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Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Repeals and amendments

   

Employment, Education and Training Act 1988

1  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Higher Education Funding Act 1988

2  Paragraph 17(m)

Omit “$3,437,721,000”, substitute “$2,719,957,000”.

3  Paragraph 17(n)

Omit “$3,413,312,000”, substitute “$2,695,386,000”.

4  After subsection 23(1A)

Insert:

          (1B)  A proposal for expenditure by an institution or body cannot be approved under subsection (1) or (1A) in relation to the year starting on 1 January 2001 or a later year unless:

                     (a)  there is an approved research and research training management plan for the institution or body and the year (see subsection (1C)); and

                     (b)  the institution or body is an accredited higher education institution or body (see subsection (1D)).

          (1C)  For the purposes of paragraph (1B)(a), there is an approved research and research training management plan for an institution or body and a year if (and only if):

                     (a)  the institution or body has, in writing, submitted a plan to the Minister that covers the year; and

                     (b)  the Minister has, in writing, declared that he or she is satisfied that the plan meets the requirements in force under paragraph (1E)(a).

          (1D)  For the purposes of paragraph (1B)(b), an institution or body is an accredited higher education institution or body if (and only if):

                     (a)  the institution or body is included as a higher education institution on both of the following registers (as in force when the relevant expenditure proposal is being considered by the Minister):

                              (i)  the Australian Qualifications Framework Register of Authorities empowered by Government to Accredit Post-Compulsory Education and Training Courses;

                             (ii)  the Australian Qualifications Framework Register of Bodies with Authority to Issue Qualifications; or

                     (b)  if a determination of requirements is in force under paragraph (1E)(b):

                              (i)  the institution or body has, in writing, submitted a statement to the Minister setting out how it satisfies those requirements; and

                             (ii)  the Minister has, in writing, declared that he or she is satisfied that the institution or body satisfies those requirements.

          (1E)  The Minister may, by instrument in writing, determine either or both of the following:

                     (a)  requirements to be satisfied for a plan to be approved under paragraph (1C)(b);

                     (b)  requirements to be satisfied for an institution or body to be an accredited higher education institution or body.

Note:          A determination under this subsection is a disallowable instrument—see paragraph 110(b).

4A  Paragraph 23C(2)(h)

Omit “$476,320,000”, substitute “$472,820,000”.

5  Paragraph 23C(2)(i)

Omit “$488,085,000”, substitute “$961,519,000”.

6  Paragraph 23C(2)(j)

Omit “$468,562,000”, substitute “$942,67 6,0 00”.

7  At the end of paragraph 110(b)

Add “or under subsection 23(1E)”.