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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2012]


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: provide that the minister retains the power to decide an application for approval as a higher education provider although the required timeframe may have expired; require VET providers to notify the minister in writing of events which may affect their ability to comply with quality and accountability requirements; provide for the authorisation of certain uses and disclosures of information; allow the secretary to revoke or vary any determination made to pay an advance to a VET provider in certain circumstances; clarify that a VET provider must provide statistical and other information although an approved form of provision has not been specified; and make administrative arrangements relating to the assessment of an individual’s higher education loan program debt.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/11  
Second reading moved 24/11/11  
Second reading debate 09/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 09/02/12  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/12  
Second reading moved 27/02/12  
Second reading debate 27/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 27/02/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27/02/12  
Assent 06/03/12 Act no.: 6 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes