Part 13 General provisions relating to tertiary education

Part 13: inserted, on 23 July 1990, by section 35 of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Part 13 heading: replaced, on 1 January 2003, by section 5 of the Education (Tertiary Reform) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 50).

159AAA Object of provisions relating to tertiary education

(1)

The object of this Part, Parts 13A to 18, and Part 19 (which relate to tertiary education), and of the provisions of Parts 18A and 20 to 24 that relate to tertiary education, is to foster and develop a tertiary education system that—

(a)

fosters, in ways that are consistent with the efficient use of national resources, high quality learning and research outcomes, equity of access, and innovation; and

(b)

contributes to the development of cultural and intellectual life in New Zealand; and

(c)

responds to the needs of learners, stakeholders, and the nation, in order to foster a skilled and knowledgeable population over time; and

(d)

contributes to the sustainable economic and social development of the nation; and

(e)

strengthens New Zealand’s knowledge base and enhances the contribution of New Zealand’s research capabilities to national economic development, innovation, international competitiveness, and the attainment of social and environmental goals; and

(f)

provides for a diversity of teaching and research that fosters, throughout the system, the achievement of international standards of learning and, as relevant, scholarship.

(2)

In making decisions under this Part, Parts 13A to 18, and Part 19, and under the provisions of Parts 18A and 20 to 24 that relate to tertiary education, the Minister, the Commission, and the Qualifications Authority must take into account the objects specified in subsection (1), so far as is practicable in the circumstances.

Section 159AAA: inserted, on 1 January 2003, by section 6 of the Education (Tertiary Reform) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 50).

Section 159AAA(2): amended, on 1 July 2017, by section 124 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).