Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2012]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Higher Education Support Act 2003
  to: provide that the minister retains the power to decide an application for approval as a higher education provider although the required timeframe may have expired; require VET providers to notify the minister in writing of events which may affect their ability to comply with quality and accountability requirements; provide for the authorisation of certain uses and disclosures of information; allow the secretary to revoke or vary any determination made to pay an advance to a VET provider in certain circumstances; clarify that a VET provider must provide statistical and other information although an approved form of provision has not been specified; and make administrative arrangements relating to the assessment of an individual’s higher education loan program debt. 

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Progress

Senate
24 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
24 Nov 2011Second reading moved
09 Feb 2012Second reading debate
09 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
09 Feb 2012Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
13 Feb 2012Introduced and read a first time
27 Feb 2012Second reading moved
27 Feb 2012Second reading debate
27 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
27 Feb 2012Third reading agreed to


27 Feb 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
06 Mar 2012Assent

Act no.: 6

Year: 2012

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Text of bill

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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

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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