SAC3+

  • SAC3+001: 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 the TEC requires the TEO to supply.   TEO to supply forecast of EFTS The TEO must supply to the TEC a forecast of its likely S…

  • SAC3+002: TEO to be eligible to receive SAC funding

    The TEO must, for the period of funding approval, continue to be: a)   a university; or b)   an institute of technology or polytechnic (ITP); or c)   a wānanga; or d)   a PTE; or e)   a rural education activities programme (REAP) provider.

  • SAC3+003: TEO to be quality assured

    The TEO must, for the period of funding approval, continue to be quality assured by the applicable quality assurance body, being: a)   the NZQA, if the TEO is an ITP, wānanga, PTE or a REAP provider; or b)   the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC), if the TEO is a university.

  • SAC3+004: TEO to meet minimum performance standards

    The TEO must meet any minimum performance standards specified by the TEC, including any minimum performance standards specified in the TEO’s Investment Plan.

  • SAC3+005: TEO to use funding for approved qualifications and courses

    The TEO must use SAC funding to deliver only qualifications and courses that have been approved by the TEC.  To receive approval for a qualification, the TEO must submit the relevant documents to the TEC in accordance with the information on the TEC's website.

  • SAC3+006: TEO to ensure SAC programmes and qualifications are eligible

    The TEO must ensure that a SAC-funded course in which a student is enrolled is and continues to be: a)    part of a programme that:        (i)    leads to the award of a qualification at levels 3 to 10 on the NZQF; and        (ii)   if offered by a PTE, comprises 40 or more credits; and        (iii)   has been quality assured by the applicable quality assurance body; or b)    part of a training…

  • SAC3+007: Funding not to be sought for students enrolled in courses that lead to students exceeding total EFTS value of qualification for that year

    The TEO must not seek SAC funding in respect of a student enrolled in a course that leads to the award of a qualification if the result of enrolling the student in the course is that the total EFTS factors for all of the courses in which the student is enrolled in that year exceed the total annual EFTS value of the qualification, unless: a)   the student, in an exceptional circumstance (such as…

  • SAC3+008: Funding not to be sought twice for courses leading to two (or more) qualifications

    The TEO may only seek SAC funding for the EFTS factor of a course once in cases where a student's enrolment in the course can lead to the award of two (or more) qualifications for the student, unless the TEO can demonstrate that the additional EFTS value sought for the student's enrolment in the course adequately reflects additional teaching input or assessment that the student would not receiv…

  • SAC3+009: TEO to ensure course assigned accurate course classification

    The TEO must accurately assign each SAC-funded course to a course classification listed in the “Course Classification Prescription” as set out in Appendix Two of the Supplementary Determination of Design of Funding Mechanism for Student Achievement Component – Provision at level 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, dated 13 October 2015. The TEO must determine the assignment…

  • SAC3+010: Certificates of proficiency and short awards

    The TEO must: a)   set up a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) or a Certificate of Personal Interest (CPI) as a generic qualification under which to record individual programmes of study that consist of courses or unit standards selected from approved qualifications; and b)   ensure the applicable quality assurance body approves a COP and/or a CPI as generic qualifications and seek the TEC's…

  • SAC3+011: TEO to meet requirements when making changes to a qualification

    Before making a minor change to a qualification, the TEO must: a)    obtain approval for the minor change from the relevant quality assurance body (if required), that is:        i)    NZQA, if the TEO is a PTE or REAP provider; or        ii)   NZQA or the TEO’s Academic Board, if the TEO is an ITP or a wananga; or        iii)  CUAP or the TEO’s Academic Board, if the TEO is a university; and b)…

  • SAC3+012: EFTS value of qualifications not to be more than 1 EFTS per year without TEC approval

    The TEO must not assign an EFTS value of more than 1 EFTS per year to a qualification, for which the TEO seeks approval of more than one EFTS of SAC funding, unless the TEO has received approval from the TEC. In approving an exception to this condition, the TEC will consider additional criteria, including whether the TEO: a)    will inform each student accurately about his or her higher than…

  • SAC3+013: TEO must determine an appropriate EFTS value for each qualification and course

    The TEO must: a)     use the following three methods to determine the EFTS value of a qualification:         i)     credits or points; and         ii)    learning hours; and         iii)   full-time teaching weeks; and b)    ensure that a qualification designed to be delivered within a year (being any 12 month period) is limited to a maximum of 1 EFTS, even if obtaining the qualification requir…

  • SAC3+014: TEO not to include overseas travel as part of a course

    The TEO must not use SAC funding to meet the costs of overseas travel for students, or require students to meet the cost of the travel by accessing the Student Loan Scheme, unless the overseas travel is academically essential.   To determine whether overseas travel is academically essential, the TEO must: a)   submit an application to the TEC:        i)   at least two months before the TEO…

  • SAC3+015: TEO to provide necessary equipment, infrastructure and hardware

    The TEO must pay for the necessary equipment, infrastructure, and hardware required to deliver a particular course. When providing essential equipment (including computers, diving hardware, and chainsaws), the TEO must not: a)      include the costs in any fee, compulsory course cost, or compulsory student service fee, charged to a student; or b)      require a student to meet the costs through…

  • SAC3+016: TEO to keep enrolment records

    The TEO must keep accurate and up-to-date records of each valid domestic enrolment of a student enrolled in a programme or programmes of study or training of more than 0.03 EFTS funded by the TEC, that specify: a)   the programme or programmes of study or training (including qualification(s) and course(s)) in which the student has been admitted or readmitted); and b)   the student’s identity…

  • SAC3+017: TEO to verify student’s identity

    The TEO must verify the identity of each student enrolled in a programme or programmes 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 verification service; or c)   sighting the original or certified…

  • SAC3+018: TEO to confirm that each student is a valid domestic enrolment

    The TEO must verify a student's eligibility for enrolment as a valid domestic enrolment . For the following types of student who are a valid domestic enrolment under condition SAC3+/016: TEO to ensure student enrolled in SAC course is eligible, the TEO must use one of the following verification methods: Type of student Verification methods A New Zealand citizen a TEO must: a)    confirm the…

  • SAC3+019: TEO not to induce enrolment

    The TEO must not secure or seek to secure a valid domestic enrolment through offering an inducement. Definition of inducement For the purposes of this condition, an inducement includes any of the following, where they induce a student to enrol: a)   a financial benefit to the student; or b)  a personal advantage to the student; or c)   a physical item that a student retains possession of after…

  • SAC3+020: TEO not to restrict enrolment on the basis of private advantage

    The TEO must not restrict enrolment in a SAC-funded programme or training scheme on the basis of private advantage (for example, restricting enrolment to the TEO’s employees only).

  • SAC3+021: TEO not to seek SAC funding for recognised prior learning

    The TEO must not seek SAC funding for recognised prior learning credited to a student. To ensure that the TEO is able to comply with this condition, the TEO must: a)    ask a student to specify prior learning he or she has undertaken; b)    review the information provided by the student when admitting a student into a programme or qualification; and c)    retain documents that confirm that the…

  • SAC3+022: TEO not to exceed Annual Maximum Fee Movement

    Applicability of this condition This condition applies to fees and course costs (together referred to as “fees”) charged by the TEO for the following courses: a)   a SAC-funded course that is part of a programme that leads to a qualification at level 3 or above on the NZQF (that is, part of a short award, certificate, diploma, degree, or postgraduate qualification, including professional master…

  • SAC3+023: TEO that subcontracts delivery to comply with requirements

    The TEO must not subcontract delivery of any programme, training scheme, component course or part of a course, unless the TEO: a)      has prior written consent from the TEC;  and b)      complies with any conditions imposed by the TEC on the consent to subcontract; and c)      ensures that the subcontracted party does not further subcontract any functions; and d)      remains accountable to th…

  • SAC3+024: TEO not to receive other Crown funding

    The TEO must: a)    not (without the TEC's prior written consent) seek or obtain any funding from any Crown source other than the TEC to fund a programme or training scheme that is delivered using SAC funding; and b)    notify the TEC immediately if it becomes aware of any circumstances that might result in a breach of subparagraph (a) of this condition.

  • SAC3+025: TEO to use funding responsibly

    The TEO must only use SAC funding: 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.

  • SAC3+026: TEO to repay funding following revocation of funding approval

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

  • SAC3+026: TEO to repay over-funding

    If the TEC considers on reasonable grounds that a TEO has received funding that was greater than it should have been, or that the TEO was not entitled to receive, then the TEO must treat the amount of over-funding as a debt due to the Crown that: a)    is repayable on demand by the TEC; and b)    may be off-set against all or any funding, or any sum payable by the TEC to the TEO. For the purpos…

  • SAC3+027: TEO to repay Skills for Canterbury (SFC) funding in certain circumstances

    If the dollar value of the delivery of both the SAC-funded provision at level 3 or above on the NZQF and SFC-funded provision delivered by the TEO: a)    together comprise less than 99% of the total SAC funding (i.e. excluding the SFC funding), the amount of overfunding that the TEO must repay the TEC is:        i)   the difference between 99% of the total dollar value paid to the TEO for the…

  • SAC3+029: TEO enrolling a student in pilot training not to approve certain loans

    This condition applies to a TEO that is allocated EFTS for aviation provision that includes an in-flight training component (pilot training). The TEO must supply StudyLink with the correct student enrolment information through the Verification of Study system, and ensure that: a)    annual student loan fee borrowing for any pilot training student that is studying fulltime does not exceed $35,00…

  • SAC3+030: TEI to participate in benchmarking

    This condition applies to a TEI. The TEI must participate as appropriate in benchmarking, including: a)   providing the vendor with financial and performance information as requested, in a timely manner; and b)   engaging the vendor over follow-up questions and related quality assurance processes, in a timely manner.  For the purposes of this condition ‘benchmarking’ is defined as the New Zeala…

  • SAC3+031: 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…

  • SAC3+032: TEO (other than a PTE) eligibility for additional funding

    Additional funding 1. The TEC will allocate additional SAC3+ funding up to the limits specified in paragraph 2 of this condition if: a) the TEO has met, and continues to meet throughout the funding period, the minimum thresholds for organisational and educational performance for determining under which circumstances a TEO qualifies for additional funding, as described below; and b) the value of…

  • SAC3+033: PTE eligibility for additional funding

    Additional funding 1.   The TEC will allocate additional SAC3+ funding up to the limits specified in paragraph 3 of this condition if: a)    the PTE has met, and continues to meet throughout the funding period, the minimum thresholds for organisational and educational performance for determining under which circumstances a TEO qualifies for additional funding, as described below; b)    the…

  • SDR001 (PTE): TEO to supply information and report to the TEC (for SAC3+ funding)

    Pursuant to section 159YC(1) of the Education Act 1989, it is a condition of a TEO receiving funding under section 159YA or section 159ZC that the TEO will supply to the TEC or the Ministry of Education, from time to time as required by the TEC or the Ministry of Education, and in the form specified by the TEC or the Ministry of Education, any financial, statistical, or other information that t…

  • SDR001: TEO to supply information and report to the TEC (for SAC3+ funding for TEIs)

    Pursuant to section 159YC(1) of the Education Act 1989, it is a condition of a TEO receiving funding under section 159YA or section 159ZC that the TEO will supply to the TEC or the Ministry of Education, from time to time as required by the TEC or the Ministry of Education, and in the form specified by the TEC or the Ministry of Education, any financial, statistical, or other information that t…