Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 2 - Grants for higher education assistance etc  


Division 16 - What is a higher education provider?  

Subdivision 16-C - How are bodies approved as higher education providers?  

SECTION 16-50   Minister to decide application  

The Minister must:

(a) decide an application for approval as a higher education provider; and

(b) cause the applicant to be notified in writing whether or not the applicant is approved as a higher education provider.


For the purposes of paragraph 16-25(1)(f) , the Minister may be satisfied that a body corporate is willing and able to meet the *quality and accountability requirements if the body gives the Minister such written undertakings as the Minister requires.

The Minister ' s decision must be made:

(a) within 90 days after receiving the application; or

(b) if further information is requested under section 16-45 - within 60 days after the end of the period within which the information was required to be provided under that section;

whichever is the later.

However, contravention of subsection (3) does not affect the Minister ' s power to decide the application or the Minister ' s obligation to comply with subsection (1).

If the Minister decides that an applicant is approved as a higher education provider, the notice must also contain such information as is specified in the Higher Education Provider Guidelines as information that must be provided to an applicant upon approval as a higher education provider.

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