Suspension or revocation of funding given under section 425

16 TEC may suspend, revoke, or withdraw funding given under section 425

(1)

TEC may suspend or revoke some or all funding given under section 425 if it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that—

(a)

an organisation has not complied, or is not complying, with a condition on which funding has been given under section 425; or

(b)

when measured against performance indicators, the organisation has not achieved, or is not achieving, an outcome anticipated in its plan for a tertiary education programme or activity in relation to which funding has been given under section 425; or

(c)

the organisation has not provided, or is not providing, adequate and timely information required by TEC or the Ministry under section 426.

(2)

Before deciding whether to suspend or revoke some or all funding given under section 425, TEC must—

(a)

notify the organisation of the specific matters of concern; and

(b)

give the organisation a reasonable opportunity to be heard.

(3)

TEC must give its reasons to an organisation if it decides to suspend or revoke some or all funding given under section 425.

(4)

TEC must advise an organisation of the following matters if it decides to suspend some or all funding given under section 425:

(a)

the date on which the suspension is to end and, as a consequence, some or all funding is to be revoked; and

(b)

what action the organisation must take in order to have the suspension lifted and avoid some or all funding being revoked.

(5)

A suspension must be for a period that TEC considers reasonable, having considered—

(a)

the specific matters referred to in subclause (2)(a); and

(b)

the action referred to in subclause (4)(b).

(6)

TEC may withdraw some or all funding given under section 425 at the written request of the organisation to which the funding has been given.

(7)

If TEC withdraws some or all funding under subclause (6), it must advise the organisation of the date on which the funding is to be withdrawn.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 159YG