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Wednesday, 31 August 1994
Page: 744

(Question No. 1557)


Senator Bell asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, upon notice, on 11 July 1994:

  (1) What State Government legislative provisions exist within each State to protect fees paid to private educational colleges and/or the delivery of courses for which fees have been paid by: (a) Australian students; and (b) overseas students.

  (2) When did such State legislation come into effect.


Senator Schacht —The Minister for Employment, Education and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) and (2) I am advised that the relevant legislation and dates are as listed in tabular form below:

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Private Primary Private Post-

Secondary Schools Secondary Institutions

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TASMANIA

Australian Students Nil Nil

Overseas Students Education Providers Education Providers

Registration (Overseas Registration (Overseas

Students) Act 1991. Students) Act 1991.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Australian Students Nil Vocational Education and

Training Accreditation

(Amendment) Act 1993.

Overseas Students Vocational Education Vocational Education

and Training and Training Accreditation

Accreditation (Amendment) (Amendment) Act 1993.

Act 1993

VICTORIA

Australian Students Nil Vocational Education and

Training Accreditation

(Amendment) Act 1990.

Overseas students Nil Vocational Education and

Training Act 1990.

QUEENSLAND

Australian Students Legislation in Vocational Education, Training

draft form and Employment Act 1991.

Overseas students Legislation in Vocational Education, Training

draft form and Employment Act 1991.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Australian Students Education Act 1972 Nil

(amended 1993)

Overseas Students Education Act 1972 Nil

(amended 1993)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Australian Students Nil Nil

Overseas Students Overseas Students Overseas Students

Education Service Education Service

Providers (Full Fee Providers (Full Fee

Overseas Students) Overseas Students)

Registration Act 1991 Registration Act 1991

ACT

Australian Students Nil Nil

Overseas Students Legislation in Legislation in

draft form draft form

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Australian Students Nil Nil

Overseas Students Nil Nil