Māori and Pasifika Trades Training

Eligibility

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Organisation eligibility for fees top-ups and brokerage funding

To be eligible to receive Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) fees top-ups and brokerage funding, an organisation must be one of the following and meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

A SAC-funded TEO must:

  • be part of a consortium approved by us (the TEC), and
  • be one of the following:

    - a wānanga

    - an institute of technology and polytechnic (ITP)

    - a private training establishment (PTE) or

    - a university, and

  • be quality assured by:

    - the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) if the TEO is a wānanga, ITP, or PTE

    - the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (Universities New Zealand), if the TEO is a university, and

  • have been allocated SAC funding from us (the TEC). 

Other types of TEOs must:

  • be part of a consortium approved by us (the TEC), and
  • be one of the following:

    - an ITO that is quality assured by NZQA, or

    - a person or body that provides tertiary education-related services and is identified in accordance with section 159B(2) of the Education Act 1989, and

  • have a contract for SAC-funded provision with at least one TEO that meets the criteria for SAC-funded TEOs. 

A consortium must:

  • be approved by us (the TEC)
  • be a legal entity
  • be identified in accordance with section 159B(2) of the Education Act, and
  • have a contract for SAC-funded provision with at least one TEO that meets the criteria of TEOs (above).

All eligible recipients of funding (who meet the above criteria) are referred to as “organisations” throughout this funding information. 

To be flexible in how MPTT funding is allocated, we may:

  • fund an organisation for both fees top-ups and brokerage on a consortium’s behalf
  • fund multiple organisations within a consortium for both fees top-ups and brokerage
  • fund multiple organisations within a consortium for either fees top-ups or brokerage.

An organisation must not subcontract its SAC-funded MPTT provision without permission from us.   

Further information about ‘organisation eligibility for fees top-ups and brokerage’ is available in the funding confirmation letter for organisations: Appendix 3 (PDF, 535 Kb) 

Programme eligibility for fees top-ups

To be eligible for MPTT funding for fees top-ups, a programme must:

  • be SAC-funded
  • lead to one or more qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) at levels 1 to 4
  • form a pathway towards meeting the entry requirements for one of the following:

      -  a New Zealand Apprenticeship at level 4 or above on the NZQF

      -  an apprentice-equivalent training arrangement

      -  an industry trades training qualification at level 3 or 4, identified by the TEC as leading to sustainable employment.

The MPTT initiative uses existing SAC-funding provision to fund TEOs that are a part of an approved consortium.

MPTT funding for fees top-ups must not be used to fund a New Zealand Apprenticeship, apprentice-equivalent (managed apprenticeship) or industry trades training at level 3 or 4 that has been approved by the TEC. These are considered outcomes of MPTT pre-trades training.

Further information about ‘eligible programmes and qualifications for fees top-ups’ is available in the funding confirmation letter for organisations: Appendix 3 (PDF, 531 Kb).

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

An organisation funded for fees top-ups for MPTT programmes must use (or make sure the TEO uses) the Literacy and Numeracy Adults Assessment Tool (Assessment Tool), or the youth option of the Assessment Tool. These tools are used to identify the literacy and numeracy needs of each learner and measure each learner's progress.

The Assessment Tool is a predominantly online, adaptive tool that provides robust and reliable information on the reading, writing and numeracy skills of learners.

An organisation must use the Assessment Tool for all MPTT learners. This means that those learners enrolled in a programme of study or training that leads to the award of a qualification at levels 1 to 4 of the NZQF must be assessed. 

An organisation must use the Assessment Tool to identify the literacy and numeracy needs of each student, and measure each student’s progress.

Organisations that are new to using the Assessment Tool can find out more from the 'Assessment Tool Support' tab at www.literacyandnumeracyforadults.com.

Learner eligibility

An organisation that receives MPTT funding for fees-top ups or brokerage funding must only use that funding for learners who are eligible. To be eligible, a learner must be:

  • one of the following:

      -  a domestic student (see section 159 of the Education Act 1989 and

the Ministry of Education's website), or

      -  an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident currently residing in New Zealand

  • Māori or Pasifika
  • aged between 16 to 40 years old at the start date of the first course in the programme of study or training
  • enrolled in a MPTT SAC-funded programme of study or training at a TEO that leads to the award of a qualification at levels 1 to 4 on the NZQF.

For the purposes of administering MPTT funding:

  • Māori learners are those who have evidence of Māori ancestry or whakapapa, or who make an oath or declare that they are Māori.
  • Pasifika learners are those who have evidence of ancestry from the independent and sovereign nations of the South Pacific.

Further information about ‘learner eligibility’ is available in the funding confirmation letter for organisations: Appendix 3 (PDF, 531 Kb).

 


 

 

  • Last changed: 8 July 2016
  • Last verified: 8 July 2016