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Second Reading Speeches

Education Legislation Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Bill 2022

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: amend the student identifier requirements for a person's eligibility to receive Commonwealth assistance; provide that units of study undertaken as part of an enabling course will not count towards a student's student learning entitlement; provide that domestic students undertaking a microcredential course are eligible for FEE-HELP; extend the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption to 31 December 2022; provide that New Zealand citizens are eligible for HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP only if they are a resident in Australia for the duration of the unit; remove the 10 per cent discount on up-front payments made by HECS-HELP students; and
Higher Education Support Act 2003
and
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
to make technical amendments.

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