Estimates of appropriations

Vote Education - Estimates of Appropriations 2012/13 - Estimates 2012/2013




Overview of the Vote#

The Minister of Education is responsible for appropriations in Vote Education for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $1,804 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 $405 million for educational services from central education Crown entities (New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Careers New Zealand) and other non-departmental providers. The most significant costs are for professional development in the school and early childhood education sectors and school transport services
  • a total of nearly $57 million for allowances, bursaries, scholarships (including national study awards for teachers) and grants
  • a total of nearly $6,687 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers and other education providers
  • a total of just over $21 million for capital expenditure for Crown entities and schools, and
  • a total of nearly $631 million for capital expenditure by the Ministry of Education, mainly related to school sector property.

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
  2011/12 2012/13
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted

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.
257,192 255,192 261,189

Policy Advice (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Education related matters.
- - 15,056

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.
1,353,888 1,353,888 1,346,341

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, monitoring the sector and select Crown entities, and supporting the Minister of Education and Associate Minister to meet their obligations to Parliament.
33,739 33,739 19,734

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.
82,743 81,743 76,350

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 teachers and principals.
68,126 67,126 72,489

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.
14,172 14,172 12,949

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,809,860 1,805,860 1,804,108

Non-Departmental Output Expenses


Curriculum Support (M26)

Purchase of supplementary educational programmes for schools and communities to ensure wider access to these opportunities.
64,622 62,922 65,566

Education Research Initiatives (M26)

Purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.
3,008 3,008 3,008

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.
87,982 87,982 88,599

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing a range of stakeholders with information, capability building and advisory services related to education policies and programmes. This includes careers information, advice and guidance services, information on qualifications, assessment and quality assurance, communication and information services for the sensory sector as well as mobility, orientation and habilitation services, and support to assist with management, governance, licensing and capacity of providers. Services from Careers New Zealand and New Zealand Qualifications Authority for Government Ministers are also included.
23,751 23,751 23,751

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority overseeing the setting of standards and New Zealand qualifications. It also includes standard-setting and qualifications development responsibility, recognition and review of qualifications, records management processes to support the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and participation in the promotion of the New Zealand qualifications system to key education and immigration partner countries.
6,049 6,049 6,049

Quality Assurance (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority of quality assurance services to support the New Zealand qualifications system that include ongoing development and management of quality assurance processes, monitoring and managing providers at risk and the ongoing refinement and maintenance of the quality assurance framework.
4,370 4,370 4,370

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.
171,749 171,749 178,609

Secondary School Assessments (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority overseeing assessment for national secondary school qualifications, including the National Certificate of Educational Achievement and Scholarship examinations, and the moderation of internal and external school assessments.
26,480 26,480 26,480

Service Academies (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing military-focused programmes for disengaged or disengaging senior students in secondary schools.
2,419 2,419 3,314

Supporting Parenting (M26)

This appropriation is limited to purchasing delivery of specific programmes and providing advice and support that enhances the role of parents/caregivers in the development of their children and promotes the value of quality education experiences.
5,262 5,262 5,466

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

395,692 393,992 405,212

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 schools. Bursaries are awarded according to the School Boarding Bursaries Regulations 1972.
7,819 7,819 8,069

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).
5,564 5,564 5,577

Mapihi Pounamu (M26)

Assistance to at-risk students enrolled in school level Year 9 and above, who face barriers to learning, to ensure they participate and achieve in education. The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Education.
3,500 3,500 3,250

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.
25,780 21,400 26,886

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)

Assistance to students from low-income families to attend private secondary schools.
3,714 3,714 4,126

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.
11,135 11,135 8,877

United World Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.
50 50 50

Total Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

57,562 53,182 56,835

Non-Departmental Other Expenses


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.
1,312,418 1,312,418 1,378,867

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.
57,289 57,289 57,175

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.
357 357 357

New Zealand Teachers Council (M26)

Operating grant to assist the Teachers Council to carry out its leadership function.
178 178 178

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.
2,741,794 2,737,794 2,814,406

Remission of Fees (M26)

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

School Transport Bus Controllers (M26)

Payments to teachers who, as bus controllers, assist in the provision of school transport assistance.
754 754 705

Schooling Improvement (M26)

School support and schooling improvement projects to improve the capability of schools and school clusters and their responsiveness to the needs of their communities. These include iwi-strengthening education projects.
8,964 8,964 8,984

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.
2,032,020 2,028,020 2,066,336

Special Needs Support (M26)

Providing additional resources to enable students with special education needs to participate in education. This includes supplementary resources for special education needs, residential services, English for Speakers of Other Languages and alternative education programmes.
321,443 321,443 338,221

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)

This appropriation is limited to assisting early childhood education services and other bodies corporate in the provision of child places for early childhood education. Priority will be given to providers in communities that have low levels of participation in early childhood education, to increase the number of child places and therefore availability of early childhood education. The criteria and selection process for each type of assistance are published by the Ministry of Education.
26,647 26,647 18,143


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.
2,083 2,083 2,083

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

6,505,235 6,497,235 6,686,743

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.
501,183 501,183 630,986

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

501,183 501,183 630,986

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure


Property Disposal Incentives Scheme (M26)

Payments to schools of a share of the proceeds from the sale of their surplus school property assets.
1,661 1,661 2,511

School Support Project (M26)

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

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.
20,636 20,636 16,979

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

24,177 24,177 21,370

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

9,293,709 9,275,629 9,605,254

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 Schedule 2011/12
Estimated Actual
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2012/13
Opening Balance 10,291,962 10,326,516  
Capital Injections 65,185 142,427 Injection mainly relates to funding for the school property works programme, including defective buildings ($32 million) and other programmes ($75.638 million) and provision for a public-private partnership for building and maintaining several schools ($8.824 million). The injection also provides $21.600 million for implementation of ultra-fast broadband in schools and $4.365 million for software development.
Capital Withdrawals (24,053) -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (6,578) -  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

10,326,516 10,468,943