Second Reading Speeches

Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: increase the combined Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan limit to $152 700 for students undertaking eligible aviation courses with approved providers on or after 1 January 2020; enable the minister to determine the aviation courses for which the higher HELP loan limit will apply; reduce indexation on a person’s outstanding accumulated HELP debt while they are teaching in a school in a very remote location of Australia; and provide for all or part of a person’s HELP debt associated with their initial teacher education course to be remitted after they have undertaken an equivalent of four years’ full time work in a very remote location of Australia; and
Higher Education Support Act 2003
,
Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Act 2018
and
VET Student Loans Act 2016
to allow the Department of Human Services restricted access to higher education data and VET student loans data in order to administer student benefits.