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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019

Originating house
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business


Amends the: National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 in relation to: registration requirements, conditions and decision timings relating to National VET Regulator (NVR) registered training organisations (NVR RTOs); notification requirements for NVR RTOs in relation to changes to the operation of an NVR RTO or events likely to significantly affect an NVR RTO's ability to comply with the VET Quality Framework; reviewable decisions made by the delegate of the NVR; compliance standards and conditions for accredited courses; preparation and publication of audit reports by the NVR; electronic sharing and publication of information authorised by the NVR; information that the NVR is required to enter on the National Register; the NVR's powers to request documents in electronic form, use of enforceable undertakings and to allow for regulatory decisions to be stayed while under reconsideration; cancellation of VET qualifications and statements of attainment; the minister’s powers to issue directions to, and determine certain fees charged by, the NVR; certain offence provisions relating to the delivery of a VET course; processes for the appointment of acting Commissioners, the Deputy Chief Commissioner and the Chief Commissioner of the NVR; and the NVR's annual operational and corporate plans; and to make a number of technical amendments; and National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 to provide for transitional arrangements.

Progress of bill

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

Introduced and read a first time 04/12/19  
Second reading moved 04/12/19  
Second reading debate 05/02/20  
Second reading debate 06/02/20  
Second reading agreed to 06/02/20  
Third reading agreed to 06/02/20  
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/20  
Second reading moved 12/02/20  
Second reading debate 12/02/20  
Second reading debate 13/02/20  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/20  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/20  
Finally passed both Houses 13/02/20  
Assent 26/02/20 Act no: 10 - Year: 2020

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/02/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 3 of 2020
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)