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UNE Compliance Register

This Register lists the compliance drivers (Commonwealth, NSW and international laws and other statutory instruments, and industry, community and ethical standards and codes) that impact on University activities and operations, to the extent that the University has some obligation of compliance or accountability.

The currently documented drivers are listed below in alpha-order by title.  Click on the title to access a detailed overview.  You can also search the register to find all of the compliance drivers and obligations relevant to your activities and the people who can help with your compliance responsibilities.

Note: the Register is being continually enhanced, with drivers and obligations added and amended as required.

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  • Health Practitoner Regulation National Law (NSW) (NSW) - Level 4The Health Practioner Regulation National Law establishes a national registration and accreditation scheme for the regulation of health practitioners and the registration of students undertaking programs of study that provide a qualification for registration in a health profession; or clinical training in a health profession. A health practitioner is defined as an individual who practises a health profession. A health profession means the following professions (including a recognised specialty in any of the following professions-):

    (1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice;
    (2) Chinese medicine;
    (3) chiropractic;
    (4) dental (including the profession of a dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist and oral health therapist);
    (5) medical;
    (6) medical radiation practice;
    (7) nursing and midwifery;
    (8) occupational therapy;
    (9) optometry;
    (10) osteopathy;
    (11) pharmacy;
    (12) physiotherapy;
    (13) podiatry;
    (14) psychology.

    The objectives of the national registration and accreditation scheme are to:
    (a) provide for the protection of the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner are registered; and
    (b) facilitate workforce mobility across Australia by reducing the administrative burden for health practitioners wishing to move between participating jurisdictions or to practise in more than one participating jurisdiction; and
    (c) facilitate the provision of high quality education and training of health practitioners; and
    (d) facilitate the rigorous and responsive assessment of overseas-trained health practitioners; and
    (e) facilitate access to services provided by health practitioners in accordance with the public interest; and
    (f) enable the continuous development of a flexible, responsive and sustainable Australian health workforce and to enable innovation in the education of, and service delivery by, health practitioners.

    The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law is applied (with modifications) as a law of NSW by the NSW Health Practitioner Regulation (Adoption of National Law) Act 2009.
  • Heritage Act 1977 (NSW) - Level 3This Act makes provisions to conserve the State’s environmental heritage. It provides for the identification and registration of items of State heritage significance, provides for the interim protection of items of State heritage significance, constitutes the Heritage Council of New South Wales and confers on it functions relating to the State's heritage. It has relevance for the University as it is the custodian of heritage listed buildings, in addition to research artefacts.
  • Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) - Level 1The Higher Education Support Act (HESA) is the current legislative basis for the Commonwealth to provide financial support for higher education through grants and other payments made largely to higher education providers; and through financial assistance to students (usually in the form of loans).

    Measures funded under HESA include:

    1. the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) - provides funding to the University (as a higher education provider) to help subsidise students’ tuition costs.
    2. the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) arrangements - provides income contingent loans to help students meet their study costs.
    3. Commonwealth Scholarships - assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with costs associated with higher education.

    In addition, HESA makes other grants available to higher education providers for a variety of purposes, including:

    1. the Disability Support Program (DSP) - provides funding to eligible higher education providers to improve access for students with disabilities.
    2. the Indigenous Support Program - provides grants to higher education providers to assist them to meet the needs of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    3. the Structural Adjustment Fund - provided funding to assist universities to operate more competitively in the demand driven funding environment.
    4. the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) - supported universities efforts to increase participation of people who are from low socio-economic status backgrounds to attend university. From 1 January 2015 replaced by the Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP).
    5. grants to a limited number of National Institutes to support ongoing operations;
    6. the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - provides funding for initiatives to improve and recognise teaching and learning.
    7. the Superannuation Program provides supplementary funding to eligible higher education providers to cover certain superannuation expenses for staff.
    8. the Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program (AMSPP) - seeks to improve student engagement in maths and science courses at university and schools, through innovative partnerships between universities, schools, and other relevant organisations.


    The University is required to give to the Minister statistical and other information the Minister requests regarding the provision of higher education and compliance with this legislation.