.

While your tuition fees are completely covered by the HECS waiver, students will still be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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

We are pleased to offer the Diploma of Dementia Care with 100% HECS waiver (conditions apply).

To obtain the 100% HECS waiver for the Diploma of Dementia Care, you must initially apply for and complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Dementia Care (course code 50F). This certificate contains the first four units in the Diploma of Dementia Care and has a 100% HECS waiver. Upon completion, you will transfer into course code M1D to complete the remaining four units of the Diploma.

100% HECS waivers will be honoured through to graduation of the Undergraduate Certificate in Dementia Care or Diploma of Dementia Care provided that the following eligibility criteria are met:

  1. You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (ie eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place [CSP]).
  2. You are enrolled in the Undergraduate Certificate in Dementia Care and commence study in Semester 2 2021. The HECS waiver will be automatically applied upon enrolment.
  3. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one unit for semester one and one unit for semester two (where the course structure permits) and must remain enrolled until after the University Census Date relevant to the semester of study. Students on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) are exempt from this requirement for the duration of their approved LOA.
  4. To retain this fee-waiver students must engage in their enrolled units. Students who have not engaged and receive a result of AN (Absent deemed failed) for all enrolled units in a given study period, will not retain the waiver/discount from the following study period onward. Such students cannot apply to have the waiver/discount reinstated.
  5. On completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Dementia Care, students who wish to continue with their studies in the Diploma of Dementia Care must enrol in at least one unit in the semester following completion of the Certificate to maintain the HECS waiver.
  6. Not be excluded from the course based on academic progress or misconduct.

While your tuition fees are completely covered by the HECS waiver, students will still be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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

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