22 Sep 2011
House of Representatives
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
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.