Second Reading Speeches

Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2012]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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.