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Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to education services for overseas students, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

4............ Regulations......................................................................................... 5

Schedule 1—Tuition protection service                                                                     6

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          6

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                             6

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     38

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           38

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011                           44

Part 3—Contingent amendments                                                                           45

Division 1—Amendment that will not commence if the Registration Charges Acts commence first               45

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           45

Division 2—Amendment commencing immediately after the later of the commencement of Part 1 of this Schedule and the Registration Charges Acts                                                           45

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           45

Part 4—Repeal of the Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Act 2000                                                                                                                    46

Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Act 2000      46

Part 5—Application, saving and transitional provisions                             47

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           47

Division 2—Defaults                                                                                                  47

Division 3—The old Fund and the OSTF                                                               49

Division 4—The Fund Manager and the Contributions Review Panel             50

Division 5—Payment of TPS levies                                                                         54

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                        54

Schedule 2—National registration                                                                              56

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        56

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           56

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     65

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           65

Part 3—Contingent amendments                                                                           80

Division 1—Amendment that will not commence if the Registration Charges Acts commence first               80

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           80

Division 2—Amendments commencing immediately after the later of the commencement of Part 2 of this Schedule and the Registration Charges Acts                                                           80

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           80

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011   81

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Act 2011                 81

Division 3—Repeal of provisions if this Act commences before item 7 of Schedule 1 to the Registration Charges Acts                                                                                                                81

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011   81

Division 4—Repeal of provisions if this Act commences before other items in the Registration Charges Acts              82

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011   82

Part 4—Application, saving and transitional provisions                             83

Division 1—Definition of ESOS Act                                                                        83

Division 2—Application and transitional provisions for national registration 83

Division 3—Other application, saving and transitional provisions                    85

Schedule 3—Pre-paid fees                                                                                               90

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   90

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               90

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           90

Division 2—Consequential amendment                                                                95

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           95

Part 2—Application provision                                                                                 96

Schedule 4—Tuition fees                                                                                                  97

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   97

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           97

Part 2—Application provision                                                                                 99

Schedule 5—Former accepted students                                                                 100

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 100

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         100

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                              100

Part 2—Application provision                                                                               102

Schedule 6—Record keeping requirements                                                        103

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 103

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         103

Part 2—Application and transitional provision                                             105

Schedule 7—Definition of designated authority                                               106

Part 1—Amendment that will not commence if the TEQSA Consequential Act commences first           106

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         106

Part 2—Amendment commencing immediately after the later of Royal Assent and the commencement of the TEQSA Consequential Act                                                          107

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         107

Part 3—Amendment commencing immediately after the commencement of Division 2 of this Part       108

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         108

Schedule 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                            109

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                      109

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         109

Part 2—Consequential amendment                                                                     112

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         112



A Bill for an Act relating to education services for overseas students, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1 and 2

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 3, Division 1

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, if item 12 of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 12 of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Parts 4 and 5

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 and 2

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 1

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, if item 10 of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

8.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 6; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Act 2011 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

9.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 3

Immediately before the commencement of item 7 of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011 .

However, if that item commences at the same time as, or before, Part 2 of Schedule 2 to this Act, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

10.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 4

Immediately before the commencement of items 5, 6, 8 and 9 of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Act 2011 .

However, if those items commence at the same time as, or before, Part 2 of Schedule 2 to this Act, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

11.  Schedule 2, Part 4

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 3, Part 1, Division 1

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 3, Part 1, Division 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 6.

 

14.  Schedule 3, Part 2

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

15.  Schedules 4 to 6

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

16.  Schedule 7, Part 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, if item 3 of Schedule 1 to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 commences before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

17.  Schedule 7, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 3 of Schedule 1 to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 .

 

18.  Schedule 7, Part 3

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 17.

 

19.  Schedule 8, Part 1

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

20.  Schedule 8, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 6.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Regulations

             (1)  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

             (2)  In particular, regulations may be made prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) relating to the amendments or repeals made by this Act.