Conditions – 2017

Conditions – 2017

Last updated 9 February 2017
Last updated 02/09/2017

These are the conditions specific to Gateway funding for 2017.

See also the generic conditions that apply to Gateway funding, and all other off-Plan funds. 

1. Organisation eligibility

You must continue to be:

(a)  a state, state integrated school, or partnership school kura hourua New Zealand secondary school, and

(b)  quality assured by the Education Review Office.

2. Student eligibility

You must ensure that each student who is enrolled in a Gateway programme of study or training meets and continues to meet the eligibility criteria for being an eligible student.  An “eligible student” is a student who is:

(a)  a Domestic Student, and

(b)  enrolled at a state, state integrated, or partnership school kura hourua New Zealand secondary school, and

(c)   year 11 or above, and

(d)  capable of undertaking a structured work placement and achieving credits that contribute to the award of a NCEA and/or a qualification on the NZQF in the workplace. 

3. Programme eligibility

You must ensure that the Gateway programme of study or training in which an eligible student is enrolled meets and continues to meet the eligibility criteria for eligible programmes.  An “eligible programme” is a programme which:

(a)  has credits that contribute to the award of a NCEA and/or a qualification on the NZQF

(b)  allows each eligible student to participate in structured workplace learning, including the assessment and recognition of that learning in the form of credits towards a NCEA and/or a qualification on the NZQF, and

(c)   integrates workplace learning with each eligible student’s wider course of study. 

4. Your responsibilities

You must:

(a)  not use Gateway funding to fund:

(i)    the cost of school space, nor

(ii)   school office or administrative services other than services specifically for Gateway provision, and

(b)  not charge a tuition fee, or course or equipment costs to an eligible student in Gateway for his or her programme of study or training, and

(c)   ensure that each eligible student has the equipment necessary for his or her work placement, including tools, equipment, safety clothing and tuition material, at no cost to the student, and

(d)  comply with all administrative requirements specified by us, including the administrative requirements specified in the TEC Gateway Handbook, and

(e)  take all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure that each eligible student will be safe in his or her work placement, and

(f)   monitor the safety of each eligible student in his or her work placement, and

(g)  ensure that each employer is aware of its employer obligations and that the workplace is appropriate for structured workplace learning, and

(h)  ensure that each eligible student is aware of his or her obligations as an employee.

5. Access to and supply of information

You must:

(a)  provide us with access to your premises, employees, and information for the purposes of:

(i)    inspecting the records that you must keep, and

(ii)   auditing your compliance of the Conditions and requirements in the Education Act, and

(b)  supply to us information about each eligible student in accordance with the reporting requirements specified in the TEC Gateway Handbook available on our website, and

(c)   ensure that each eligible student’s credit achievement information is submitted to the NZQA.

6. Repayment of Gateway funding

If you receive Gateway funding that is greater than it should have been, or that you were not entitled to receive, you 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 us to you.