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Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008

Schedule 1 Amendments


Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  Paragraph 19-25(1)(a)

After “body”, insert “for the provider”.

2  Paragraph 19-25(2)(a)

After “auditing body”, insert “for the provider”.

3  Subsection 19-27(1)

After “body”, insert “for the provider”.

4  At the end of Subdivision 19-C


19-29   Quality auditing bodies

                   The Higher Education Provider Guidelines may:

                     (a)  list a body as a * quality auditing body for one or more kinds of higher education provider; and

                     (b)  set out requirements that must be met by quality auditing bodies in conducting audits of higher education providers.

5  At the end of section 22-10


Bodies that no longer meet certain approval criteria

             (5)  The Minister may revoke a body’s approval as a higher education provider if:

                     (a)  the body no longer meets a requirement set out in:

                              (i)  paragraph 16-25(a); or

                             (ii)  paragraph 16-25(da); and

                     (b)  the Minister complies with the requirements of section 22-20.

6  Section 33-17

Repeal the section.

7  Application—repeal of section 33-17

The repeal of section 33-17 by item 6 of this Schedule has no effect in relation to a higher education provider’s basic grant amount for the grant year 2008.

8  Subsection 41-10(1) (cell at table item 9A, column headed “Who is eligible”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

* Table A providers, * Table B providers that are universities, and bodies corporate that are specified in the Other Grants Guidelines for the purposes of this item

9  Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (definition of quality auditing body )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

quality auditing body , for a higher education provider, means a body listed in the Higher Education Provider Guidelines as a quality auditing body for providers of that kind.




[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 13 February 2008

Senate on 15 May 2008 ]