Conditions – 2017

Conditions – 2017

Last updated 14 August 2017
Last updated 08/14/2017

These are the conditions specific to the fees top-ups and brokerage services components of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Fund for 2017, and the consortium activities component of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Fund for 2017 .

 

Fees top-ups and brokerage services funding

These are the conditions specific to the fees top-ups and brokerage services components of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Fund for 2017.

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

1.  Organisation eligibility

1.1  To be eligible to receive MPTT Fund Funding for MPTT Fees Top-ups and Brokerage Services you must remain as part of the same approved consortium or consortia, where applicable, for the length of the Funding Period, except as agreed by us, for the purpose of continuing to support enrolled learners. 

1.2  If we cease to fund the consortium or consortia you are part of, through MPTT, then Fees Top-ups and Brokerage services for new learners will also cease.

1.3  To receive Funding for MPTT Fees Top-ups and MPTT Brokerage Services during the Funding Period you must meet and continue to meet the following eligibility criteria:

(a)  you must be a TEO that:

(i)  is part of a consortium approved by us, and

(ii)  is a wānanga, an ITP, a PTE or a university, and

(iii)  is quality assured by:

A. the NZQA, if you an ITP, wānanga or PTE, or 

B. the NZVCC, if you are a university, and

(iv)  has been allocated SAC Funding from us. or

(b)  a consortium, or a member of a consortium, that:

(i)  is approved by us, and

(ii)  is a legal entity, and

(iii)  in an industry training organisation that is quality assured by the NZQA or is an organisation identified under section 159B(2) of the Education Act, and

(iv) has a contract for SAC-funded provision with at least one TEO that meets the criteria specified in sub paragraph (a).

2.  Learner eligibility

2.1  You must ensure that MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding and MPTT Brokerage Services Funding is used only in respect of a learner who meets and continues the eligibility criteria under this paragraph. Eligible learners must be:

(a)  one of the following:

(i)  a Domestic Student, or

(ii)  an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident currently residing in New Zealand, and

(b)  Māori and/ or Pasifika, and

(c)  aged between 16 and 40 years of age (inclusive) at the start date of the first course in the programme of study or training, and

(d)  enrolled in an eligible programme or training scheme as set out in paragraph 5(a) to (b).

For the purposes of this condition:

2.2  “Māori” refers to those with evidence of Māori ancestry, whakapapa, or persons that made an oath, affirmation or declaration that they are Māori before a person recognised and authorised to administer such oaths, attestations, or declarations (e.g. a Kaumātua affiliated to a recognised Māori hapu, iwi, or legal entity, a Justice of the Peace, or other persons empowered to administer oaths and declarations under the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957)

2.3  “Pasifika” includes those who meet the conditions of paragraph 2.1 (a) to (d) and who have evidence of ancestry from the independent and sovereign nations of the South Pacific, including The Republic of Fiji, The Kingdom of Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue and Kiribati. It also includes the atolls of Tokelau for which New Zealand is administratively and constitutionally responsible.  

2.4  Additionally, on the basis of a request by a consortia, we may grant admission to learners descended from persons from French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and American Samoa provided they also meet the Conditions of paragraph 2.1(a) to (d) and there is spare capacity but only after prior consideration of admission by Māori and Pasifika learners.

3. Funding for MPTT Fees Top-ups

3.1  We will provide MPTT Fees Top-ups funding calculated at the rate of $4,000 per EFTS[1] for level 3 and 4 qualifications and training schemes and $0 for level 1 and 2 qualifications and training schemes.[2]

3.2  We will pay you the Funding of the MPTT Fees Top-ups in monthly instalments as outlined in Appendix 1 of this funding confirmation.

4.  Funding for Brokerage Services

4.1  Funding for Brokerage Services is calculated at a rate of $1,150 per learner.

4.2  We will pay 50% of the Funding for Brokerage Services in monthly instalments as outlined in Appendix 1 of this funding confirmation.

4.3  50% of the Brokerage Services funding rate is reserved for the payment of a performance incentive that is:

(a)  payable of the basis of sufficient evidence of individual learners achieving successful outcomes from a programme supported by MPTT within 18 months of the learner ceasing to be enrolled in the programme, and

(b)  calculated as an amount payable in respect of each learner that meets the criteria in paragraph 2 of this funding confirmation for determining a successful outcome, and

(c)  payable only once in respect of the same individual learner.

4.4  You must complete the MPTT Tools Grant and Brokerage Performance Summary available through Workspace 2 to provide sufficient evidence of individual learners achieving successful outcomes.

4.5  The outcomes that result in the payment of the performance incentive are:

(a)  entry into a New Zealand Apprenticeship, or

(b)  entry to industry training at level 3 or higher, or to a managed apprenticeship in a programme identified by the TEC as being likely to lead to sustainable employment.

4.6  For the purpose of this funding confirmation, a managed apprenticeship is a SAC funded programme that is:

(a)  intended to lead to level 4 qualification of 120 credits or more, and

(b)  arranged by an institute of technology or polytechnic, or wānanga, or a private training establishment (that is, the provider arranges the delivery and assessment of training and in some cases provides pastoral care), and

(c)  dependent on a formal training relationship between the provider, and learner and an employer of the learner.

5. Eligible programmes and training schemes for MPTT Fees Top-ups

(a)  You must only use MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding for a programme or training scheme that is:

(i)  SAC-funded training, and

(ii)  either:

A.  a programme of study leading to the award of a qualification at Levels 1 to 4 on the NZQF, or

B.  a training scheme of between 40 and 45 credits at Levels 1 to 4 on the NZQF that has been endorsed by an ITO or a Direct Funding Scheme participant as a suitable pathway into an apprenticeship or traineeship for learners with a specified set of needs, and

(iii)  forms a pathway to entry to:

A. a New Zealand Apprenticeship, or

B. industry training at Level 3 or higher on the NZQF, or to a managed apprenticeship, in a programme identified by us as being likely to lead to sustainable employment.

(b)  You must not use MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding for:

(i)  a New Zealand Apprenticeship, a traineeship, or a managed apprenticeship, or

(ii)  a training scheme where we consider on reasonable grounds that a majority of the training scheme relates to health and safety or regulatory compliance learning.

For the purposes of this Condition, a “managed apprenticeship” is a SAC-funded programme that is:

(a)  intended to lead to a qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF of 120 credits or more, and

(b)  is arranged by an ITP, a wānanga, or a PTE, and

(c)  dependent on a formal training relationship between the provider, a learner and an employer of the learner.

6.  Eligible MPTT Brokerage Services

You must use the MPTT Brokerage Service Funding to provide or subcontract brokerage services, to learners who meet learner eligibility requirements specified in paragraph 2 above. The Brokerage Services Funding must be used to achieve the following purposes:

(a)  match learner talents and aspirations with employer skill requirements and career pathways

(b)  tailor pre-employment trades educational provision to the needs and aspirations of MPTT learners, communities and potential employers

(c)  facilitate relationships between MPTT learners, providers, industry training organisations and potential employers, and

(d)  transition learners into sustainable employment.

7.  Compliance with Conditions that apply to SAC-funded programmes or training schemes

You must, in respect of the programmes and training schemes in respect of which you are receiving SAC funding, comply with the conditions imposed on that funding.

8.  Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool

In the case of learners for whom you receive MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding for SAC-funded programmes leading to a qualification at Level 3 and/or 4 on the NZQF, you must have in place an effective assessment process for identifying each learner’s initial literacy and numeracy needs, and measure their progress, using the most appropriate version of the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (such as the Adult, Youth, Te Ata Hāpara or Starting Points version).

9.  Fees and associated course costs

9.1  You must not charge a fee to a learner who is enrolled in a programme leading to a qualification for which you receive MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding.

9.2  You must not charge a fee to any person, including learners and employers, for brokerage services for which you have received funding from the MPTT Brokerage Services Fund.

10.  Funding from other sources

You must not seek or claim fees, payments or other MPTT Fees Top-ups Funding from any other Crown source for the same learner, without our prior written approval. You must notify us immediately if you become aware of any circumstances that might result in a breach of this condition.

11.  Minimum performance standards

You must meet any minimum performance standards including any Minimum Requirements specified by us that apply to relevant SAC funded programmes or training schemes. We will monitor your performance against the minimum performance standards and Minimum Requirements with respect to MPTT learners and your performance may inform future funding decisions.

12.  Subcontracting

(a)  You must not subcontract delivery of any programme, training scheme, component course or part of a course for which you receive MPTT Fees Top-ups funding, unless you have our prior written consent.

(b)  You:

(i)  must comply with any conditions imposed by us on the consent to subcontract, and

(ii)  must ensure that the subcontracted party does not further subcontract any functions, and

(iii)  remain accountable to us for the use of the MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding.

(c)  As the organisation receiving MPTT Brokerage Services Funding you must provide or sub-contract brokerage services in relation to eligible learners as indicated by the purposes of brokerage services set out in this funding confirmation.

13.  Repayment of MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding and / or MPTT Brokerage Services Fund Funding

13.1  If you receive MPTT Fees Top-up Fund Funding and / or MPTT Brokerage Services Funding that is greater than it should have been, or that you were 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.

13.2  If you receive MPTT Fees Top-ups and / or MPTT Brokerage Services Fund Funding that is less than it should have been, or that you were entitled to receive, we will treat the amount of the under-funding as a credit and pay the amount as soon as is reasonably practicable.

14.  Recovery of MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund Funding and / or MPTT Brokerage Services Fund Funding

14.1  We will recover up to 100% of MPTT Fees Top-ups Fund funding for any under delivery by you. The course level delivery volume data submitted through the December SDR will be used to assess any under delivery.

14.2  We will recover up to 100% of MPTT Brokerage Services Fund funding for any under delivery by you. The data submitted through the December SDR will be used to determine the amount of under delivery.

15.  Suspension or revocation of MPTT Fees Top-ups and MPTT Brokerage Services Fund

If we suspend or revoke some or all of your MPTT Fees Top-up Fund Funding and/or MPTT Brokerage Services Fund Funding under section 159ZF 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, you must treat the unexpended or uncommitted portion of the funding as debt due to the Crown that is:

(a)  repayable on demand by us, and

(b)  may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum payable by us to you.


 

[1] One (1.0) EFTS unit is defined as the student workload that would normally be carried out by a student enrolled full-time in a single academic year.

[2] From 2017, all level 1 and 2 SAC funding provision is fees free for eligible learners.

 

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Consortium activities funding

These are the conditions specific to the consortium activities component of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Fund for 2017.

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

1.  Organisation eligibility generally

To be eligible to receive MPTT Fund Funding you must remain as part of the same approved consortium for the length of the Funding Period, except as agreed by us for the purpose of continuing to support enrolled learners.  For the purpose of this Condition, you remain part of the same approved consortium if you are part of the consortium comprising all of the members specified in Appendix 3 (Consortium).

2.  Organisation eligibility

To receive Funding from the MPTT Consortium Activities Fund, you must meet and continue to meet the necessary eligibility criteria, being that you are the lead consortium member, and that you, as the lead consortium member are:

(a)  approved by us, and

(b)  a legal entity, and

(c)  either:

(i)  an organisation that is eligible to receive MPTT Fees Top-up and/or MPTT Brokerage Services under the MPTT Fund, or

(ii)  a person or body that provides tertiary education related services and is identified in accordance with section 159B(2) of the Education Act.

3.  Consortium lead member’s responsibilities

As the lead member of the consortium, you must enter into an arrangement, or arrangements, with each other member of the consortium that:

(a)  enables you to meet the Conditions imposed by us on you as the consortium lead member

(b)  imposes on each other member of the consortium obligations owed to you that are similar to your obligations in respect of any MPTT Fund Funding received by you, and

(c)  imposes on each other member of the consortium obligations to provide information to and fully cooperate with you and us, in order to verify your compliance with the Conditions.

4.  Membership of consortium

A consortium should consist of at least one tertiary education organisation, an industry training organisation, employer representation, and a Māori and/or Pasifika entity.

As the lead member of the consortium, you must not, without our prior written consent, enter into any arrangement with another organisation, or end an arrangement with any other member of the consortium, that would have the effect of changing the membership of the consortium.

5.  Consortium Activities

You may only use MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding to undertake the following activities (which, for the purpose of this Funding Confirmation, are defined as “consortium activities”):

(a)  governance and project management

(b)  coordinating the contributions of consortium members and other services to the development of learner capabilities

(c)  employability skills training and licensing (such as driver licensing) that complements the SAC-funded programmes.

6.  Funding from other sources

An organisation that receives MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding 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 which is funded under MPTT, and

(b)  notify the TEC immediately if it becomes aware of any circumstances that might result in a breach of sub-paragraph (a) of this condition.

7.  Female participation in MPTT 

You must agree with us before 31 March 2017 an aspirational target level of female participation in MPTT that:

(a)  reflects the opportunity for the consortium to increase female participation in trades that offer sustainable employment and in which females have traditionally been under-represented, and

(b)  represents a significant but achievable increase on previous female participation in the Consortium’s activities.

We will monitor your  actual overall female learner participation and your performance against the target may be used to inform future funding decisions.

This target will form part of this Funding Confirmation.

8.  Participation of learners who may be less likely to participate or achieve in vocational training without MPTT

(a)  You must agree with us before 31 March 2017 aspirational target(s) for the participation of learners less likely to participate or achieve in vocational training without MPTT, such as those with low qualifications and recent beneficiaries.

The target(s) should reflect local/regional needs and aspirations, and can relate to an industry need, specific qualifications and/or be in response to regional economic development strategies.

The target(s) will form part of this Funding Confirmation.

Your performance against the target(s) may be used to inform future funding allocations.

(b)  You must work with your consortium partners to ensure that the requirements below are met.

(i)  The TEC expects that learners enrolling in MPTT qualifications at Levels 3 and 4 on the NZQF hold qualifications no higher than Level 3 at the time of their enrolment.

Prior achievement requirements for learners enrolling in Level 1 and 2 qualifications must be met according to the tertiary education organisation (TEO) funding conditions for SAC Levels 1 and 2 provision.

9.  National employment outcomes performance measure for consortia

You must comply with the employment outcomes performance measures that we specify.

The MPTT initiative is an end-to-end initiative for recruiting learners, providing training and pastoral care, and transitioning them into sustainable trades related employment. We expect you to have a strong role in achieving learner progression to:

  • New Zealand Apprenticeships
  • Other industry training programmes at Level 3 and above
  • Managed Apprenticeships
  • Trades related employment
  • Further education at level 4 or above
  • Other employment. 

We will analyse 2016 employment outcomes data reported by your consortium partner TEOs (Actuals Data Collection Template). The TEC will review results across all consortia and determine a national measure for 2018. This measure will be based on the percentage of learners progressing as above.

Your performance against this measure may be used to inform future funding decisions.

10.  Minimum performance standards

You must meet any minimum performance standards specified by us.

11.  Financial reporting

(a)  You must, as soon as practicable after the end of any year in which you receive MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding, provide us with:

(i)  a financial report for that year, including a statement of financial performance, a statement of financial position, a statement of movements in equity, a statement of cash flows, and a statement of service performance that compares your performance with the outcomes agreed with us as measured by any performance indicators agreed with us

(ii)  any financial reports, or statistical or other information, required by us, and

(iii)  any information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Conditions.

(b)  The reports described in subparagraph (a) must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice and audited by an independent chartered accountant.

12.  Subcontracting

(a)  You must not subcontract any MPTT Consortium Activities Fund funded activities unless you have our prior written consent.

(b)  You:

(i)  must comply with any conditions imposed by us on the consent to subcontract, and

(ii)  must ensure that the subcontracted party does not further subcontract any functions, and

(iii)  remain accountable to us for the use of the MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding.

13.  Repayment of MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding

If you receive MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding that is greater than it should have been, or that you were 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.

14.  Suspension or revocation of MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding

If we suspend or revoke some or all of your MPTT Consortium Activities Fund Funding under section 159ZF 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, you must treat the unexpended or uncommitted portion of the funding as debt due to the Crown that is:

(a)  repayable on demand by us, and

(b)  may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum payable by us to you.

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