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Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

Schedule 3 Ministerial directions

   

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

1  After section 170B

Insert:

170C   Minister may give directions to the ESOS agency

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, give directions to the ESOS agency for a provider or registered provider about the performance of the agency’s functions under this Act.

Note:          Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to a direction (see regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 54(2)(b) of that Act).

             (2)  However, the Minister must not give a direction under subsection (1) about, or in relation to, a particular provider or registered provider.

             (3)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 44(2)(b) of the Legislation Act 2003 do not apply in relation to a direction under subsection (1) of this section.

Note:          This means that section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 applies to the direction.

             (4)  The ESOS agency must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

             (5)  The Minister may consult the Immigration Minister about the giving of a direction under subsection (1).

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

2  Section 159

After “section 160”, insert “of this Act and section 170C of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 ”.

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

3  Section 135

After “section 136”, insert “of this Act and section 170C of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 ”.