House of Representatives

Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Providers) Bill 2009

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Education, the Honourable Julia Gillard MP)

Notes on clauses

Clause 1 - Short title

Provides for the Act to be cited as the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Providers) Act 2009 .

Clause 2 - Commencement

Clause 2 provides that the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Providers) Act 2009 will commence on the day after it receives Royal Assent.

Clause 3 - Schedule(s)

Provides that each Act that is specified in a Schedule is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule and that any other item in a Schedule has effect according to its terms.

For ease of description, this explanatory memorandum uses the following abbreviation:


'the Act' means the Higher Education Support Act 2003 .


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