Funding rates by year

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Last updated 2 July 2024
Last updated 2 July 2024

Funding rates are used to allocate funding to tertiary education organisations, and may be based on learner numbers, hours or EFTS. These funding rates vary for different funds and years.

The Funding rates for 2024 and 2025 spreadsheet contains this year’s and next year’s funding rates for the following funds:

  • DQ7+: Delivery at Levels 7 (degree) and above on the NZQCF 
  • DQ3-7: Delivery at Levels 3–7 (non-degree) on the NZQCF: delivery component, learner component, and strategic component
  • DQ1-2: Delivery at Levels 1 and 2 on the NZQCF
  • ACE: ACE in Schools and ACE in TEIs
  • ELT: English Language Tuition
  • LN: Intensive Literacy and Numeracy, and Employer-Led Workplace Literacy and Numeracy
  • Gateway: cohort number rates, and rates per learner
  • Youth Guarantee (YG): Youth Guarantee, and YG Exceptional Travel
  • Equity: Equity Funding for DQ1-2 and DQ7+

The spreadsheet also contains a table of 2025 DQ3-7 rates by course classification for the purposes of TEOs submitting combined DQ3-7 and DQ7+ commitment documents

Funding rates for 2024 and 2025

Funding rates for 2024 and 2025 (XLSX 62 KB)

2025 funding rates increase

For 2025:

  • funding rates there will be a general 2.5% increase from the 2024 funding rates.
  • Delivery at Levels 7 (degree) and above on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework Fund (DQ7+), will include the additional 4% applied in 2024 and continued into 2025.
  • The Mātauranga and te reo Māori DQ3-7 and DQ7+ funding rate includes the additional 3.75% increase applied to the 2024 funding rate, which is part of the total 15% increase being implemented over four years.

Historical funding rates

Funding rates for 2023 and 2024 (XLSX 51 KB)