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Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2004
Schedule 1 Amendment of the Higher Education Support Act 2003

   

1  Subsection 16-20(1) (at the end of the table)

Add:

Melbourne University Private

2  Paragraph 19-87(1)(b)

After “the provider”, insert “or, where the provider is a * Table A provider, another Table A provider”.

3  Section 19-100

After “units of study undertaken”, insert “with the provider”.

4  After subparagraph 19-105(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  the person is undertaking the unit with the provider;

5  Paragraphs 30-5(1)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  for the year 2005—$3,066,122,000; or

                     (b)  for the year 2006—$3,200,648,000; or

6  Subparagraph 30-25(3)(a)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  places in * undergraduate courses of study;

7  Subparagraph 30-25(3)(a)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  places in non-research * postgraduate courses of study;

8  Paragraph 36-5(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the person is undertaking a * course of study with the provider of which the unit forms a part—in relation to that course of study.

9  Paragraph 36-10(1)(b)

After “with the provider”, insert “or, where the provider is a * Table A provider, with another Table A provider”.

10  At the end of section 36-10

Add:

Units of study at full fee summer schools

             (7)  A higher education provider must not advise a person that he or she is a * Commonwealth supported student in relation to a unit of study if:

                     (a)  the person undertakes the unit wholly during a summer school period (the current summer school period ); and

                     (b)  the provider has determined that this subsection applies to the unit.

             (8)  A higher education provider may determine that subsection (7) applies to a unit of study only if each person who could undertake the unit during the current summer school period could undertake, or could have undertaken, the unit during a period other than a summer school period as part of a * course of study undertaken by the person with the higher education provider.

             (9)  The higher education provider must make the determination before the start of the current summer school period.

           (10)  In this section:

summer school period means a period that starts on or after 1 November in a year and ends after 1 January, but before 1 March, in the following year.

11  Paragraph 36-15(2)(a)

Omit “a specified undergraduate or postgraduate course is not a * course of study”, substitute “a specified * course of study is not one”.

12  Paragraph 36-15(2)(b)

Omit “an undergraduate or postgraduate course of a specified type is not a * course of study”, substitute “a * course of study of a specified type is not one”.

13  Paragraph 36-22(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the person has been enrolled as a * Commonwealth supported student with a higher education provider in a unit of study; and

                    (aa)  the unit would, if completed, form part of a * course of study undertaken with the provider or, where the provider is a * Table A provider, with another Table A provider; and

14  Paragraph 36-22(1)(d)

After “the provider”, insert “with which the person is enrolled in the unit”.

15  Paragraph 36-22(1)(e)

Omit “the provider”, substitute “that provider”.

16  Section 36-25

Repeal the section, substitute:

36-25   Continued support for Commonwealth supported students

             (1)  A higher education provider must advise a person who is enrolled in a unit of study with the provider, as part of a * course of study being undertaken with the provider, that he or she is a * Commonwealth supported student in relation to the unit if:

                     (a)  the person is or has been a Commonwealth supported student in relation to one or more other units of study, undertaken with the provider, as part of the course; and

                     (b)  the provider is not prohibited, under section 36-10, from so advising the person.

             (2)  A * Table A provider (the host provider ) must advise a person who is enrolled in a unit of study with the provider, as part of a * course of study being undertaken with another Table A provider (the home provider ), that he or she is a * Commonwealth supported student in relation to the unit if:

                     (a)  the person is or has been a Commonwealth supported student in relation to one or more other units of study in the course undertaken with the home provider; and

                     (b)  the person must undertake the unit, because it is required to complete the course; and

                     (c)  the host provider is not prohibited, under section 36-10, from so advising the person.

17  Paragraph 36-35(1)(a)

Omit “undergraduate * course of study”, substitute “ * undergraduate course of study”.

18  Subsection 36-35(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  For the purpose of applying subsection (1) in relation to a * course of study, disregard any enrolment in:

                     (a)  * work experience in industry; or

                     (b)  an * employer reserved place in that course; or

                     (c)  a unit of study that is the subject of a determination by the provider under subsection 36-10(7).

19  Subparagraph 36-40(1)(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  completed, and signed, a * request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to the unit or, where the unit forms part of a * course of study undertaken with the provider, in relation to the course of study; and

20  Paragraph 36-40(3)(a)

Omit “, or in relation to the * course of study of which the unit forms a part”, substitute “or, where the unit forms part of a * course of study undertaken with the provider, in relation to the course of study”.

21  Paragraph 36-40(3)(b)

Omit “; and”.

22  Paragraph 36-40(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

23  Paragraph 76-1(1)(d)

Omit “and signed”, substitute “, signed and given to an * appropriate officer of the provider”.

24  Subparagraph 76-1(1)(d)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  where the course of study of which the unit forms a part is undertaken with the provider—the course of study.

25  Paragraph 79-1(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the person has been enrolled in the unit with the provider; and

                    (aa)  the unit would, if completed, form part of a * course of study undertaken with the provider or, where the provider is a * Table A provider, with another Table A provider; and

26  Paragraph 90-1(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (g)  the student has, on or before the census date, completed, signed and given to an * appropriate officer of the provider a * request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to the unit or, where the course of study of which the unit forms a part is undertaken with the provider, in relation to the course of study.

27  After subparagraph 93-5(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  the person is undertaking the unit with the provider;

28  Paragraph 104-1(1)(i)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (i)  the student has, on or before the census date:

                              (i)  if access to the unit was provided by Open Learning Australia—completed, signed and given to an * appropriate officer of Open Learning Australia a * request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to the unit; or

                             (ii)  in any other case—completed, signed and given to an appropriate officer of the higher education provider a request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to the unit or, where the course of study of which the unit forms a part is, or is to be, undertaken with the provider, in relation to the course of study.

29  Section 104-2

After “unit of study”, insert “access to which is provided by * Open Learning Australia”.

30  Paragraph 104-2(a)

Omit “ * Open Learning Australia”, substitute “Open Learning Australia”.

31  At the end of section 115-1 (before the note)

Add:

The purpose of OS-HELP assistance is to help students based in Australia to do part of their course of study overseas.

32  Paragraph 118-1(1)(c)

Omit “undergraduate * course of study with a * Table A provider”, substitute “ * undergraduate course of study with a higher education provider (the home provider )”.

33  Paragraph 118-1(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  the student meets the prior study requirements under section 118-7; and

34  Paragraph 118-1(1)(h)

Omit “and signed”, substitute “, signed and given to an * appropriate officer of the home provider”.

35  Paragraph 118-1(1)(i)

Omit “the provider”, substitute “the home provider”.

36  After section 118-5

Insert:

118-7   Prior study requirements

                   The prior study requirements for * OS-HELP assistance are that:

                     (a)  the student in question has completed units of study in Australia that count towards the course requirements for the * course of study; and

                     (b)  the units of study have a total * EFTSL value of at least one * EFTSL; and

                     (c)  the student was a * Commonwealth supported student in relation to the units.

37  Subparagraph 118-10(a)(i)

After “overseas higher education institution”, insert “or is enrolled with the home provider in full-time study at an overseas campus or enrolled with another higher education provider in full-time study at an overseas campus”.

38  Paragraph 118-10(c)

Omit “the provider”, substitute “the home provider”.

39  Subsection 118-15(1)

After “set out”, insert “principles and”.

40  Paragraph 137-10(2)(a)

Omit “undergraduate * course of study”, substitute “ * undergraduate course of study”.

41  After subsection 164-10(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If the advance exceeds the amount that becomes payable, an amount equal to the excess may be:

                     (a)  deducted from any amount that is payable, or to be paid, to the provider or body under this Act; or

                     (b)  recovered by the Commonwealth from the provider or body as a debt due to the Commonwealth.

          (1B)  If the provider or other body uses the advance for a purpose other than that for which it was given, an amount equal to the advance may be:

                     (a)  deducted from any amount that is payable, or to be paid, to the provider or body under this Act; or

                     (b)  recovered by the Commonwealth from the provider or body as a debt due to the Commonwealth.

42  Subsection 164-10(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The conditions that would be applicable to a payment of the amount on account of which the advance is made are applicable to the advance.

43  Subsection 169-20(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A student is an exempt student for a unit of study undertaken with a higher education provider as part of a * course of study with that provider if:

                     (a)  the provider has awarded the student an exemption scholarship for the course; and

                     (b)  the provider awarded the scholarship in accordance with any requirements specified in the Administration Guidelines.

44  After subsection 169-20(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  A student is an exempt student for a unit of study undertaken with one higher education provider as part of a * course of study with another (the home provider ) if:

                     (a)  the home provider has awarded the student an exemption scholarship for the course; and

                     (b)  the home provider awarded the scholarship in accordance with any requirements specified in the Administration Guidelines; and

                     (c)  the student must undertake the unit, because it is required to complete the course.

          (3B)  A student is an exempt student for a unit of study undertaken with one higher education provider (the host provider ) as part of a * course of study undertaken with another if:

                     (a)  the host provider has awarded the student an exemption for the unit; and

                     (b)  the host provider awarded the scholarship in accordance with any requirements specified in the Administration Guidelines.

45  Section 190-15 (note)

After “subsection (1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

46  Section 190-20 (note)

After “subsection (1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

47  Paragraph 193-1(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the person has, on or before the * census date for the unit, completed, signed and given to the * appropriate officer of the provider a * request for Commonwealth assistance in relation to the unit or, where the * course of study of which the unit forms a part is undertaken with the provider, in relation to the course of study.

48  Paragraph 193-1(2A)(b)

Omit “and signed”, substitute “, signed and given to an * appropriate officer of Open Learning Australia”.

49  Paragraph 193-1(2C)(b)

Omit “; and”.

50  Paragraph 193-1(2C)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

51  Paragraph 193-1(3)(b)

Omit “and signed”, substitute “, signed and given to an * appropriate officer of the provider”.

52  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

postgraduate course of study means a * course of study that:

                     (a)  leads to one or more of the following * higher education awards:

                              (i)  a graduate diploma;

                             (ii)  a graduate certificate;

                            (iii)  a master’s degree;

                            (iv)  a doctoral degree; and

                     (b)  does not lead to any other higher education award.

53  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

undergraduate course of study means a * course of study that is neither an * enabling course nor a * postgraduate course of study.