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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.

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