‘Tuition assurance’ refers to the protections and assistance available to support students in the event that their approved provider stops offering their course or closes.
FTA has tuition assurance in place to ensure students are protected in case their course of study is no longer available at FTA or FTA ceases to exist.
All national students enrolled in a VET course of study are protected under Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS).
All international students enrolled in a VET course of study are protected under the Tuition Protection Service (TPS). TPS is a placement and refund service for international students.
VET Student Loans (VSL)
From 1 January 2018, interim tuition assurance arrangements have been in place. Under these arrangements, the Department of Education and Training (the department) is managing tuition assurance with the assistance of a third party tuition assurance administrator.
The key purpose of tuition assurance is to assist VET Student Loans (VSL) displaced students, whose provider has ceased to provide a unit the student started but was unable to complete due to the course / provider closure, to ensure they are not further disadvantaged by the closure of their course / provider.
It is anticipated that ongoing tuition assurance arrangements will be introduced in 2020, subject to the passage of legislation.
Statement of Tuition Assurance Policy