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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Schedule  1 , item  4 , page 5 (line 20) to page 6 (line 8) , omit section  7A , substitute:

7A   Meaning of designated authority

             (1)  The designated authority for a State, in relation to a provider, is as follows:

 

Meaning of designated authority

Item

For a provider, to the extent that it is:

the designated authority is:

1

a registered higher education provider (within the meaning of the TEQSA Act)

TEQSA

2

an NVR registered training organisation (within the meaning of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 )

the National VET Regulator

3

a provider of:

(a) an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students; or

(b) a Foundation program

the entity determined under subsection (3)

4

a provider not covered by items 1 to 3

the person responsible under the law of the State for approving providers to provide courses to overseas students for the State

             (2)  However, if the provider is covered by more than one item of the table, the Minister may, by legislative instrument:

                     (a)  determine that one or more entities are the designated authorities for the State in relation to the provider; and

                     (b)  specify the circumstances in which each of those entities is the designated authority for the State in relation to the provider.

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine an entity to be the designated authority for a State in relation to a provider covered by table item 3.

[designated authorities]

(2)     Schedule  1 , item  13 , page 7 (line 28) , omit “ subsection 7A(4) ”, substitute “ subsection 7A(3) ”.

[designated authorities]

(3)     Schedule 2, item 8, page 18 (line 22), omit “from * TEQSA”, substitute “conferred by or under the * TEQSA Act”.

[self-accreditation]

(4)     Schedule 2, item 14, page 19 (line 23), omit “by * TEQSA”, substitute “by or under the * TEQSA Act”.

[self-accreditation]

(5)     Schedule 2, item 23, page 21 (lines 7 and 8), omit “by * TEQSA”, substitute “by or under the * TEQSA Act”.

[self-accreditation]

(6)     Schedule 2, item 28, page 22 (line 12), omit “from * TEQSA”, substitute “conferred by or under the * TEQSA Act”.

[self-accreditation]

(7)     Schedule 2, item 33, page 23 (line 1), omit “by * TEQSA”, substitute “by or under the * TEQSA Act”.

[self-accreditation]

(8)     Schedule  3 , item  15 , page 39 ( table item 2), omit “ 12 months ”, substitute “ 9 months ”.

[maximum period for TEQSA decisions]

(9)     Schedule  3 , item  25 , page 47 ( table item 2), omit “ 12 months ”, substitute “ 9 months ”.

[maximum period for TEQSA decisions]