Education (Tertiary Reforms) Amendment Act 2007

14 Functions of Commission
  • (1) Section 159F(1) is amended by repealing paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) to give effect to the tertiary education strategy by—

      • (i) prescribing and publishing guidance on the content of, and processes associated with seeking funding approval for, proposed plans; and

      • (ii) prescribing and publishing guidance on the criteria the Commission will use to assess proposed plans; and

      • (iii) assessing proposed plans and deciding whether they will receive funding approval by applying the relevant assessment criteria; and

      • (iv) determining the amount of funding payable to organisations by applying the appropriate funding mechanisms; and

      • (v) allocating funding to organisations that have plans; and

      • (vi) allocating funding to organisations that are not required to have plans in order to receive funding; and

      • (vii) prescribing what plan summaries must contain for the purposes of public inspection; and

      • (viii) building the capability of organisations; and.

    (2) Section 159F(1)(b) is amended by repealing subparagraphs (i) and (ii) and substituting the following subparagraphs:

    • (i) the tertiary education strategy; and

    • (ii) the activities and performance of the tertiary education sector generally; and.

    (3) Section 159F(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraphs after paragraph (b):

    • (ba) to develop details of how to implement funding mechanisms; and

    • (bb) to implement funding mechanisms; and..

    (4) Section 159F(1) is amended by repealing paragraph (d) and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (d) to monitor the performance of organisations that receive funding from the Commission including by measuring performance against specified outcomes; and

    • (da) to undertake any functions that the Minister directs the Commission to undertake under section 159J; and.

    (5) Section 159F(1)(e) is amended by omitting section 159ZC and substituting section 159YA or 159ZC.