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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

Schedule 2 Funding clusters

   

Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  Section 30-15 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Funding clusters

Funding clusters

Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce

Humanities

Mathematics, Statistics, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health

Clinical Psychology, Allied Health, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts

Nursing

Engineering, Science, Surveying

Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Agriculture

 

2  Section 33-10 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Commonwealth contribution amount

Item

Funding cluster

Commonwealth contribution amount

1

Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce

$1,674

2

Humanities

$4,647

3

Mathematics, Statistics, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health

$8,217

4

Clinical Psychology, Allied Health, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts

$10,106

5

Nursing

$11,280

6

Engineering, Science, Surveying

$14,363

7

Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Agriculture

$18,227

 

3  Transitional provision—indexation

Amounts in the table in section 33-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 , as amended by this Schedule, are not to be indexed on 1 January 2008.

4  Transitional provision—adjustment of basic grant amount

For the purposes of working out if and how a higher education provider’s basic grant amount for the year 2008 or an earlier grant year is to be adjusted under Subdivision 33-C of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 , disregard the amendment made by item 2 of this Schedule.

5  Section 33-15

Repeal the section, substitute:

33-17   Reductions in assistance for higher education providers failing to meet certain requirements

             (1)  A higher education provider’s * basic grant amount for a year is reduced if:

                     (a)  the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines impose on higher education providers requirements to be known as the National Governance Protocols; and

                     (b)  the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines impose on higher education providers requirements to be known as the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements; and

                     (c)  the Minister is satisfied that the provider does not meet the requirements in paragraphs (a) and (b) as at the dates that are specified in the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines in relation to each of those requirements, in the year preceding the year.

             (2)  The reduction under subsection (1) is an amount equal to the amount that would have been the increase under repealed section 33-15 if:

                     (a)  the provider had been entitled to an increase of 7.5% under that section as in force immediately before the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 ; and

                     (b)  the * funding clusters were the funding clusters that existed immediately before the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 ; and

                     (c)  the * Commonwealth contribution amount for each of those funding clusters was the amount that would have been the Commonwealth contribution amount for the funding cluster for the year if the amounts in the table in section 33-10 had not been amended by the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 or any later Act.

6  Application provision—section 33-17

Section 33-17 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 applies in relation to basic grant amounts for 2008 and later years.