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

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Condition

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 scheme that:

       (i)     leads to an award that is not a qualification listed on the NZQF;

       (ii)    has been quality assured by either the NZQA or the  New Zealand Vice-Chancellor’s Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) as appropriate.

TEO not to use SAC funding for certain post-entry health-related professional qualifications

The TEO must not use SAC funding for a course that is part of a programme that leads to the award of a post-entry health-related professional qualification that has:

a)    a clinical component of more than 30% within the total qualification; or

b)    a requirement for clinical education and training or an emphasis on specialist clinical professional skills.

TEO not to use SAC funding for pre-service teacher training

Unless the TEC provides an exemption to the TEO, the TEO must not use SAC funding for pre-service teacher training:

a)    at a new TEO; or

b)    at an established TEO, if the pre-service teacher training is significantly different in scope or level from existing training.

The TEC may only provide an exemption if Ministry of Education (Education Workforce Policy unit) advises that the Minister of Education has granted an exemption to the moratorium on pre-service teacher training.

TEO not to use SAC funding for health and safety regulatory compliance learning

The TEO must not use SAC funding to fund a programme of study or training where the TEC considers on reasonable grounds that a majority of the programme of study or training relates to health and safety or regulatory compliance learning.

For the purposes of this condition, health and safety or regulatory compliance learning that the TEC will not fund includes:

a)   a training scheme or workplace training that is designed primarily to equip a participant with the skills and knowledge that he or she needs to carry out a given task or function in a manner that complies with a specific health and safety and/or regulatory compliance requirement; or

b)   learning that displaces the responsibility of an employer to provide the necessary training for the mitigation of health and safety, and regulatory compliance risks; or

c)   a qualification that contains learning about health and safety and/or regulatory compliance that it will only lead to the completion of health and safety and/or regulatory compliance learning, rather than a whole qualification.

  • Last changed: 8 March 2016
  • Last verified: 8 March 2016