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  • Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 to reform the international education sector, the bill amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    ,
    Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012
    ,
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    and
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to: create Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) agencies, including the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and the Australia Skills Quality Authority, with direct responsibility for providers’ registration and monitoring providers’ compliance; extend the compliance monitoring and enforcement action that may be taken by an ESOS agency for a breach of either the English Language Courses for Overseas Students Standards or the Foundation Program Standards;
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: provide for an internal review process for decisions made by delegates of ESOS agencies; provide the minister with the power to issue a direction to an ESOS agency about the performance of its functions; enable the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) Director to obtain certain information or documents, be assisted by TPS officers, and recommend that an ESOS agency take action against a provider; enable providers to receive more than 50 per cent of the tuition fees for a course in certain circumstances; remove the definition of a ‘study period’; remove the requirement for non-exempt providers to maintain an account to which all tuition fees paid prior to a course commencing are held; and remove the requirement to report all instances of student default; and
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    and
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to make consequential amendments to implement the rebased annual registration charge to be payable by Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students registered providers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    and
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: require all institutions currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students to re-register by 31 December 2010; introduce two new registration criteria; require providers to maintain and publish a list of persons/agents who represent them; provide the minister with a discretion to enable a suspended provider to accept monies in certain circumstances; enable national alignment of regulatory actions; and provide for regulations to be made in relation to: providers’ agents, and criteria to be applied when consideration is given to whether a course is a suitable alternative course. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service (TPS), the bill: establishes the TPS levy to be imposed on registered providers and sets out the basis for its calculation; provides that certain providers may be exempt from components of the levy; and requires the dollar amounts of the administrative fee component and the base fee component to be published annually. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Nov 1998 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: rebase the compulsory annual registration charge payable by all Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered providers; and replace the initial registration charge payable by registered providers with an annual entry to market charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to create a new fee structure to replace the current tiered charges structure for the annual registration charge payable by all providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Aug 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to make amendments consequent on the proposed
    Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 to reform the international education sector, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to clarify that a registered education provider pays all entry to market charges but is not charged more than once if its registration period is less than two years and it seeks renewal of that registration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum