2016 competitive process for 2017 and 2018 provision

2016 competitive process for 2017 and 2018 provision

Last updated 18 November 2016
Last updated 11/18/2016

We want to support all New Zealanders to gain the foundation skills necessary for success, through better quality provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

Having basic foundation skills enables people to progress onto further study or training which can result in better employment outcomes. The aim of the competitive process is to improve the quality of provision, encourage provision that best meets the needs of foundation education learners, and improve value for money. 

To achieve this we are allocating up to 100 percent of the Student Achievement Component (SAC) levels 1 and 2 funding pool for 2017 and 2018 through a competitive process.

Competitive process overview

We invited eligible tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to submit applications for SAC levels 1 and 2 competitive funding via a Request for Funding Applications document released in April 2016.  

SAC 1 and 2 completive process is now completed

We took a holistic view in allocating provision through the competitive process. This included balancing a number of factors such as regional distribution of provision, learner needs and regional demand. This ensures that we are funding providers that deliver high-quality provision in areas that meet local demand.

Results of the SAC 1 and 2 competitive round

Of the $100.5 million available for the SAC level 1 and 2 competitive round we have allocated $79.4 million.

There were 67 eligible applications considered for SAC 1 and 2 competitive funding for the 2016 round.  Funding was allocated to 41 TEOs: 28 PTEs, 12 ITPs and one Wānanga. 

Allocated funding included $6.2 million in prisoner education provision across 11 TEOs.

Here is the list of successful TEOs allocated funding:

TEOs allocated SAC 1 and 2 competitive funding (PDF, 213 Kb) 

Understanding how your application was scored

You should have received your individual scores summary. If you have not yet received your summary please email us or contact your Investment Manager or advisor.

The scores summary has information about how each of your qualifications scored against the five quality dimensions and components in the assessment framework. To help you understand this scoring summary please refer to Understanding how your application was scored below. This document also provides you with information about the assessment process.

Understanding how your application was scored (PDF, 404 Kb)

NZQA programme approval

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) programme approvals for the 2016 SAC levels 1 and 2 competitive funding round are due by 20 December 2016. Please submit any qualifications that require NZQA approval as soon as possible.

Remaining funding from the SAC levels 1 and 2 competitive process

Following the allocation of the SAC levels 1 and 2 competitive funding, there was $21.5 million in funding remaining to allocate. Allocation decisions for this funding were based on regional and specific subject area needs. We will let individual TEOs know soon if they have been allocated non-competitive funding.

Roll-over enrolments (grand-parenting)

We will consider grand-parenting arrangements for some qualifications funded through the previous competitive round that were unsuccessful in the current competitive round. Learners must have enrolled in these qualifications before 31 October 2016. We will release information regarding grand-parenting arrangements soon.     

Questions

If you have any questions about the SAC levels 1 and 2 competitive process, please email us.

Additional information

For more information about the competitive process, refer to: 

Performance information available in Workspaces

We uploaded some TEC-held performance information into some TEO Workspaces. This information was used when assessing applications in accordance with the hierarchy set out in section 6.2 of the RFA.

TEOs with the following funds received performance information:

  • SAC funding at NZQF levels 1 to 3
  • Youth Guarantee

  • Intensive Literacy and Numeracy (ILN)

  • Intensive Literacy and Numeracy - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ILN-ESOL)

  • Workplace Literacy and Numeracy TEO-led (WLN).

TEOs with SAC funding at levels 1 to 3 or Youth Guarantee have also received:

  • 2015 Māori and Pasifika participation rates 
  • 2014 and 2015 course completion rates (also by qualification)

  • 2014 and 2015 retention rates

  • 2014 and 2015 progression rates (also by qualification)

  • 2014 and 2015 percentage of learners with qualifications at level 2 or higher

  • 2014 and 2015 Assessment Tool usage.

TEOs with WLN-TEO led, ILN or ILN-ESOL funding have also received:

  • 2015 Māori and Pasifika participation rates
  • 2014 and 2015 Assessment Tool usage.

Questions about performance information

If you have any questions about the performance information loaded into your organisation’s Workspace, please contact our Sector Helpdesk on 0800 601 301 or your Investment Manager.

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