Assessment of proposed plans and giving of funding approval

Heading: inserted, on 1 January 2008, by section 20 of the Education (Tertiary Reforms) Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 106).

159Y Criteria for assessing proposed plans

(1)

The Commission must prescribe and give public notice of the criteria that the Commission will use to assess proposed plans to determine if they will receive funding approval.

(2)

The prescribed criteria must include, without limitation, criteria for assessing—

(a)

how an organisation contributes to the Government’s current and medium-term priorities described in the tertiary education strategy; and

(b)

the tertiary education programmes and activities of an organisation in relation to which funding is sought under section 159YA; and

(c)

the performance indicators used in measuring whether the specified outcomes relating to those tertiary education programmes and activities are being or have been achieved; and

(d)

the extent and nature of an organisation’s consultation over its proposed plan.

(3)

When prescribing matters under subsection (1), the Commission may include standard criteria, as well as different criteria applying to different organisations, groups of organisations, or types of organisation.

(4)

Notices given under subsection (1) may be—

(a)

given at different times; and

(b)

amended by the Commission.

(5)

The Commission must give public notice of a significant amendment made under subsection (4)(b).

Section 159Y: replaced, on 1 January 2008, by section 20 of the Education (Tertiary Reforms) Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 106).