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A Bill for an Act to amend the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012, and for related purposes
Administered by: Education and Training
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Registered 31 Mar 2017
Introduced HR 30 Mar 2017
Table of contents.

2016‑2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Education and Training)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012   3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Act 2017.

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Act 2017 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Schedule does not commence.

 

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  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012

1  Title

Repeal the title, substitute:

An Act to impose charges in relation to certain functions of the National VET Regulator, and for related purposes

2  After Part 1

Insert:

Part 1ANational VET Regulator annual registration charge

 

6A  Imposition of charge

                   A National VET Regulator annual registration charge determined under section 6B is imposed by this section, and is so imposed as a tax.

6B  Determination of charge

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine a National VET Regulator annual registration charge (or charges) for a financial year, payable by a person to whom section 232A of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 applies, for the purposes of that section.

Note 1:       Section 232A of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 applies to persons registered under that Act as NVR registered training organisations, and to persons registered under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 as registered providers for whom the National VET Regulator is the ESOS agency (within the meaning of that Act). If registered under each of those Acts, the person is liable to pay a charge for each registration.

Note 2:       Different amounts of charge might be determined in different circumstances, for example:

(a)    depending on the number of qualifications offered by a person liable to pay the charge; or

(b)    for registration under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

See subsection 33(3A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

             (2)  Before determining a charge for the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister must get the Ministerial Council’s agreement to the amount of the charge.

Note:          The Ministerial Council’s prior agreement is also required to the amount of certain fees determined under section 232 of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

6C  Validation of annual registration fees charged for the purposes of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

             (1)  This section applies to each amount of an annual registration fee that a person was, before the commencement of this section, purportedly required to pay for the purposes of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, to the extent that the fee could not validly be determined under an ASQA determination.

             (2)  By force of this section, a charge of an equal amount is taken to have been imposed on the person, and to have been so imposed as a tax.

             (3)  The amount of the charge for which the person is liable is:

                     (a)  reduced by:

                              (i)  the sum of any amounts in relation to the purported fee that have been waived under an ASQA determination; and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts paid by the person on account of the purported fee and not subsequently refunded or remitted to the person; and

                     (b)  increased by so much of the sum of the amounts paid by the person on account of the purported fee as the person recovers from the Commonwealth.

             (4)  An annual registration fee is a fee in relation to a financial year, payable by a person for the purposes of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011:

                     (a)  for registration under that Act as an NVR registered training organisation; or

                     (b)  for registration under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 as a registered provider.

             (5)  An ASQA determination is a determination made before the commencement of this section under subsection 232(1) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (as that subsection was in force at any time before the commencement of this section).

Note:          See the Australian Skills Quality Authority instrument fixing fees No. 1 of 2011 and the Australian Skills Quality Authority Instrument Fixing Fees No. 1 of 2013.

3  Paragraph 13(a)

Omit “payable”.

4  Paragraph 13(b)

Omit “that would otherwise be payable”.