Supplementary Order Paper No 269

No 269

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Education Amendment Bill (No 4)


Proposed amendments

Hon Steven Joyce, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 36: new section 252

Subsection (4): to omit this subsection (lines 7 to 15 on page 58).

Subsection (6): to omit or acts under subsection (4)(c) (lines 18 and 19 on page 58).

Subsection (7): to omit (4)(c) or (line 27 on page 58).

Clause 36: new section 253

To insert the following subsection after subsection (1) (after line 14 on page 61):

  • (1A) Without limiting any power to make rules under this section, restrictions on the use of standards may be included in any rules made under subsection (1)(b) that—

    • (a) prescribe criteria that the Authority must apply when considering applications for approval of a programme leading to a degree or postgraduate qualification:

    • (b) prescribe criteria that the Authority must apply when considering applications for the listing of a degree or postgraduate qualification on the Qualifications Framework:

    • (c) prescribe criteria that the Authority must apply when considering applications for the listing of a standard on the Directory of Assessment Standards that relates to any programme leading to a degree or postgraduate qualification.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Education Amendment Bill (No 4) by—

  • removing duplication in the Bill relating to the power of the Qualifications Authority to impose conditions on consents to assess against standards; and

  • providing that restrictions on the use of standards may be included in any rules prescribing criteria to be applied by the Qualifications Authority when considering applications for—

    • approval of a programme leading to a degree or postgraduate qualification; and

    • the listing of a degree or postgraduate qualification on the Qualifications Framework; and

    • the listing of a standard on the Directory of Assessment Standards in relation to any programme leading to a degree or postgraduate qualification.