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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000            5

Part 1—Amendments after VET law commences                                           5

Part 2—Amendments if VET law has not commenced                                9

Part 3—Amendments about access                                                                       15

Part 4—Other amendments                                                                                       16

Schedule 2—Other amendments                                                                                  17

Part 1—Amendments about higher education support                               17

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               17

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      17

Division 2—Amendments of new law about approvals                                      24

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      24

Division 3—Amendments of old law about approvals                                       24

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      24

Part 2—Amendments after VET law commences                                         25

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011                           25

Schedule 3—Transitional provisions                                                                         26

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                       26

Part 2—Transferring existing State registrations to TEQSA system etc.                 28

Division 1—Transferring existing State registrations etc.                                    28

Division 2—Pending review decisions about State registrations                        31

Division 3—Suspended automatic TEQSA registrations                                     32

Division 4—Automatic transitional registration for some overseas providers 34

Division 5—Transferring an authorisation to self-accredit courses of study   36

Division 6—No inference that Standards met                                                       36

Part 3—Pending applications for State registration or re-registration 38

Part 4—Transferring existing State accreditations to TEQSA system etc.             41

Division 1—Transferring existing State accreditations etc.                                 41

Division 2—Pending review decisions about State accreditations                     42

Division 3—Suspended automatic TEQSA accreditations                                 43

Division 4—No inference that Standards met                                                       45

Part 5—Pending applications for State accreditation or re-accreditation                46

Part 6—Making the first Threshold Standards                                               48

Part 7—Audits                                                                                                                 49

Part 8—Review of decisions                                                                                    50

Part 9—Transfer of records                                                                                       51

Part 10—Miscellaneous                                                                                               52

 



This bill originated in the Senate, and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the House of Representatives for its concurrence.

                                      Rosemary Laing

                                      Clerk of the Senate

The Senate

16 June 2011

A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 .

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 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

Immediately after the later of:

(a) the commencement of Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 ; and

(b) the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 1 to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

3.  Schedule 1, items 15 to 24

At the same time as Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 commences.

However, if item 1 of Schedule 1 to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

4.  Schedule 1, item 25

Immediately after the later of:

(a) the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Act 2011 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

5.  Schedule 1, items 26 to 39

At the same time as Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 commences.

However, if item 1 of Schedule 1 to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

6.  Schedule 1, Part 3

At the same time as section 3 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 commences.

 

7.  Schedule 1, Part 4

Immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 .

 

8.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 1

Immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 .

 

9.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 2

Immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 .

However, if Schedule 1 to the Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Act 2011 has not commenced at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

10.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 3

Immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 .

However, if Schedule 1 to the Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

11.  Schedule 2, Part 2

Immediately after the later of:

(a) the commencement of section 5 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 ; and

(b) the commencement of section 3 of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

12.  Schedule 3

At the same time as section 3 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 commences.

 

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.