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2002

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 2002

 

Amendments to be moved by Ms Macklin in place of Senate amendments nos 2, 6, 8, 13 and 16

(1)     Schedule 1, item 10, page 6 (lines 13 to 17), omit paragraph (c), substitute:

                     (c)  if the institution is a non-self accrediting private institution:

                              (i)  is a course that is accredited by a State or Territory accreditation agency listed in the Australian Qualifications Framework Register of Bodies with Authority to Issue Qualifications; and

                             (ii)  is a course which the Minister is satisfied meets the criteria in place in the National Protocol for the Accreditation of Higher Education Courses to be offered by non-self-accrediting providers, based on the advice of the State or Territory accreditation agency listed in the Australian Qualifications Framework Register of Bodies with Authority to Issue Qualifications.

                            For the purposes of paragraph (c), a part of an agency is taken to be an agency in its own right.

[subsection 98A(1)-definition of eligible post-graduate course of study]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 6 (after line 28) after item 12, insert:

12A Subsection 98A(1)
National Protocols means the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes (first endorsed by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs on 31 March 2000), as in force from time to time.

[subsection 98A(1)-eligible private institution]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 6 (before line 29), before item 13, insert:

12B Subsection 98A(1)

                   non-self accrediting private institution is an eligible private institution which appears in column 2 of the table in subsection 98AA(1).

[subsection 98A(1)-definition of non self-accrediting private institution]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 20, page 9 (lines 9 to 16), omit section 98JA, substitute:

98JA Eligible private institution to report information

             (1)  The Minister must, as soon as practicable after 31 December in each year, require each eligible private institution that offers an eligible post-graduate course of study to report to the Minister, in an approved form, information regarding their operations during that year.

             (2)  The eligible private institution must comply with a requirement under subsection (1) as soon as practicable.

             (3)  The information provided under subsection (1) must include (but is not limited to):

                     (a)  information consistent with that required of any institution to which similar financial assistance is granted under this Act; and

                     (b)  further information consistent with that required of any institution under this Act, as determined   by the Minister.

Note 1:    Section 108 requires any institution to which financial assistance is granted to provide a financial statement, together with an auditor’s report.

Note 2:    The Minister may require statistical and other information under paragraph 18(1)(g). The Minister may also require further information relating to students in designated courses of study at the institution under section 58.

             (4)  The Minister must be satisfied that the eligible private institutions have met these requirements and      must table the relevant information in each House of the Parliament as soon as practicable after receipt.

[subsection 98A(1)-definition of self-accrediting private institution]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 7 (line 24), to page 8 (before line 1), omit subsection 98AA(1), substitute:

             (1)  For the purposes of this Chapter, an eligible private institution is an institution of higher education specified in the following table:

 

Eligible private institutions

 

Column 1

Column 2

self-accrediting private institutions

non-self accrediting private institutions

Bond University

Christian Heritage College

Melbourne College of Divinity

Tabor College (South Australia)

 

[subsection 98AA(1)- definition of eligible private institution]