(1) The regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of following Acts:
this Act(2) Any such provision may, if the regulations so provide, take effect from the date of assent to the Act concerned or a later date.(3) To the extent to which any such provision takes effect from a date that is earlier than the date of its publication in the Gazette, the provision does not operate so as:(a) to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before the date of its publication, or(b) to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of its publication.
In this Part, the 1988 Act means the Higher Education Act 1988, as in force immediately before its repeal by this Act.
Any course of study that, immediately before the commencement of this clause, was approved under section 3 of the 1988 Act is taken to have been accredited, on that commencement, under Division 2 of Part 2 of this Act.
Any university that, immediately before the commencement of this clause, was approved under section 4B of the 1988 Act in relation to a course of education or training is taken to have been approved in relation to that course, on that commencement, under Division 3 of Part 2 of this Act.