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1.1.S.67 Secondary studies (DOP)


For the purposes of DOP, secondary studies are those studies undertaken as a secondary course of study at an institution approved for YA purposes.

All of the following can be considered secondary studies:

  • studying secondary level subjects at a secondary school or college, or
  • studying secondary level subjects by
    • correspondence, or
    • through a TAFE, or
    • higher education institution.

Act reference: Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019

Policy reference: FA Guide 1.1.F.60 Full-time secondary study (FTB)

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