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  • 2013 Māori Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Māori in Tertiary Education - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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  • 2013 Pasifika Infographic Version 2.0

    2013 Pasifika in Tertiary Education - Infographic poster - Version 2.0

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  • 2013 SAC EPI Summary by individual tertiary provider
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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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  • 2015 SAC funding rates

    2015 Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding rates produced by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

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    Reference table
  • 2016 SAC funding rates

    2016 Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding rates produced by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

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    Reference table
  • 2017 SAC funding rates

    2017 Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding rates produced by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

    Type:
    Reference table
  • A study of young people enrolled in Youth Guarantee fees-free courses in 2014

    A summer study of young people who were enrolled in Youth Guarantee fees-free courses in 2014 (TEC commissioned research)

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  • ACE in Communities 2016 Open Fund Round Application Form

    Application Form for ACE in Communities 2016 funding round

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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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  • 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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  • ACE001: TEO to supply information and report to the TEC

    As specified in section 159YC(1) of the Education Act, it is a condition of a 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 required to supply.   TEO to supply enrolment information to the TEC If the TEO is an institute of technology and…

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    Condition
  • ACE002: TEO to be eligible to receive funding for ACE provision

    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

    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

    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 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 and claim ACE funding for a learner who does not meet the above criteria only if the…

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

    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)     target learners whose previous learning was not successful; and b)     raise foundation skills; and c)     strengthen social cohesion, enhancing a learner’s ability to participate in society and economic life. Exceptions A programme of…

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    Condition
  • ACE006: TEO to work with local communities

    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

    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
  • ACE008: TEO to provide necessary equipment

    The TEO must pay for the necessary equipment, infrastructure and hardware required to deliver a particular programme. The TEO must not require the costs of essential equipment, including computers, to be met through the “course-related costs” component of the Student Loan Scheme, as a condition of enrolment for learners. For the purposes of this condition, "equipment, infrastructure, and…

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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 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 focus on: a)     the learning of foundation skills; and b)     the re-engagement of learners whose previous learning was not successful; and c)     ensuring the progression of learners into formal tertiary education.  

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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 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 Languages; or c) New Zealand Sign language; or d) Te Reo Māori.

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

    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)        English language, including English for Speakers of Other Languages; or        (iii)        New Zeala…

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

    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

    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

    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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  • ACE015: TEO not to subcontract delivery

    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 TEC's consent to subcontract; and       (ii)  ensure that the subcontracted par…

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

    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 aware of any circumstances that might result in a breach of sub-paragraph (a) of th…

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    Condition
  • ACE017: TEO to use funding responsibly

    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

    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 the TEC to the TEO. Definition of when funding is greater than it should have bee…

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    Condition
  • ACE019: TEO to repay funding if funding approval revoked

    If the TEC revokes some or all of a TEO's ACE funding under section 159YG of the Education Act 1989 before some or all of the funding has been used or contractually committed towards the purposes for which it was provided, the TEO must treat the unexpended or uncommitted portion of funding becomes a debt due to the Crown that is: a)     repayable on demand; and b)     may be off-set against all…

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    Condition
  • ACE020: TEI to maintain enrolment records

    This condition applies to a tertiary education organisation (TEI) that receives ACE funding. 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
  • ACE021: 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…

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

    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 required by the TEC to supply. TEO to submit reports The TEO must supply a…

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    Condition
  • ALE002: TEO to continue to meet specified criteria

    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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  • ALE003: TEO to continue to meet quality assurance requirements

    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 (Universities NZ), if the TEO is a university.

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    Condition
  • ALE004: TEO to ensure that learners meet criteria

    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 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 qualification.

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  • ALE005: TEO to ensure programmes meet criteria

    The TEO must ensure that a programme of study or training in which an eligible learner is enrolled leads to a literacy and numeracy educator qualification (or qualifications) at level 5 on the NZQF.

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    Condition
  • ALE006: TEO not to receive other Crown funding

    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) of this condition.

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    Condition
  • ALE007: TEO to use funding responsibly

    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

    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)    review the information provided by the learner when admitting the learner into the programme or qualification; and c)    retain documents that confirm…

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  • ALE009: TEO to repay over-funding

    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 to the TEO.

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    Condition
  • ALE010: Tertiary Education Institutions to keep enrolment records

    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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  • ALE011: TEO to verify learner identity

    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 learner’s NSN; or b)    receiving an assertion through the Department of Internal Affairs’ RealMe® online identity verification service; or c)    sighting the original or certified copy of a…

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  • ALE012: 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…

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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
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