Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 2 - Grants for higher education assistance etc  

PART 2-1 - HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS  

Division 22 - When does a body cease to be a higher education provider?  

Subdivision 22-B - Revocation for cause  

SECTION 22-15   Revocation of approval as a provider for a breach of conditions or the quality and accountability requirements  

22-15(1)  
The Minister may revoke a body ' s approval as a higher education provider if the Minister:


(a) is satisfied that the body has:


(i) breached a condition of a grant made to the body under Part 2-2 , 2-2A , 2-3 or 2-4 ; or

(ii) breached a *quality and accountability requirement; or

(iii) breached a condition imposed on the body ' s approval; and


(b) is satisfied that it is appropriate to take that action (see subsection (2)); and


(c) complies with the requirements of section 22-20 .

Note:

Section 16-60 allows conditions to be imposed on the body ' s approval.

22-15(2)  
Without limiting the matters that the Minister may consider in deciding whether it is appropriate under this section to revoke a body ' s approval as a higher education provider, the Minister may consider any or all of the following matters:


(a) whether the breach in question is of a minor or major nature;


(b) whether the breach has occurred before and, if so, how often;


(c) the impact that the breach may have on the body ' s students;


(d) the impact of the breach on the higher education provided by the body;


(e) the impact of the breach on Australia ' s reputation as a provider of high quality higher education;


(f) any other matter set out in the Higher Education Provider Guidelines.




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