Part 1: Revenue Measures (Continued)
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency — cost recovery
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The Government will allow the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency to charge fees to higher education providers on a cost recovery basis for the following activities:
- registration and re‑registration of providers;
- accreditation and re‑accreditation of courses;
- major variations to registrations and accreditations; and
- publication and provision of training programs.
The cost recovery arrangements are estimated to collect $16.5 million over four years to offset the costs incurred by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency in providing the above services.
The Government provided funding of $60.8 million over four years in the 2009‑10 Budget to establish the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency as an independent body with powers to regulate higher education providers, monitor quality and set standards. The legislation to establish the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency will also include arrangements for cost recovery.
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