Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 5 - Administration  

PART 5-7 - REVIEW OF DECISIONS  

Division 209 - How are decisions reconsidered?  

SECTION 209-1   Reviewer of decisions  

209-1(1)  
The reviewer of a *reviewable decision is:


(a) if the *decision maker was a higher education provider acting on behalf of the *Secretary - the Secretary; or


(b) if the *decision maker was *Open Universities Australia acting on behalf of the *Secretary - the Secretary; or


(c) in any other case - the decision maker, but see subsection (2).

209-1(2)  
If:


(a) a *reviewable decision was made by a delegate of a *decision maker; and


(b) the decision is to be reconsidered by a delegate of the decision maker; then the delegate who reconsiders the decision must be a person who:


(c) was not involved in making the decision; and


(d) occupies a position that is senior to that occupied by any person involved in making the decision.

Note 1:

The Secretary may delegate to a review officer of a higher education provider the power to reconsider reviewable decisions made under section 36-20 or Chapter 3 : see subsection 238-1(2) .

Note 2:

The Secretary may also delegate to a review officer of Open Universities Australia the power to reconsider reviewable decisions made under Chapter 3 : see subsection 238-1(2A) .




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