Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  

Note:

See section 6-1 .

PART 1 - VET providers  

Division 4 - What are the VET quality and accountability requirements?  

Subdivision 4-E - The VET compliance requirements  

SECTION 26   Compliance assurance - provider  

26(1)  
The Minister may require a *VET provider to be audited:


(a) about compliance with any or all of the following requirements:


(i) the *VET financial viability requirements;

(ii) the *VET fairness requirements;

(iii) the *VET compliance requirements;

(iv) the *VET fee requirements;

(v) other requirements for VET quality and accountability set out in the *VET Guidelines; or


(b) about any or all of the following matters relating to *VET courses of study provided by the VET provider:


(i) the approaches used to recruit or enrol students (or potential students) of those courses who receive (or who could receive) *VET FEE-HELP assistance for *VET units of study forming part of those courses;

(ii) the veracity of enrolments in those courses of students who receive VET FEE-HELP assistance for VET units of study forming part of those courses;

(iii) the level of teaching resources, or the quality of those resources, for any of those courses;

(iv) the level of engagement in any of those courses of students who receive VET FEE-HELP assistance for VET units of study forming part of those courses;

(v) the completion rates for any of those courses of students who receive VET FEE-HELP assistance for VET units of study forming part of those courses.

26(2)  
The audit must be conducted:


(a) by a body determined in writing by the Minister; and


(b) at such time or times, and in such manner, as the Minister requires.

26(2A)  
To avoid doubt, if the Minister makes a determination under subclause (2) in relation to the *National VET Regulator, the determination is not a direction for the purpose of subsection 160(2) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 .

26(3)  
The provider must:


(a) fully co-operate with the auditing body in the course of its audit; and


(b) pay to the auditing body and charges payable for such an audit.

26(4)  
A determination made under paragraph (2)(a) is not a legislative instrument.




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