More pūtea for reo Māori courses
|29 Jun 2018 10:45 AM|
More money is being made available for tertiary foundation programmes including te reo Māori.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the rate increase of $1000 per full time equivalent place comes into effect next year and applies to a number of Student Achievement Component level 1 and 2 programmes provided by tertiary education organisations.
Other progammes to benefit include supported learning for students with high learning needs and English for speakers of other languages .
He says it replaces the previous Government’s failed competitive funding model for level 1 and 2 foundation programmes.
In 2017, there were about 19,000 student enrolments in the programmes which will receive the funding rate increase.
“Funding rates for level 1 and 2 programmes in trades and services remain unchanged. The vast majority of providers, however deliver a mix of foundation level programmes and will benefit, Mr Hipkins says.