Wānanga Research Capability Fund

Conditions

The information below covers the obligations on each wānanga that receives funding from the Wānanga Research Capability Fund.

The funding mechanism for the Wānanga Research Capability Fund requires us to impose a number of conditions on funding received by a wānanga. We impose the conditions under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989 (the Act).

We may also impose other conditions on funding that we consider necessary to ensure the specified outcomes in an Investment Plan that relate to the tertiary education programmes and activities for which funding is being given are being achieved or will be achieved.  We impose the conditions under section 159YC(2)(b) of the Act.

A TEO that receives Wānanga Research Capability funding must comply with the conditions specified in its funding approval letter, and in the Act.  Those conditions are also set out below. 

If we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that a TEO has not complied or is not complying with the conditions on funding we may revoke or suspend the funding under section 159YG of the Act.

Note: for your reference, here are the archived Wānanga Research Capability conditions (PDF, 237 Kb) that applied to 2015 funding.

 

Conditions

WRC001: Wānanga to supply information to the TEC

As specified in section 159YC(1) of the Education Act, it is a condition of a TEO receiving funding that the tertiary education organisation (TEO) will supply to the TEC, from time to time as required by the TEC, and in the form specified by the TEC, any financial, statistical, or other information that a TEO is required by the TEC to supply.

 

WRC002: Wānanga to supply report to the TEC

The wānanga must include in its annual report information about use of funding from the Wānanga Research Capability Fund in accordance with section 220(2A)(f) of the Education Act 1989.  The wānanga must provide its annual report to the TEC when it provides that report to the Minister as required by section 220 of the Education Act 1989.

The wānanga must also provide that information to the TEC on the date required by the TEC.

 

WRC003: Wānanga to use funding responsibly

The wānanga must use funding received from the Wānanga Research Capability Fund:

a)  lawfully, responsibly, and for the purposes for which the funding is provided; and

b)  in a manner consistent with the appropriate use of public funds.

 

WRC004: Wānanga to repay over-funding

If the wānanga receives funding from the Wānanga Research Capability Fund that is greater than it should have been, or that it was not entitled to receive, the wānanga must treat the amount of overfunding as a debt due to the Crown that is:

a)  repayable on demand; and

b)  may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum of money payable by the TEC to the wānanga.

 

WRC005: Wānanga to repay funding following revocation of funding approval

If, in accordance with section 159YG of the Education Act 1989, the TEC suspends or revokes some or all of a wānanga’s funding from the Wānanga Research Capability Fund before that funding has been used or contractually committed towards the purposes for which that funding was provided, the wānanga must treat the unexpended or uncommitted portion of the funding as a debt due to the Crown that is:

a)    repayable on demand; and

b)    may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum of money payable by the TEC to the wānanga.

 

WRC006: Wānanga to retain status as a wānanga

The wānanga must, during the period that the wānanga receives funding from the Wānanga Research Capability Fund, continue to be a wānanga as defined by section 159 of the Education Act 1989.

 

WRC007: TEO to make information available to TEC and its appointed representative for the purpose of monitoring

By accepting funding from the TEC the TEO is deemed to have acknowledged that one of the TEC’s statutory functions is to monitor the performance of organisations receiving funding from the TEC, and that it is a statutory condition that the TEO must maintain certain records and supply certain information to the TEC. Accordingly, by accepting funding from the TEC the TEO is deemed to have acknowledged that the TEC needs access to certain information to enable it to undertake its monitoring activities and, as such, the TEO authorises the TEC (and any representative acting on behalf of the TEC) to have reasonable access to information needed by the TEC to undertake its review and monitoring function. This includes the TEO authorising the TEC and the TEC’s appointed representatives to have reasonable access to the TEO’s premises and any premises where the TEO’s records are kept for the purpose of enabling monitoring and review activities to be undertaken at those premises.

 

 

 

  • Last changed: 3 March 2016
  • Last verified: 3 March 2016