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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Providers) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: clarify that students cannot access VET FEE-HELP assistance to undertake a vocational education and training (VET) unit of study that is not essential to the student’s course; ensure that the minister can revoke the approval of a VET provider of a body corporate that does not meet certain requirements; and allow higher education and VET provider notices of approval to take effect the day following registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks; and
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: broaden the guidelines-making powers to vary the VET FEE-HELP debt; allow different requirements to apply to different students undertaking VET units of study; and provide that officers of Tertiary Admission Centres have the same status and duty of care as those of higher education providers in relation to processing student information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Assistance) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to provide VET FEE-HELP assistance to full fee paying students in Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses accredited as VET qualifications and where credit toward a higher education award is available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the annual caps on Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding; change the way in which higher education providers are eligible for that funding; abolish the student learning entitlement; require higher education providers to enter into mission-based compacts with the Commonwealth; and require higher education providers to uphold free intellectual inquiry in relation to learning, teaching and research. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to make administrative changes to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP programs by: requiring the minister to be satisfied that a body corporate is ‘fit and proper’; providing flexibility in the ‘principal purpose’ requirements; enabling the minister to give qualified approvals; providing for procedural fairness before a provider’s approval is suspended; and including new decisions which are subject to review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP assistance schemes by: removing the need for certain organisations to have tuition assurance arrangements when applying for approval to offer assistance; and allowing recommendations from certain agencies to be used as part of the assessment and approval of training organisations to deliver assistance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: compulsory Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) repayments and a HECS-HELP benefit for certain graduates and teachers; funding amounts to reflect supplementation for indexation increases, budget measures, technical adjustments for 2009-12, and maximum grant amounts for 2012; transitional loading under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; phasing out domestic undergraduate full fee paying places at public universities; and maximum contribution amounts for mathematics, statistics and science units of study. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the requirement for higher education providers to meet the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and the National Governance Protocols as a condition of Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Endowment Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Higher Education Endowment Fund Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to extend the Future Fund Board’s functions in relation to the Higher Education Endowment Fund (HEEF); and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make gifts of money to the HEEF tax deductible. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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