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This instrument rolls over unspent amounts of certain grants made in respect of the 2020 calendar year as new grants made in the 2021 calendar year. Amounts rolled over by this determination are taken to be granted under Part 2-2A of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.
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Higher Education Support (Indigenous Student Success Program) (Rollover of Grant Amounts) Determination 2021

 

 

 

I, Stephen Baz, Delegate of the Chief Executive Officer, make the following determination.

Dated  15 January 2021

Stephen Baz

Senior Adviser, National Indigenous Australians Agency

 

 

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Rollover of ISSP grant amounts............................................................................................... 2

6  Rollover of other grant amounts .............................................................................................. 3

7  Conditions on grants................................................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Conditions                                                                                               5

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Higher Education Support (Indigenous Student Success Program) (Rollover of Grant Amounts) Determination 2021.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 38-40(3) and subsection 38-40(4) of the Act for the purposes of Part 2-2A of the Act.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this determination are defined in Schedule 1 of the Act, including the following:

(a)    annual financial reporting period;

(b)    higher education provider;

                   These expressions are identified in italics in this determination.

2020 ISSP rollover grant means the money taken to be granted to the University of New England or the University of Newcastle for the grant year because of the combined operation of the Higher Education Support (Indigenous Student Success Program) (Rollover of Grant Amounts) Determination (No. 3) 2019 and section 38-40 of the Act.

Act means the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

administering officer means an employee in the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

grant year means the 2020 calendar year.

Guidelines means the Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017.

ISSP grant means a grant provided for under section 5 of the Guidelines in respect of the grant year.

ISSP rollover grant means the amount of the unspent amount of an ISSP grant that, because of the combined operation of this instrument and section 38-40 of the Act, is taken to be granted under Part 2-2A of the Act to a higher education provider listed at paragraph 5(a) in respect of the 2021 calendar year.

University of New England rollover grant means the amount of the unspent amount of the University of New England’s 2020 ISSP rollover grant that, because of the combined operation of this instrument and section 38-40 of the Act, is taken to be granted to the University of New England under Part 2-2A of the Act in respect of the 2021 calendar year.

University of Newcastle rollover grant means the amount of the unspent amount of the University of Newcastle’s 2020 ISSP rollover grant that, because of the combined operation of this instrument and section 38-40 of the Act, is taken to be granted to the University of Newcastle under Part 2-2A of the Act in respect of the 2021 calendar year.

Rollover of ISSP grant amounts

                   For the purposes of subsection 38-40(1) of the Act, the following is determined under subsection 38-40(3) of the Act:

                     (a)  section 38-40 applies to each of the following higher education providers in respect of their ISSP grant:

                              (i)  Australian Catholic University;

                             (ii)  The Australian National University;

                            (iii)  Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education;

                            (iv)  Bond University;

                             (v)  Central Queensland University;

                            (vi)  Charles Darwin University;

                           (vii)  Charles Sturt University;

                          (viii) Edith Cowan University;

                            (ix)  Federation University Australia;

                             (x)  Griffith University;

                            (xi)  James Cook University;

                           (xii)  La Trobe University;

                          (xiii)  Macquarie University;

                          (xiv)  Monash University;

                           (xv)  Queensland University of Technology;

                          (xvi)  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology;

                         (xvii)  Southern Cross University;

                        (xviii)  Swinburne University of Technology;

                          (xix)  The University of Adelaide;

                           (xx)  University of New England;

                          (xxi)  University of New South Wales;

                         (xxii)  University of Newcastle;

                        (xxiii)  The University of Queensland;

                        (xxiv)  University of South Australia;

                         (xxv)  The University of Sydney;

                        (xxvi)  University of Wollongong; and

                       (xxvii)  Victoria University.

                     (b)  the amount specified in column 3 of the table is the amount of the unspent amount of the ISSP grant of a higher education provider specified in column 2 of the table.

 

 

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Item

Higher education provider

Amount of unspent amount of ISSP grant

 

1.

Australian Catholic University

$210,000

 

2.

The Australian National University

$230,000

 

3.

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

$15,954

 

4.

Bond University

$10,000

 

5.

Central Queensland University

$183,829

 

6.

Charles Darwin University

$67,000

 

7.

Charles Sturt University

$580,000

 

8.

Edith Cowan University

$147,186

 

9.

Federation University Australia

$72,500

 

10.

Griffith University

$400,000

 

11.

James Cook University

$200,000

 

12.

La Trobe University

$273,046

 

13.

Macquarie University

$350,000

 

14.

Monash University

$30,000

 

15.

Queensland University of Technology

$92,250

 

16.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

$155,000

 

17.

Southern Cross University

$110,009

 

18.

Swinburne University of Technology

$15,000

 

19.

The University of Adelaide

$230,000

 

20.

University of New England

$150,430

 

21.

University of New South Wales

$800,000

 

22.

University of Newcastle

$159,307

 

23.

The University of Queensland

$150,000

 

24.

University of South Australia

$236,500

 

25.

The University of Sydney

$298,000

 

26.

University of Wollongong

$20,000

 

27.

Victoria University

$140,000

 

 

Note 1:       If section 38-40 is determined to apply to a higher education provider in respect of a grant, then the effect of subsection 38‑40(1) of the Act is to rollover the amount of the unspent amount of the grant that is determined as a grant made under Part 2-2A of the Act in respect of the next following year .

Note 2:       The ISSP rollover grant amount for a higher education provider listed in paragraph (a) is the amount specified in column 3 of the table for the provider.

6  Rollover of other grant amounts

                   For the purposes of subsection 38-40(1) of the Act, the following is determined under subsection 38-40(3) of the Act:

                     (a)  section 38-40 applies to a higher education provider specified in column 2 of the table in respect of the grant specified in column 3 of the table;

                     (b)  the amount specified in column 4 of the table is the amount of the unspent amount of the grant specified in column 3 of the table.

 

 

 

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

 

Item

Higher education provider

Grant

Amount of unspent amount of grant

 

1.

University of New England

2020 ISSP rollover grant

$21,675

 

2.

University of Newcastle

2020 ISSP rollover grant

$50,000

 

 

Note 1:       If section 38-40 is determined to apply to a higher education provider in respect of a grant, then the effect of subsection 38‑40(1) of the Act is to rollover the amount of the unspent amount of the grant that is determined to the next following year as a new grant under Part 2-2A of the Act.

Note 2:       Section 164-15 of the Act provides that an overpayment of an amount made to a higher education provider may be deducted from a future amount payable or recovered as a debt due to the Commonwealth.

7  Conditions on grants

                   For the purposes of paragraph 38-40(2)(b) of the Act, the conditions in Schedule 1 to this instrument are determined under subsection 38‑40(4) of the Act to apply to an ISSP rollover grant, a University of New England rollover grant and a University of Newcastle rollover grant.

Note 1:       A higher education provider’s approval may be revoked if, among other things, the provider breaches a condition of a grant made to the body under Part 2-2A of the Act: see section 22-15 of the Act.

Note 2:       Part 2-5 of the Act provides that a higher education provider may have their grants reduced, or be required to repay a grant, for breaches of conditions of grants, including grants under Part 2-2A of the Act.

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Schedule 1—Conditions

1  Using a grant

             (1)  A higher education provider specified in column 2 of the table must use the grant in column 3 of the table:

                     (a)  to administer and deliver the activity or activities specified in column 4 of the table for the provider; and

                     (b)  in the 2021 calendar year, unless the Chief Executive Officer has made a determination under subsection 38-40 of the Act in relation to the provider in the next following year.

 

Description of activity

 

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

 

Item

Higher education provider

Grant

Activity

 

1. 

Australian Catholic University

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Practical Placement on Country program;

b)      Development of Cultural Safety Podcasts; and

c)       Indigenous Research Residential Program.

 

2.

The Australian National University

ISSP rollover grant

Delivery of summer school and recruitment and community engagement programs.

 

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

ISSP rollover grant

Establishment and delivery of Higher Degree by Research student masterclasses.

 

4.

Bond University

 

ISSP rollover grant

Delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Higher Education Preparation and Transition Strategies Program.

 

5.

Central Queensland University

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Cross Cultural Competency Development Program for Students; and

b)      Delivery of Dare to be Deadly Video Production.

 

6.

Charles Darwin University

ISSP rollover grant

Progression grant for at-risk students.

 

7.

Charles Sturt University

ISSP rollover grant

Development of online student hub - First Nations Student Connect.

 

8.

Edith Cowan University

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Upgrades to current Indigenous student common rooms;

b)      Student Liaison  Officer; and

c)       Student Success Forum.

 

9.

Federation University Australia

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Establishment of Places of Being for three campuses;

b)      Junior University Program; and

c)       Cultural Competency Training.

 

10.

Griffith University

ISSP rollover grant

Delivery of First Peoples Student Success.

 

11.

James Cook University

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Delivery of the Indigenous Student Winter School; and

b)      Delivery of the Indigenous Student Summer pre-program.

 

12.

La Trobe University

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Development and delivery of the Wominjeka cultural training module;

b)      Mildura Indigenous Student Centre;

c)       Delivery of student engagement and outreach programs; and

d)      Delivery of the Elders in Residence Group.

 

13.

Macquarie University

ISSP rollover grant

Delivery of the Indigenous Students Are Our Future project.

 

14.

Monash University

ISSP rollover grant

Redevelopment of the Online Staff Cultural Awareness Program.

 

15.

Queensland University of Technology

ISSP rollover grant

Delivery of the Project Blue – Bilbie Labs (Virtual Songlines).

 

16.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

ISSP rollover grant

Improving and expanding supplementary academic support.

 

17.

Swinburne University of Technology

ISSP rollover grant

Delivery of scholarships that assist with relocation costs, accommodation costs or relocation and accommodation costs. 

 

18.

Southern Cross University  

ISSP rollover grant

Analysis of Indigenous admission schemes and pathways.

 

19.

The University of Adelaide

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Postgraduate pathway strategy; and

b)      Cultural recognition and student facilities.

 

20.

University of New England

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Oorala Outdoor Learning Precinct;

b)      Delivery of the Improving Indigenous Student Success Rate project; and

c)       Delivery of the Learning and Leadership for Enhanced Indigenous Student Retention: Lessons from the Bachelor of Nursing project.

 

21.

University of New England

University of New England rollover grant

Delivery of the Online Learning Live Project.

 

22.

University of New South Wales

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Delivery of the Enhancing Indigenous Success project;

b)      Indigenous Pathway Programs;

c)       Nura Gili Outreach Program;

d)      Indigenous COVID-19 Assistance Program; and

e)       Improving the tutorial assistance program database and administrative processes.

 

23.

University of Newcastle

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Delivery of the Indigenous Nationals multi-sport competition;

b)      Delivery of the Year 9 Student Camp;

c)       Connecting Country Land and Culture Festival;

d)      Development of the Cultural Capability Framework; and

e)       Development and delivery of the Minecraft education resource for the Wollotuka Institute.

 

24.

University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle rollover grant

Delivery of the Indigenous Nationals multi-sport competition.

 

25.

University of Queensland

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Preparation Program;

b)      Delivery of the façade artwork at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit Entrance;

c)       Review and digitalise pastoral care and academic support services; and

d)      Indigenous Staff and Student Written Collections.

 

26.

University of South Australia

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Elders in Campus: Student Resilience and Wellbeing Student Study Centre; and

b)      Mount Gambier Wirringka Student Study Centre.

 

27.

The University of Sydney

ISSP rollover grant

Pilot program for enhanced academic support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

 

28.

University of Wollongong

ISSP rollover grant

Indigenous HDR Writing Retreat.

 

29.

Victoria University

ISSP rollover grant

a)      Delivery of the Critical Race Praxis project; and

b)      Online Aboriginal content and community programs.

 

             (2)  A higher education provider must not use a grant specified in column 3 of the table in sub-item (1) to administer any aspect of the provider’s business other than delivery of the activity or activities specified for the provider in column 4 of the table in sub-item (1) in respect of the grant.   

2  Payment to a person to deliver activities

             (1)  Subject to sub-item (2), a higher education provider may use a grant specified in column 3 of the table in sub-item 1(1) to pay a person or organisation to deliver an activity specified for the provider in column 4 of the table in sub-item 1(1) in respect of the grant.

             (2)  In recruiting a person to deliver an activity, a higher education provider must give priority to Indigenous persons.

             (3)  In procuring an organisation to deliver an activity, a higher education provider must give priority to organisations that employ, or provide training opportunities for, Indigenous persons. 

3  Reporting

             (1)  A higher education provider that receives a grant specified in column 3 of the table in sub-item 1(1) must give the reports specified in column 2 of the table in this sub-item for activities delivered using the grant to the Minister by the day specified in column 3 of the table in this sub-item.

 

Reporting

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Report

Date

1. 

Acquittals report

Last business day of April of 2022

2.

Performance report

Last business day of April of 2022

Note:          In addition to the reports specified in column 2 of the table, paragraph 19-10(1)(a) of the Act provides that a higher education provider must give to the Minister a financial statement for each annual financial reporting period for the provider in which the provider receives assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act.

             (2)  In giving a report to the Minister under sub-item (1), a higher education provider may:

                     (a)  give the acquittals report with the acquittals report for an ISSP grant the provider is required to give to the Minister under item 1 of the table in subsection 17(1) of the Guidelines; and

                     (b)  give the performance report with the performance report for an ISSP grant the provider is required to give to the Minister under item 2 of the table in subsection 17(1) of the Guidelines.

             (3)  An administering officer may request a higher education provider revise a report described in column 2 of the table in sub-item (1) if the administering officer reasonably considers that the form or content of the report is unsatisfactory.

             (4)  An administering officer may request any additional information or reports about the use of a grant specified in column 3 of the table in sub-item 1(1) from a higher education provider.

             (5)  A higher education provider must comply with a reasonable request under sub‑items (3) or (4) within 10 business days of the request, or a longer period specified by an administering officer in writing. 

4  Application of the Guidelines

                   The requirements of subsections 14(2) and (3), section 15 (other than paragraph (a)), section 16, section 35, section 36 and section 37 of the Guidelines apply to a grant specified in column 3 of the table in sub-item 1(1) as if it were a grant provided for under section 5 of the Guidelines.