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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009

Schedule 2 VET FEE-HELP

   

Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  Subsection 137-18(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The amount of the * VET FEE-HELP debt is:

                     (a)  120% of the loan; or

                     (b)  if the * VET FEE-HELP Guidelines specify a lesser percentage of the loan for the person—that lesser percentage of the loan.

Note:          For specification by class, see subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .

2  Application

The amendment of section 137-18 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies to VET FEE-HELP debts relating to VET units of study whose census dates are on or after 1 July 2009.

3  Paragraph 6(g) of Schedule 1A

Omit “relating to * VET credit transfer arrangements”.

4  Application

The amendment of clause 6 of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies in relation to decisions made on or after the commencement of the amendment on applications for approval as a VET provider, whether the applications were made before, on or after that commencement.

5  Paragraph 45(1)(a) of Schedule 1A

Omit “relating to * VET credit transfer arrangements”.

6  After subclause 45(1) of Schedule 1A

Insert:

          (1A)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the * VET FEE-HELP Guidelines:

                     (a)  may set out different requirements relating to different students undertaking the * VET unit of study; and

                     (b)  may set out requirements relating to only some students undertaking the VET unit of study (while not setting out requirements relating to other students undertaking the unit).

7  Application

The amendments of clause 45 of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 made by this Schedule apply to VET units of study whose census dates are on or after 1 July 2009.

8  Paragraph 99(1)(a) of Schedule 1A

Omit “Part”, substitute “provisions”.

9  Paragraph 99(1)(b) of Schedule 1A

Omit “that Part”, substitute “those provisions”.

10  Subclause 99(1) of Schedule 1A (cell in table heading, column headed “Part”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Provisions

11  Subclause 99(1) of Schedule 1A (cell in table item 2, column headed “Part”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Section 137-18 and Part 2

12  Transitional—guidelines made under clause 99 of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003

(1)       Guidelines in force under clause 99 of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 immediately before the commencement of the amendments of that clause by this Schedule have effect after that commencement as if they had been issued under that clause as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent the repeal or amendment of the guidelines.