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Preliminary Pages

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Ms Amanda Rishworth MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Rowan Ramsey MP

 

Members

Mrs Karen Andrews MP

Mr Mike Symon MP

 

Mrs Yvette D’Ath MP

Mr Alan Tudge MP

 

Ms Deborah O’Neill MP

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Dr Glenn Worthington

Inquiry Secretary

Ms Siobhan Leyne

Office Managers

Mr Daniel Miletic
Ms Katrina Gillogly

Administrative Officer Ms Emily Costelloe

Terms of reference

The terms of reference are the text of the following bills:

List of abbreviations

ACT Australian Capital Territory
DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
ESOS Education Services for Overseas Students
HESA Higher Education Support Amendment
NSW New South Wales
PRISMS Provider Registration and International Students Management System
TPS Tuition Protection Service

List of recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 2, Subdivision A, Clause 46B of the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protect Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011 be amended to require providers to notify the regulator within 72 hours of a provider default.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 2, Subdivision B, Clause 47C of the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protect Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011 be amended to require providers to notify the regulator within 72 hours of a student default.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that the Australian Government ensures broad representation of industry stakeholders on the TPS Advisory Board reflecting high and low risk providers as well as the various sectors of the industry.

Recommendation 4

The Committee recommends that following the passage of the Education Services for Overseas Students bills, the Australian Government ensures providers of education services to overseas students are provided with comprehensive information on an on-going basis relating to the implementation of the Tuition Protection Service arrangements.

Recommendation 5

The Committee recommends that the House of Representative pass the following bills:

Recommendation 6

The Committee recommends that the House pass the Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011.

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