Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
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.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 17 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 15 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 19 Oct 2015
Second reading agreed to 19 Oct 2015
Third reading agreed to 19 Oct 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 09 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 30 Nov 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to
30 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2015
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
01 Dec 2015
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 171
  • Year: 2015
11 Dec 2015

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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