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  • 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 (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 Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Tertiary Admission Centres) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    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 Bill (No. 1) 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: clarify the application and operation of indexation arrangements; update the Melbourne College of Divinity’s name to MCD University of Divinity; enable dollar amounts to be rounded up when a partial HELP debt repayment is made; and provide that certain students undertaking courses in dentistry or veterinary science are eligible for the higher FEE-HELP limit. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: increase the maximum payments for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme in 2011; account for indexation to other grants and Commonwealth scholarships for the 2012 to 2014 calendar years; reduce the HECS-HELP up-front discount from 20 to 10 per cent; reduce the HELP voluntary repayment bonus from 10 to 5 per cent; and clarify that Australian citizens are not entitled to Commonwealth support or to access certain schemes when undertaking a course of study primarily at an overseas campus. 

    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 Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill replaces the current arrangements under the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    and provides for: grants (primarily through the Commonwealth Grants Scheme) and other payments to higher education providers; financial assistance to students including: HECS-HELP assistance for student contribution amounts, FEE-HELP assistance for tuition fees, and OS-HELP assistance for overseas study; a Student Learning Entitlement equivalent to 7 years of full-time study; repayment of student loans; administrative matters; provision of higher education in the external Territories; and review of the impact of the proposed Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • HIH Royal Commission (Transfer of Records) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides for the transfer of custody of certain records of the HIH Royal Commission to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Home Insulation Program (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HUNT, Greg, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes the Commission of Inquiry into the Home Insulation Program and provides for: the functions and powers of the commission; offences relating to the giving of evidence before the commission; matters relating to the operation of the commission; and the commission to present its findings and any recommendations by 1 November 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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