Estimates of appropriations

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

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (M14)



Overview of the Vote#

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment is responsible for appropriations in Vote Tertiary Education for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $13 million for services from the Ministry of Education
  • a total of just over $2,787 million for student achievement component and research funding provided to tertiary education institutions, 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 $15 million for tertiary scholarships, international education and other grants, and
  • a total of nearly $4 million for miscellaneous grants to the sector.

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

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Tertiary Education
  2011/12 2012/13
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted

Departmental Output Expenses


Policy Advice (M14)

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 Tertiary Education related matters.
- - 5,345

Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M14)

This appropriation is limited to 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, 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.
12,885 12,885 7,600

Establishment of the International Education Crown Agent (M14)

This appropriation is limited to the establishment costs of the international education Crown Agent - Education New Zealand.
150 150 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

13,035 13,035 12,945

Non-Departmental Output Expenses


Adult and Community Education (M14)

This appropriation is limited to providing funding for delivery of non-formal adult and community education activities and services, including literacy and numeracy, and English for Speakers of Other Languages training, through tertiary education organisations, schools, and employers.
65,142 65,142 58,217

Centres of Research Excellence (M14)

This appropriation is limited to the 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.
33,716 33,716 31,690

International Education Programmes (M14)

This appropriation is limited to delivery of services in respect of international education, including promotion, information, research and professional development, both in New Zealand and overseas, for the purpose of managing and increasing the flow of international students and promoting international education linkages.
15,223 15,223 21,622

Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector (M14)

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.
35,912 35,912 33,312

Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions (M14)

This appropriation is limited to monitoring and advisory services - including interventions - on the Government's ownership interest in tertiary education institutions.
2,567 2,567 2,567

Performance-Based Research Fund (M14)

This appropriation is limited to funding research and research-based teaching on the basis of measured research quality in tertiary education organisations.
250,000 250,000 256,250

Tertiary Education and Training Advice (M14)

This appropriation is limited to providing advice and support to Ministers on the tertiary sector and tertiary education and training issues.
3,837 3,837 3,837

Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M14)

This appropriation is limited to providing contestable funding and miscellaneous funding to tertiary education organisations.
35,754 35,754 34,370

Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M14)

This appropriation is limited to funding for teaching and learning services for enrolled students in approved courses at tertiary education organisations to achieve recognised tertiary qualifications.
2,011,862 2,004,862 2,021,907

Training for Designated Groups (M14)

This appropriation is limited to the purchasing and arranging of training linked to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and the purchase of both on-job and off-job training places, including delivery of fully or partially funded training places and other industry-training related projects.
274,164 244,164 323,597

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

2,728,177 2,691,177 2,787,369

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses


International Student Scholarship Scheme (M14)

This appropriation is limited to 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.
1,600 1,600 800

Study Abroad Awards (M14)

This appropriation is limited to 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.
1,290 1,290 1,290

Tertiary Scholarships and Awards (M14)

This appropriation is limited to providing scholarships for tertiary students and other awards in the tertiary sector, and the provision of scholarships and bursaries to Maori and Pasifika students. It includes training assistance under Queen Elizabeth II Study Awards and recognition of outstanding tertiary education teachers. The guidelines, criteria and process for the various scholarships and awards are available from the Ministry of Education or the Tertiary Education Commission.
14,242 14,242 13,329

Total Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

17,132 17,132 15,419

Non-Departmental Other Expenses


Auckland University Starpath Project (M14)

This appropriation is limited to funding to support the Starpath initiatives at the University of Auckland.
- - 2,450

Tertiary Education Institutions Merger Support (M14)

This appropriation is limited to providing support toward the additional costs related to the merger of particular tertiary education institutions.
1,000 1,000 1,500

Support for International Students (M14)

This appropriation is limited to provision of additional support to international students and their families affected by the Christchurch earthquake, including grants toward costs not covered by ACC, insurance or other support and refunds of tuition and other fees.
150 150 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

1,150 1,150 3,950

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

2,759,494 2,722,494 2,819,683