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Student Identifiers Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Identifiers Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for student identifiers and access to transcripts relating to vocational education and training, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Act to bind the Crown......................................................................... 6

6............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 6

7............ Extraterritorial application................................................................... 6

Part 2—Student identifiers                                                                                                7

Division 1—Assignment of student identifiers etc.                                         7

8............ Application for the assignment of an identifier.................................... 7

9............ Assignment of an identifier by the CEO............................................. 7

10.......... Destruction of personal information collected for the purpose of making an application          8

11.......... CEO to resolve problems in relation to the assignment of student identifiers           8

12.......... Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal................................. 9

Division 2—Verification or giving of student identifiers                          10

13.......... Request to verify or give a student identifier..................................... 10

14.......... Verification or giving of a student identifier...................................... 10

Division 3—Protection of records of student identifiers                           11

15.......... Records of student identifiers must be protected from misuse etc..... 11

Division 4—Collection, use or disclosure of student identifiers            12

16.......... Unauthorised collection, use or disclosure of student identifiers....... 12

17.......... Collection, use or disclosure by the CEO.......................................... 12

18.......... Collection, use or disclosure with the individual’s consent............... 12

19.......... Collection, use or disclosure relating to unlawful activities etc.......... 13

20.......... Collection, use or disclosure for law enforcement purposes etc........ 13

21.......... Collection, use or disclosure authorised by regulations..................... 14

Division 5—Interaction with the Privacy Act 1988                                    15

22.......... Contraventions that are interferences with the privacy of an individual 15

23.......... Additional functions of the Information Commissioner.................... 15

24.......... Use or disclosure of personal information authorised for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988               16

Part 3—Authenticated VET transcripts                                                                 17

25.......... Individual may be given access to an authenticated VET transcript etc. 17

26.......... Registered training organisation or VET-related body may be given access to an authenticated VET transcript etc........................................................................................................... 17

27.......... Requirement relating to extracts from authenticated VET transcripts 18

Part 4—Student Identifiers Agency                                                                           19

Division 1—Establishment etc. of the Agency                                                19

28.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 19

29.......... Constitution of the Agency............................................................... 19

30.......... Function of the Agency..................................................................... 19

31 .......... A gency to have the privileges and immunities of the Crown............ 19

Division 2—Chief Executive Officer                                                                   20

Subdivision A—Functions and powers                                                                 20

32.......... Chief Executive Officer..................................................................... 20

33.......... Functions of the CEO....................................................................... 20

34.......... Commonwealth Minister may give directions to the CEO................ 21

Subdivision B—Appointment of CEO                                                                  21

35.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 21

36.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 21

37.......... Acting CEO...................................................................................... 22

Subdivision C—Terms and conditions of appointment                                   22

38.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 22

39.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 22

40.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 23

41.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 23

42.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 23

43.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 23

44.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 23

Subdivision D—Delegation                                                                                     24

45.......... Delegation by the CEO..................................................................... 24

Division 3—Staff and consultants                                                                         25

46.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 25

47.......... Secondment of Commonwealth, State or Territory officers etc......... 25

48.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 26

Division 4—Special Account                                                                                    27

49.......... Student Identifiers Special Account.................................................. 27

50.......... Credits to the Account....................................................................... 27

51.......... Purposes of the Account................................................................... 27

Division 5—Annual report                                                                                        29

52.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 29

Part 5—Other matters                                                                                                        30

53.......... Issue of VET qualifications etc......................................................... 30

54.......... Saving of other laws and remedies.................................................... 30

55.......... Disapplication of Division 4 of Part 2............................................... 31

56.......... Severability....................................................................................... 32

57.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 33

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for student identifiers and access to transcripts relating to vocational education and training, and for related purposes

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