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VET Student Loans Amendment Rules (No. 1) 2019

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  • - F2019L01026
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This instrument amends the VET Student Loans Rules 2016. The amendments are consequential to amendments made to the VET Students Loans Act 2016 by the Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Act 2018. Additionally, amendments are made to improve the operation of the VET Student Loans Rules 2016 and give effect to industry feedback.
Administered by: Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Registered 31 Jul 2019
Table of contents.

 

VET Student Loans Amendment Rules (No. 1) 2019

 

Made under the VET Student Loans Act 2016

I, Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, make the following legislative instrument.

Dated               25 July 2019

 

Michaelia Cash

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments to the VET Student Loans Rules 2016                                      2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the VET Student Loans Amendment Rules (No. 1) 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 September 2019

 

1 September 2019

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The day after this instrument is registered

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the VET Student Loans Act 2016.

4  Schedule

                   The VET Student Loans Rules 2016 are amended as set out in the Schedule to this instrument.

 

Schedule 1Amendments to the VET Student Loans Rules 2016

Part 1—Separation of VET student loan debts from HELP debts

 

1  Paragraph 23(3)(d)

After “HELP debts”, insert “or VETSL debts”.

2  Paragraph 98(2)(j)

Omit “HELP debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

3  Subparagraph 98(2)(l)(iii)

Omit “VET student loan debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

4  Subparagraph 99(4)(m)(ii)

Omit “HELP debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

5  Subparagraph 99(4)(n)(ii)

Omit “VET student loan debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

6  Paragraph 99(4)(s)

Omit “VET student loan debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

7  Paragraph 100(4)(n)

Omit “HELP debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

8  Subparagraph 142(a)(iv)

Omit “HELP debt”, substitute “VETSL debt”.

 


Part 2—Miscellaneous amendments

9  After paragraph 80(2)(a)

Insert:

(aa)      the provider obtains a copy of a diploma that has been awarded to the student for the student’s completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; or

10  Subparagraph 80(2)(c)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(i)                 the provider obtains a copy of a certificate (however described) that the student has been awarded a qualification, either:

A.     at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework or at a level in a framework that preceded the Australian Qualifications Framework that is equivalent to level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework; or

B.     that has been assessed by a Federal, State or Territory government agency which assesses overseas qualifications (or an organisation contracted by such an agency to undertake such assessments) as equivalent or comparable to a qualification referred to in sub-subparagraph (2)(c)(i)(A).

11  Paragraph 116(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Paragraph 116(1)(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

13  Paragraph 116(1)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(f)        the proposed census days for each of the approved courses offered by the provider;

14  Paragraph 116(1)(i)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(i)                 the tuition fees for each approved course to be offered by the provider in the next financial year;

15  Paragraph 116(1)(k)

Repeal the paragraph.