June 28, 2018
More pūtea for reo Māori courses
More money is being made available for tertiary foundation programmes including te reo Māori.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the rate increase of $1000 per full time equivalent place comes into effect next year and applies to a number of Student Achievement Component level 1 and 2 programmes provided by tertiary education organisations.
Other progammes to benefit include supported learning for students with high learning needs and English for speakers of other languages .
He says it replaces the previous Government’s failed competitive funding model for level 1 and 2 foundation programmes.
In 2017, there were about 19,000 student enrolments in the programmes which will receive the funding rate increase.
“Funding rates for level 1 and 2 programmes in trades and services remain unchanged. The vast majority of providers, however deliver a mix of foundation level programmes and will benefit, Mr Hipkins says.
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