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Student Identifiers Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Identifiers Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Industry)

 

 

 

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.............................................................. 3

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—Simplified outline of this Part                                                         7

8............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 7

Division 2—Assignment of student identifiers etc.                                         8

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

10.......... Assignment of an identifier by the Registrar....................................... 8

11.......... Destruction of personal information collected for the purpose of making an application          9

12.......... Registrar to resolve problems in relation to the assignment of student identifiers     9

13.......... Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................... 10

Division 3—Verification or giving of student identifiers                          11

14.......... Request to verify or give a student identifier..................................... 11

15.......... Verification or giving of a student identifier...................................... 11

Division 4—Protection of records of student identifiers                           12

16.......... Records of student identifiers must be protected from misuse etc..... 12

Division 5—Collection, use or disclosure of student identifiers            13

17.......... Unauthorised collection, use or disclosure of student identifiers....... 13

18.......... Collection, use or disclosure by the Registrar................................... 13

19.......... Collection, use or disclosure with the individual’s consent............... 13

20.......... Collection, use or disclosure relating to unlawful activities etc.......... 14

21.......... Collection, use or disclosure for law enforcement purposes etc........ 14

22.......... Collection, use or disclosure authorised by regulations..................... 15

Division 6—Interaction with the Privacy Act 1988                                    16

23.......... Contraventions that are interferences with the privacy of an individual 16

24.......... Additional functions of the Information Commissioner.................... 16

25.......... Use or disclosure of personal information authorised for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988               17

Part 3—Authenticated VET transcripts                                                                 18

26.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 18

27.......... Individual may be given access to an authenticated VET transcript etc. 18

28.......... Registered training organisation or VET-related body may be given access to an authenticated VET transcript etc........................................................................................................... 19

29.......... Requirement relating to extracts from authenticated VET transcripts 19

Part 4—Student Identifiers Registrar etc.                                                             20

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                       20

30.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 20

Division 2—Student Identifiers Registrar                                                        21

Subdivision A—Functions and powers                                                                 21

31.......... Student Identifiers Registrar.............................................................. 21

32.......... Functions of the Registrar................................................................. 21

33.......... Commonwealth Minister may give directions to the Registrar.......... 22

Subdivision B—Appointment of Registrar                                                         22

34.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 22

35.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 22

36.......... Acting Registrar................................................................................ 22

Subdivision C—Terms and conditions of appointment                                   23

37.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 23

38.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 23

39.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 24

40.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 24

41.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 24

42.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 24

43.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 24

Subdivision D—Delegation                                                                                     25

44.......... Delegation by the Registrar............................................................... 25

Division 3—Staff and consultants assisting Registrar                               26

45.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 26

46.......... Secondment of Commonwealth, State or Territory officers etc......... 26

47.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 27

Division 4—Special Account                                                                                    28

48.......... Student Identifiers Special Account.................................................. 28

49.......... Credits to the Account....................................................................... 28

50.......... Purposes of the Account................................................................... 28

Division 5—Annual report                                                                                        30

51.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 30

Part 5—Other matters                                                                                                        31

52.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 31

53.......... Issue of VET qualifications etc......................................................... 31

54.......... Saving of other laws and remedies.................................................... 32

55.......... Disapplication of Division 5 of Part 2............................................... 32

56.......... Severability....................................................................................... 33

57.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 35

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts: