Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: require VET FEE-HELP approved training providers to develop and apply appropriate student entry procedure requirements; require students under the age of 18 to seek their parent’s approval before requesting a VET FEE-HELP loan; broaden the circumstances in which a student can seek a re-credit of their VET FEE-HELP loan debt balance and remission of a debt; add to the eligibility criteria required for admitting new VET providers to the VET-FEE-HELP loan scheme; provide for an infringement notice scheme with a civil penalty regime for VET providers who engage in inappropriate marketing behaviours and administrative practices; extend the Commonwealth and national VET Regulator’s powers with respect to monitoring and investigation; and make consequential amendments.

Track (What's this?)

Permalink

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 15 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 09 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 11 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 11 Nov 2015
Consideration in detail debate 11 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 11 Nov 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 12 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2015
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 24 Government [2 as amended by 2 Independent (Lazarus)/Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party] agreed to
  • Requests details: 1 Government agreed to
02 Dec 2015
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House made Senate requested amendment
02 Dec 2015
Senate
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2015
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
03 Dec 2015
Finally passed both Houses 03 Dec 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 168
  • Year: 2015
11 Dec 2015

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Explanatory memoranda

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Senate

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Schedules of amendments

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Bills digest

PDF Format HTML Format

Notes

Back to top

Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

Back to top

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print
Back to top