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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

Schedule 7 Maximum student contribution amounts

   

Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  Section 93-10

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

2  Section 93-10 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Maximum student contribution amounts for places

Item

Column 1

For a place in a unit in this funding cluster:

Column 2

The maximum student contribution is:

1

Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce

$8,499

2

Humanities

$5,095

3

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

(a) for a place in a unit in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment or Other Health—$7,260; or

(b) for a place in a unit in Behavioural Science or Social Studies—$5,095; or

(c) for a place in a unit in Education—$4,077.

4

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

(a) for a place in a unit in Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages or Visual and Performing Arts—$5,095; or

(b) for a place in a unit in Allied Health—$7,260.

5

Nursing

$4,077

6

Engineering, Science, Surveying

$7,260

7

Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Agriculture

(a) for a place in a unit in Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Science—$8,499; or

(b) for a place in a unit in Agriculture—$7,260.

 

3  Transitional provision—indexation

Amounts in the table in section 93-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 , as amended by this Schedule, are not to be indexed on 1 January 2008.

4  Section 93-10 (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines made for the purposes of section 33-35 and this section deal with the funding clusters in which particular units of study are included and whether particular units are units in a particular part of a funding cluster.

5  At the end of section 93-10

Add:

             (2)  The Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines may specify, for the purposes of column 2 of the table in subsection (1):

                     (a)  how to determine whether a particular unit is a unit in a particular part of a * funding cluster; or

                     (b)  that a particular unit is in a particular part of a funding cluster.

6  Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (definition of maximum student contribution amount for a place )

Omit “section 93-10”, substitute “subsection 93-10(1)”.

7  Saving provision—maximum student contribution amounts for old accounting etc. funding cluster

(1)       This item applies in relation to a person if:

                     (a)  the person started a course of study with a higher education provider before 1 January 2008; and

                     (b)  the person was a Commonwealth-supported student in relation to a unit of study in that course; and

                     (c)  any of the following apply to the person:

                              (i)  the person had not completed the course by 31 December 2007; or

                             (ii)  in 2007, the person was undertaking an enabling course; or

                            (iii)  the person has completed the related course for an honours course of study and is undertaking the honours course of study; and

                     (d)  the person is undertaking a unit that would have been included in the funding cluster Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce if the amendments made by Schedule 2 to this Act had not been made; and

                     (e)  the period over which the person is undertaking the unit ends on or before 31 December 2012; and

                      (f)  if item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 applies or has applied to the person—the period over which the person is undertaking the unit starts on or after 1 January 2009.

(2)       Despite section 93-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 as amended by this Schedule, the maximum student contribution amount for a place in the unit referred to in paragraph (1)(e) for the person is the amount that would have been the maximum student contribution amount for a place in that unit if the amendment of section 93-10 made by this Schedule had not been made.