Education Act 1989

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Education
  • repealed
  • Education Act 1989: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 669(3)(b) of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).
71 Courses, work experience, and visits outside school premises


Except as provided in this section, a board may authorise any students to—


undertake courses of education; or


obtain work experience; or


make visits;—

outside the school premises; and where the board has done so, a student shall be deemed to be attending the school while undertaking the course, obtaining the experience, or making the visit.


Except in accordance with conditions for the time being prescribed by the Minister in that behalf by notice in the Gazette no principal, teacher, or occupier of a workplace shall allow a student to go into, or remain in, a workplace to get work experience.


Subject to subsection (4), a student who is in a workplace (other than an undertaking within the meaning of the Factories and Commercial Premises Act 1981) to get work experience is deemed to be employed there; and every enactment, and collective agreement, (to the extent that it relates to the safety, health, and welfare of workers) applies to the student and the occupier of the workplace accordingly.


Subsection (3) does not—


entitle a student to be paid; or


require a student to join or belong to a union; or


entitle a student to enter or remain in a workplace; or


require any person to pay any levy, fee, or charge, of any kind.

Compare: 1964 No 135 s 117A

Section 71 heading: replaced, on 19 May 2017, by section 46 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 71(3): amended, on 2 October 2000, by section 240 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (2000 No 24).