Title National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010 [2011]
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to establish the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator, and for related purposes
Date 26-11-2010 12:44 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 287/10
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/s810_first-senate/0000


National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010 [2011]
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2010</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">THE SENATE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a name="ConfidenceBlock" id="ConfidenceBlock"/><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2010</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to establish the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>Part 1—Introduction<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Definitions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Constitutional basis for this Act and the Transitional Act <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">11</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Constitutional basis for this Act and the Transitional Act................. 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Meaning of <i>referring State</i>................................................................ 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Meaning of <i>referred VET matters</i>..................................................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Meaning of <i>non‑referring State</i>........................................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ When application of this Act takes effect.......................................... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Immunity from State and Territory laws........................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... When this Act does not apply—exclusion by a law of a referring State or a Territory             19</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Addressing inconsistency between Commonwealth and State and Territory laws   20</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—General application of this Act and the Transitional Act <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Acts bind the Crown......................................................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Acts not to apply so as to exceed Commonwealth power................. 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Extension of Acts to external Territories........................................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Extra‑territorial application................................................................ 22</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Registration<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Registering as an NVR registered training organisation <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Applying for registration<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Application for registration............................................................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Registration....................................................................................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... National VET Regulator to notify applicant of decision on registration 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... National VET Regulator to issue certificate of registration................ 25</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Commencement and duration of registration..................................... 25</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Conditions of registration<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">26</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Complying with conditions............................................................... 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Condition—compliance with the VET Quality Framework.............. 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Condition—satisfying Fit and Proper Person Requirements............. 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Condition—satisfying the Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements        26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Condition—notifying National VET Regulator of material changes. 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Condition—other information must be provided............................... 27</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Condition—cooperation.................................................................... 27</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Condition—compliance with directions given by the National VET Regulator        27</p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Other conditions................................................................................ 28</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... National VET Regulator to notify NVR registered training organisation of change in conditions of registration     28</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Renewing registration<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">28</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Renewal of registration..................................................................... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Changing the scope of registration<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Application for change of scope of registration................................. 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Change of scope of registration......................................................... 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... National VET Regulator to notify applicant of decision on change of scope of registration     31</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Ensuring compliance with the VET Quality Framework<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Audits<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Audits............................................................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Administrative sanctions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Sanctions........................................................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Natural justice requirements.............................................................. 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Suspension........................................................................................ 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Cancellation....................................................................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Other enforcement action.................................................................. 35</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Requests for reassessment<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... Requests for reassessment................................................................ 36</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Withdrawing registration<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Withdrawing registration................................................................... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Accreditation of courses<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">38</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Applying for accreditation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">38</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Application for accreditation............................................................. 38</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Accreditation of course..................................................................... 38</p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... National VET Regulator to notify applicant of decision on accreditation of course  39</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Commencement and duration of accreditation................................... 39</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Conditions of accreditation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">40</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... Complying with conditions............................................................... 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Conditions......................................................................................... 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... National VET Regulator to notify relevant person of change in conditions of accreditation     40</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Renewing accreditation<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Renewal of accreditation................................................................... 41</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Amending VET accredited courses<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">42</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Amending VET accredited courses................................................... 42</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Cancelling accreditation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">43</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Cancelling accreditation..................................................................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... National VET Regulator to notify relevant persons of proposed cancellation           43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... When cancellation takes effect........................................................... 44</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—National VET Regulator’s power to issue and cancel VET qualifications etc. <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">45</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Issue of VET qualifications and VET statements of attainment<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">45</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... National VET Regulator may issue VET qualifications and VET statements of attainment      45</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Cancellation of VET qualifications and VET statements of attainment<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Cancellation<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... National VET Regulator may cancel VET qualifications and VET statements of attainment    46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... National VET Regulator to notify person concerned of proposed cancellation         47</p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... National VET Regulator’s consideration of response....................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... When cancellation takes effect........................................................... 49</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Civil penalties<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">49</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Civil penalty—failure to return VET qualification or VET statement of attainment  49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Civil penalty—use of cancelled VET qualification or VET statement of attainment 50</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Investigative powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">52</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Requiring people to give information and produce documents or things<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">52</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Requests by National VET Regulator<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">52</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Request to person who is, or was, connected with a registered training organisation               52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... National VET Regulator may retain documents and things............... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Offence and related provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">53</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Failure to comply with National VET Regulator’s request................ 53</p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Self‑incrimination etc........................................................................ 53</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Searches of premises<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">55</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Exercising monitoring or enforcement powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">55</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... Authorised officer may enter premises by consent or under a warrant 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... Monitoring powers of authorised officers......................................... 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... Enforcement powers of authorised officers....................................... 58</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... Persons assisting authorised officers................................................ 60</p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Use of force in executing a warrant................................................... 60</p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... Authorised officer may ask questions and seek production of documents               61</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Obligations and incidental powers of authorised officers <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">62</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Consent............................................................................................. 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Announcement before entry under warrant....................................... 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... Authorised officer to be in possession of warrant............................. 63</p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... Details of warrant etc. to be given to occupier................................... 63</p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Expert assistance to operate electronic equipment............................. 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 66</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Occupier entitled to observe execution of warrant............................. 67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... Occupier to provide authorised officer with facilities and assistance. 67</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—General provisions relating to seizure<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... Copies of seized things to be provided.............................................. 67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... Receipts for things seized.................................................................. 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Return of seized things...................................................................... 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Magistrate may permit a thing to be retained..................................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Disposal of things............................................................................. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision E—Warrants<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">70</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Monitoring warrants......................................................................... 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Issue of enforcement warrants.......................................................... 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Enforcement warrants by telephone, fax etc...................................... 73</p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Offence relating to warrants by telephone, fax etc............................. 75</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision F—Appointment of authorised officers and issue of identity cards<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Appointment of authorised officers................................................... 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 76</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision G—Powers of magistrates<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">77</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">91.......... Federal Magistrates—consent to nomination.................................... 77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">92.......... Magistrates—personal capacity......................................................... 77</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Enforcement<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">78</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Offences and civil penalty provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">78</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Conduct by NVR registered training organisations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">78</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">93.......... Offence—providing all or part of VET course outside scope of registration            78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">94.......... Civil penalty—providing all or part of VET course outside scope of registration    78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">95.......... Offence—issuing VET qualification outside scope of registration.... 78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">96.......... Civil penalty—issuing VET qualification outside scope of registration 79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">97.......... Offence—issuing VET statement of attainment outside scope of registration          79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">98.......... Civil penalty—issuing VET statement of attainment outside scope of registration   79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">99.......... Offence—advertising all or part of VET course outside scope of registration          79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">100........ Civil penalty—advertising all or part of VET course outside scope of registration  80</p> <p class="MsoToc5">101........ Offence—certain conduct prohibited while scope of registration suspended            80</p> <p class="MsoToc5">102........ Civil penalty—certain conduct prohibited while scope of registration suspended    81</p> <p class="MsoToc5">103........ Offence—issuing VET qualification without providing adequate assessment          81</p> <p class="MsoToc5">104........ Civil penalty—issuing VET qualification without providing adequate assessment  82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">105........ Offence—issuing VET statement of attainment without providing adequate assessment         83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">106........ Civil penalty—issuing VET statement of attainment without providing adequate assessment  83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">107........ Offence—issuing VET qualification without ensuring adequate assessment           84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">108........ Civil penalty—issuing VET qualification without ensuring adequate assessment    85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">109........ Offence—issuing VET statement of attainment without ensuring adequate assessment           85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">110........ Civil penalty—issuing VET statement of attainment without ensuring adequate assessment   85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">111........ Civil penalty—breach of condition of registration............................. 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">112........ Civil penalty—failure to return certificate of registration................... 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">113........ Geographical jurisdiction.................................................................. 87</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Conduct that is prohibited if not an NVR registered training organisation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">87</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">114........ Offence—falsely claiming to be an NVR registered training organisation               87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">115........ Civil penalty—falsely claiming to be an NVR registered training organisation        87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">116........ Offence—providing, or offering to provide, all or part of a VET course without registration  87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">117........ Civil penalty—providing, or offering to provide, all or part of a VET course without registration          88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">118........ Offence—issuing VET qualification................................................. 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">119........ Civil penalty—issuing VET qualification.......................................... 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">120........ Offence—issuing VET statement of attainment................................ 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">121........ Civil penalty—issuing VET statement of attainment......................... 89</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Other prohibited conduct<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">89</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">122........ Offence—making false or misleading representation in advertisement 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">123........ Civil penalty—making false or misleading representation in advertisement             90</p> <p class="MsoToc5">124........ Offence—making false or misleading representation relating to VET course or VET qualification         90</p> <p class="MsoToc5">125........ Civil penalty—making false or misleading representation relating to VET course or VET qualification  91</p> <p class="MsoToc5">126........ Offence—purporting to issue VET qualification............................... 91</p> <p class="MsoToc5">127........ Civil penalty—purporting to issue VET qualification....................... 91</p> <p class="MsoToc5">128........ Offence—purporting to issue VET statement of attainment.............. 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">129........ Civil penalty—purporting to issue VET statement of attainment....... 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">130........ Civil penalty—breach of condition of accreditation........................... 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">131........ Civil penalty—using a bogus VET qualification or VET statement of attainment    92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">132........ Geographical jurisdiction.................................................................. 93</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Executive officers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">93</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">133........ Liability of executive officer of registered training organisation........ 93</p> <p class="MsoToc5">134........ Reasonable steps to prevent offence or contravention....................... 94</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision E—Partnerships<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">95</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">135........ Liability of partners in partnerships................................................... 95</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision F—Unincorporated associations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">96</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">136........ Liability of members of unincorporated associations........................ 96</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Civil penalty proceedings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">98</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Obtaining an order for a civil penalty<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">98</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">137........ Federal Court or Federal Magistrates Court may impose pecuniary penalty             98</p> <p class="MsoToc5">138........ Involvement in contravening civil penalty provision......................... 99</p> <p class="MsoToc5">139........ Recovery of a pecuniary penalty....................................................... 99</p> <p class="MsoToc5">140........ Gathering information for application for pecuniary penalty............. 99</p> <p class="MsoToc5">141........ Continuing and multiple contraventions of civil penalty provisions 100</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Civil penalty proceedings and criminal proceedings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">101</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">142........ Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings................................... 101</p> <p class="MsoToc5">143........ Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings............................... 101</p> <p class="MsoToc5">144........ Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings................................... 102</p> <p class="MsoToc5">145........ Evidence given in proceedings for civil penalty not admissible in criminal proceedings          102</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Enforceable undertakings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">103</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">146........ Acceptance of undertakings............................................................ 103</p> <p class="MsoToc5">147........ Enforcement of undertakings.......................................................... 103</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Infringement notices<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">104</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">148........ Infringement notices in respect of offences..................................... 104</p> <p class="MsoToc5">149........ Infringement notices in respect of civil penalty provisions.............. 104</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Injunctions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">105</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">150........ Injunctions...................................................................................... 105</p> <p class="MsoToc5">151........ Interim injunctions.......................................................................... 105</p> <p class="MsoToc5">152........ Discharge etc. of injunctions........................................................... 105</p> <p class="MsoToc5">153........ Certain limits on granting injunctions not to apply.......................... 106</p> <p class="MsoToc5">154........ Other powers of the Federal Court or Federal Magistrates Court unaffected           106</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7—National Vocational Education and Training Regulator<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">108</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Establishment, functions and powers of Regulator<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">108</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">155........ Establishment.................................................................................. 108</p> <p class="MsoToc5">156........ Constitution..................................................................................... 108</p> <p class="MsoToc5">157........ Functions of the National VET Regulator....................................... 108</p> <p class="MsoToc5">158........ Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements........................ 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">159........ Independence of the National VET Regulator................................. 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">160........ Minister may give directions to the National VET Regulator.......... 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">161........ National VET Regulator has privileges and immunities of the Crown 112</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Appointment of Commissioners<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">113</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">162........ Appointment................................................................................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc5">163........ Term of appointment....................................................................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc5">164........ Remuneration and allowances......................................................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc5">165........ Leave of absence............................................................................. 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">166........ Outside employment....................................................................... 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">167........ Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................. 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">168........ Other terms and conditions............................................................. 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">169........ Resignation..................................................................................... 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">170........ Termination of appointment............................................................ 115</p> <p class="MsoToc5">171........ Acting Chief Commissioner............................................................ 115</p> <p class="MsoToc5">172........ Acting Commissioners.................................................................... 116</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—National VET Regulator procedures<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">118</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Meetings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">118</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">173........ Times and places of meetings.......................................................... 118</p> <p class="MsoToc5">174........ Conduct of meetings....................................................................... 118</p> <p class="MsoToc5">175........ Disclosure of interests..................................................................... 119</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Decisions without meetings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">120</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">176........ Decisions without meetings............................................................ 120</p> <p class="MsoToc5">177........ Record of decisions......................................................................... 120</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Ensuring compliance with the Standards for VET Regulators<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">121</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">178........ National VET Regulator to cooperate with assessments................. 121</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Chief Executive Officer<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">122</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">179........ Chief Executive Officer................................................................... 122</p> <p class="MsoToc5">180........ Functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer..................... 122</p> <p class="MsoToc5">181........ Minister may give directions to Chief Executive Officer................. 122</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Staff and consultants<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">123</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">182........ Staff................................................................................................ 123</p> <p class="MsoToc5">183........ Staff to be made available to the National VET Regulator............... 123</p> <p class="MsoToc5">184........ Consultants..................................................................................... 124</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 8—Commonwealth‑State arrangements<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">125</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Role of Ministerial Council<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">125</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—NVR registered training organisations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">125</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">185........ Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations.................. 125</p> <p class="MsoToc5">186........ Fit and Proper Person Requirements............................................... 125</p> <p class="MsoToc5">187........ Data Provision Requirements.......................................................... 125</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—VET accredited courses<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">126</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">188........ Standards for VET Accredited Courses.......................................... 126</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—VET Regulators<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">126</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">189........ Standards for VET Regulators........................................................ 126</p> <p class="MsoToc5">190........ Risk Assessment Framework......................................................... 126</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">127</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">191........ How the Ministerial Council gives agreement................................. 127</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Conferral of functions and powers by State law<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">128</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Conferral of functions and powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">128</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">192........ Commonwealth consent to conferral of functions etc. on the National VET Regulator by corresponding State laws........................................................................................................ 128</p> <p class="MsoToc5">193........ Meaning of <i>imposes a duty</i>............................................................. 128</p> <p class="MsoToc5">194........ When duty imposed........................................................................ 129</p> <p class="MsoToc5">195........ Duty imposed by corresponding State law applying Commonwealth law                130</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Jurisdiction of federal courts<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">131</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">196........ Conferral of jurisdiction on federal courts....................................... 131</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Administrative decisions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">131</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">197........ Review of certain decisions under State laws.................................. 131</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Application to the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">132</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">198........ Application to the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory              132</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 9—Administrative law matters<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">133</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Review of decisions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">133</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">199........ Reviewable decisions...................................................................... 133</p> <p class="MsoToc5">200........ Applications for reconsideration of decisions................................. 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">201........ Reconsideration by the National VET Regulator............................. 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">202........ Deadline for reconsideration........................................................... 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">203........ Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................. 136</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Information management<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">137</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Unauthorised disclosure<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">137</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">204........ Unauthorised disclosure of VET information................................. 137</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Information sharing<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">137</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">205........ Disclosure of information by National VET Regulator................... 137</p> <p class="MsoToc5">206........ Advising State/Territory Education Ministers about concerns or proposed cancellation of registration   138</p> <p class="MsoToc5">207........ Disclosure of information to occupational licensing bodies etc....... 139</p> <p class="MsoToc5">208........ Disclosure of information in accordance with international cooperative arrangements             139</p> <p class="MsoToc5">209........ Release of information to the public................................................ 139</p> <p class="MsoToc5">210........ Disclosure of information to the National VET Regulator.............. 140</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—VET student records<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">141</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">211........ VET student records to be provided to National VET Regulator—executive officers etc.        141</p> <p class="MsoToc5">212........ National VET Regulator may request VET student records to be provided to Regulator         142</p> <p class="MsoToc5">213........ Transfer of VET student records to another registered training organisation            142</p> <p class="MsoToc5">214........ National VET Regulator’s management of VET student records.... 142</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 10—Reporting requirements<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">144</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">215........ Annual report.................................................................................. 144</p> <p class="MsoToc5">216........ National Register............................................................................. 145</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 11—Strategic and annual operational plans<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">148</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Strategic plans<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">148</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">217........ Development of strategic plan......................................................... 148</p> <p class="MsoToc5">218........ Approval of strategic plan............................................................... 148</p> <p class="MsoToc5">219........ Variation of strategic plans.............................................................. 149</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Annual operational plans<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">150</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">220........ Development of annual operational plan......................................... 150</p> <p class="MsoToc5">221........ Variation of annual operational plan................................................ 150</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Compliance with plans<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">151</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">222........ Compliance with plans.................................................................... 151</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 12—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">152</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Delegations<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">152</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">223........ Delegation by the Minister.............................................................. 152</p> <p class="MsoToc5">224........ Delegation by the National VET Regulator—government authorities etc.                152</p> <p class="MsoToc5">225........ Delegation by the National VET Regulator—occupational licensing bodies and other industry bodies   153</p> <p class="MsoToc5">226........ Delegation by the National VET Regulator—NVR registered training organisations              153</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Provisions affecting partnerships<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">155</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">227........ Partnerships—rights and obligations.............................................. 155</p> <p class="MsoToc5">228........ Continuity of partnerships............................................................... 155</p> <p class="MsoToc5">229........ Partnership ceases to exist............................................................... 155</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Provisions affecting unincorporated associations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">156</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">230........ Unincorporated associations—rights and obligations..................... 156</p> <p class="MsoToc5">231........ Unincorporated association ceases to exist...................................... 156</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">157</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">232........ Fees................................................................................................. 157</p> <p class="MsoToc5">233........ Protection from civil actions............................................................ 158</p> <p class="MsoToc5">234........ Compensation for acquisition of property....................................... 158</p> <p class="MsoToc5">235........ Regulations..................................................................................... 158</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to establish the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="2dddb017-4b8d-42e5-b533-f963903c3819"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="ca149fbc-2c9e-6539-ce62-e18d1b69d486"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="caf8400b-ff0b-c6ea-9bff-e28931ccdfd1"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="70c29095-7c3b-4a5c-9ffb-ec56a19648a1"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="1870761e-ea2b-e57d-dcb9-856ab42f2f20"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="0a06856d-947d-cbda-e53a-d9c6b9435d59"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="089a598e-4494-6650-b0d1-85033b8fb4c5"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="823fde85-86fc-cf7d-d754-b129721752b8"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="c1c57446-2d99-c294-f023-8653b0dea7d3"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="56f778ff-6d83-ccb8-e4ca-88046c3b7452"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="c19705b8-d60c-65ce-85cc-c1d37994a669"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="bf390069-45c3-6d30-ec20-8d10b9c66c45"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>