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Skilling Australia's Workforce Bill 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005

 

No. 106, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to grant financial assistance to the States and to other persons for vocational education and training, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Interpretation...................................................................................... 2

4............ Objects................................................................................................ 6

Part 2—Grants to States: capital expenditure and recurrent expenditure 7

Division 1—General provisions                                                                               7

5............ Minister may make determinations authorising payments................ 7

6............ Allocation of financial assistance by Ministerial Council.................. 7

7............ Agreements with States in relation to vocational education and training a precondition for payment of financial assistance............................................................................................ 8

8............ Payments subject to conditions.......................................................... 9

Division 2—Statutory conditions                                                                           10

9............ Conditions of grants—general.......................................................... 10

10.......... Condition of grant—payments to be spent for vocational education and training  10

11.......... Condition of grant—maximising choice for employers and new apprentices          10

12.......... Condition of grant—workplace reforms........................................... 11

13.......... Condition of grant—competence-based training.............................. 12

14.......... Condition of grant—increased utilisation of publicly funded training infrastructure              13

15.......... Condition of grant—payments for capital expenditure.................... 13

16.......... Condition of grant—role of State Training Authorities.................... 13

17.......... Condition of grant—providing advice about vocational education and training      13

18.......... Condition of grant—overseas students............................................ 14

19.......... Condition of grant—recreational pursuits........................................ 14

Division 3—Conditions of the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Agreement          15

20.......... Matters to which conditions of the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Agreement must relate   15

Division 4—Conditions of bilateral agreements                                           17

21.......... When an agreement complies with this Division.............................. 17

22.......... Certifying that payments duly spent or committed......................... 17

23.......... Reports about financial expenditure................................................. 17

24.......... Reporting on performance................................................................ 18

25.......... Conditions about reporting............................................................... 18

26.......... Agreement may specify other conditions......................................... 18

Part 3—Grants for strategic national initiatives                                                  19

27.......... Minister may make determinations authorising payments.............. 19

28.......... Allocation of financial assistance by Ministerial Council................ 19

29.......... Precondition of payments for strategic national initiatives.............. 19

30.......... Conditions of payment..................................................................... 20

31.......... Application of this Part to notional payments................................ 20

Part 4—Repayments                                                                                                            21

32.......... Statutory condition or condition of agreement not fulfilled............. 21

33.......... Overpayments.................................................................................. 21

34.......... Minister’s power if amount repayable............................................. 22

35.......... Amount payable to the Commonwealth is a debt............................ 22

36.......... Determinations requiring repayments.............................................. 22

Part 5—Amounts of payments                                                                                        24

37.......... Limit on payments........................................................................... 24

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        25

38.......... Minister may determine amounts and times of payment of financial assistance    25

39.......... Payment reduced for false or misleading statement.......................... 25

40.......... Appropriation.................................................................................. 26

41.......... Authority to borrow......................................................................... 26

42.......... Determinations etc............................................................................ 26

43.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 27

44.......... Annual national report...................................................................... 27

45.......... Presentation of agreement to Parliament.......................................... 28

46.......... Publication of agreement on Internet................................................ 28

47.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 28

 



 

 

 

 

 

Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005

No. 106, 2005

 

 

 

An Act to grant financial assistance to the States and to other persons for vocational education and training, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 24 August 2005 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:



 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 11 May 2005

Senate on 16 June 2005 ]

(62/05)