Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017

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

Amends the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 to: enable the minister to specify additional matters which may be taken into consideration for the fit and proper person requirements for registration purposes; expand the scope of events that a provider must report to education services for overseas students agencies; extend information sharing provisions; and enable a 30-day payment period for late payment penalties; Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 to: enable the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to take additional matters into account in its regulatory decision-making; introduce a requirement that providers must be fit and proper persons; expand the scope of matters about which providers must notify TEQSA; enable TEQSA to delegate its functions or powers to the Chief Executive Officer; require the accreditation of certain diplomas and certificates; and increase financial viability and transparency requirements; and Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: prohibit unscrupulous marketing practices and barriers to withdrawal from study; define a ‘genuine student’ for the purposes of reporting and claiming FEE-HELP liabilities; enable the minister to vary conditions of approval for providers and determinations relating to advance payments in certain circumstances; provide for civil penalties in cases of non-compliance; subject the Act to monitoring under the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014; provide for more stringent provider application requirements; and increase financial viability and transparency requirements.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01 Jun 2017
Second reading moved 01 Jun 2017
Second reading debate 08 Aug 2017
Second reading agreed to 08 Aug 2017
Third reading agreed to 08 Aug 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Aug 2017
Second reading moved 09 Aug 2017
Second reading debate 10 Aug 2017
Second reading agreed to 10 Aug 2017
Third reading agreed to 10 Aug 2017
Finally passed both Houses 10 Aug 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 83
  • Year: 2017
16 Aug 2017

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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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Schedules of amendments

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