Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 [Provisions] VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 [Provisions] Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

November 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-019-6

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Compatibility with human rights
  Financial impact statement
  Notes on references

Chapter 2—Overview

  Purpose of the bills
  Current tuition assurance arrangements for domestic students
  Tuition protection model for international students
  Overview of the bills
  Provisions of the Tuition Protection Bill
  Provisions of the VSL Levy Bill and the HELP Levy Bill
  Senate Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills

Chapter 3—Key issues

  Students paying fees upfront
  Potential burden on TAFEs
  Transparency of costs to providers and the need for more broad consultation
  Committee view

Labor Senators' Additional Comments

  Concerns relating to TAFEs
  Universal coverage

Australian Greens Senators' Additional Comments

  Impact on TAFEs
  Composition of the Tuition Protection Fund Advisory Board
  The Tertiary Education Context

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearing and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706