Higher Education Support Act 2003

Sch1-1(1)

Amended by:


Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Act 2021 (assent 24/6/2021)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl28

Commenced Action Note
25/06/2021 Amend Amended definition 'grandfathered student'

3-Sch1-Cl4

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder'

Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Act 2021 (assent 22/3/2021)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl4

Commenced Action Note
23/03/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'academic freedom'

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021 (assent 1/3/2021)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum - SEN
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch2-Cl457

Commenced Action Note
1/09/2021 Amend Amended definition 'applicable court'

3-Sch2-Cl458

Commenced Action Note
1/09/2021 Amend Amended definition 'judicial officer'

Education Legislation Amendment (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection) Act 2020 (assent 20/11/2020)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch2-Cl103

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'provider obligation period'

3-Sch2-Cl104

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Amended definition 'replacement unit'

3-Sch2-Cl67

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Repealed definition 'HELP Tuition Protection Director'
1/01/2021 Amend Repealed definition 'HELP Tuition Protection Fund Advisory Board'
1/01/2021 Amend Repealed definition 'HELP Tuition Protection Fund'

3-Sch2-Cl68

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'Higher Education Tuition Protection Director'
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'Higher Education Tuition Protection Fund Advisory Board'
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'Higher Education Tuition Protection Fund'
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'Up-front Payments Guidelines'
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'up-front payments tuition protection'

3-Sch2-Cl80

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'officer of a registered higher education provider'

Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Act 2020 (assent 27/10/2020)

Addendum to the Explanatory Memorandum - SEN
Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum relating to sheet RV130 - SEN
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum relating to sheet RV133 - SEN
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl31

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Repealed definition 'basic grant amount'

3-Sch1-Cl32

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Amended definition 'Commonwealth contribution amount'

3-Sch1-Cl33

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'demand driven higher education course'

3-Sch1-Cl34

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Repealed definition 'designated courses of study'

3-Sch1-Cl35

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'Indigenous person'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'designated higher education course'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'eligible Indigenous person'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'first funding cluster'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'grandfathered Commonwealth contribution amount'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'grandfathered funding cluster part'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'grandfathered student'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'grant year'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'higher education course'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'ineligible work experience unit'

3-Sch1-Cl36

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Amended definition 'maximum basic grant amount'

3-Sch1-Cl37

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Repealed definition 'non-designated courses of study'

3-Sch1-Cl38

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'non grandfathered student'

3-Sch1-Cl39

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Substituted definition 'number of Commonwealth supported places'

3-Sch1-Cl40

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'regional area'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'remote area'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'second funding cluster'
28/10/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'total basic grant amount'

3-Sch2-Cl8

Commenced Action Note
28/10/2020 Amend Amended definition 'maximum student contribution amount for a place'

3-Sch4A-Cl11

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Inserted definition 'HECS-HELP discount'

3-Sch4B-Cl12

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'SLE amount'
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'Student Learning Entitlement'
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'additional SLE'
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'covered by a persons Student Learning Entitlement'
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'eligible person'
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'lifelong SLE'
1/01/2022 Amend Inserted definition 'ordinary SLE'

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Act 2020 (assent 3/9/2020)

Addendum to the Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl66

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2021 Amend Repealed definition 'NVETR Commissioner'

Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Act 2019 (assent 6/12/2019)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch2-Cl31

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'HELP Tuition Protection Director'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'HELP Tuition Protection Fund Advisory Board'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'HELP Tuition Protection Fund'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'HELP tuition protection levy'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'affected unit'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'default'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'original course'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'replacement course'
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'replacement unit'

3-Sch2-Cl32

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2020 Amend Repealed definition 'tuition assurance requirements'

3-Sch2-Cl33

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'tuition protection requirements'

Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Act 2019 (assent 28/11/2019)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl3

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'course of study in aviation'

3-Sch2-Cl14

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'ABS Remoteness Structure'

3-Sch3-Cl17

Commenced Action Note
28/11/2019 Amend Repealed definition 'Australian Qualifications Framework Register'

3-Sch3-Cl18

Commenced Action Note
28/11/2019 Amend Amended definition 'higher education award'

Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Act 2019 (assent 28/10/2019)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl4

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2020 Amend Inserted definition 'higher education provider charge'

Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Act 2018 (assent 25/9/2018)

Revised Explanatory Memorandum - SEN
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl11

Commenced Action Note
1/07/2019 Amend Inserted definition 'pre-1 July 2019 VSL debt'

3-Sch1-Cl12

Commenced Action Note
1/07/2019 Amend Repealed definition 'VET student loan debt'

Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Act 2018 (assent 24/8/2018)

Revised Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl13

Commenced Action Note
1/07/2019 Amend Repealed definition 'AWE'

3-Sch1-Cl14

Commenced Action Note
1/07/2019 Amend Amended definition 'index number'

3-Sch1-Cl15

Commenced Action Note
1/07/2019 Amend Repealed definition 'reference period'

Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2017 (assent 16/8/2017)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch3-Cl40

Commenced Action Note
17/08/2017 Amend Amended definition 'civil penalty provision'

3-Sch3-Cl41

Commenced Action Note
17/08/2017 Amend Inserted definition 'HESA investigator'

3-Sch3-Cl42

Commenced Action Note
17/08/2017 Amend Amended definition 'qualified auditor'

3-Sch3-Cl43

Commenced Action Note
17/08/2017 Amend Inserted definition 'TEQSA investigator'

Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016 (assent 16/9/2016)

Revised Explanatory Memorandum - SEN
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch2-Cl4

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2018 Amend Repealed definition of 'indexation period'

3-Sch3-Cl15

Commenced Action Note
1/07/2017 Amend Amended definition of 'HECS-HELP'

Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 2) Act 2015 (assent 11/12/2015)

Revised Explanatory Memorandum - SEN
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch3cl9

Commenced Action Note
12/12/2015 Amend Repealed definition of 'HECS-HELP discount'

Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Act 2015 (assent 11/12/2015)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-cl22

Commenced Action Note
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'State or Territory VET regulator'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'VET FEE-HELP account'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'general interest charge rate'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'qualifying VET course'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'responsible parent'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'student entry procedure'

3-Sch1-cl23

Commenced Action Note
31/12/2015 Amend Amended definition of 'VET tuition fee'

3-Sch1-cl30

Commenced Action Note
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'Departmental investigator'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'NVETR Commissioner'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'NVETR investigator'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'NVETR staff member'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'Regulatory Powers Act'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'applicable court'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'civil penalty provision'
31/12/2015 Amend Inserted definition of 'judicial officer'

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2015 (assent 30/11/2015)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1cl11

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2016 Amend Inserted definition of 'dependent child'

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (assent 10/09/2015)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl297

Commenced Action Note
5/03/2016 Amend Repealed definition of 'Federal Register of Legislative Instruments''

Higher Education Support Amendment (Asian Century) Act 2013 (assent 29/06/2013)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl24

Commenced Action Note
30/06/2013 Amend Omitted definition of 'maximum OS-HELP amount'

3-Sch1-Cl25

Commenced Action Note
30/06/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'maximum OS HELP (Asian language study) amount'
30/06/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'maximum OS HELP (overseas study) amount'

3-Sch1-Cl26

Commenced Action Note
30/06/2013 Amend Omitted definition of 'minimum OS-HELP amount'

3-Sch1-Cl27

Commenced Action Note
30/06/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'minimum OS HELP (Asian language study) amount'
30/06/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'minimum OS HELP (overseas study) amount'

3-Sch1-Cl28

Commenced Action Note
30/06/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'supplementary amount for Asian language study'

Higher Education Support Amendment (Further Streamlining and Other Measures) Act 2013 (assent 28/03/2013)

Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl7

Commenced Action Note
28/03/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'subject to review'

3-Sch3-Cl11

Commenced Action Note
28/03/2013 Amend Amended definition of 'VET quality and accountability requirements'

3-Sch5-Cl5

Commenced Action Note
28/03/2013 Amend Amended definition of 'VET advanced diploma'

3-Sch5-Cl6

Commenced Action Note
28/03/2013 Amend Amended definition of 'VET diploma'

3-Sch5-Cl7

Commenced Action Note
28/03/2013 Amend Amended definition of 'VET graduate certificate'

3-Sch5-Cl8

Commenced Action Note
28/03/2013 Amend Amended definition of 'VET graduate diploma'

Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Act 2012 (assent 28/11/2012)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum - SEN
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl31

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2013 Amend Amended definition of VET course of study'

3-Sch1-Cl32

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'VET qualification'

3-Sch2-Cl17

Commenced Action Note
29/11/2012 Amend Inserted definition of 'Federal Register of Legislative Instruments'

3-Sch3-Cl45

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2013 Amend Omitted definition of 'VET Administration Guidelines'

3-Sch3-Cl46

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2013 Amend Omitted definition of 'VET FEE-HELP Guidelines'

3-Sch3-Cl47

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2013 Amend Inserted definition of 'VET Guidelines'

3-Sch3-Cl48

Commenced Action Note
1/01/2013 Amend Omitted definition of 'VET Tuition Fee Guidelines'

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 (assent 12/04/2011)

Explanatory Memorandum - The SEN
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch1-Cl48

Commenced Action Note
1/7/2011 Amend Omitted definition of 'accredited VET course'

3-Sch1-Cl49

Commenced Action Note
1/7/2011 Amend Inserted definition of 'National Register'

3-Sch1-Cl50

Commenced Action Note
1/7/2011 Amend Inserted definition of 'National VET Regulator'

3-Sch1-Cl51

Commenced Action Note
1/7/2011 Amend Omitted definition of 'NTIS'

3-Sch1-Cl52

Commenced Action Note
1/7/2011 Amend Inserted definition of 'registered training organisation'

3-Sch1-Cl53

Commenced Action Note
1/7/2011 Amend Inserted definition of 'VET Regulator'

Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Tertiary Admission Centres) Act 2009 (assent 7/12/2009)

Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Correction to the Explanatory Memorandum - REPS
Second Reading Speech - REPS

3-Sch2-Cl16

Commenced Action Note
7/12/2009 Amend Inserted definition of 'officer of a Tertiary Admission Centre'

3-Sch2-Cl17

Commenced Action Note
7/12/2009 Amend Inserted definition of 'Tertiary Admission Centre'