SACNC020: TEO not to induce enrolment


The TEO must not secure or seek to secure a valid domestic enrolment through offering an inducement.

Definition of inducement

For the purposes of this condition, an inducement includes any of the following, where they induce a student to enrol:

a)     a financial benefit to the student; or

b)    a personal advantage to the student; or

c)     a physical item that a student retains possession of after the course of study or training has ended. 

For the purposes of this condition, an inducement does not include:

a)     a scholarship, as defined below; or

b)    a physical item that:

       (i)     is essential for a student to complete the compulsory requirements of his or her programme of study (including printed course notes, an e-reader for course notes, course-related textbooks); and

       (ii)    cannot be returned and reused for students in subsequent intakes (for example, due to health and safety reasons; time-limited materials or materials that will be updated; or if it is not financially feasible); or

c)     an item or arrangement that has been approved by the TEC (for example, the TEC may approve an item that has minimal residual value or useful life in the general marketplace, or items that are needed for a student’s pathway into the vocation for which study or training has been undertaken); or

d)    the guarantee of a job placement on the successful completion of a programme of study, backed by a partial or total money-back guarantee; or

e)     a conditional offer of a partial refund (such as a refund for a timely or electronic enrolment).

Definition of scholarship

For the purposes of this condition, a scholarship means: 

a)     a merit scholarship (or prize) that comprises financial aid given to a student as a result of high academic achievement exceeding that of his or her fellow students or cohort; and/or

b)    a needs scholarship that comprises financial aid given to a student who would otherwise be significantly disadvantaged in accessing education, where the need of the student has been demonstrated through a robust application and assessment process; and/or  

c)     any scholarship that:

       (i)     has a clear, focused rationale for its existence; and

       (ii)    has a clearly identified philanthropic aim, or supports study in a particular area of importance to the donor.

  • Last changed: 30 March 2016
  • Last verified: 30 March 2016