Fees and Charges Regulations 2013
Part 1 - Preliminary
2. Authorising provision
Part 2 - Determination of Fees and Charges
Division 1-Power to impose fees and charges
5. Fixing of fees and charges
6. Fees and charges which may be fixed
7. Variation of fees and charges
8. Commencement date
Division 2-Publication of fees and charges
9. Publication of fees and charges
Part 3 - Reimbursement of Fees and Charges
10. Reimbursement of fees and charges
Part 4 - Non-Payment of Fees and Charges
11. Non-payment of fees and charges
Part 5 - Revocation of Regulations
12. Revocation of regulations
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The objective of these Regulations is to provide for the fixing of fees and charges.
These Regulations are made under the Governance, Academic and Student Affairs Statute 2013 and sections 28, 29 and 30 of the Victoria University Act 2010.
These Regulations come into operation on 1 February 2014.
Section 26 of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984 provides for the exercise of powers between the making and commencement of a subordinate instrument.
In these Regulations-
(1) The University may, in accordance with these Regulations, fix fees and charges.
Section 6 of the Act provides that the University may do all acts and things that a body corporate may do, including fixing fees and charges.
Section 48 of the Governance, Academic and Student Affairs Statute 2013 provides that the University may impose or charge fees and charges on persons who are on University premises, using University facilities and services or engaged in University activities, including prescribed fees and charges.
(2) Fees and charges which are fixed by the University are payable by the persons specified in the instrument under which they are fixed by the due date for payment.
(3) The instrument fixing the fees and charges will be signed by the chief financial officer.
(4) Fees and charges will be subject to an annual review.
(5) These Regulations do not limit the power of the University to fix or impose other fees and charges or to change the fees at any time.
The fees and charges which may be fixed by the University are-
(1) Fees and charges may be varied or revoked.
(2) The provisions of these Regulations apply to the variation or revocation of fees and charges.
(1) At the time of fixing fees or charges, the University may specify a date on which the fees and charges come into effect.
(2) If a commencement date is not specified, fees and charges come into effect on the day on which they are fixed.
(3) If the University specifies the date on which fees or charges come into effect-
Section 24 of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984 provides that a subordinate instrument comes into effect at the beginning of the day on which it is expressed to come into operation.
(1) The University must ensure that-
(2) Failure to comply with this Regulation does not affect the validity of a decision to fix a fee or charge or the obligation of a person to pay a fee or charge which has been fixed by the University.
(1) In accordance with the terms, conditions and policies applicable to the subject matter of any fees and charges, a person may apply for the refund of all or any part of the fees and other charges paid by that person if he or she has -
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-section (1) if, in the opinion of the Vice- Chancellor, special circumstances have caused a student to cancel his or her enrolment during the year, the Vice-Chancellor may remit or reimburse all or part of any fee owed or paid by the student for that year.
Unless the Vice-Chancellor decides otherwise, where a person who has not paid all fees or charges owing by the person to the University, the University may:
The Fees and Charges Interim Regulations 2013 are revoked.