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AUSA Executive Training 2009

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									THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE
     TERTIARY SECTOR
            January Conference 2010




   New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
   www.students.org.nz
                        Overview
• How does the current tertiary funding system
  work?
• Key documentation & systems?
• How can we use this in our work?




         New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
         www.students.org.nz
 What is the tertiary funding system?
• Method of allocating tertiary sector funding
• Wide and diverse sector worth c.$4billion
   – Universities
   – Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITPs)
   – Private Training Establishments (PTEs)
   – Industry Training Organisations (ITOs)
   – Work based training
   – Adult and Community Education (ACE)
• Funding for provision (institutions) & participation
  (individuals)
             New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
             www.students.org.nz
 How does the funding system work?
• Government determines the ‘pool’ of $
   – Policy determines method of distribution
   – Government agencies manage and distribute according to
     policy and regulations


• Tertiary Education Commission allocates c$4b
   – Student Component & TEO funding, PBRF etc
   – Implementation of Fee Maxima (operational policy)
   – Management & monitoring of Investment Plan process

           New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
           www.students.org.nz
               Funding to students
• Public/private split in NZ
   – Some government investment
   – Balance is individual contribution
• Studylink
   – Administration of student support
• Ministry of Education
   – Student support policy development




              New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
              www.students.org.nz
       Key documentation & systems
• Education Act
   – Determines broad principles education
   – Governing legislation for the sector
• Tertiary Education Strategy 2010-2015
• Investment Plans describe:
   – How a TEO will achieve the aims of the TES
   – The TEO’s mission and aim
   – The TEO’s programmes and activities
   – Outcomes proposed, including performance indicators
   – Required for funding
   – Most on a three-year cycle
• Institutional documents


              New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
              www.students.org.nz
Tertiary Education Strategy 2010-2015
• Outlines Government vision
   –   Relevant & efficient provision
   –   Meet needs of: students; labour market; economy
   –   Opportunities to access high quality education
   –   Raise skills & knowledge of current & future workforce
   –   High quality research, building on NZ’s knowledge base
   –   Enable Maori to enjoy education success as Maori




               New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
               www.students.org.nz
                      A lot going on!
• Government
   – Education Act
   – Policies and manifesto
• Institutions
   – Systems and procedures (eg for fee setting)
   – Policy and rules and regulations
• Students’ associations
   –   Policy
   –   Procedures
   –   Purpose
   –   Priorities
              New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
              www.students.org.nz
             How can we use this?
• Advocacy & representation
   – Understand and use the system to your advantage
• Where?
   – at Council, within your students’ association, at various committees
     etc, directly to your students
   – Submissions, articles, interviews…
• When you least expect it!
   – Be informed and prepared
   – Reliable, credible, robust data and info important




              New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
              www.students.org.nz
           Discussion…




New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
www.students.org.nz

								
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