Amendment No. 1 to the VET Guidelines 2013

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00049

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Amendment No. 1 to the VET Guidelines 2013
 
 
 
Higher Education Support Act 2003
 
 
I, CHRISTOPHER PYNE, Minister for Education, make the attached amendments to the VET Guidelines under clause 99(1) of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003.
 
 
 
 
 
Dated   6 January 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHRISTOPHER PYNE
Minister for Education
 
 
 
Higher Education Support Act 2003
 
Amendment No. 1 to the VET Guidelines 2013
 
(i)         Citation
 
This legislative instrument may be cited as Amendment No. 1 to the VET Guidelines 2013.
 
(ii)        Authority
 
This legislative instrument is made pursuant to clause 99(1) of Schedule 1A to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (the Act).
 
(iii)       Commencement
 
This legislative instrument commences on the day after registration.
 
(iv)       Amendment
 
Upon commencement of this legislative instrument the VET Guidelines 2013 (F2013L01509) registered on 5 August 2013 is amended as set out in Item 1.
 
(v)        Purpose
 
This legislative instrument amends Schedule 1 of the VET Guidelines 2013 to add the names of those Certificate IV qualifications that will be eligible to be included in the Certificate IV Trial to Extend VET FEE-HELP to Specified Certificate IV qualifications in Western Australia, and to substitute one of the qualifications specified in South Australia.  
 
The Trial is to give effect to the agreement of the Council of Australian Governments in Schedule 4 of the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform for the development and implementation of a limited trial to extend the eligibility for income contingent loans in certain circumstances to Certificate IV qualifications.
 
The Trial will commence progressively in indicated jurisdictions from December 2013 and will continue until 31 December 2016.  The Trial will enable the extension of access to VET FEE-HELP to students of VET providers approved under the Higher Education Support Act 2003.  To participate, these VET providers must offer specified nominated Certificate IV qualifications to which the relevant State or Territory government is providing subsidised places for eligible students in their jurisdictions.
 
Amendment
 
Item 1
 
 
In Schedule 1 to the VET Guidelines 2013, repeal the table and substitute with the following table:
 
Specified Qualifications
State or Territory

(A)   Certificate IV in Accounting as described in the Financial Services Training Package
 
(B)   Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(C)   Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(D)  Certificate IV in Engineering as described in the Metal and Engineering Training Package
 
(E)   Certificate IV in Youth Work as described in the Community Services Training Package
State of South Australia
 

(A)   Certificate IV in Agriculture as described in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package
 
(B)   Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) as described in the Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package
 
(C)   Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices as described in the Sustainability Training Package
 
(D)  Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(E)  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as described in the Training and Education Training Package
State of Victoria

(A)   Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(B)   Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(C)   Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) as described in the Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package
 
(D)  Certificate IV in Engineering as described in the Metal and Engineering Training Package
 
(E)   Certificate IV in Small Business Management as described in the Business Services Training Package
State of Queensland

(A)   Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(B)   Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(C)   Certificate IV in Community Services Work as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(D)  Certificate IV in Youth Work as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
(E)   Certificate IV in Education Support as described in the Community Services Training Package
 
State of Western Australia