Amendment No. 1 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012

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Commonwealth of Australia
Higher Education Support Act 2003 
COMMONWEALTH GRANT SCHEME GUIDELINES 2012 
Amendments to Guidelines made pursuant to section 238-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003
 
I, Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education, pursuant to section 238‑10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (the Act), make the attached amendment to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 which provide for matters under Part 2-2 and section 93-10 of the Act.
 
Dated this              10th                  day of              December                      2013    
Signed
  
 
_____________________________
Christopher Pyne
Minister for Education
Commonwealth of Australia
 Higher Education Support Act 2003
 
 
Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 - Amendment No. 1
 
1                  CITATION
This legislative instrument may be cited as Amendment No. 1 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012.
 2                  AUTHORITY
This legislative instrument is made under section 238-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (the Act) for the purposes of Part 2-2 and section 93-10 of the Act, and subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
3                  COMMENCEMENT
This legislative instrument takes effect on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
4                  AMENDMENT
This legislative instrument amends the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 registered on 13 December 2012 (F2012L02442).
PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislative instrument is to:
a)      amend Chapter 1 to clarify various definitions; and
b)      amend Chapters 3, 5 and 6 of the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 to update the amount of various loadings paid under the CGS to apply the efficiency dividend to university funding. The efficiency dividend was a savings measure included in the 2013‑14 Budget.
ITEM 1 – Paragraph 1.5.1
Repeal the paragraph 1.5.1 and substitute:
1.5.1        In these Guidelines, unless the contrary intention appears:
 
ASGC Remoteness Structure           means the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Structure published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
 
ASGS Remoteness Structure            means the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure published by the ABS which replaces the ASGC Remoteness Structure from December 2012
 
campus                                             means the physical location at which a provider delivers a unit of study. For on-line/distance education courses or where studies require attendance at locations such as a health centre, teaching hospital or agricultural farm, the campus is the location from which the course is administered
 
Department                                      means in accordance with the Administrative Arrangement Order, the Department responsible for administering Parts 2-2 and 3-2 of the Act, or part thereof.
 
external                                            means a mode of attendance for a unit of study for which the provider delivers the course materials to the student and the student is not required to attend classes on campus on a regular basis
 
headquarters                                    is a provider’s campus location which has the largest internal and multi-modal EFTSL of Commonwealth supported students
 
HEIMS                                             means the Higher Education Information Management System
 
HESC                                               means the Higher Education Student Collection which is a component of the Higher Education Statistics Collection required under subsection 19-70(1) of the Act
 
internal                                             means a mode of attendance for a unit of study for which the student must attend classes at the provider’s facilities on a regular basis
 
Minister                                            means, in accordance with the Administrative Arrangement Order, the Minister responsible for administering Part 2-2 and 3-2 of the Act,  or part thereof, or the Secretary or APS employee of the Department when acting under a delegation made pursuant to Sections 238 1 and  238-5 of the Act. 
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multi-modal                                     means a mode of attendance for a unit of study that is undertaken partially in an internal mode of attendance and partially in an external mode.
 
provider                                            means Higher Education Provider
ITEM 2 – Paragraph 4.10.5
Repeal paragraph 4.10.5 and substitute:
4.10.5        The total amount of regional loading available in each year is fixed. The amount available for 2012 to 2016 is set out in the table below.
2012
$63,559,565

2013
$65,948,301

2014
$66,537,164

2015
2014 amount multiplied by 0.9875 and then indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.

2016
2015 amount indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.

 
The amount for 2017 and later years is the amount for the previous year indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.
ITEM 3 – Paragraph 4.15.1
Repeal paragraph 4.15.1 and substitute:
4.15.1    A provider is eligible for regional loading if it is a Table A or Table B provider under sections 16-15 or 16-20 of the Act respectively.
ITEM 4 – Paragraph 5.10.1
Repeal paragraph 5.10.1 and substitute:
5.10.1        The amount of medical student loading (A) payable to a provider for a year will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:
A=B times C
Where:
B is the student load determined in accordance with paragraph 5.10.5.
C is the amount of medical student loading per Commonwealth supported place for the relevant year in a medical course of study.
5.10.2         The total amount of medical student loading per Commonwealth supported place for 2013 to 2016 is set out in the table below.
2013
$1,291

2014
$1,303

2015
2014 amount multiplied by 0.9875 and then indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.

2016
2015 amount indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.

 
The amount for 2017 and later years is the amount for the previous year indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.
ITEM 5 – Paragraph 6.5.1
Repeal paragraph 6.5.1 and substitute:
6.5.1           The amount of enabling loading (A) payable to a provider for a year will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:
                        A = B times C
where:
B  is the number of Commonwealth supported places in enabling courses of study allocated to the provider for the grant year in the provider’s Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding agreement for that year.
C  is the amount of enabling loading per Commonwealth supported place for the relevant year.
6.5.2           The total amount of enabling loading per Commonwealth supported place for 2013 to 2016 is set out in the table below.
2013
$2,500

2014
$3,006

2015
2014 amount multiplied by 0.9875 and indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.

2016
2015 amount indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.

 
The amount for 2017 and later years is the amount for the previous year indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.
 
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