Legislation

Directory of Legislation

On this page you will find a list of legislation and legislative instruments applicable to compliance management at UNE.  Clicking on the name will take you to more information, where a link is provided.  This may be an external website or document.

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  • Education and Care Services National Regulations (NSW) - Level 3Regulations made under the Children (Education and Care Services) National Law (NSW).
  • Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS Agency - ELICOS and Foundation Programs) Determination 2016 (Cth) - Level 1This instrument is made under subsection 6C(2) of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, as in force on and after 1 July 2016.
  • Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997 (Cth) - Level 1An Act to impose registration charges in relation to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.
  • Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012 (Cth) - Level 3The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study.


    All CRICOS providers who are registered on 1 January of a year are liable to pay a TPS levy for the year.
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Cth) - Level 1The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (the ESOS Act) regulates the education and training services provided to overseas students by providing tuition and financial assurance, as well as a provider registration requirement. The Act provides for sanctions for non-compliance with the Act as well as breaches of the National Code of Practice and ESOS Regulations. Where the University seeks to recruit, enroll or teach overseas students, or to advertise their ability to do so, it must be registered on the "Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students" (CRICOS). Providers of education services to overseas students, and their agents must not promote a course to overseas students or intending overseas students unless the course and provider are approved by the relevant State or Territory and are registered on CRICOS. All written materials, including those in electronic form, must identify the registered provider and provider number. The Act prescribes the records that must be kept for each overseas student including full name; residential address; date of birth; nationality; course start and completion day; attendance; academic performance; Details of payments received; health cover information; english language proficiency; passport and visa numbers. The University as a registered provider must generate an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment for intending overseas students. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) uses this in assessing the student's application for a student visa. Education providers are required to report students failing to comply with the attendance or course progress of theirvisa to the department and must keep a record of the reason for any termination of studies where applicable. The provision to impose an Annual Registration Charge for CRICOS registration and the calculation method for the charge is prescribed in the Act.
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 (Cth) - Level 1The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulations 2001 support the implementation of the ESOS Act 2000 by setting out in detail requirements including:

    a. information that must be entered on the register about the provider and each course by location
    b. student details that providers must include on the Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS), including information about tuition and non-tuition fees
    c. information about students that providers must give related to student visa conditions
    d. penalties and infringement notices
    e. student records that a provider must keep.
  • Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) - Level 4The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 ensures that a transaction under a Commonwealth law will not be invalid simply because it was conducted through electronic communication.
  • Electronic Transactions Act 2000 (NSW) - Level 3The object of this Act is to provide a regulatory framework that recognises the importance of the information economy to the future economic and social prosperity of Australia, facilitates the use of electronic transactions, promotes business and community confidence in the use of electronic transactions, and enables business and the community to use electronic communications in their dealings with government.
  • ELICOS Standards 2018 (Cth) - Level 1Standards made under subsection 176B(1) of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

    The ELICOS Standards 2018 repeals and replaces the ELICOS Standards (ELICOS Standards 2011) from 1 March 2018, but apply to an existing provider from 1 January 2018.
  • Energy and Utilities Administration Act 1987 (NSW) - Level 5An Act to establish the Department of Energy; to constitute the Energy Corporation of New South Wales and define its functions; and for other purposes.
  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to encourage more efficient use of energy by large energy using businesses, and for related purposes.
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) - Level 2The Act is the Australian Government's central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places - defined in the EPBC Act as matters of national environmental significance.
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) - Level 3An Act to institute a system of environmental planning and assessment for NSW. Prior to development taking place in NSW, a development application (DA) must be lodged with the relevant authority describing the intended work. The application is lodged with the relevant consent authority and then assessed against State, Regional and Local planning controls to ensure the work is environmentally sustainable. The level of assessment is determined by relevant planning legislation. Where a development application is issued to the University or parties contracted by the University, all conditions of the approved development application must be adhered to.
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (NSW) - Level 3Regulation made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

    The regulation sets out:
    * timeframes for processing applications
    * rights of appeal
    * advertising and public comment periods for development applications
  • Environmental Trust Act 1998 (NSW) - Level 4This Act sets up an Environmental Trust with the objects of:
    - Promoting restoration and rehabilitation projects in the public and private sectors which will, or are likely to, reduce pollution, the waste-stream or environmental degradation;
    - Promoting research into environmental problems in both the public and private sectors;
    - Promoting environmental education projects in the public and private sectors, and public
    awareness of environmental issues; and
    - Funding the acquisition of land for the national parks estate.

    The Act may be relevant to the University as the Environment Trust makes annual grants of funds for restoration and rehabilitation programs and "clean-up".
  • Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 (NSW) - Level 3An Act to provide for control of the effect on the environment of chemicals and chemical wastes.
  • Epidemiological Studies (Confidentiality) Act 1981 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to provide for confidentiality in relation to certain epidemiological studies.
  • Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) - Level 4The Act is about the law of evidence and prescribes the conduct of court proceedings in a Federal Court..
  • Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) - Level 4An Act about the law of evidence in NSW court proceedings.
  • Excise Act 1901 (Cth) - Level 4An Act relating to Excise . Excise duty is a tax on alcohol, tobacco, fuel and petroleum products (excisable goods) produced or manufactured in Australia. If you manufacture or store excisable goods you must hold an appropriate excise licence, and report and pay duty on goods delivered into the Australian domestic market.
  • Exhibited Animals Protection Act 1986 (NSW) - Level 4An Act with respect to the exhibition of animals at marine or zoological parks, circuses and other places.
  • Explosives Act 2003 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to provide for the regulation and control of the handling of explosives and explosive precursors, and to provide for the regulation of certain other dangerous goods. The Act establishes the Workcover Authority as the regulatory authority for the purposes of this Act. Licences are required for the handling of explosives and explosive precursors as defined by the regulations; Persons must ensure that explosives or explosive precursors in their care are not handled by persons without authority to do so (not licensed); must not supply to a person under the age of 18. The Regulatory authority may issue a or deny an application for a licence; Licences may be issued unconditionally or with conditions Persons must comply with any conditions as stipulated on the licence.