Funding and payments

Funding and payments

Last updated 17 November 2016
Last updated 11/17/2016

The TEC allocates funding for Emergency Management Adult and Community Education (ACE) provision per equivalent full-time student (EFTS).

One EFTS unit is defined as the learner workload that would normally be carried out by a learner enrolled full-time in a single academic or calendar year.

The TEC allocates funding to a tertiary education organisation (TEO) for Emergency Management (ACE) provision at a fixed rate of $6,200 per EFTS (GST exclusive).


The TEC pays funding for Emergency Management (ACE) provision in monthly instalments on the first banking day of each month. Payment amounts are equal from January to June, and equal from July to December.

Funding recoveries

As per Condition EM012, if a TEO receives 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.

This includes under-delivery of Emergency Management (ACE) provision if a TEO delivers less provision at course level than it was funded for. In that situation, the TEC will recover the difference between the TEO’s actual delivery and 100% of the Emergency Management (ACE) provision funding given to the TEO.