Tuition Assurance Exemption
Like all Higher Education Providers, SCD is obliged by law to provide an appropriate form of tuition assurance, to support students enrolled in a course of study in the event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, SCD is no longer able to offer the course of study concerned.
One avenue is for SCD students in this situation to complete a similar course of study with the Australian College of Theology (ACT), if they wish to. Another avenue relates to reimbursement. While students studying on an overseas student visa are protected by a compulsory payment SCD makes to the Government, a different system applies for students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia. For those students paying fees themselves, financial provision is made to allow immediate refunds. For students using FEE-HELP, the Government itself has introduced new arrangements from 1 January 2018 that include exempting particular Providers from Tuition Assurance, subject to meeting certain conditions. This exemption is set out in the following link: