Funding and payments

Funding and payments

Last updated 3 November 2016
Last updated 11/03/2016

This page describes funding and payments for the Special Supplementary Grant - Special Education.


The Special Supplementary Grant – Special Education is allocated to institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) as part of the Investment Plan process.

It forms part of an ITP’s total annual allocation for Student Achievement Component– provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (non-competitive allocation (SAC(NC)).

The TEC allocates funding for additional tutorial support for specific qualifications offered to students with special needs or disabilities.

As the grant is not measured in equivalent full-time students (EFTS), it does not form part of an ITP’s costed mix of provision.


Payments are made monthly as part of an ITP’s SAC(NC) payment.


ITPs are required to report yearly on the Special Supplementary Grant – Special Education to demonstrate what additional support has been purchased.

Reporting is due by at the end of each calendar year and must be made using the reporting template (Word, 58 Kb) available through Workspace 2