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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Skills and Employment

Summary

Amends the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 to: amend the governance structure of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator by replacing the existing Chief Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer and two commissioners with a single independent statutory office holder; establish the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Advisory Council; include information sharing arrangements that support the use of data collected by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Act 2020; National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Act 2001 to provide for transitional and application arrangements; and Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, Higher Education Support Act 2003, National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012 and VET Student Loans Act 2016 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/20  
Second reading moved 13/02/20  
Second reading debate 12/05/20  
Second reading debate 15/06/20  
Second reading debate 16/06/20  
Second reading debate 17/06/20  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/20  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/20  
Second reading moved 17/06/20  
Second reading debate 24/08/20  
Second reading agreed to 24/08/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/08/20  
Third reading agreed to 24/08/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 24/08/20  
Assent 03/09/20 Act no: 77 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 8900 revised]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (26/02/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2020
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (26/02/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 4 of 2020
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)