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VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016

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7958

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 14, page 6 (lines 23 and 24), after “2018”, insert “other than in exceptional circumstances”.

[extension of grandfather ing of continuing students with exceptional circumstances]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 19, page 7 (lines 17 and 18), after “2018”, insert “other than in exceptional circumstances”.

[extension of grandfathering of continuing students with exceptional circumstances]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 20, page 7 (after line 25), after subclause (3), insert:

          (3A)  However, the Minister may, in writi ng, determine that subclause (3) does not apply to a student until a specified day if:

                     (a)  paragraphs (4)(a) to (c) apply to the student; and

                     (b)  the student is enrolled in a * VET unit of study on or after 1 January 2018; and

                     (c)  the student applies to the Minister in writing on a form approved by the Minister for this paragraph; and

                     (d)  the Minister is satisfied that exceptional circumstances prevented, or will prevent, the student from being covered by subclause (4).

Note:       Exceptional circumstances include an illness, caring responsibilities, part-time study or a course that reasonably extends beyond 1 January 2018.

          (3B)  A determination made under subclause (3A) is not a legislative instrument .

[extension of grandfathering of continuing students with exceptional circumstances]