SAC(NC)

  • SACNC001: 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 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 the TEC requires the TEO to supply.   TEO to supply financial viability information to the T…

  • SACNC002: TEO to be eligible to receive SACNC funding

    The TEO must meet, and for the period of funding approval, continue to be: a)    an institute of technology and polytechnic (ITP); or b)    a wānanga; or c)    a university; or d)    a PTE.

  • SACNC003: TEO to continue to meet quality assurance requirements

    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, a wānanga, or a PTE; or b)    the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, if the TEO is a university.

  • SACNC004: 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.

  • SACNC005: TEO to use funding for approved qualifications and courses

    The TEO must use SACNC funding only to deliver 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.

  • SACNC006: TEO to ensure programmes and qualifications are eligible

    The TEO must ensure that, throughout the period of funding approval, a programme of study or qualification in which an eligible student is enrolled and that receives SACNC  funding: a)  meets the objectives of foundation level tertiary education, which are to:          (i)    provide people who do not already have essential foundation skills with access to a low cost way to gain those skills; a…

  • SACNC007: TEO to use Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

    When the TEO delivers a course that leads to the award of a qualification (other than a qualification in ESOL or Te Reo Māori), the TEO must use the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool to assess the literacy and numeracy needs of each student, and measure his or her progress. For a course that leads to the award of a qualification in ESOL, from the date that the Starting Points…

  • SACNC008: Funding not to be sought twice for courses leading to two (or more) qualifications

    The TEO may only seek SACNC 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 additional EFTS value sought for the student's enrolment in the course adequately reflects additional teaching input or assessment that the student would not receive …

  • SACNC009: 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 SACNC 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…

  • SACNC010: 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 1 of the determination of design of funding mechanism entitled Student Achievement Component - Provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework(non-competitive allocation) and dated 19 August 2014. The TEO must determin…

  • SACNC011: TEO to ensure qualifications are accurately designated

    The TEO must accurately designate each SACNC funded qualification as “trades” or “non-trades”. 

  • SACNC012: 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        (ii)    NZQA or the TEO’s Academic Board, if the TEO is an ITP or a wānanga; or        (iii)   the New Zealand Vice-Chancellor’s Committee on University Academic Programmes…

  • SACNC013: 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 SACNC 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 tha…

  • SACNC014: 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…

  • SACNC015: TEO not to include overseas travel as part of a course

    The TEO must not use SACNC 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 T…

  • SACNC016: 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 or qualification. 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…

  • SACNC017: 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…

  • SACNC018: TEO to verify student 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…

  • SACNC019: 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. The TEO must use one of the following verification methods: A New Zealand citizen a TEO must: a)     confirm the student's eligibility citizenship status using the student’s NSN; or b)    receive an assertion through  RealMe®  that the student was born in New Zealand (prior to 2005); or c)     sight an…

  • SACNC020: 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…

  • SACNC021: TEO not to claim SACNC funding for students already holding qualifications at level 2 or higher

    A TEO that receives SACNC funding must not seek funding for students who already hold a qualification at level 2 or higher on the NZQF if the TEO has already reached the following thresholds: For qualifications other than ESOL or Te Reo Māori: a) for all enrolments in provision at levels 1 and 2 at any TEO, except for enrolments in mātauranga Māori qualifications at wānanga, students who alread…

  • SACNC022: 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).

  • SACNC023: TEO not to claim SAC funding for recognised prior learning

    The TEO must not seek SACNC 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; and  b)    review the information provided by the student when admitting a student into a programme or qualification; and c)     retain documents that confirm…

  • SACNC024: TEO providing programmes leading to qualifications at levels 1 and 2 on the NZQF to limit fees

    The TEO must not: a)     charge a fee to a student enrolled in a course that receives SACNC funding if that student is aged under 25 years old at the time that the course commences; or b)    charge a higher fee for any course that receives SACNC funding than what the TEO charged for the same course, the last time that the TEO offered that course and charged a fee.   A fee associated with a…

  • SACNC025: 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 a consent to subcontract; and c)     ensures that a subcontracted party does not further subcontract any functions; and d)    remains accountable for the use of th…

  • SACNC026: 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 SACNC funding (including SSG 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.

  • SACNC027: TEO to use funding responsibly

    The TEO must only use SAC funding (including SSG 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.

  • SACNC028: TEO to repay funding following revocation of funding approval

    If a TEC revokes some or all of a TEO's SAC funding (including SSG funding) under section 159YG or 159ZF of the Education Act before some or all of that 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 as a debt due to the Crown that: a)    is repayable on demand by the TEC; and…

  • SACNC029: TEO to repay over-funding

    If the TEO receives funding (including SSG 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 the over-funding as a debt due to the Crown that: a)     is repayable on demand by the TEC; and b)    may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum of money payable by the TEC to the TEO. For the purposes of thi…

  • SACNC030: TEI to meet benchmarks

    This condition applies to a TEI that receives SACNC funding. 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,…

  • SACNC031: 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…

  • SDR001 (PTE):TEO to supply information and report to the TEC (for SACNC 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…

  • SDR001: TEO to supply information and report to the TEC (for SACNC 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…