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Vote Tertiary Education

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (M14)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Education

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION : Minister of Education

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment is responsible for appropriations in Vote Tertiary Education for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $12 million for services from the Ministry of Education
  • a total of just under $2,968 million for tuition and industry training subsidies and research funding provided to tertiary education organisations, educational services from the Tertiary Education Commission and services from the adult and community education sector and other non-departmental providers including Education New Zealand
  • a total of just over $22 million for tertiary scholarships, international education and other grants, and
  • a total of nearly $16 million for capital grants to the sector.

Following a review of Vote Tertiary Education appropriations, a number of changes have been made to the Vote. Two new multi-category appropriations have been established, three non-departmental output expense appropriations have been combined into a single appropriation for Tertiary Education Commission operations, and another non-departmental output expense appropriation has been split into two new appropriations. Minor technical changes have also been made that were identified in the review. These changes take effect from 2016/17 and are detailed in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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