Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006

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Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006


Note

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 28th day of August 2006

Pursuant to section 303 of the Education Act 1989, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 28 September 2006.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Application
  • These regulations apply in relation to the assessment and payment of allowances to students for weeks starting on or after 1 January 2007 (whether the allowances were first payable to the students before, on, or after that date).

5 Interpretation
  • (1) Paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of recognised course of study in regulation 2(1) is amended by inserting the Tertiary Education Commission or after these regulations.

    (2) Paragraph (a) of the definition of recognised programme in regulation 2(1) is amended by omitting chief executive of the Ministry of Education and substituting Tertiary Education Commission.

6 Schedule 1 amended
  • Schedule 1 is amended by omitting the fourth item.

7 Schedule 2 amended
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 7 was revoked, as from 1 April 2007, by regulation 5(b) Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/57).

8 Transitional provision for students in recognised programme
  • The amendment made by regulation 5(2) of these regulations to paragraph (a) of the definition of recognised programme does not affect the assessment and payment of allowances in respect of a student who, before 1 January 2007, is enrolled in a course of study leading to the completion of a recognised programme (as that term was defined before it was amended by regulation 5(2)).

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 28 September 2006, amend the Student Allowances Regulations 1998.

These regulations apply to the assessment and payment of student allowances for weeks starting on or after 1 January 2007.

Regulation 5 makes amendments to the definitions of recognised course of study and recognised programme. These amendments reflect the fact that the responsibility for approving programmes provided by tertiary providers now rests with the Tertiary Education Commission rather than the chief executive of the Ministry of Education.

Regulation 6 removes the lowest threshold used in the reassessment of annual parental income.

Regulation 7 increases the level of weekly parental income used in calculating the basic grant payable to a single student who is childless and under 25.

Regulation 8 is a transitional provision relating to tertiary students who, before 1 January 2007, are enrolled in a course leading to the completion of a recognised programme. Regulation 8 safeguards the student allowance entitlements of those students in light of the changes made to the definition of recognised programme.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 August 2006.