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  • 2013 Māori Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Māori in Tertiary Education - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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    Report/Other document
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  • 2013 Pasifika Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Pasifika in Tertiary Education - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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    Report/Other document
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    530.3 kB
  • 2013 SAC EPI Summary by individual tertiary provider
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    Report/Other document
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    xlsx
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  • 2013 Tertiary Education in New Zealand Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Tertiary Education in New Zealand - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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  • 2013 Youth Guarantee EPI summary by individual tertiary provider
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  • 2013 Youth Guarantee Fund Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Youth Guarantee Fund - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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  • 2013 Youth Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Youth in Tertiary Education - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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    Report/Other document
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    1.02 MB
  • 2014 SAC funding rates

    All Subsectors  (GST Exclusive)                                                                                                                                                                         Level Category Valid for Subsector Description 1 2 3 4 5 A Arts [#03], Social Sciences [#03], General [#5.2], Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1] $6,014 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405 B…

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    Reference table
  • 2015 SAC funding rates

    All Subsectors  (GST Exclusive)                                                                                                                                                                         Level Category Valid for Subsector Description 1 2 3 4 5 A Arts [#03], Social Sciences [#03], General [#5.2], Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1] $6,014 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405 B…

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    Reference table
  • 2016 SAC funding rates

      Increases in funding rates Budget 2015 increased funding rates for science, agriculture and selected health sciences at degree level and above.  These new Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding rates will be in effect from 1 January 2016. Specifically: Science (#18): Degree level and above will be increased by 7.5% at funding rate levels V2-V4. Agriculture and Horticulture (#01): Degree…

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    Reference table
  • ACE in Communities 2016 Open Fund Round Application Form

    Application Form for ACE in Communities 2016 funding round

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    Form/template/guide
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  • ACE in Communities 2016 Open Fund Round Application Guidelines

    ACE in Communiaties 2015 Open Fund Round Application Guidelines V2 May 2015

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    224.1 kB
  • ACE in Communities Final Report template 2013
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  • ACE in Schools Annual Report Template 2013

    ACE in Schools Annual Reporting Template

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    xls
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    88.5 kB
  • ACE002: TEO to be eligible to receive funding for ACE provision

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must, at all times during the funding period, continue to be: a) an ITP; b) a wānanga; c) a PTE that specialises in foundation learning; d) a state school or state integrated school; e) a REAP provider; or f) a community organisation.

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    Condition
  • ACE003: TEO receiving funding for ACE provision to remain quality assured

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must (unless it is a community organisation), during the funding period, continue to be quality assured by: a)     if the TEO is an ITP, wānanga, PTE, or REAP provider, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority; or b)     if the TEO is a state school or state-integrated school, the Education Review Office.  

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    Condition
  • ACE004: TEO to ensure learner enrolled in ACE provision is eligible

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must ensure that each learner enrolled in a programme of study or training funded by ACE funding that is and continues to be: a)     a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand; and b)     16 years of age or over; and c)     not a full-time secondary school student. Exceptions The TEO may enrol…

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    Condition
  • ACE005: TEO to ensure ACE programme, qualification or course is eligible

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must ensure that a programme of study or training in which an eligible learner is enrolled is, and continues to be, provision that is designed to: a)     targets learners whose previous learning was not successful; and b)     raises foundation skills; and c)     strengthens social cohesion, enhancing a…

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    Condition
  • ACE006: TEO to work with local communities

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must work with local organisations, peak bodies, groups, and communities, including other TEOs involved in ACE provision, to identify and meet community learning needs.  

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    Condition
  • ACE007: TEO to set appropriate fees

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must: a)     ensure that the level of fees it sets for ACE programmes of study or training does not prevent individuals from enrolling in those programmes; and b)     charge the same fee to each learner participating in an ACE programme of study or training funded by ACE funding.  

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    Condition
  • ACE009: TEO that is an ITP or wānanga to provide ACE programmes and activities aligned with ACE priorities

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. This condition applies to an ITP or a wānanga that receives funding for ACE provision. The TEO must design and provide ACE programmes of study or training that primarily focuses on: a)     the learning of foundation skills; and b)     the re-engagement of learners whose previous learning was not successful; and c)   …

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    Condition
  • ACE010: TEO that is a PTE, REAP provider, or community organisation to provide ACE programmes and activities aligned with ACE priorities

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. This condition applies to a PTE, REAP, or community organisation that receives funding for ACE provision. The TEO must design and provide ACE programmes of study or training that primarily focus on: a) literacy, digital literacy, and/or numeracy; or b) English language, including English for Speakers of Other…

    Type:
    Condition
  • ACE011: TEO that is a state or state-integrated school to provide ACE programmes and activities aligned with ACE priorities

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. This condition applies to a state school or state integrated school that receives funding for ACE provision. The school must: a)      design and provide ACE programmes of study or training that primarily focus on:                     (i)        literacy, digital literacy, and/or numeracy; or                    (ii)  …

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    Condition
  • ACE012: TEO not to use ACE funding for groups of school students

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must not use ACE funding to provide programmes of study or training to a group or class of secondary school students, even if the programme is provided outside school hours.

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    Condition
  • ACE013: TEO not to use ACE funding for professional development

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must not use ACE funding to provide professional development courses for ACE teachers and tutors.

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    Condition
  • ACE014: TEO to make records available for inspection

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must provide the TEC with access to its premises, employees, and information for the purposes of: a)     inspecting the records that the TEO must keep; or b)     auditing the TEO's compliance with conditions of funding and requirements in the Education Act 1989.  

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    Condition
  • ACE015: TEO not to subcontract delivery

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO: (a)  must not subcontract the provision of any programmes of study or training or other activities for which the TEO receives ACE funding without the TEC's prior written consent; and (b)  must, if the TEC provides the TEO with written consent:       (i)   comply with any conditions imposed by the TEC on the…

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    Condition
  • ACE016: TEO not to use other funding from the Crown to fund ACE provision

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must: a)  not (without TEC's prior written consent) seek or obtain funding from any Crown source other than the TEC to fund provision that is funded under the Determination of Design of Funding Mechanism: Adult and Community Education, dated 5 August 2014; and b)  notify the TEC immediately if it becomes awar…

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    Condition
  • ACE017: TEO to use funding responsibly

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must use the ACE funding it receives: a)  lawfully, responsibly, and for the purposes for which the funding is provided; and b)  in a manner consistent with the appropriate use of the public funds.  

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    Condition
  • ACE018: TEO to repay overfunding

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. If the TEO receives funding for ACE provision that is greater than it should have been, or that it was not entitled to receive, the TEO must treat the amount of overfunding as a debt due to the Crown that: a)  is repayable on demand; and b)  may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum of money payable by th…

    Type:
    Condition
  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy: An Overview of the Evidence - Annotated Bibliography
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  • ALE001: TEO to supply information to the TEC

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(1) of the Education Act 1989.  As specified in section 159YC(1) of the Education Act 1989, it is a condition of a Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) receiving funding that the 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…

    Type:
    Condition
  • ALE002: TEO to continue to meet specified criteria

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must, for the length of the funding period, continue to be: a)    an institute of technology or polytechnic (ITP); or b)    a private training establishment (PTE); or c)    a wānanga; or d)    a university.  

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    Condition
  • ALE003: TEO to continue to meet quality assurance requirements

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must continue to be quality assured by: a)    the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, if the TEO is an ITP, PTE, or wānanga; or b)    the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (trading as Universities NZ), if the TEO is a university.

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    Condition
  • ALE004: TEO to ensure that learners meet criteria

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must ensure that each learner in an eligible ALE programme of study or training: a)    is, and continues to be, a New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of New Zealand; and b)    is 18 years of age or over; and c)    has the academic ability to complete the programme of study that leads to an appropriate…

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    Condition
  • ALE005: TEO to ensure programmes meet criteria

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must ensure that a programme of study or training in which an eligible learner is enrolled leads to a literacy and numeracy qualification or qualifications at level 5 and above on the NZQF.

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    Condition
  • ALE006: TEO not to receive other Crown funding

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must: a)    not (without the TEC’s prior written consent) seek or obtain funding from any Crown source other than the TEC to fund a programme or training scheme that receives ALE funding; and b)    notify the TEC immediately if it becomes aware of any circumstances that might result in a breach of paragraph a…

    Type:
    Condition
  • ALE007: TEO to use funding responsibly

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must use the funding: a)    lawfully, responsibly, and for the purposes for which it is provided; and b)    in a manner consistent with the appropriate use of public funds.

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    Condition
  • ALE008: TEO not to claim funding for recognised prior learning

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(b) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must not claim funding for recognised prior learning credited to a learner. To ensure that the TEO is able to comply with this condition, the TEO must: a)    ask each learner to specify prior learning he or she has undertaken; and b)    before admitting each learner into an ALE funded programme of study or…

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    Condition
  • ALE009: TEO to repay over-funding

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. If the TEO receives ALE funding that is greater than it should have been, or that it was not entitled to receive, the TEO must treat the amount of the over-funding as a debt due to the Crown that: a)    is repayable on demand; and b)    may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum of money payable by the TEC…

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    Condition
  • ALE010: Tertiary Education Institutions to keep enrolment records

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. This condition applies to a Tertiary Education Institution (TEI) that receives ALE funding via an Investment Plan. The TEI must keep accurate and up-to-date records of enrolments in accordance with any requirements developed by the TEC.

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    Condition
  • ALE011: TEO to verify learner identity

    This condition is imposed under section 159YC(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. The TEO must verify the identity of each learner enrolled in a programme of study or training of more than 0.03 EFTS by doing one or more of the following: a)    confirming that all data fields match the student’s NSN; or b)    receiving an assertion through the Department of Internal Affairs’ RealMe® online identity…

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    Condition
  • An error message has come up when I try to submit my SDR, who do I go to for help?

    If you require information on course change, delivery site or qualification approval requests, please contact the TEC Sector Helpdesk on 0800 601 301. If your query relates to logging in to STEO or course, qualification and student files, please contact the Ministry of Education Contact Centre on 0800 422 599.

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    Question
  • Appendix A: Course Completion Codes

    0: Still to complete course – valid extension or grade not yet available (Register Level 1-8) 1: Still to complete course – course end date not yet reached (Register Level 1-8) 2: Completed course successfully 3: Completed course unsuccessfully 4: Did not complete course 5: Practicum to complete – on job training (Register levels 1-8) 6: Yet to complete – Register Levels 9 & 10 7: Extension…

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    Form/template/guide
  • Briefing to the Incoming Minister - Hon Steven Joyce - November 2014

    Read the TEC's briefing to the incoming Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. This document has been proactively released. Redactions made to the document have been made consistent with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

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    3.21 MB
  • Budget 2011 Archive

    Budget 2011 - Archive

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    Report/Other document
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    docx
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    23 kB
  • Budget 2012 Archive

    Budget 2012 - Archive

    Type:
    Report/Other document
    Format:
    docx
    Size:
    27.4 kB
  • Budget 2013 Archive

    Budget 2013 - Archive

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    Report/Other document
    Format:
    docx
    Size:
    23.5 kB
  • Business Events Calendar 2015

    TEC Operational Business Cycle Summary 2015

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    Form/template/guide
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    pdf
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    95.4 kB
  • Changes to foundation-level tutor requirements

    Beginning in 2015, the TEC will be transitioning to requiring tutors who teach foundation-level courses to hold an appropriate qualification, such as the National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) which is known as NCALNE (Voc). Questions and answers on changes to foundation-level requirements in 2015 (PDF, 60 Kb)

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