Estimates of appropriations

Vote Education - Estimates 2009/2010

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Education (M26), Minister for Tertiary Education (M68)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Education

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION : Minister of Education

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister of Education is responsible for appropriations in Vote Education for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of just over $1,659 million for services from the Ministry of Education (depreciation and capital charge on school accommodation, and special education services being the most significant costs).
  • A total of just over $395 million for educational services from central education Crown entities (New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Career Services) and other non-departmental providers. The most significant costs are for professional development in the schools and early childhood education sector and school transport services.
  • A total of nearly $52 million for allowances, bursaries, scholarships (including national study awards for teachers), and grants.
  • A total of nearly $5,840 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers, and other education providers.
  • A total of nearly $32 million for capital for Crown entities and schools.
  • A total of nearly $638 million for capital expenditure by the Ministry of Education, mainly related to school sector property.

The Minister for Tertiary Education is responsible for appropriations in Vote Education for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of just over $15 million for services from the Ministry of Education.
  • A total of nearly $2,003 million for student achievement component funding provided to tertiary education institutions, educational services from the Tertiary Education Commission and other non-departmental providers.
  • A total of just over $27 million for tertiary scholarships, international education and other grants.
  • A total of nearly $811 million for educational services from tertiary education institutions (including capability and research funding), the adult and community education sector and other education providers, as well as other expenses.
  • A total of just over $36 million for capital for tertiary education institutions.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Education in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Education
2008/092009/10
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Expenditure on policies and services focused on targeted student groups' or individuals' participation in education. This includes providing services to individuals with special education and developmental needs, providing additional funding for the support of students with special education needs, providing alternative education options, working with individuals and relevant stakeholders to resolve participation issues, and administering scholarships and awards for individuals.
219,796219,796226,442

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Expenditure on goods and services focused on providing the land, buildings and other facilities that make up the property portfolio of the State school sector. This includes purchasing and constructing new property, upgrading existing property to maintain the quality of the portfolio, disposing of surplus property, and managing teacher and caretaker housing.
1,222,9451,222,9451,244,497

Strategic Leadership in the Sector (M26)

Expenditure on policies and services focused on the Ministry's leadership role in the education sector. This includes enhancing the Ministry's coordination with other sector and Government agencies and forums, undertaking research and analysis, developing sector policy, monitoring the sector and select crown entities, and supporting the Minister of Education and Associate Minister to meet their obligations to Parliament.
32,66232,66231,147

Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68)

Expenditure on policies and services focused on the Ministry's leadership role in the tertiary system. This includes enhancing coordination with sector and Government agencies and forums, undertaking research and analysis, developing sector policy, monitoring the system, providing information on tertiary and international education services, representing the education sector internationally, supporting international students, and supporting Ministers to meet their obligations to Parliament.
15,84815,84815,072

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)

Expenditure on policies, regulations and services focused on the governance, management and operation of education providers. This includes managing regulations, administering the distribution of resources, delivering services that support school management - including industrial relations and education payroll, and working with providers to resolve underperformance.
68,85568,85582,876

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Expenditure on policies and services focused on supporting the work and enhancing the capability of teachers. This includes providing curriculum and achievement standards, teaching resources, professional development, and administering scholarships and awards for existing teachers and principals.
65,23465,23459,883

Support and Resources for the Community (M26)

Expenditure on policies and programmes focused on the community's knowledge of and participation in the education system. This includes engaging with, providing information and support to, and delivering education courses to the community.
18,72318,72314,484

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,644,0631,644,0631,674,401

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Centres of Research Excellence (M68)

Purchase of cooperative and collaborative tertiary research in areas of research strength in the tertiary education sector through the contestable Centres of Research Excellence Fund.
35,29535,29534,562

Curriculum Support (M26)

Purchase of supplementary educational programmes for schools and communities to ensure wider access to these opportunities.
72,53072,53065,588

Education Research Initiatives (M26)

Purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.
3,2303,2303,230

Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector (M68)

This appropriation is limited to developing, implementing and managing an investment system that aligns planning, funding, monitoring and quality assurance of tertiary education in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and other relevant legislation.
53,73553,73541,877

Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions (M68)

This appropriation is limited to monitoring and advisory services - including interventions - on the government's ownership interest in tertiary education institutions.
4,9754,9752,567

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Delivery of professional development and advisory support to staff, managers and parents in early childhood education services and in schools, to support effective teaching and enhance self-management.
104,594104,594104,319

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

Providing information on government education policy and programmes, general information, advisory programmes, and services to the public, community groups, industry and the education community.
26,26225,08222,739

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)

Provision for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to oversee the setting of standards and standards based qualifications. This includes recognition and review of qualifications, records management processes to support the Register of Quality Assured Qualifications and National Qualifications Framework, and participation in the promotion of the New Zealand National Qualifications system to key education and immigration partner countries.
6,9786,9786,049

Quality Assurance (M26)

Provision for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to provide quality assurance services to support the New Zealand qualifications system.
10,62410,6247,700

School Transport (M26)

Purchase of services to transport eligible students to and from State and integrated schools. Also included are payments to schools that manage their own transport services and payments to parents/caregivers to compensate for the costs of taking children to school where other transport services are unsuitable or unavailable.
148,418148,418156,893

Secondary School Examinations (M26)

Provision for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to oversee assessment for national secondary school qualifications and conduct examinations.
23,76023,76023,760

Supporting Parenting (M26)

This appropriation is limited to purchasing delivery of specific programmes, and providing advice and support which enhance the role of parents/caregivers in the development of their children and promote the value of quality education experiences.
5,5225,5225,089

Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68)

Providing information and advisory services in respect to tertiary education and international education policies and programmes to the public, community groups, industry, the education community, Crown entities and other government departments.
4,3194,3195,789

Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68)

This appropriation is limited to providing advice and support to Ministers on the tertiary sector and tertiary education and training issues.
8,0218,0215,737

Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68)

This appropriation is limited to teaching and learning services for enrolled students in approved courses at tertiary education organisations to achieve recognised tertiary qualifications.
1,512,3301,508,6301,604,141

Training for Designated Groups (M68)

Purchasing training linked to the National Qualifications Framework and the purchase of both on-job and off-job training places including delivery of fully or partially funded training places.
302,795301,195308,310

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

2,323,3882,316,9082,398,350

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Boarding Allowances and Bursaries (M26)

Provides an annual allowance to subsidise boarding fees and some travel costs of primary and secondary students who must live away from home to receive their education, either because of the distance of the nearest school or bus service from their home, or because certain approved subjects are not available at their local school. Bursaries are awarded according to the School Boarding Bursaries Regulations 1972.
8,0698,0698,069

Home Schooling Allowances (M26)

Provides an allowance payable to parents/caregivers of children in full-time correspondence programmes for primary and secondary education and to parents/caregivers of children receiving their primary and secondary education at home (where a certificate of exemption from enrolment has been approved under section 21 of the Education Act 1989).
5,3345,3345,334

International Student Scholarship Scheme (M68)

Scholarships available to international students wishing to study in New Zealand. Details of the criteria and selection process for the scheme are available from Education New Zealand.
4,4004,4003,100

Maori and Pacific Island Scholarships and Bursaries (M68)

Programmes to provide scholarships and bursaries to Maori and Pasifika students, according to established criteria. The programmes include Maori Education Trust and Polynesian and Pacific Island Education Foundation Scholarships, Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund and Maori and Polynesian Scholarships.
1,0801,0801,052

Mapihi Pounamu (M26)

Assistance to at-risk secondary school-aged students aged 14 and above, who face barriers to learning to ensure that they participate and achieve in education. The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Education.
3,2503,2503,250

National Study Awards (M26)

Provision for the costs of study awards, sabbaticals and fellowships for teachers, including replacement of the teacher while on study leave. Awards include those linked to teachers' collective agreements and approved prestigious awards. Priorities, criteria and selection processes are published by the Ministry of Education.
24,07524,07526,378

Queen Elizabeth II Study Awards (M68)

Awards for training assistance in a Commonwealth country provided to technicians under The Queen Elizabeth II Technicians' Study Award Act 1970.
100100100

Study Abroad Awards (M68)

Awards granted to provide assistance to top scholars, researchers and teachers to undertake placements abroad and to participate in reciprocal education exchange arrangements with partner countries in selected areas of priority study, teaching and research. The criteria and selection process are available from Education New Zealand and AFS Intercultural Programmes New Zealand.
2,2902,2901,790

Targeted Education and Training Grants (M68)

Initiatives to provide living support for students at risk who need to move away from home to pursue alternative education options. The criteria and process for these grants are available from the Tertiary Education Commission.
808080

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships and allowances for students undertaking teacher training education, and loan support payments to teachers. The criteria and process for awarding scholarships are published by the Ministry of Education.
5,3165,3168,727

Tertiary Scholarships (M68)

Scholarships payable to tertiary students, including Enterprise, Top Achiever Doctoral, Learning for Living and Mathematics and Science scholarships; Trainee Medical Intern grants and School Achievers awards. The criteria and process for these awards are available from the Tertiary Education Commission.
26,03726,03721,119

Tertiary Teaching Awards (M68)

Awards to recognise outstanding tertiary education teachers as selected by a committee appointed by the Minister of Education and according to approved criteria and guidelines as published by the Tertiary Education Commission.
200200200

United World Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.
505050

Fee Reimbursement Payments (M68)

Ex-gratia payments to specific domestic students for the loss of prepaid tuition fees as a result of the failure of Private Training Establishments. Applications for fee reimbursement are considered on a case-by-case basis according to the policy criteria and decision-making process set out on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website.
5555-

Total Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

80,33680,33679,249

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Adult and Community Education (M68)

This appropriation is limited to providing funding for delivery of community and adult education courses including literacy and English for speakers of other languages training through tertiary education institutions, schools and other agencies.
77,65770,05780,029

Early Childhood Education (M26)

Subsidising early childhood education services for children under six years of age from licensed and chartered early childhood education services (including centres and chartered home-based care networks) and from licence-exempt and certificated centres. Also included are several targeted funds.
1,029,1281,029,1281,105,642

Early Childhood Grants (M26)

Assistance is provided to early childhood education groups for developing accommodation including the establishment of new centres, or to increase the capacity or improve the standard of accommodation in existing centres. The criteria and selection process are published by the Ministry of Education.
14,45914,45914,459

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

Provision for modernisation of existing property at integrated schools as part of a funding regime negotiated with the proprietors of integrated schools. Funding to assist in the expansion of the network is also included.
72,61472,61444,378

Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)

Provides a subsidy on interest payments for borrowing by private and state integrated schools for approved property-related projects. Administration costs are also included.
647647574

New Zealand Teachers Council (M26)

Operating grant to assist the Teachers Council to carry out its leadership function.
178178178

Primary Education (M26)

Delivering the curriculum for Years 0 to 8 (new entrant to Form 2) to pupils of State, integrated, private schools and The Correspondence School. Provides roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes.
2,389,2272,389,2272,494,446

Remission of Fees (M26)

Payment to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for student examination fees remitted in cases of hardship.
1,2881,2881,288

School Transport (M26)

Payments to teachers who, as Bus Controllers, assist in the provision of school transport assistance.
952952952

Schooling Improvement (M26)

School support and schooling improvement projects to improve the capability of schools and clusters and their responsiveness to the needs of their communities. These include iwi-strengthening education projects. Most projects are developed in the context of a business case.
13,42213,42213,572

Secondary Education (M26)

Delivering the curriculum for Years 9 to 13 (Forms 3 to 7) to pupils of State, integrated, private schools and The Correspondence School. Provides roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes.
1,809,4181,809,4181,867,613

Special Needs Support (M26)

Providing additional resources to enable students with special education needs to participate in education including supplementary resources for special education needs, residential services, English for Speakers of Other Languages and alternative education programmes.
290,309290,309294,550

Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68)

This appropriation is limited to contributions for capability development initiatives for tertiary education organisations (where this is outside the formal Investment Plan process); support for international education providers through the Export Education Innovations Fund; and other miscellaneous tertiary education grants and programmes. Also included is funding for depreciation on Crown-owned tertiary assets.
66,38366,38367,584

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)

This appropriation is limited to financial contributions to the cost of tertiary education organisations maintaining and enhancing their capability to deliver quality and relevance, and to develop their specific and distinctive roles in the network of tertiary education provision.
397,940394,697419,710

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund (M68)

This appropriation is limited to financial contributions for the cost of research and research-based teaching and learning in tertiary education organisations, to raise the quality and focus of research, and provide incentives for improved investment in basic research in the tertiary sector.
236,114236,114241,859

UNESCO (M26)

Annual membership contribution to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's international administration and a programme of activities of the National Commission including participation in regional and international activities.
2,0832,0832,083

University of Auckland Starpath Project (M68)

Funding under the Partnerships for Excellence programme to support the Starpath initiatives at the University of Auckland.
3,9003,9001,750

Impairment of Loans to Tertiary Education Institutions (M68)

This appropriation is limited to impairment expenses associated with Crown decisions about repayment of existing Crown loans to tertiary education institutions.
3636-

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

6,405,7556,394,9126,650,667

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Education, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
581,332581,332637,683

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

581,332581,332637,683

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

College of Education Mergers (M68)

Provision of support for transition and related costs of the mergers of Dunedin College of Education and University of Otago and Christchurch College of Education and University of Canterbury.
--5,000

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Distinctive Contributions (M68)

Capital funding to support strategic change in the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics sector. This includes capital funding for plant and equipment, information systems, and shared infrastructure amongst Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics to enhance the capability and distinctive contributions of the sector in line with the Tertiary Education Strategy.
3,1008004,500

Investment in Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68)

To provide a suspensory loan to Te Wananga o Aotearoa, to further invest in institutional capability, provide short term liquidity or funding support, meet Treaty of Waitangi settlement obligations or purchase essential assets to facilitate educational delivery.
5,0005,0005,000

National Assessment Tool for Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language (M68)

This appropriation is limited to development of an online national assessment tool for adult literacy, numeracy and language.
1,6001,600600

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Visual Arts and Media Block (M68)

This appropriation is limited to the construction of the Visual Arts and Media facility at the Nelson campus of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
5,0005,0003,132

NZQA Technology (M26)

Investment in improved information systems for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
2,3402,340200

Property Disposal Incentives Scheme (M26)

Payments to schools of a share of the proceeds from the sale of their surplus school property assets.
3,3003,3005,700

Quality Reinvestment Programme (M68)

Support for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and Wananga through the Quality Reinvestment Programme to develop and maintain a high quality network of tertiary education provision aligned with the core roles of the sector as expressed in the Tertiary Education Strategy.
15,42313,6433,328

Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68)

This appropriation is limited to redevelopment of the trades training facilities and the construction of a new Health Education and Social Services block at the Porirua campus of Whitireia Community Polytechnic.
--1,080

School Support Project (M26)

Capital costs of implementing approved school support and schooling improvement projects (other than costs related to school property assets).
1,8801,8801,880

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)

Provides funds to schools for new furniture and equipment when capital works (including remodelling/upgrading of existing property and new school property) are approved.
19,98919,98923,903

UCOL Whanganui Campus Redevelopment (M68)

Crown support for the development of the Universal College of Learning Whanganui Campus.
1,0001,0001,800

University of Auckland Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (M68)

Suspensory loan under the Partnerships for Excellence programme for the establishment of a biotechnology and innovation centre for graduate training and research at the University of Auckland.
6,0006,0002,000

Wananga and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Infrastructure Fund (M68)

This appropriation is limited to funding infrastructure development projects, including development of systems, by Wananga and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics that fulfil legislative requirements, address government requirements applied to either sub-sector, or fulfil commitments under individual Investment Plans.
3,4943,4941,888

WelTec Financial Assistance (M68)

Restructuring of Crown assistance to Wellington Institute of Technology through the conversion of loans to equity to help secure its sustainability.
3503504,150

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68)

Financial assistance to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki to manage cash flow issues.
--4,000

Auckland University of Technology Campus Developments (M68)

This appropriation is limited to financial assistance for Auckland University of Technology to acquire a campus in the Counties Manukau region and to develop a centre of applied research and sport excellence on the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health campus.
37,00037,000-

National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing (M68)

Capital funding to complete the National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing where a number of new programmes central to the Wood Processing Strategy will be delivered.
1,000--

National Institute of Innovation in ICT (M68)

A suspensory loan for a National Institute of Innovation in Information and Communications Technology at the University of Canterbury under the Partnerships for Excellence programme.
3,7003,700-

NorthTec Financial Assistance (M68)

This appropriation is limited to restructuring of Crown assistance to Northland Polytechnic, to enable its ongoing viability and improvements in provision of education, especially in trades training.
5,0015,001-

NorthTec Future Trades Investment (M68)

This appropriation is limited to the retrofit of a Future Trades training facility at 19 Dyer Street, Whangarei to be leased by Northland Polytechnic.
3,5003,500-

Te Wananga o Raukawa (M68)

This appropriation is limited to the settlement of the Te Wananga o Raukawa claim with respect to bringing buildings, plant and equipment up to a standard comparable with other tertiary education institutions, and to secure its ongoing viability and sustainability.
50,64950,649-

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki - Financial Assistance (M68)

This appropriation is limited to restructuring of Crown assistance to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.
17,61817,618-

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

186,944181,86468,161

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

11,221,81811,199,41511,508,511

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Education
Details of Net Asset Schedule2008/09
Estimated Actual
$000
2009/10
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2009/10
Opening Balance10,583,55810,705,081
Capital Injections159,996183,633Mainly includes provision for a 21st century building programme for school sector property ($166 million), school staffing improvements ($10.030 million) and staffing improvements for new entrants ($7.405 million).
Capital Withdrawals(38,473)(5,217)Mainly related to the expected proceeds to be paid to schools from the disposal of surplus school property assets.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)--
Other Movements--

Closing Balance

10,705,08110,883,497