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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 569E

Normal amount of full-time study

             (1)  For the purposes of this Subdivision, the normal amount of full-time study in respect of a course is:

                     (a)  if:

                              (i)  the course is a course of study within the meaning of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 ; and

                             (ii)  there are Commonwealth supported students (within the meaning of that Act) enrolled in the course;

                            the full-time student load for the course; or

                     (b)  if the course is not such a course and the institution defines an amount of full-time study that a full-time student should typically undertake in respect of the course--the amount so defined; or

                     (c)  otherwise--an amount of full-time study equivalent to the average amount of full-time study that a person would have to undertake for the duration of the course in order to complete the course in the minimum amount of time needed to complete it.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the normal amount of full-time study in respect of a course is an average, taken over the duration of the period for which the person in question is enrolled in the course, of 20 contact hours per week.



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