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Act No. 11 of 2012 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Act 2015
An Act to impose the requirement to pay TPS levies, and for related purposes
Administered by: Education and Training
Registered 11 Jul 2016
Start Date 01 Jul 2016
End Date 14 Sep 2017

Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012

No. 11, 2012

Compilation No. 3

Compilation date:                              1 July 2016

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 171, 2015

Registered:                                         11 July 2016

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2016 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 2

4............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 2

Part 2—The amount of the TPS levy                                                                         3

5............ TPS levy............................................................................................. 3

6............ Administrative fee component............................................................. 4

7............ Base fee component............................................................................ 4

8............ Indexation of administrative and base fee components........................ 4

9............ Risk rated premium component........................................................... 6

10.......... Special tuition protection component................................................... 6

Part 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                                         7

11.......... Rules relating to making a legislative instrument................................. 7

12.......... Exemptions......................................................................................... 7

13.......... Publication of administrative and base fee components....................... 8

14.......... Imposition of requirement to pay the TPS levy................................... 8

15.......... Section 114 of the Constitution........................................................... 8

16.......... Regulations......................................................................................... 8

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      9

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              9

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                11

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             12

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           13

 


An Act to impose the requirement to pay TPS levies, and for related purposes

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

20 March 2012

2.  Sections 3 to 16

At the same time as Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Act 2012 commences.

1 July 2012

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Crown to be bound

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

4  Interpretation

Definitions

             (1)  In this Act:

administrative fee component for a registered provider for a year has the meaning given by section 6.

base fee component for a registered provider for a year has the meaning given by section 7.

overseas student tuition fees for a registered provider for a year is the amount of tuition fees received by the provider during the year in respect of an overseas student or intending overseas student.

risk rated premium component for a registered provider for a year has the meaning given by section 9.

special tuition protection component for a registered provider for a year has the meaning given by section 10.

total enrolments for a registered provider for a year are worked out in accordance with section 5 of the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997.

Expressions used in the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

             (2)  An expression used in this Act that is also used in the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 has the same meaning as in that Act.

Part 2The amount of the TPS levy

  

5  TPS levy

Registered providers

             (1)  A provider who is registered on 1 January of a year is liable to pay a TPS levy for the year.

Note:          This section extends to a registered provider whose registration has been suspended.

             (2)  The amount of the TPS levy for a registered provider for a year is the sum of the following components:

                     (a)  the provider’s administrative fee component for the year (see section 6);

                     (b)  the provider’s base fee component for the year (see section 7);

                     (c)  the provider’s risk rated premium component for the year (see section 9);

                     (d)  the provider’s special tuition protection component for the year (see section 10).

Note:          Classes of providers may be exempt from the requirement to pay either or both the base fee component or the risk rated premium component: see section 12.

Unregistered providers

             (3)  A provider who is not yet registered, but who is seeking to be registered under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 in a year, is liable to pay a TPS levy for the year.

             (4)  The amount of the TPS levy for such an unregistered provider for that year is the sum of the following components:

                     (a)  the amount specified in paragraph 6(a) for the year;

                     (b)  the amount specified in paragraph 7(a) for the year.

Note 1:       Those amounts are indexed under section 8.

Note 2:       Classes of providers may be exempt from the requirement to pay the amount in paragraph 7(a): see section 12.

6  Administrative fee component

                   A registered provider’s administrative fee component for a year is the sum of the following components:

                     (a)  $100;

                     (b)  $2 multiplied by the total enrolments for the provider for the previous year.

Note 1:       For total enrolments, see section 4.

Note 2:       The dollar amounts are indexed under section 8.

7  Base fee component

                   A registered provider’s base fee component for a year is the sum of the following components:

                     (a)  $200;

                     (b)  $5 multiplied by the total enrolments for the provider for the previous year.

Note 1:       For total enrolments, see section 4.

Note 2:       The dollar amounts are indexed under section 8.

8  Indexation of administrative and base fee components

             (1)  This section applies for the purpose of working out a dollar amount specified in paragraph 6(a) or (b) or 7(a) or (b) for any year (the current year) after the initial year.

Note:          The TPS Director must make the indexed dollar amounts publicly available: see section 13.

Indexation formula

             (2)  The dollar amounts specified are to be adjusted for the current year by multiplying the amounts that applied to the year before the current year by the indexation factor worked out using the formula:

where:

index number, for a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number that is the weighted average of the 8 capital cities and is published by the Australian Statistician for that quarter.

initial year means the first calendar year in relation to which the TPS levy is imposed under section 14.

previous September quarter means the September quarter before the recent September quarter.

recent September quarter means the September quarter in the year before the current year.

Rounding factors and amounts etc.

             (3)  The indexation factor worked out under subsection (2) must be rounded up or down to 3 places (rounding up in the case of exactly halfway between).

             (4)  Amounts worked out under subsection (2) for the purposes of paragraph 6(a) or 7(a) must be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding up in the case of 50 cents).

             (5)  Amounts worked out under subsection (2) for the purposes of paragraph 6(b) or 7(b) must be rounded to the nearest whole cent (rounding up in the case of 0.5 cent).

             (6)  If at any time (whether before or after the commencement of this section) the Australian Statistician has changed or changes the index reference period for the Consumer Price Index, then, for the purposes of applying this section after the change, only index numbers published in terms of the new index reference period are to be used.

9  Risk rated premium component

             (1)  A registered provider’s risk rated premium component for a year is the sum of the provider’s risk components for each risk factor for the year.

             (2)  A registered provider’s risk component for a risk factor for a year is worked out in accordance with the following formula:

             (3)  Before the beginning of each year, the TPS Director must, by legislative instrument, specify the following for the purposes of subsection (2):

                     (a)  a percentage for that year;

                     (b)  one or more risk factors that reflect the risk of calls being made on the OSTF in respect of registered providers with that factor or those factors;

                     (c)  for each risk factor, the factor by which the specified percentage for that year is multiplied.

Note:          For rules relating to making the legislative instrument, see section 11.

10  Special tuition protection component

             (1)  A registered provider’s special tuition protection component for a year is worked out in accordance with the following formula:

             (2)  Before the beginning of each year, the TPS Director must, by legislative instrument, specify a percentage for that year for the purposes of subsection (1).

Note:          For rules relating to making the legislative instrument, see section 11.

             (3)  The percentage specified can be zero.

Part 3Miscellaneous

  

11  Rules relating to making a legislative instrument

             (1)  The matters referred to in subsections 9(3) and 10(2) must be included in the same legislative instrument.

Having regard to matters

             (2)  In making a legislative instrument under those subsections, the TPS Director must have regard to:

                     (a)  any advice of the Board in relation to the matters referred to in those subsections; and

                     (b)  the sustainability of the OSTF.

             (3)  The Director may have regard to any other matter he or she considers appropriate.

Approval of the Treasurer

             (4)  Before the TPS Director makes (within the meaning of the Legislation Act 2003) a legislative instrument under subsections 9(3) and 10(2), the Treasurer must approve the legislative instrument in writing.

             (5)  An approval given under subsection (4) is not a legislative instrument.

12  Exemptions

                   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, prescribe one or more classes of registered providers who are exempt from the requirement to pay either or both of the following:

                     (a)  the base fee component (or paragraph 7(a) of the base fee component);

                     (b)  the risk rated premium component.

13  Publication of administrative and base fee components

                   The TPS Director must make the dollar amounts of the administrative fee component and the base fee component for a year publicly available, in any manner he or she considers appropriate.

14  Imposition of requirement to pay the TPS levy

                   The requirement to pay TPS levies under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 is imposed by this section.

15  Section 114 of the Constitution

             (1)  If, apart from this section, this Act would purport to operate in a way that would be invalid because of section 114 of the Constitution, this Act does not have that operation.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, assume that, in section 114 of the Constitution, State includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

16  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012

11, 2012

20 Mar 2012

s 3–16: 1 July 2012 (s 2(1) item 2)
Remainder: 20 Mar 2012 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 177): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 2015

145, 2015

12 Nov 2015

Sch 4 (item 10): 10 Dec 2015 (s 2(1) item 7)

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Act 2015

171, 2015

11 Dec 2015

Sch 1 (item 283) and Sch 6 (items 2–6, 8–13): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) items 2, 6, 8)
Sch 6 (items 1, 7): 12 Dec 2015 (s 2(1) items 5, 7)

Sch 6 (items 1, 7) and Sch 6 (items 2–6, 8–13)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 2

 

s 5........................................

am No 171, 2015

s 8........................................

am No 145, 2015

Part 3

 

s 11......................................

am No 126, 2015