Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends: the
Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
  to: place obligations on registered international education providers when a provider fails to start or finish providing a course or when an overseas student fails to start or finish a course; provide for a national regime of national registration of providers; limit the amount of initial pre-paid fees that may be collected by a registered provider; provide that students are only eligible for a refund of the unused portion of prepaid tuition fees; and specify what details providers must keep on student records; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Act 2000

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Progress

House of Representatives
22 Sep 2011Introduced and read a first time
22 Sep 2011Second reading moved
02 Nov 2011Second reading debate
03 Nov 2011Second reading debate
03 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
03 Nov 2011Consideration in detail debate
03 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
03 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
03 Nov 2011Second reading moved
29 Feb 2012Second reading debate
29 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
29 Feb 2012Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 5 Government and 4 Australian Greens (1 as amended) agreed to
29 Feb 2012Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
01 Mar 2012Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


01 Mar 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
20 Mar 2012Assent

Act no.: 9

Year: 2012

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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