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No. 1 of 2011 Specifications as made
This instrument revokes the Specification of Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions and Vocational Education and Training Providers No. 2 of 2009 and specifies a new definition for a Vocational Education and Training Provider.
Administered by: Finance
Made 23 Sep 2011
Registered 26 Sep 2011
Tabled HR 11 Oct 2011
Tabled Senate 11 Oct 2011

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Nation-building Funds Act 2008

 

Specification of Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions and Vocational Education and Training Providers No. 1 of 2011

 

 

 

We, Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations and Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research hereby,

(i)            pursuant to the definition of higher education institution in section 4 of the Nation-building Funds Act 2008 (the Act), specify the institutions mentioned in this Instrument as higher education institutions, for the purposes of that definition;

(ii)           pursuant to the definition of research institution in section 4 of the Act, specify the institutions mentioned in this Instrument as research institutions, for the purposes of that definition; and 

(iii)          pursuant to the definition of vocational education and training provider in section 4 of the Act, specify the persons or bodies mentioned in this Instrument as vocational education and training providers for the purposes of that definition.

 

 

 

 

 

Dated    22.09.11                                                                23.09.       2011

 

 

 

 

Chris Evans                                                                Kim Carr

 

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills,                        Minister for Innovation,
Jobs and Workplace Relations                                   Industry, Science and Research
           

 


 

1.         Citation

 

This Instrument may be cited as Specification of Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions and Vocational Education and Training Providers No. 1 of 2011.

 

2.         Authority

 

This Instrument is made pursuant to the definitions of higher education institution, research institution and vocational education and training provider in section 4 of the Nation-building Funds Act 2008

 

3.         Date of Effect

 

This Instrument takes effect on the day after the day on which it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

4.         Revocation

 

The Specification of Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions and Vocational Education and Training Providers No. 2 of 2009, dated 31 July 2009, is revoked.

 

5.         Transitional Arrangements

 

(1)        The revocation of the Specification of Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions and Vocational Education and Training Providers No. 2 of 2009, dated 31 July 2009, does not affect the validity of a decision made under that instrument.

(2)        A decision made under that instrument is taken to continue to have effect as if it were made under this Instrument.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Specification of Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions and Vocational Education and Training Providers No. 1 of 2011

 

1.1.1    Higher Education Institutions

All Table A, Table B and Table C providers under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and all self-accrediting and non self-accrediting entities under the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

 

1.1.2    Research Institutions

All:

1.1.2.1    Table A, Table B and Table C providers under the Higher Education Support Act 2003;

1.1.2.2    Publicly-Funded Research Agencies established by a Commonwealth Act of Parliament; and

1.1.2.3    Australian organisations primarily involved in undertaking research or research related activities where a significant Australian public benefit can be demonstrated. State or territory government agencies whose primary function is research may be eligible to apply. State or territory government departments would not be considered to be organisations whose primary function is research.

 

1.1.3    Vocational Education and Training Providers

All Registered Training Organisations (RTO) as defined in section 3 of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, excluding any school in a State that provides a level of secondary education, where the terms ‘school’, 'State' and 'secondary education' are as defined in section 4 of the Schools Assistance Act 2008.