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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Assistance) Bill 2008

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  At the end of clause 6 of Schedule 1A

Add:

             ; and (g)  the body complies with any requirements set out in the * VET Provider Guidelines relating to * VET credit transfer arrangements.

2  After clause 27 of Schedule 1A

Insert:

27A   Requirements in the VET Provider Guidelines

                   A * VET provider must comply with any requirements set out in the * VET Provider Guidelines relating to:

                     (a)  fees for * VET units of study; or

                     (b)  fees for * VET courses of study; or

                     (c)  matters or things for which fees may be charged.

3  Subclause 28(1) of Schedule 1A

After “provide”, insert “, other than under * VET restricted access arrangements,”.

Note:       The following heading to subclause 28(1) is inserted “ General rule ”.

4  After subclause 28(2) of Schedule 1A

Insert:

Restricted access arrangements

          (2A)  A * VET provider must give the Minister a schedule of the * VET tuition fees determined under clause 27 for each * VET unit of study it provides or proposes to provide under a * VET restricted access arrangement during a period ascertained in accordance with the * VET Provider Guidelines. It must give the schedule:

                     (a)  in a form approved by the Minister; and

                     (b)  in accordance with the requirements that the Minister determines in writing.

          (2B)  The provider must:

                     (a)  ensure that the schedule provides sufficient information to enable a person to work out the person’s * VET tuition fee for the * VET unit of study the provider provides or is to provide under the * VET restricted access arrangement; and

                     (b)  ensure that the schedule is available, on request and without charge, to all students enrolled, or eligible to be enrolled, under the VET restricted access arrangement.

5  Subparagraph 28(3)(a)(i) of Schedule 1A

After “(1)”, insert “or (2A)”.

6  Subclause 28(4) of Schedule 1A

Omit “and (2)”, substitute “to (2B)”.

7  At the end of clause 43 of Schedule 1A

Add:

              ; and (i)  the student meets any other requirements set out in the * VET FEE-HELP Guidelines.

8  Subclause 45(1) of Schedule 1A

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (1)  The course requirements for * VET FEE-HELP assistance for a * VET unit of study are that the unit:

                     (a)  is being undertaken as part of a * VET course of study that meets any requirements set out in the * VET FEE-HELP Guidelines relating to * VET credit transfer arrangements; and

                     (b)  is not being undertaken as part of a VET course of study that:

                              (i)  is subject to a determination under subclause (2); or

                             (ii)  is with a * VET provider that is subject to a determination under subclause (2).

9  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

VET credit transfer arrangement means an arrangement for crediting a * VET unit of study or * VET course of study toward a * higher education award.

10  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

VET restricted access arrangement , for a * VET course of study, means an arrangement:

                     (a)  that was entered into between the * VET provider providing the course and an employer or industry body; and

                     (b)  that limits or restricts enrolments in some or all of the places in the course.

 

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 14 February 2008

Senate on 11 March 2008 ]

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