International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Amendment Rules 2017

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International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Amendment Rules 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of April 2017

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These rules are made under section 238M of the Education Act 1989—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment made after appropriate consultation.

Rules

1 Title

These rules are the International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Amendment Rules 2017.

2 Commencement

These rules come into force on 29 May 2017.

3 Principal rules

These rules amend the International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules 2016 (the principal rules).

4 Rule 16 amended (Decision by adjudicator)

Replace rule 16(4) with:

(4)

The adjudicator must give notice in writing to the parties of the final decision and the reasons for the decision.

5 Rule 17 replaced (When final decision binding)

Replace rule 17 with:

17 When final decision binding

A final decision becomes binding on the parties to a dispute on the date that notice is given in accordance with rule 16(4).

6 Rule 19 amended (Termination of dispute resolution process)

Revoke rule 19(f).

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 29 May 2017, adjust the International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules 2016 to provide that once an adjudicator has given notice of a final decision under rule 16(4), the decision becomes binding on the parties on the date that the notice is given.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 April 2017.

These rules are administered by the Ministry of Education.