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This instrument amends the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021 to reflect recent amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 made by the Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Act 2021, which amended section 19-115 of that Act to require Table A and Table B providers to have a policy that upholds “freedom of speech and academic freedom”, as opposed to the previous requirement for a policy that upholds “free intellectual inquiry”.
Administered by: Education
Registered 08 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
Date of repeal 08 Sep 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Higher Education Standards Framework Amendment (Threshold Standards—Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom) 2021

I, Alan Tudge, Minister for Education and Youth, make the following Standards.

Dated   1 December 2021

Alan Tudge

Minister for Education and Youth

 


Contents

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

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

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

4  Definition................................................................................................................................. 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                           2

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021                                     2

Schedule 2—Repeals                                                                                                     3

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015                                     3

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Higher Education Standards Framework Amendment (Threshold Standards—Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom) 2021.

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.  The whole of this instrument

on 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 subsection 58(1) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.

4  Definition

                   Principal Instrument means the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021, which was made on 24 April 2021 under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.

5  Schedules

(1)  The Principal Instrument is amended as set out in the applicable items in Schedule 1.

(2)  Schedule 2 repeals the whole of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.

Schedule 1Amendments

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021

 

1  Definitions

Under the heading “Definitions”, which appears towards the beginning of the Principal Instrument, add the following as the first item in the list after “In this instrument;”:

Academic freedom has the same meaning as in Schedule 1 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

2  Provision numbered “6.1” under the “Governance and Accountability” heading

In paragraph 4, omit “freedom of intellectual inquiry is” and replace with “freedom of speech and academic freedom are”.

3  Provision numbered “B1.1” in Part B

In paragraph 1, omit “free intellectual inquiry” and replace with “freedom of speech and academic freedom”.

4  Provision numbered “B1.3” in Part B

In paragraph 5, after “self-accredits”, insert “and delivers undergraduate and postgraduate”.


 

Schedule 2—Repeals

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument