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No. S 490
Private Education Act
(Dispute Resolution Schemes)
(Dispute Resolution Schemes)
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 71 of the Private Education Act, the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency, with the approval of Mr Ong Ye Kung, Senior Minister of State, charged with the responsibility of the Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), makes the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations are the Private Education (Dispute Resolution Schemes) Regulations 2016 and come into operation on 3 October 2016.
2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“dispute resolution centre” means any entity prescribed under regulation 4;
“dispute resolution proceeding” means a dispute resolution proceeding carried out under a dispute resolution scheme;
“dispute resolution scheme” means any dispute resolution scheme prescribed under regulation 3;
“intending student” means a person who intends to become or has taken any steps towards becoming a student of a private education institution;
“party” means a party to a dispute resolution proceeding, and includes —
a student in a registered private education institution;
a former student of a registered private education institution;
an intending student of a registered private education institution;
a parent, guardian or any other person who has entered into a contract with a registered private education institution for the provision of education to a student, former student or intending student; and
a registered private education institution;
“student”, in relation to a registered private education institution, means a person who receives, or is enrolled in the registered private education institution to receive, education offered or provided by the registered private education institution;
“terms of reference” means the terms which define the scope, application, operations and procedures of a dispute resolution scheme.
3. The list of dispute resolution schemes as prescribed by the Agency under section 64(1) of the Act for the resolution of disputes arising from or relating to the provision of services by registered private education institutions to students is set out in the First Schedule.
4. The list of approved dispute resolution centres as prescribed by the Agency under section 64(2)(b) of the Act under each dispute resolution scheme is set out in the Second Schedule.
—(1) A dispute resolution centre must administer a dispute resolution scheme in accordance with its terms of reference that have been approved by the Agency.
(2) The Agency may, in its discretion, amend the terms of reference of a dispute resolution scheme.
(3) The terms of reference include the following:
the types of disputes that may be referred by a party to a dispute resolution centre;
the procedure for referring a dispute to the dispute resolution centre;
the procedure for the receipt, processing and resolution of a dispute;
the fees payable by each party in respect of each dispute referred to the dispute resolution centre;
the circumstances in which a dispute may be dismissed by the dispute resolution centre without referring the parties for mediation under the dispute resolution scheme;
the circumstances in which a dispute would be referred for arbitration under the dispute resolution scheme;
the types of awards that may be made by an arbitrator under the dispute resolution scheme;
the procedure for the notification of the outcome of the arbitration of a dispute to the parties.
(4) A dispute resolution centre must not amend any fee mentioned in paragraph (3)(d) except with the approval of the Agency.
[EDUN. C24-02-016-V16; AG/LEGIS/SL/247A/2015/5 Vol. 1]