Information supporting the estimates of appropriations

Education and Science Sector - Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand for the Year Ending 30 June 2009

Information Supporting the Estimates is organised on the basis of sectors, with each Vote and its administering department allocated to one sector (with a small number of exceptions). The Information Supporting the Estimates comprises of sector overview information, together with statements of responsibility; performance information for appropriations in Votes covered by the sector; and statements of forecast service performance and forecast financial statements of departments included in the sector. Statements of Intent of departments included in the sector form part of the supporting information.

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Information Supporting the Estimates is organised on the basis of sectors, with each Vote and its administering department allocated to one sector (with a small number of exceptions). The Information Supporting the Estimates comprises of sector overview information, together with statements of responsibility; performance information for appropriations in Votes covered by the sector; and statements of forecast service performance and forecast financial statements of departments included in the sector. Statements of Intent of departments included in the sector form part of the supporting information.

 

Chapters of the Education and Science Sector volume of the Information Supporting the Estimates 2008/09 are available in Adobe PDF and HTML formats.

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Cover, Contents#

Introduction#

Sector Overview#

  • Ministerial Statements of Responsibility
  • Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility

Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote#

  • Vote Education
  • Vote Education Review Office
  • Vote Research, Science and Technology
  • Vote Crown Research Institutes

Statement of Forecast Service Performance of Departments#

Forecast Financial Statements of Departments#

  • Statement of Common Accounting Policies
  • Ministry of Education
  • Education Review Office
  • Ministry of Research, Science and Technology

Statements of Intent of Departments (separately produced but forming part of this volume)#

Introduction#

Purpose of Information Supporting the Estimates#

The Information Supporting the Estimates provides members of Parliament with additional performance information in order to:

  • support their examination of the appropriations and other authorities requested by the Government in the first Appropriation Bill for the forthcoming financial year, and
  • provide a base against which they can later assess the actual performance of the Crown and individual departments and Offices of Parliament over that financial year.

The Information Supporting the Estimates is organised into 10 volumes by sector, each of which covers one or more Votes. The scope of each sector and the allocation of Votes to a sector reflect a balancing of three desired characteristics - namely that each volume should, where possible:

  • reflect natural sectors
  • keep together Votes administered by the same department, and
  • keep together Votes allocated to a particular select committee of the House of Representatives for examination.

The number of sectors and coverage of each sector is set in consultation with the House of Representatives. The 10 sectors are:

  • Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
  • Education and Science Sector
  • Environment Sector
  • External Sector
  • Finance and Government Administration Sector
  • Health Sector
  • Justice Sector
  • National Identity Sector
  • Primary Sector
  • Social Development and Housing Sector.

Votes and departments included in each sector are listed in the following table.

Votes and Departments in Each Sector#

Votes by Sector Departments by Sector
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - B.5A Vol.1  
Vote Economic Development
Vote Commerce
Vote Communications
Vote Consumer Affairs
Vote Energy
Vote Tourism
Ministry of Economic Development
Vote Transport Ministry of Transport
Vote Labour
Vote ACC
Vote Employment
Vote Immigration
Department of Labour
Education and Science Sector - B.5A Vol.2  
Vote Education Ministry of Education
Vote Education Review Office Education Review Office
Vote Research, Science and Technology Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Vote Crown Research Institutes (this Vote is administered by the Treasury, which is in the Finance and Government Administration Sector)  
Environment Sector - B.5A Vol.3  
Vote Environment
Vote Climate Change
Ministry for the Environment
Vote Conservation Department of Conservation
Vote Local Government (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the National Identity Sector)  
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
External Sector - B.5A Vol.4  
Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Official Development Assistance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Defence Ministry of Defence
Vote Defence Force
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
Vote Customs New Zealand Customs Service
Finance and Government Administration Sector - B.5A Vol.5  
Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Vote Communications Security and Intelligence Government Communications Security Bureau
Vote Security Intelligence New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Vote State Services State Services Commission
Vote Finance
Vote State-Owned Enterprises
The Treasury
Vote Revenue Inland Revenue Department
Vote Ministerial Services (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the National Identity Sector)  
Votes by Sector Departments by Sector
Vote Office of the Clerk Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
Vote Parliamentary Service Parliamentary Service
Vote Audit Controller and Auditor-General
Vote Ombudsmen Office of the Ombudsmen
Health Sector - B.5A Vol.6  
Vote Health Ministry of Health
Justice Sector - B.5A Vol.7  
Vote Justice
Vote Courts
Ministry of Justice
Vote Corrections Department of Corrections
Vote Police New Zealand Police
Vote Serious Fraud Serious Fraud Office
Vote Attorney-General Crown Law Office
Vote Parliamentary Counsel Parliamentary Counsel Office
National Identity Sector - B.5A Vol.8  
Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage
Vote Sport and Recreation
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Vote Statistics Statistics New Zealand
Vote National Archives Archives New Zealand
Vote National Library National Library of New Zealand
Vote Māori Affairs Te Puni Kōkiri
Vote Treaty Negotiations (this Vote is administered by the Ministry of Justice, which is in the Justice Sector)  
Vote Pacific Island Affairs Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Vote Women's Affairs Ministry of Women's Affairs
Vote Internal Affairs
Vote Community and Voluntary Sector
Vote Emergency Management
Vote Racing
Department of Internal Affairs
Primary Sector - B.5A Vol.9  
Vote Agriculture and Forestry
Vote Biosecurity
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Vote Fisheries Ministry of Fisheries
Vote Food Safety New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Vote Lands Land Information New Zealand
Social Development and Housing Sector - B.5A Vol.10  
Vote Social Development
Vote Senior Citizens
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Social Development
Vote Youth Development
Ministry of Social Development
Vote Housing Department of Building and Housing

Purpose and Nature of Appropriations#

An appropriation is a statutory authority from Parliament allowing the Crown or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses or capital expenditure.

Neither the Crown nor an Office of Parliament can legally incur any expense or capital expenditure - as those terms are defined in the Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA) - unless it is expressly authorised by or under an Act of Parliament.

Limits Created by Appropriations#

Each appropriation is allocated to, and managed as, one of six types of appropriation.

Each appropriation also has a defined scope that limits the uses or activities for which the expenses or capital expenditure can be incurred. The scope should be sufficient on its own to establish the nature and extent of the authority to incur expenses or capital expenditure. The wording of the appropriation scope should achieve the balance between being sufficiently precise to act as an effective constraint against non-authorised activities and not so specific that it inadvertently limits activity intended to be authorised.

In most cases an appropriation also limits the amount of expenses or capital expenditure that can be incurred, and the time period within which those expenses or capital expenditure can be incurred.

Aside from the very limited exclusions provided for in the PFA, the amount of expense or capital expenditure authorised by an appropriation is measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.

As generally accepted accounting practice does not normally treat GST as an expense, appropriation amounts usually exclude GST. Prior to 2005/06, however, appropriations included applicable GST. All prior-year appropriation data - such as in the Summary of Trends table in the Estimates and the Summary of Financial Activity table for each Vote in Information Supporting the Estimates - have been adjusted to exclude GST and allow appropriate comparison.

Responsibility for Appropriations#

Each appropriation is the responsibility of a designated Minister, who controls the right to use that appropriation within the limits authorised by Parliament. A department is also assigned to administer that appropriation in accordance with the Minister's wishes concerning its use.

A Vote is a group of appropriations (and can be a single appropriation) administered by a single department. Different appropriations within a Vote may be the responsibility of different Ministers.

Types of Appropriation#

The PFA provides for six types of appropriation. Four appropriation types authorise the incurring of expenses; one type authorises the incurring of capital expenditure; the remaining type authorises both.

These appropriation types can be further differentiated by whether the expenses or capital expenditure are departmental or non-departmental transactions.

Appropriation Type Transaction Status Description
Output Expenses Departmental Authorises expenses to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament in supplying a specified category of outputs (goods and services).
Non-Departmental Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) in purchasing a specified category of outputs (goods and services) from Crown entities or other third parties.
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) in transferring resources (generally to individuals for their personal benefit) for which the Crown receives nothing directly in return.

Examples include the Unemployment Benefit, student allowances and various scholarships and awards.

Borrowing Expenses Departmental

Authorises the incurring of interest or other financing expenses for loans made to a department or an Office of Parliament, or public securities (undertakings that represent part of the public debt) issued by a department or an Office of Parliament.

In practice, limitations on the rights of departments to borrow or issue securities mean that these are likely to be incurred only by Offices of Parliament.

Non-Departmental

Authorises the incurring of interest or other financing expenses for loans made to the Crown (excluding departments), or public securities (undertakings that represent part of the public debt) issued by the Crown.

Crown debt management is centralised, which means that most debt-servicing expenses appear in Vote Finance.

Other Expenses Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament that are not either output expenses or borrowing expenses.

Other expenses should be used only for events that cannot be related back to output production, such as redundancy costs arising from a government decision to cease purchasing certain types of outputs, or a loss on sale of assets made surplus by departmental restructuring.

Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) that are not structured or managed as output expenses, benefits or other unrequited expenses, or borrowing expenses.

Other expenses is the residual expense appropriation type, which should not be used where an appropriation could be better classified or managed as one of the other appropriation types (eg, as output expenses).

Examples include disposal of an asset for less than market value, grants to community organisations, subscriptions for membership of international bodies and remuneration of independent statutory officers.

Capital Expenditure Departmental Authorises capital expenditure to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament to acquire or develop assets for the use of the department.
Non-Departmental Authorises capital expenditure to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) to acquire or develop Crown assets, including the purchase of equity, or making a loan to a person or organisation that is not a department.
Expenses or Capital Expenditure Incurred by an Intelligence and Security Department Departmental Authorises both expenses and capital expenditure to be incurred by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Security Bureau.

Types of Output Expense Appropriations#

A number of variations are possible for output expense appropriations. In particular, the constraint on the amount of expense that can be incurred is not always a fixed sum; and an output expense appropriation can cover more than one class of outputs.

Output Expense Appropriation Type and Authority Description, Constraints on Form and Typical Application

Standard Output Expense Appropriation

(section 7(1)(a), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental or non-departmental:  Authorises a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified class of outputs (goods and services), or the Crown (excluding departments) to incur expenses to purchase a specified class of outputs.

Annual or multi-year:  The authority lapses at the end of the financial year or multi-year period specified.

Single output class only:  The scope is limited to a single class of outputs (defined as a grouping of similar outputs).

Amount limited by Appropriation Act:  The amount of a standard output expense appropriation is limited to a set amount of New Zealand dollars specified in an Appropriation Act.

Typical application:  The normal or default form for an output expense appropriation, used for a wide range of outputs for which the flexibility offered by the other types of output expense appropriation is not required.

Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation (MCOA)

(section 7(3)(b), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental or non-departmental:  Authorises a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying more than one specified class of outputs (goods and services), or the Crown (excluding departments) to incur expenses to purchase more than one specified class of outputs.

A proposed MCOA must be approved by the Minister of Finance before it is presented in the Estimates.  The information supporting the Estimates must explain why the Minister has allowed those classes of outputs to be grouped in one appropriation.

Annual or multi-year:  The authority lapses at the end of the financial year or multi-year period specified.

Multiple output classes:  The scope of an MCOA is determined by the combined scope of each of the output classes included in that appropriation.

Amount limited by Appropriation Act:  The amount of an MCOA is limited to a set amount of New Zealand dollars specified in an Appropriation Act. The amount of expense that can be incurred in relation to each component output class is flexible within the total amount of the MCOA, although expenses must be separately forecast and reported for each individual class in the Estimates, Information Supporting the Estimates, Supplementary Estimates and the department's annual report.

Typical application:  An MCOA is used where it is appropriate to give the responsible Minister or department ongoing discretion over the output mix across two or more classes of outputs. Such discretion will most commonly be sought where the output classes contribute to a common outcome, or use a common or closely related set of inputs or processes, and the circumstances that determine the appropriate output choice or mix are likely to vary during the appropriation period.

Revenue-Dependent Appropriation (RDA)

(section 21(1), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental only:  Authorises a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified class of outputs (goods and services) that are not paid for directly by the Crown.

A proposed RDA must be approved by the Minister of Finance before it is presented in the Estimates.  Each class of outputs for which an RDA is approved is listed in an Appropriation Act for the relevant financial year.

Annual only:  The authority lapses at the end of the financial year specified.

Single output class only:  The scope of an RDA is limited to a single class of outputs (defined as a grouping of similar outputs).

Amount limited by amount of revenue earned:  The amount of an RDA is limited to the amount of revenue earned by a department or an Office of Parliament from other departments or from parties other than the Crown during a financial year.  The Minister of Finance can further direct a department to incur expenses to a level lower than the amount of revenue earned, though such directions have been rare.

Typical application:  An RDA provides flexibility to respond to unanticipated changes in the level of external demand for a class of outputs, where the full cost of the outputs is met by external parties and not the Crown.

Department-to-Department Appropriation (DDA)

(section 20(2), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental only:  Authorises a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying specified outputs (goods and services) paid for by another department.

Creation of a DDA requires an agreement between two departments. Implicitly, it also requires the approval of the Minister who will become responsible for the appropriation - namely, the Minister responsible for the supplying department - as the agreement has implications for the scope and risk of that department's operations.

Annual or multi-year:  The period of a DDA will depend on the negotiated terms of the agreement.

Single or multiple output class(es):  The scope of a DDA (and hence whether it covers one or more classes of outputs) will depend on the way in which the agreement defines what is to be delivered. In most cases, an agreement that provides for a range of different outputs is better treated as creating several single-class DDAs.

Amount limited by departmental agreement:  The amount of a DDA is limited to either the amount of revenue earned from the commissioning department, or the cost incurred by the supplying department in providing those outputs (if that cost is less than the amount of revenue earned under the agreement).

Typical application:  DDAs are intended to make collaboration between departments easier by reducing the time and effort otherwise required to obtain or adjust the relevant appropriations, while also allowing a commissioning department to retain full control over the resources it provides.

The use of a DDA is not confined to bilateral agreements. A set of related DDAs could be used to enable one department to co-ordinate and manage the work of several departments that must together contribute to providing an integrated service to third parties, or to pool contributions from several departments to enable another department to provide a specific service to or on behalf of those departments.

Appropriation Period#

The length of the appropriation period affects how appropriations are presented in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates. Three kinds of appropriation can be distinguished on the basis of period - annual and multi-year (as referred to in the above table on output expense appropriations), and permanent:

  • Annual Appropriations - Most appropriations listed in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred only during a particular financial year. The annual amounts for which parliamentary authority is sought are shown in bold type in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote. The amounts for RDAs and annual DDAs are forecasts only, and so are not shown in bold type.
  • Multi-Year Appropriations (MYAs) - The PFA also permits appropriations that allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred during a specified period that spans the whole or parts of more than one financial year, but no more than five financial years. The details of each MYA, including its commencement date and expiry date, are specified in Details of Multi-Year Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for relevant Votes.
  • Permanent Appropriations (sometimes referred to as permanent legislative authorities or PLAs) -Permanent appropriations are authorised by legislation other than an Appropriation Act and continue in effect until revoked by Parliament. Generally the authorising legislation will impose limits on the scope of the appropriation and not its amount. The usual legislative wording allows for expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred for the purpose specified in the legislation “without further appropriation than this section”. Details of permanent appropriations are included in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote for completeness, though the amount specified is a forecast rather than a limit. The amounts of permanent appropriations are therefore not shown in bold type. The scope of a permanent appropriation will reference the relevant section of the authorising legislation.

 

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates#

 

The Information Supporting the Estimates for each of the 10 sectors comprises five components, each of which is briefly described, below.

Sector Overview#

The first component of the Information Supporting the Estimates may include a statement, agreed by all Ministers responsible for appropriations in Votes included in the sector, that presents an overview of the sector and a high-level summary of the Government's expectations and priorities. The Overview also includes Ministerial and Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility for the information provided on future operating intentions of departments in the sector.

Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote#

The second component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents performance information relating to each appropriation, ordered by Vote and appropriation type.

The title page for each Vote specifies the Minister(s) responsible for existing and proposed appropriations in the Vote, the administering department for the Vote, and the Responsible Minister for that department. The performance information meets the requirements of sections 15 and 41(1)(e) of the PFA and contains up to six parts. If particular information is not applicable to a Vote or a specific appropriation or type, or is otherwise unavailable, the relevant heading is not included.

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

The Summary of the Vote comprises:

  • Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote - A plain-language summary of the focus of the appropriations through a brief explanation of the Vote. The Overview also appears at the start of the Vote in the Estimates.
  • Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote - The objectives for the Vote presented through links and relationships between the appropriations and high-level priorities and outcomes to which they contribute. Where applicable, priorities and outcomes are drawn from the Government's themes and sub-themes, and published strategy documents. Links may also be made to specific Government objectives.
  • Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote - A presentation of actual and estimated trends in the Vote, comprising:
    • Summary of Financial Activity - A table showing financial information over the preceding five years (actual, budgeted or estimated actual), the current (Budget) year and the following three years (estimated) for types of appropriations and Crown revenue and capital receipts.
    • Budget Policy Initiatives - A table showing how new initiatives (and associated expenses or capital expenditure) are allocated to appropriations in the Vote. References are included where appropriations in other Votes are affected by the same initiative.
    • Analysis of Significant Trends - High-level analysis of appropriations and of Crown revenue and capital receipts by type over the nine financial years covered by the Summary of Financial Activity table, with graphical presentations and explanations of significant changes.
  • Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - A table providing a reconciliation and explanation of changes in the structure or classification of appropriations made in the Budget year. These changes are restated for the previous financial year to facilitate comparison.

 

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

This Part provides further detail about appropriations and expected performance for output expenses.

  • Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses - Intended impacts, outcomes or objectives are presented for departmental output expense appropriations in the Vote. This is followed by information on each appropriation, including its scope, a table showing expenses and revenue (distinguishing between revenue from the Crown and others), a statement of reasons for change in the appropriation (if material), and tables detailing performance measures and standards for significant aspects of expected output performance, any conditions on use of the appropriation, any memorandum accounts (which record accumulated surpluses and deficits incurred in the provision of outputs on a full cost-recovery basis), and any current and past policy initiatives affecting the appropriation.

Information on impacts and outcomes or objectives to which the outputs contribute is provided where the relationships are direct or involve a small number of output expenses. Where the relationships are more complex, this information will be included in high-level objectives of the Vote outlined in Part 1.2. Conditions of use include administrative criteria and processes contained in legislation, regulations and Government decisions, which may be referenced in scope statements or performance measures. The current and past policy initiatives table provides a five-year history of announced initiatives that impact on the Budget year, the preceding year and the following three years.

For MCOAs, an explanation is provided as to why the classes of outputs have been grouped under a single appropriation, and the scope statement, expenses and revenue, and performance information is presented for each output class. Data provided for MYAs enables the original appropriation to be reconciled to the adjusted level if changes have been approved or are proposed, and the balance remaining to be derived taking account of actual or estimated actual expenses incurred to date.

The appropriation scope, expenses and revenue, and output performance measures and standards match information required to be included in a department's Statement of Forecast Service Performance with respect to departmental output expense appropriations used by the department.

  • Part 2.2 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses - This sub-part contains comparable information to that presented in Part 2.1 on departmental output expense appropriations. The main differences are that details of third parties' other revenue is not relevant and a summary of service providers is included.

The service providers table shows Crown entities and non-governmental organisations providing outputs funded through the Vote, and (where applicable) the mechanism for reporting actual performance to Parliament and the expiry of the Government's resource commitment. The reporting mechanisms are typically an entity's annual report or a report by the responsible Minister required by section 32A of the PFA. Where the provider is a Crown entity that is required to produce a Statement of Intent, its annual report may contain more detailed performance information at the output class or output level. ‘Section 32A’ reports include a statement of service performance in relation to the appropriation.

Part 3 - Details for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Part 3 provides performance information about appropriations for benefits and other unrequited expenses incurred by the Crown. No departmental transactions arise under this appropriation type.

  • Part 3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - Information on each appropriation includes impacts and outcomes intended to be achieved, a scope statement, expense components, reasons for material changes, any conditions of use, and details of any current and past policy initiatives over the five years up to and including the Budget year.

 

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates (continued)#

 

Part 4 - Details for Borrowing Expenses

This Part provides detail about appropriations for borrowing expenses. No departmental borrowing expense appropriations exist at present.

  • Part 4.2 - Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses - The set of performance information for these appropriations is the same as that for non-departmental benefits and other unrequited expenses, except that conditions on use of an appropriation are not specified.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5 provides detail about appropriations for:

  • Part 5.1 - Departmental Other Expenses - It is uncommon for this category of appropriation to be used. In the few cases where it occurs, the performance information is the same as that for non-departmental other expense appropriations except for a summary of reporting mechanisms.
  • Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses - Information on other expenses incurred by the Crown covers intended impacts and outcomes, appropriation scope, expenses analysed by component, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, expected results and standards, any conditions on use, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of mechanisms for reporting actual performance to Parliament.

Part 6 - Details and Expectations of Capital Expenditure

This Part provides details about appropriations for capital expenditure.

  • Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure - The purchase or development of assets by a department is made under a permanent appropriation authorised by section 24(1) of the PFA. Capital expenditure is defined in section 2 as the cost of assets acquired or developed, including tangible, intangible or financial assets, and any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventories. The appropriation appears in the Vote that contains appropriations belonging to the department's Responsible Minister.

Information is provided on intended impacts and outcomes of the appropriation, its scope, expenditure analysed by standard asset categories, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, and expected results. The scope statement is in a standard form for all departments. The performance information relates to the department as a whole and is not limited to any specific capital injection.

  • Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure - Performance information for capital expenditure incurred by the Crown is the same as that for departmental capital expenditure except for not detailing asset categories and the addition of any conditions on use of the appropriation, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of the mechanism for reporting to Parliament.

The scope statement indicates the form of interest or asset acquired by the Crown, such as a capital injection (equity), loan or shares.

Overview of Performance Information

The following table summarises the performance information sought for a ‘standard’ appropriation in each sub-part.

Standard Appropriations Part 2.1 Part 2.2 Part 3.2 Part 4.2 Part 5.1 Part 5.2 Part 6.1 Part 6.2
For each sub-part:                
Intended impacts, outcomes or objectives
For each appropriation:                
Scope of appropriation
Expenses and revenue N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expenses N/A N/A N/A
Capital expenditure N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reasons for change in appropriation
Output performance measures and standards N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expected results N/A N/A N/A N/A
Conditions on use of appropriation N/A N/A
Memorandum account N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current and past policy initiatives N/A
Summary of service providers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reporting mechanism N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Information on reasons for change, conditions of use, current and past policy initiatives, and reporting mechanisms appears where applicable or material. Memorandum accounts are relevant only in Part 2. Some variations exist for non-standard appropriations, including MCOAs in Parts 2.1 and 2.2 and MYAs in Parts 2.2, 5.2 and 6.2. Furthermore, performance information may not be available for some appropriations.

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates (continued)#

Statement of Forecast Service Performance of Departments#

The third component of the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations comprises the Statement of Forecast Service Performance of each department included in the sector, by reference to performance information set out in Part 2.1 of Votes containing appropriations proposed to be used by the department. This Statement is of particular importance for those departments proposing to use appropriations in more than one Vote.

Forecast Financial Statements of Departments#

The fourth component of the Information Supporting the Estimates begins with a Statement of Common Accounting Policies applicable to all departments. The forecast financial statements for the forthcoming financial year for each department covered by the sector includes a:

  • Statement of Forecast Financial Performance
  • Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds
  • Statement of Forecast Financial Position
  • Statement of Forecast Cash Flows
  • Statement of Significant Assumptions.

Each department will include a Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies detailing policies for any matters not addressed by the Statement of Common Accounting Policies (such as a “going concern” statement) or where its policies are more specific than the common policies (such as capitalisation thresholds and estimated useful lives of individual classes of assets). Notes to the Financial Statements provide additional details to assist interpretation of the accounts and to meet disclosure requirements outlined in legislation and accounting standards.

Statements of Intent of Departments#

The final component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents the Statements of Intent of departments included in each sector. These Statements contain information required by section 40 of the PFA. They focus on the medium term and generally cover:

  • Nature and scope of the department's functions - A brief high-level description of the department's functions, addressing its role(s) and purpose and how it intends fulfilling them.
  • Strategic direction - impacts and outcomes - A brief high-level overview of the department's strategic direction covering both the impacts and outcomes the department is seeking to achieve (or contribute to) and the strategic environment in which the department operates through, in particular, its responses to the Government's priorities.
  • Operating intentions - Information that describes how the department intends to achieve (or contribute to) those desired impacts and outcomes through its operations. This section should also include the main measures and standards the department will use to assess and demonstrate what it has achieved, including measures of outcome achievement, impact and cost-effectiveness.
  • Managing in a changeable operating environment - Information on the risks to achievement of the desired outcomes and priorities, and the department's mitigation strategies.
  • Assessing organisational health and capability - The department's intentions for building and strengthening its internal capability, including its responses to the development goals for the State services and its strategic approach to managing its asset base and forecast capital expenditure in the medium term.
  • Additional information and statutory reporting requirements - As required either by the responsible Minister or Minister of Finance, or by specific legislation.

 

Terms and Definitions#

 

The table below contains terms that are used in the Estimates and the Information Supporting the Estimates.

Appropriation An appropriation is a parliamentary authorisation for the Crown or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses or capital expenditure.
Appropriation scope One of the defining terms of an appropriation that establishes limits on the activities for which the Crown or an Office of Parliament is authorised to incur expenses or capital expenditure under that appropriation.
Capital expenditure The cost of assets acquired or developed including any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventory.
Crown revenue and capital receipts Flows accounted for as revenue and capital receipts on behalf of the Crown rather than as departmental revenue.
DDA Department-to-department appropriation -  as authorised by section 20(2) of the PFA.
Expenses Amounts consumed or losses of service potential or future economic benefits, other than those relating to capital withdrawals, in a financial year.  Expenses are an accrual concept measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.
GST Goods and services tax.  Appropriations are stated GST-exclusive.
MCOA Multi-class output expense appropriation.
MYA Multi-year appropriation.
N/A Not applicable.
Outcomes States or conditions of society, the economy or the environment, including changes in those states or conditions.
Outputs Goods or services supplied by departments and other entities to external parties.  Outputs are a variety of types, including policy advice, administration of contracts and grants, and the provision of specific services.
PFA Public Finance Act 1989
PLA Permanent legislative authority - a traditional term for a permanent appropriation, ie, one that is authorised for an indefinite period by legislation other than an Appropriation Act.
Minister The Minister responsible for specific appropriations being sought within a Vote.  As several Ministers may hold appropriations within a single Vote, each appropriation has a tag (M1, M2, etc) identifying the Minister responsible for that line item.
RDA Revenue-dependent appropriation - as authorised by section 21(1) of the PFA 1989.
Responsible Minister The Minister responsible for the financial performance of a department or Crown entity.  In relation to an Office of Parliament, the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and the Parliamentary Service, the Speaker is the Responsible Minister.
Revenue from the Crown Revenue earned by a department from the Crown for the provision of outputs to or on behalf of the Crown.  These flows are accounted for as departmental revenue.  Revenue from the Crown is eliminated for purposes of reporting the Crown's overall financial performance and position.
Revenue from Others Revenue earned by a department from other departments and from third parties.  Revenue from other departments is eliminated for purposes of reporting the Crown's overall financial performance and position.
Vote A grouping of one or more appropriations that are the responsibility of one or more Ministers of the Crown and are administered by one department.

 

The suite of Budget 2008 documents can be accessed in the Budgets section of the website: www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2008. Documents providing guidance on the PFA and the public sector financial management system can be accessed in the Public Finance Overviews section of the Treasury's website: www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/guidance/publicfinance.

Sector Overview - Education and Science Sector#

Ministerial Statements of Responsibility#

Each of us is satisfied that the information on future operating intentions provided by our respective departments and included in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Education and Science Sector is in accordance with sections 38, 40 and 41 of the Public Finance Act 1989 and is consistent with the policies and performance expectations of the government.

Hon Pete Hodgson
Responsible Minister for the Ministry of Research,
Science and Technology
16 April 2008

Hon Chris Carter
Responsible Minister for the Ministry of Education
Responsible Minister for the Education
Review Office
16 April 2008

 

Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility#

Ministry of Education#

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Education and Science Sector relating to the Ministry of Education and for the Vote/Votes for which the Ministry of Education is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Ministry of Education's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and Statement of Intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2008/09 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Tina Cornelius
Chief Financial Officer
Ministry of Education
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Karen Sewell
Secretary for Education
Ministry of Education
16 April 2008

 

Education Review Office#

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Education and Science Sector relating to the Education Review Office and for the Vote/Votes for which the Education Review Office is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Education Review Office's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and Statement of Intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2008/09 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

James Kwing
Chief Financial Officer
Education Review Office
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Graham Stoop
Chief Review Officer
Education Review Office
16 April 2008

 

Ministry of Research, Science, and Technology#

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Education and Science Sector relating to the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology and for the Vote/Votes for which the Ministry of Research, Science, and Technology is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Ministry of Research, Science, and Technology's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and Statement of Intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2008/09 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Geoff Palmer CA
Chief Financial Officer
Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Dr Helen Anderson
Chief Executive
Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
16 April 2008

 

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Education#

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

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote#

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Education is responsible for appropriations in Vote Education for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $1,552 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 nearly $399 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 just over $51 million for allowances, bursaries, scholarships including national study awards for teachers and grants
  • a total of just over $5,429 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers, and other education providers
  • a total of just over $24 million for capital for Crown entities and schools
  • a total of just over $483 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 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $16 million for services from the Ministry of Education
  • a total of just over $1,939 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 $34 million for tertiary scholarships, international education and other grants
  • a total of just over $762 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 nearly $85 million for capital for tertiary education institutions.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

 

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

 

Education contributes to the five government themes:

  • Economic Transformation: education contributes to a more skilled, adaptable, innovative and productive workforce and generates new knowledge. This leads to improved economic performance and a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.
  • National Identity: Education enables New Zealanders to develop the values and competencies they need to participate fully in our society. The Government recognises the Maori language as a taonga guaranteed to Maori by the Treaty of Waitangi, and is committed to supporting its revitalisation. As an official language, te reo Maori offers academic, cultural, social and linguistic benefits for all New Zealanders. This in turn supports the development and celebration of national identity, protects the distinctiveness of indigenous people, and contributes to a successful economy.
  • Families - Young and Old: Education ensures that all people succeed and have opportunities to participate fully in society and in the workforce. This helps to reduce social and economic disparities. We are focused on this goal, with population-based strategies such as Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success, the Pasifika Education Plan, and Better Outcomes for Children providing the framework to ensure interventions are targeted to the needs of individuals.
  • Sustainability: Education helps New Zealanders to develop the skills and knowledge to balance the pressures of social and economic progress on the environment and natural resources.
  • Schools Plus: Education helps young New Zealanders to reach their full potential, and ensures that the economy has the skilled workers it needs. Our focus is on ensuring that young people stay in some form of education until age 18.

The ministry's most direct contributions are to the themes of Economic Transformation in tertiary, and Families - Young and Old and Schools Plus in early childhood education and schooling. Departmental appropriations are focused primarily on the strategic leadership of the sector and education system, support and resources for education providers, teachers and communities, and interventions for target groups. Most non-departmental (grant) funding is used to fund early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling, and tertiary education and research.

The ministry has developed five outcomes and a series of intermediate outcomes which describe the changes we want to bring about to the education system to ensure that it meets the needs of learners, communities, and New Zealand society and economy.

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Education
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Economic Transformation The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Support and Resources for Teachers
National Identity The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Interventions for Target Student Groups
Support and Resources for Teachers
Support and Resources for the Community
Families, Young and Old All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Support and Resources for the Community
Support and Resources for Education Providers
Support and Resources for Teachers
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Interventions for Target Student Groups
School Property Portfolio Management
Sustainable Development The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Support and Resources for Teachers
School Property Portfolio Management
Schools Plus All young people participate, engage and achieve in education. Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Support and Resources for Education Providers
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Support and Resources for Teachers
Interventions for Target Student Groups
School Property Portfolio Management
Support and Resources for the Community

 

 

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Education
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 1,788,969 1,928,501 2,148,925 2,267,581 3,046,504 3,024,820 1,568,032 2,338,065 3,906,097 3,941,942 3,997,825 4,015,907
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses 62,431 62,880 68,764 72,521 81,324 77,287 N/A 85,392 85,392 87,267 85,820 84,420
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 5,549,113 5,787,705 6,194,316 6,575,567 6,551,127 6,545,214 - 6,191,576 6,191,576 6,490,124 6,554,538 6,572,393
Capital Expenditure 446,214 587,608 558,617 548,741 710,309 679,809 483,428 108,989 592,417 500,256 447,325 445,899
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

7,846,727 8,366,694 8,970,622 9,464,410 10,389,264 10,327,130 2,051,460 8,724,022 10,775,482 11,019,589 11,085,508 11,118,619

Crown Revenue and Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 18,222 51,944 56,495 62,782 60,347 60,347 N/A N/A 53,494 53,307 53,365 53,476
Capital Receipts 2,100 1,400 8,008 9,621 10,804 10,804 N/A N/A 23,693 - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

20,322 53,344 64,503 72,403 71,151 71,151 N/A N/A 77,187 53,307 53,365 53,476

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy Initiatives - Education
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2006/07 Centres of Research Excellence Selection Round Funding

Management of Grants and Contracts (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
140 195 100 100 100
 

Centres of Research Excellence (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
1,698 12,272 12,206 11,798 12,026
 

Centres of Research Excellence - Capital (M68)

Capital Expenditure
20,000 - - - -
2007/08 Migrant Levy Review and Allocation

Support and Resources for the Community (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
155 - - - -
 

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
527 - - - -
 

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
353 - - - -
2008 Staffing Improvements - Primary Sector

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
41 59 54 54 54
 

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
18 41 41 41 41
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(59) 18,464 18,464 18,464 18,464
2008/09 School Property Business Case

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 4,123 9,919 9,233 9,132
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 398 843 850 1,280
 

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 2,327 7 7 7
  Departmental capital injection - 71,000 - - -
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)

Capital Expenditure
- - 2,790 940 -
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 222 614 2,014 2,964
 

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 269 127 127 127
 

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 802 1,327 1,385 1,335
 

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 192 454 454 454
 

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 300 300 150 150
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 20,223 50,371 51,101 51,049
  Departmental capital injection - 2,335 7,405 15,861 6,457
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)

Capital Expenditure
- - 297 820 334
Addressing University Cost Pressures

Training for Designated Groups (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,197 6,563 10,843 12,955
 

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 326 973 1,597 1,901
 

Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 20,000 60,000 99,000 118,000
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 58 116 116 116
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 14,328 28,785 28,695 28,819
 

Secondary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 8,436 16,856 16,742 16,694
 

Special Needs Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 1,692 3,375 3,375 3,377
Artists in Schools Programme

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
600 600 600 600 600
 

Secondary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(600) (600) (600) (600) (600)
Auckland University of Technology: Funding

Strengthening the Auckland University of Technology (M68)

Capital Expenditure
50,000 - - - -
Baselining for Funding for Mission-On and the Stage Challenge

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- - - 425 425
 

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- - - 575 575
 

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- - - (3,425) (3,425)
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation

Support and Resources for the Community (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(20) (1,000) - - -
 

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(70) - - - -
 

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(1,700) 478 11 (63) (250)
 

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- (467) (467) (467) (467)
 

Supporting Parenting (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
(660) - - - -
 

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- (326) (2,128) (3,470) (3,529)
 

Secondary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(559) - (542) (1,156) (1,939)
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(471) (500) (1,313) (2,235) (3,408)
 

Schooling Improvement (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(937) (587) (587) (587) (587)
Career Services Support for Students Declined Enrolment Exemptions from Schooling during 2007/08

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
210 - - - -
 

Mapihi Pounamu (M26)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
(130) - - - -
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(80) - - - -
Changes to Forecast Baseline Funding for Tertiary Education Institutions

Training for Designated Groups (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- (6,000) (6,000) (6,000) (6,000)
 

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
24,700 49,300 50,200 50,900 50,900
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
75 4,100 3,775 600 600
 

Early Childhood Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
8,874 34,457 59,813 75,170 75,170
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
60,152 133,095 216,313 226,116 226,116
 

Secondary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
45,882 101,638 152,009 152,544 152,544
 

Special Needs Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
7,532 15,858 24,481 24,994 24,994
 

National Study Awards (M26)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
1,024 2,949 4,734 4,987 4,987
Cost Increases for Non-Group Special Education Providers

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 3,148 3,682 3,682 3,682
Early Childhood Education Annual Cost Adjustment

Early Childhood Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 14,164 15,811 16,597 16,994
Education Services to Support a Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 1,017 1,561 1,895 2,171
 

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 134 235 213 101
 

Special Needs Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 8 15 23 31
  Departmental capital injection - 263 198 110 88
European Union/New Zealand Mobility Projects

Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68)

Departmental Output Expense
255 100 200 200 100
 

Capability Development Funds (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(100) - - - -
 

International Student Scholarship Scheme (M68)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
(655) (100) - - -
Extending the Community Partnerships Fund

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(400) - - - -
(See also Vote Community and Voluntary Sector in National Identity Sector)

Support and Resources for the Community (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(200) - - - -
 

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(200) - - - -
 

Boarding Allowances and Bursaries (M26)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
(1,200) - - - -
Extra-Therapy Support for Some High Needs Students

Special Needs Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 1,114 1,114 - -
 

Interventions for Targeted Student Groups (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 129 129 - -
Full-time Moderators for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement

Quality Assurance (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,720 - - -
Funding for Property at Integrated Schools

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 13,064 - - -
Funding Prisoner Access to Trade and Technical Training and Other Initiatives from Vote Corrections(See also Vote Corrections in Justice Sector)

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
900 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800
Funding the National Qualifications Framework

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 750 - - -
Increasing the Performance Based Research Fund

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

Non-Departmental Other Expense
4,311 7,221 9,183 13,000 13,000
Increasing Staffing in the Vision Education Sector

Special Needs Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 1,181 1,648 1,648 1,648
International Education Promotions

Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 450 450 450 450
International Student Levy for State Integrated Schools

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
597 597 597 597 597
Investing Through the Tertiary Education Organisation Component

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 5,407 17,116 24,643 26,981
Laptops for Teachers

Curriculum Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,250 - - -
Listening and Assistance Service

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
(11) (222) (222) (222) (222)
(See also Vote Internal Affairs in National Identity Sector)

Residual Management Unit Payments (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(108) (108) (108) (108) (108)
Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary Schools

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,966 4,258 3,048 756
 

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 102 204 102 -
Loss of Domestic Student Fees Following Failure of a Tertiary Education Provider

Fee Reimbursement Payments (M68)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
34 - - - -
Migrant Levy Review and Fund Allocation 2008/09

Support and Resources for the Community (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 129 - - -
 

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 501 - - -
 

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 34 - - -
 

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 95 96 97 73
New TeachNZ Scholarship

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
675 175 175 175 175
(See also Vote Social Development in Social Development and Housing Sector)

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
(4,886) (212) (1,362) (2,362) (3,762)
  Departmental capital injection 192 - - - -
Non-Enrolled Truancy Service

Interventions for Targeted Student Groups (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 3,340 - - -
Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes Baseline Adjustment

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 2,967 2,642 2,317 2,317
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 844 844 844 844
 

Secondary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 1,518 1,257 996 996
Otago Polytechnic Property Rationalisation Projects

Otago Polytechnic Property Rationalisation (M68)

Capital Expenditure
5,985 - - - -
Pathway to Partnership: Strengthening Community-Based Child and Family Services

Supporting Parenting (M26)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
149 282 - - -
Priorities for Focus: Strengthening Universities

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Savings Identified in Vote Education (Tertiary)

Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68)

Departmental Output Expense
- (500) (500) (500) (500)
 

Training for Designated Groups (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- (3,000) (3,000) (3,000) (3,000)
 

Tertiary Scholarships (M68)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
- (2,000) - - -
School Decile Recalibration Transition Funding Assistance

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
(2,947) - - - -
 

Primary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
275 1,720 - - -
 

Secondary Education (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
129 800 - - -
 

Special Needs Support (M26)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
3 20 - - -
School High Health Needs Fund Baseline Adjustment

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Departmental Output Expense
- 2,671 - - -
Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy

Training for Designated Groups (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- - - 1,000 1,000
(See also Vote Employment in Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector)

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 4,503 4,003 4,000 -
 

Adult and Community Education (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 15,500 24,500 33,000 39,000
 

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

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 5,750 5,750 5,498 5,498
 

Tertiary Scholarships (M68)

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
- 1,500 2,000 2,000 2,000
Skills Strategy Programme Office

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

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,240 1,240 - -
Student Achievement Component: Access in Priority Areas(See also Vote Revenue in Finance and Government Administration Sector and Vote Social Development in Social Development and Housing Sector)

Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 13,412 16,894 16,171 10,111
Subsidy Caps for Aviation Pilot and Undergraduate Medical Education and Training

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
920 1,839 2,992 4,144 6,248
Supporting an Industry Training Organisation Strategic Leadership Fund

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 1,125 2,250 2,250 2,250
Taxation of Foreign Allowances(See also Vote Revenue in Finance and Government Administration Sector)

Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68)

Departmental Output Expense
- 1,025 1,025 1,025 1,025
Tertiary Education Commission: Policy Advice and Leadership of Tertiary Reforms

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

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 5,410 4,175 5,175 5,175
 

Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,000 2,000 1,500 1,500
 

Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 900 900 400 400
Tairawhiti Polytechnic Funding Requirements

Support for Tairawhiti Polytechnic (M68)

Capital Expenditure
1,300 - - - -
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki: Impairment of the Crown's Loan

Impairment of Loans to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Non-Departmental Other Expense
1,362 - - - -
Whitireia Community Polytechnic - Trades Training Facilities and Health Service Block

Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68)

Capital Expenditure
- 1,080 - - -

Overview 2003/04 to 2011/12

The departmental and Crown flows in Vote Education generally show steady increases in outputs purchased and other expenses incurred by the Crown. There have also been increases in capital expenditure in the tertiary sector.

Departmental Expenditure

The initial growth in departmental output expenditure is principally reflected in the increased costs of providing school land and buildings and other facilities including capital charge and depreciation. This results from the increased value of the property portfolio after additional Government investment in schools, and the annual revaluation of the portfolio partly offset by changes in the capital charge rate and by the sale of core teacher housing to school boards of trustees.

Other significant changes to departmental funding include:

  • Maori education initiatives including Te Mana information programme, Maori liaison officers (pouwhakataki), and other programmes to promote immersion education options
  • initiatives to increase the supply of teachers, address specific skill shortages, and improve teacher capability
  • greater communication of Government education policies, notably in the areas of teacher supply and literacy, and an education information programme for families and communities
  • provision of additional curriculum support material including support for Information and Communication Technologies in schools and ongoing development of Te Kete Ipurangi - the teaching and learning web portal as well as development of an electronic, Internet-based version of Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning (e-asTTle)
  • improved administrative systems for the compulsory sector, including roll and funding information and electronic data transfer, improving sector capability and development of new education payroll systems and related advisory service
  • ongoing implementation of new regulatory and funding systems for the early childhood education sector
  • investment in Ministry infrastructure, including document management and web infrastructure
  • development of capability for support of the international education sector
  • research and development for adult foundation learning (literacy, numeracy and language)
  • services for students with special education needs including provision for teacher aides, adjustments to funding levels for the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes, supplementary learning support and reducing challenging behaviour policies.

Non-Departmental Outputs

Non-departmental output expenses also show a steady growth over the period, principally owing to:

  • additional resources to support curriculum initiatives including the laptops for teachers programme and software licensing and teacher professional development for school and early childhood education sectors
  • growth in work-based education and training initiatives (for example, the Industry Training Fund, the Modern Apprenticeships and Gateway programmes)
  • steady growth in the cost of school transport services
  • activities of the Tertiary Education Commission, including implementing the tertiary sector reforms.

The significant change from 2007/08 is owing to tertiary student achievement component funding which was transferred from other expenses from 1 January 2008.

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Growth in benefit expenses is largely related to provision of tertiary doctoral and enterprise scholarships, trainee medical intern grants and initiatives to attract students to careers in teaching. The number of national study awards available to existing teachers has also risen steadily as a result of settlement of collective agreements. This has been partly offset in the outyears by transfers of funding for teacher trainee scholarship payments to Vote Social Development.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Other expense appropriations account for most funding under Vote Education. Changes in these appropriations mainly reflect a combination of:

  • roll-related increases in early childhood education sessional payments and school operations funding, as well as revised funding rates
  • implementation of the early childhood education strategic plan with provision for a new funding framework from April 2005, including access to 20 hours free early childhood education from 2007
  • the impact of wage settlements for teachers and principals (including the flow on of these costs to the early childhood education sector) and provision for improved staffing in schools
  • increased funding for tertiary education and training programmes owing to a combination of increased numbers of tertiary students and increases in per-student funding as well as strategic assistance to tertiary education institutions to adjust to the new tertiary education environment and continued growth in targeted Performance Based Research Fund funding
  • transfer of tertiary student achievement component funding to non-departmental output expenses from 1 January 2008.

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

The major changes in capital expenditure over the period relate to:

  • investment in tertiary institutions, including assistance to tertiary education institutions at financial risk, support for establishment of Centres of Research Excellence, support for public/private ventures under the Partnerships for Excellence facility and consideration for the inadequate capitalisation of wananga and provision for their future needs
  • assistance for institutions to prepare for the new tertiary education environment envisaged by the Tertiary Education Strategy
  • the sale of core teacher housing stock to schools and disposal of other housing assets between 2004/05 and 2006/07.

The apparent reduction in years after 2008/09 is mainly owing to most appropriations being determined on an annual basis only or over limited time spans.

Ministry Capital Expenditure

Most capital expenditure for the Ministry of Education relates to the school property works programme. Movements between years can relate to factors such as site purchases and construction of new schools as well as general timing of projects. The reduction after 2008/09 is mainly owing to the appropriations for the school property business case being generally for one year only.

Revenue

Significant changes between years include recoveries from Crown entities, levies to support an export education industry body, recoveries from foreign fee-paying students and repayment of interest and principal on loans to Tertiary Education Institutions.

 

Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure#

 

Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - Education
2007/08 Structure -
Appropriations that have been
Changed
2007/08
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been
Transferred
Amount
Moved
$000
2008/09 Structure -
Appropriations affected by the
Changes in Appropriation
Structure
2007/08
(Restated)
$000
2008/09
$000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

           
Developing Strategic Coherence Across the Tertiary Sector 28,869 Transfer to Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector 23,821 Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector 37,870 58,772
    Transfer to Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions 4,608 Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions 4,608 4,975
    Transfer to Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice 440 Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice 7,121 8,021
Management of Grants and Contracts 14,049 Transfer to Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector 14,049   - -
Tertiary and International Advisory Services 12,750 Transfer to Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice 6,681      
        Tertiary and International Advisory Services 6,069 4,319
Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component 748,549     Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component 1,470,464 1,532,862

Non-Departmental Other Expense

           
Adult and Community Education 40,311     Adult and Community Education 60,762 76,573
Capability Development Funds 13,535 Transfer to Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding 6,111 Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding 67,444 68,101
    Transfer to Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund 7,424      
Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund 190,494     Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund 374,846 377,641
Tertiary Education and Training 980,627 Transfer to Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding 61,333   - -
    Transfer to Adult and Community Education 20,451      
    Transfer to Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund 176,928      
    Transfer to Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
721,915      

Total Changes in Appropriations

2,029,184   1,043,761   2,029,184 2,131,264

In 2008/09 tertiary grant funding that was not incorporated in the new Student Achievement Component and Tertiary Education Organisation Component appropriations has been moved from:

  • Tertiary Education and Training
  • Capability Development Funds

to:

  • a new Non-Departmental Other Expense appropriation - Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding
  • Adult and Community Education.

In light of the tertiary sector reforms, a recent restructure and changing expectations on the agency the outputs delivered by the Tertiary Education Commission have been reviewed. Three new Non-Departmental Output Expense appropriations have been created in 2008/09:

  • Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector
  • Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions
  • Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice.

These appropriations include funding previously appropriated under Developing Strategic Coherence Across the Tertiary Sector, Management of Grants and Contracts and Tertiary and International Advisory Services.

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-6.

 

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

 

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Education
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome: The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Impact : Building an education system for the 21st century.
Impact: Increasing education's contribution to economic transformation and innovation through new knowledge, skills and research.
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Support and Resources for Teachers
School Property Portfolio Management
Objective: Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Specific Objective: Building leadership, accountability, relationships, competence and confidence.
Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Outcome: Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
Impact: Increasing numbers of high-quality teachers proficient in te reo Maori.
Impact: Increasing effectiveness of teaching and learning in and through te reo Maori.
Interventions for Target Student Groups
Support and Resources for Teachers
Support and Resources for the Community
Outcome: All children develop strong learning foundations.
Impact: Increasing participation in quality early childhood education.
Impact: Increasing literacy and numeracy achievement in primary school.
Impact: Earlier identification of and intervention for children with special learning needs.
Support and Resources for the Community
Support and Resources for Education Providers
Interventions for Target Student Groups
Support and Resources for Teachers
Outcome: All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Impact: Increasing engagement and achievement in secondary education.
Impact: More successful pathways into tertiary education and work.
Impact: Higher levels of achievement in tertiary education.
Support and Resources for Teachers
Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System
Strategic Leadership in the Sector
Support and Resources for Education Providers
School Property Portfolio Management
Support and Resources for the Community

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

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 alternative education options, working with individuals and relevant stakeholders to resolve participation issues, and administering scholarships and awards for individuals.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 213,873 213,873 223,538
Revenue from the Crown 209,535 209,535 219,099
Revenue from Others 4,338 4,338 4,439

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation includes provision for:

  • educational services for children identified under a universal newborn hearing screening programme ($1.017 million increase)
  • maintaining the services of non-Group Special Education providers in the face of increasing costs ($3.148 million increase)
  • increasing capacity of non-enrolled truancy services ($3.340 million increase).

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Development and Evaluation of Student Intervention Policy      
Policy will be delivered according to the work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister of Education and the Secretary of Education. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Targeted Student Participation Interventions      
The following scholarships and awards will be administered:      
Boarding Allowances and Bursaries. 1,200 - 1,500 950 - 1,000 1,200 - 1,500
Home Schooling Allowances. 5,500 - 6,500 5,500 - 6,500 5,500 - 6,500
Mapihi Pounamu (places filled). 400 - 500 400 - 500 400 - 500
Interim response fund grant applications processed. 800 - 1,000 800 - 1,000 1,000 - 1,800
Non-enrolled truancy cases closed by the Ministry. 500 - 700 500 - 700 400 - 1,000
Scholarships and grants will be:
  • awarded in line with Government policies and published criteria
  • calculated accurately
  • paid to the correct payee
  • paid within the timeframes notified.
Achieved Achieved Achieved
Special Needs Interventions      
Number of Communication Services students. 5,500 - 7,000 5,500 - 7,000 5,500 - 7,000
Number of Behavioural Services students. 8,000 - 10,000 8,000 - 10,000 6,000 - 8,000
Workshops for Family and Whanau and Education Providers. 550 - 650 550 - 650 550 - 650
Number of Early Intervention Services students. 11,000 - 13,000 11,000 - 13,000 11,000 - 13,000
Number of Complex Needs Services:      
Number of Ministry provided Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes students. 2,950 - 3,800 2,950 - 3,800 3,600 - 3,800
Number of specialist service provider Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes students. 2,150 - 2,775 2,150 - 2,775 2,950 - 3,150
Number of High Health Needs Fund students. 300 300 550
Number of Other Service students. 900 - 1,425 900 - 1,425 2,200 - 2,500
Ten percent of clients/client groups who have received each type of service during the year will be surveyed about their satisfaction with the service. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Supplementary Learning Support 2003/04 960 960 960 960 960
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2004/05 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700
Better Information to Address Barriers to Learning 2004/05 400 400 400 400 400
Early Childhood Special Education 2004/05 4,502 4,669 4,469 4,469 4,469
Education Improvement Packages 2004/05 853 853 853 853 853
English for Speakers of Other Languages Support for Schools 2004/05 533 533 533 533 533
Group Special Education Cost Pressures 2004/05 4,439 4,439 4,439 4,439 4,439
Improving Learning for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 2004/05 479 479 479 479 479
Special Education: Extending Supplementary Learning Support to 1000 Recipients 2004/05 (1,140) (1,140) (1,140) (1,140) (1,140)
Special Education: Funding of Therapy and Enhanced Programme Funding 2004/05 173 - - - -
Teacher Aide Funding for Some Students in the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes 2004/05 2,133 2,133 2,133 2,133 2,133
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2005/06 1,091 1,091 1,091 1,091 1,091
Assessment for Learners with Special Needs 2005/06 1,141 1,122 1,122 1,122 1,122
Education Excellence Change Fund: Reducing Challenging Behaviour in Early Childhood and Schools 2005/06 378 - - - -
Group Special Education Field Staff Settlement: Appropriations 2005/06 5,145 5,674 5,769 5,769 5,769
Group Special Education Support Workers' Settlement: Appropriations 2005/06 277 277 277 277 277
Increase in Funding Rates for Teacher Aides 2005/06 2,477 2,540 2,540 2,540 2,540
Special Education: Extending Supplementary Learning Support to 1,500 Recipients 2005/06 1,213 1,213 1,213 1,213 1,213
Funding Increase for the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes and Behaviour Initiative 2006/07 2,231 2,231 2,231 2,231 2,231
Group Special Education Service Pressures 2006/07 1,345 1,345 1,345 1,345 1,345
Ministry of Education Service Managers' Collective Agreement Settlement 2006/07 313 371 371 371 371
Project Early 2006/07 29 29 - - -
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2006/07 (3,463) (2,768) (2,768) (2,768) (2,768)
Special Education Local Coordinators 2006/07 1,424 1,305 1,305 1,305 1,305
Survey of Special Education Resourcing 2006/07 519 - - - -
Tackling Disruptive Behaviour in Schools 2006/07 731 1,181 291 291 291
Cost Increases for Non-Group Special Education Providers 2007/08 2,348 2,442 2,442 2,442 2,442
Education Services to Support a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme 2007/08 543 - - - -
Reprioritisation of Baselines - Families - Young and Old 2007/08 (1,100) (950) (950) (950) (950)
Education Services to Support a Newborn Hearing Screening Programme 2008/09 - 1,017 1,561 1,895 2,171
Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes Baseline Adjustment 2008/09 - 2,967 2,642 2,317 2,317
School High Health Needs Fund Baseline Adjustment 2008/09 - 2,671 - - -
Cost Increases for Non-Group Special Education Providers 2008/09 - 3,148 3,682 3,682 3,682
Extra Therapy Support for Some High Needs Students 2008/09 - 129 129 - -
Non-Enrolled Truancy Service 2008/09 - 3,340 - - -

 

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - School Property Portfolio Management (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,116,188 1,116,188 1,141,943
Revenue from the Crown 1,112,694 1,112,694 1,138,563
Revenue from Others 3,494 3,494 3,380

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation is owing to ongoing investment in school property assets through the annual works programme and staffing improvements ($17.907 million increase) and the impact of one-off reallocations to other education priorities during 2007/08 ($8.854 million increase).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - School Property Portfolio Management (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The annual work programmes will be implemented in accordance with the annual School Property Business Case. Achieved Achieved Achieved
The Ministry will ensure that:
  • a current Property Occupancy Document will be held with all boards of trustees
  • all State schools will have a ten-year property plan in place prior to accessing capital funding, with the exception of funding required to rectify a catastrophic loss
  • all schools with a Compliance Schedule will hold a current Building Warrant of Fitness.
Achieved Achieved Achieved
All programmes will be consistent with the Business Case, completed on schedule and within budget. Achieved Achieved Achieved
All projects will comply with all statutory, regulatory and Ministry design standards and be implemented in accordance with the project management guidelines. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - School Property Portfolio Management (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Proposed School Housing Policy: Projected Savings 2003/04 (15,611) (15,611) (15,611) (15,611) (15,611)
Universal College of Learning: Reducing Capital Repayments 2003/04 221 221 221 221 221
School Accommodation (2003 Contingency) 2004/05 4,285 4,285 4,285 4,285 4,285
School Property Accommodation 2004/05 3,941 3,941 3,941 3,941 3,941
School Accommodation Business Case 2005/06 7,840 7,916 7,916 7,916 7,916
Investment in Ministry of Education Document Management and Web Infrastructure 2005/06 148 148 148 148 148
Increased Investment in Ministry of Education Infrastructure 2005/06 99 99 99 99 99
2007 School Staffing Improvements 2006/07 604 604 604 604 604
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2006/07 (9,336) (9,336) (9,336) (9,336) (9,336)
2006/07 School Property Business Case 2006/07 14,818 14,618 14,618 14,618 14,618
Extending the Community Partnerships Fund 2007/08 (400) - - - -
School Decile Recalibration Transition Funding Assistance 2007/08 (2,947) - - - -
School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2007/08 715 2,373 3,601 3,987 3,987
School Property Business Case 2007/08 8,631 23,524 23,524 23,524 23,524
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2008/09 - 222 614 2,014 2,964
2008/09 School Property Business Case 2008/09 - 4,123 9,919 9,233 9,132

 

Strategic Leadership in the Sector (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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 strategic policy, monitoring the sector and select crown entities, and supporting the Minister of Education and Associate Minister to meet their obligations to Parliament.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Strategic Leadership in the Sector (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 34,580 34,580 33,080
Revenue from the Crown 34,241 34,241 32,751
Revenue from Others 339 339 329

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Strategic Leadership in the Sector (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Cross Agency Coordination      
The activities of the six education agencies are coordinated in line with educational priorities. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Research and Analysis      
Research and survey programmes will be delivered according to the Research and Survey work programme. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Research programmes will meet the Ministry's quality requirements for methodology, contracts and reports and will be provided within agreed timeframes. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Best Evidence Synthesis reports will be produced according to the standards for the Best Evidence Synthesis programme defined in the Ministry's Guidelines for Generating a Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Monitoring of the Education Sector      
Production of the annual School Sector Report and State of Education report. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Publication of all key sector statistics on the Education Counts website. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Monitor Crown entities by analysis of strategy, capability, financial performance and achieving of targets. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Every education sector report will be peer reviewed prior to publication. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Development and Evaluation of Strategic Policy      
Policy will be delivered according to the work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister of Education and the Secretary of Education. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Support for the Education Minister      
Parliamentary questions and petitions. 1,350 - 1,555 1,350 - 1,555 1,350 - 1,555
Select Committee examinations and inquiries. 125 - 145 125 - 145 125 - 145
Statutory information. 190 - 215 190 - 215 190 - 215
General ministerial correspondence, including responses to requests from the Minister. 7,500 - 9,010 7,500 - 9,010 7,500 - 9,010
The content of all ministerial services provided will be factually accurate and appropriate in style and content for the individual Minister, consistent with the Ministry's Ministerial Correspondence Guidelines. Achieved Achieved Achieved
All responses and provision of information to the Minister of Education and Parliament, and its committees, will be prepared to agreed timeframes. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Strategic Leadership in the Sector (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Migrant Levy 2003/04 (89) (89) (89) (89) (89)
Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis Programme 2005/06 825 825 825 825 825
Student Support Outcomes Monitoring System 2005/06 140 140 140 140 140
Developing an Outcomes Framework for Bilingual (Maori-English) Education 2006/07 240 - - - -
Secondary Futures 2006/07 1,231 1,236 - - -

 

Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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 strategic 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.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 17,089 17,089 16,186
Revenue from the Crown 17,089 17,089 16,186
Revenue from Others - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The decrease in appropriation is owing to:

  • transfer of development of a national assessment tool for adult literacy to the Tertiary Education Commission and provision for a tertiary information review ($1.020 million decrease)
  • reallocation to other tertiary education priorities ($500,000 decrease)
  • partly offset by provision for taxation of allowances for staff posted overseas ($1.025 million increase).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Cross Tertiary Agency Co-ordination      
The activities of the three tertiary education agencies will be coordinated in line with tertiary education priorities. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Tertiary and International Research and Analysis      
Tertiary sector annual analytical reports will be published - including Profile and Trends, Student Loans, Achievement of the Goals of the Tertiary Education Strategy and Progress against the Goals of the International Education Agenda. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Production of the annual tertiary sector statistics. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Every report will adhere to the established process of active feedback in every instance. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Monitoring the Tertiary System      
The analysis and trends will be monitored for exception cases throughout the data collection period. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Development and Evaluation of Tertiary and International Policy      
Policy will be delivered according to the work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister for Tertiary Education and the Secretary of Education. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Provision of Tertiary and Other Information      
Information will be delivered in accordance with documented terms of reference or specifications for each publication, campaign, seminar or other form of information. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Support for International Education      
Maintain a network of Education Counsellors as specified in the International Education Agenda. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Number of international students covered by code of conduct for pastoral care. 80,000 - 100,000 80,000 - 100,000 80,000 - 100,000
Support for the Tertiary Minister      
Parliamentary questions and petitions. 225 - 295 225 - 295 225 - 295
Select Committee examinations and inquiries. 55 55 55
Statutory information. 30 - 35 30 - 35 30 - 35
General ministerial correspondence, including responses to requests from the Minister. 1,725 - 2,070 1,725 - 2,070 1,725 - 2,070
The content of all ministerial services provided will be factually accurate and appropriate in style and content for the individual Minister, consistent with the Ministry's Ministerial Correspondence Guidelines. Achieved Achieved Achieved
All responses and provision of information to the Minister for Tertiary Education and Parliament, and its committees, will be prepared to agreed timeframes. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Strategic Leadership in the Tertiary System (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Centres of Research Excellence Administration 2003/04 (366) (366) (366) (366) (366)
Refinements to the Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource 2004/05 374 374 374 374 374
Education Diplomacy 2005/06 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800
Effective Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Education 2005/06 250 - - - -
International Education Package 2005/06 2,669 2,489 2,489 2,489 2,489
Learning for Living: Literacy, Numeracy and Language for Adults 2005/06 590 123 123 123 123
Performance-Based Research Fund 2005/06 103 - - - -
Tertiary Education Funding Rate Adjustment Arising from the Funding Category Review 2005/06 58 58 58 58 58
Tertiary Education Sub-Degree Provision: Managing the Change and Reinvestment 2005/06 1,629 104 104 104 104
Tertiary Student Support Initiatives 2005/06 315 315 315 315 315
Relocating the Ownership Monitoring and Related Functions for Tertiary Education Institutions 2006/07 (2,679) (1,179) (1,179) (1,179) (1,179)
Bonded Merit Scholarships Increased to 1,000 2007/08 60 - - - -
Development of Information Technology Systems and Data Collection to Support Tertiary Reforms 2007/08 26 210 210 210 210
Education Diplomacy - Gulf Region 2007/08 600 600 600 600 600
European Union/ New Zealand Mobility Projects 2007/08 255 100 200 200 100
Strengthening Infrastructure and Provision to Upskill the Workforce 2007/08 300 400 400 300 -
Upskilling the Workforce 2007/08 (972) (972) (972) (972) (972)
Savings Identified in Vote Education (Tertiary) 2008/09 - (500) (500) (500) (500)
Taxation of Foreign Allowances 2008/09 - 1,025 1,025 1,025 1,025

 

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 66,578 66,578 69,726
Revenue from the Crown 65,153 65,153 68,285
Revenue from Others 1,425 1,425 1,441

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in the appropriation is mainly owing to the consequential impact of delays in the Schools Payroll Project.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Development and Evaluation of Provider Policy      
Policy will be delivered according to the work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister of Education and the Secretary of Education. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Regulation of Providers      
New enrolment schemes (State schools). 50 - 70 50 - 70 50 - 70
Supplementary integration agreements. 30 - 100 30 - 100 30 - 100
New early childhood education services licensed. NA NA 200 - 300
Provider licensing completed to agreed timeframes. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Resourcing Education Providers      
Percentage of education providers subject to resource allocation audits (including repeat audits and special reviews). 12% - 17% 12% - 17% 12% - 17%
Accuracy of all resourcing payments, calculated and delivered, in respect of:
  • the amounts of the payments
  • the schedules advised to public education service providers, or the agreements agreed with those providers
  • the timeframes notified to payees
  • funding delivered to the correct provider
  • the number of returns and other information.
98% 98% 98%
All purchasing agreements will:
  • fulfil the purpose of the appropriation, and be tailored to the particular business environments within which providers are operating
  • be informed either by analysis of actual performance of the respective providers in previous periods or through referees and other information
  • set terms and conditions consistent with the quality expectations for contracting set out in applicable Treasury and Ministry documents, specifically the Ministry's Purchasing Guidelines and Treasury's Guidelines for Contracts with Non-Government Organisations for Services Sought by the Crown (Treasury, December 2003).
Achieved Achieved Achieved
Appropriate action will be taken in all matters of material concern consistent with risk-based monitoring requirements of purchase agreements and the Ministry's Purchasing Guidelines. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Provision of Services      
Discretionary Grants processed. 150 - 200 150 - 200 150 - 200
Number of individual payees paid in each pay period (all actual permanent and temporary employees). 56,000 - 87,000 56,000 - 87,000 56,000 - 90,000
Number of schools covered by the Risk Management Scheme. 850 - 1,100 850 - 1,100 970 - 1,100
All school sector and kindergarten industrial relations services will be provided to the agreed standards. Achieved Achieved Achieved
At Risk Provider Interventions      
Management of appointment of commissioners and other interventions in accordance with section 78 of the Education Act 1989 and other formal and agreed processes. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Schooling improvement interventions will occur in all cases where a medium to high-risk of poor performance is identified. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26) - Education
Reference Conditions
Section 78 of the Education Act 1989  
Section 78J The Secretary for Education may require a board to provide specific information.
Section 78K The Secretary for Education may require a board to engage specialist help.
Section 78L The Secretary for Education may require a board to prepare and carry out an action plan.
Section 78M The Minister of Education may direct the Secretary to appoint a limited statutory manager.
Section 78N(1) The Minister of Education may dissolve a board and direct the Secretary to appoint a commissioner.
Section 78N(3) The Secretary for Education may dissolve a board and appoint a commissioner.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Supplementary Learning Support 2003/04 15 15 15 15 15
Teacher Supply in Secondary Schools 2003/04 (14) (14) (14) (14) (14)
Compulsory Education Sector Collective Agreement Settlements and G3 Diploma 2004/05 244 244 244 244 244
Electronic Student Enrolment Management System - Approval for Funding for Implementation in Intermediate and Secondary Schools 2004/05 1,308 1,325 1,325 1,325 1,325
Extending High Standards in Schools 2004/05 267 267 267 267 267
Focussing on Priorities for Teacher Supply 2004/05 468 468 468 468 468
Future Focused Resourcing System 2004/05 1,975 1,975 1,975 1,975 1,975
New Early Childhood Funding and Regulatory System 2004/05 824 824 824 824 824
School Network Review Implementation and Improved Education Outcomes 2004/05 107 107 107 107 107
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2004-2007 Settlement, and Secondary and Composite School Resourcing 2004/05 124 124 124 124 124
2006 School Staffing Improvements 2005/06 103 103 103 103 103
Early Childhood Education Property Support 2005/06 487 487 487 487 487
Education Improvement Packages 2005/06 44 44 44 44 44
Implementation of New Early Childhood Education Regulatory and Funding Systems 2005/06 368 368 368 368 368
Schools Integrated Data 2005/06 1,352 1,352 1,352 1,352 1,352
Schools' Payroll Project Cluster Stage 1 2005/06 9,985 12,010 6,687 6,687 6,687
Student Enrolment and Data Exchange Project 2005/06 150 150 150 150 150
Systems to Support new Early Childhood Education Funding and Regulatory Policy 2005/06 1,242 1,242 1,242 1,242 1,242
2007 School Staffing Improvements 2006/07 63 63 63 63 63
Education (Hostels) Regulations 2005 2006/07 10 10 94 10 10
Enrolment Management System 2006/07 2,651 1,982 1,982 1,982 1,982
Expansion of the Virtual Learning Network 2006/07 293 173 - - -
Extending High Standards in Schools 2006/07 267 267 267 267 267
Free Early Childhood Education Extension and Implementation 2006/07 2,357 1,781 680 680 680
Playcentre Funding Adjustment 2006/07 3 3 3 3 3
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2006/07 (644) (644) (644) (644) (644)
Sector Information and Communications Technology Shared Services 2006/07 3,238 3,238 3,238 3,238 3,238
Software Licensing Agreements for New Zealand Schools 2006/07 270 270 307 307 307
2008 Staffing Improvements - Primary Sector 2007/08 41 59 54 54 54
Funding Changes for All-Day Kindergartens 2007/08 119 119 119 119 119
School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2007/08 166 335 235 135 (4)
Schools' Operational Funding Package 2007/08 424 250 250 250 250
Strengthening the Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship 2007/08 36 36 36 36 36
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (70) - - - -
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2008/09 - 269 127 127 127

 

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Support and Resources for Teachers (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 60,942 60,942 64,833
Revenue from the Crown 60,743 60,743 64,692
Revenue from Others 199 199 141

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in the appropriation is mainly owing to a combination of:

  • provision for work programmes arising from collective agreement settlements with teachers and principals ($4.025 million increase)
  • a lower level of reallocations to other education priorities in 2008/09 compared to 2007/08 ($2.178 million increase)
  • lower levels of funding for other initiatives including effective teaching projects ($1.410 million decrease) and development of assessment tools for teaching and learning ($1.023 million decrease).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Support and Resources for Teachers (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Development and Evaluation of Teaching Policy      
Policy will be delivered according to the work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister of Education and the Secretary of Education. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Provision of Teaching and Learning Resources      
The final Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (curriculum for Maori medium schools) will be published and disseminated. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Learning, teaching and assessment resources will be provided in English medium, Te Reo Maori, Pasifika and Online delivery formats. Achieved Achieved Achieved
The development of learning, teaching and assessment of resources will occur according to the Ministry's resource development process. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Provision of Services to Support Professional Leadership and Learning      
Contracts for professional development programmes and other resources will be managed according to the Ministry's Contracting Guidelines policy. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Applications will be processed for the following scholarships and awards:      
Scholarships for teachers and teacher trainees. 1,550 - 2,000 1,550 - 2,000 1,550 - 2,000
Secondary subject trainee allowance for trainee teachers and teachers. 1,100 - 1,280 1,100 - 1,280 1,100 - 1,280
Secondary subject loan support for trainee teachers and teachers. 300 - 320 300 - 320 240 - 300
Priority staffing initiatives to support relocation of individual teachers in both schools and early childhood education sector. 1,200 - 1,500 1,200 - 1,500 1,600 - 1,800
National study awards for teachers and teacher trainees. 480 - 580 480 - 580 480 - 580

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Support and Resources for Teachers (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Response to Growth and Innovation Framework Taskforces - Paper 2: Cross-sectoral Initiatives 2003/04 88 88 88 88 88
Education Improvement Packages 2004/05 93 87 87 87 87
English for Speakers of Other Languages Support for Schools 2004/05 534 534 534 534 534
Focussing on Priorities for Teacher Supply 2004/05 631 631 631 631 631
Information and Communications Technology Strengthening Capability 2004/05 356 356 356 356 356
Implementation of Early Childhood Exemplars 2004/05 95 95 95 95 95
Laptops for Teachers - Expansion 2004/05 149 149 149 149 149
Management of Principals' Development Planning Centres 2004/05 1,187 1,187 1,187 1,187 1,187
Physical Activity in Primary Schools 2004/05 53 - - - -
Developing E-asTTle 2005/06 1,980 957 707 537 452
Early Childhood Education Information and Communications Technology Strategy 2005/06 1,471 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400
Effective Teaching Projects 2005/06 1,929 519 - - -
Expansion of Te Kotahitanga Professional Development Programme 2005/06 60 - - - -
Information and Communications Technology Professional Development Cluster - Increased Coverage with School Based Curriculum Development 2005/06 35 35 35 35 35
Laptops for Teachers - Expansion 2005/06 104 59 59 59 59
Learning and Achievement for Pasifika in the Mainstream 2006/07 1,055 1,618 1,618 1,618 1,618
Pilot for Senior Subject Advisor Service 2006/07 220 - - - -
Quality Careers Advice for Students 2006/07 648 423 - - -
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2006/07 (1,431) (1,431) (350) (350) (350)
The Le@rning Federation - Extension 2006/07 1,367 1,366 - - -
Aspiring and Potential Principals 2007/08 389 273 - - -
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals 2007/08 75 4,100 3,775 600 600
Expansion of Te Kotahitanga: Improving Maori Education 2007/08 73 103 103 103 103
Extending the Community Partnerships Fund 2007/08 (200) - - - -
New TeachNZ Scholarship 2007/08 675 175 175 175 175
Support for Schools Facing Gang Issues in Counties Manukau 2007/08 156 133 133 60 -
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (1,700) 478 11 (63) (250)
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2008/09 - 802 1,327 1,385 1,335
Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary Schools 2008/09 - 102 204 102 -
Baselining for Funding for Mission-On and the Stage Challenge 2010/11 - - - 425 425

 

Support and Resources for the Community (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Support and Resources for the Community (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 21,592 21,592 18,726
Revenue from the Crown 21,451 21,451 18,585
Revenue from Others 141 141 141

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The decrease in appropriation is mainly owing to:

  • the transfer of parent support and development programmes such as Family Start and Parents as First Teachers to the Ministry of Social Development ($1.400 million decrease)
  • reallocation of savings to other education priorities ($980,000 decrease)
  • allocation of funds in 2007/08 only for Extending the Community Partnership Fund ($200,000 increase).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Support and Resources for the Community (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Development and Evaluation of Community Policy      
Policy will be delivered according to the work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister of Education and the Secretary of Education. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Engagement and Provision of Information to the Community      
Engagement with community groups, particularly Iwi and Pasifika groups, on education programmes and issues as agreed. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Percentage of the target groups for:
  • Team-up (parents with children aged between 0 and 17 years old)
  • Te Mana (rangatahi)
who have received the programme message and are rated as aware of the programme.
80% received the message.65% rated as aware. 80% received the message.65% rated as aware. 80% received the message.65% rated as aware.
Provision of Services to the Community      
Provide training through the Atawhaingia Te Pa Harakeke programme to provider groups, individuals, regional forums as agreed. Achieved Achieved Achieved
All contracted activity and reporting is completed to time, to standard and information demonstrates that outcomes are being met for the target or contracted populations within each contract. 95% 95% 95%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Support and Resources for the Community (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Education Improvement Packages 2003/04 348 348 348 348 348
Education Information Programme for Families and Communities 2004/05 3,476 3,476 3,476 3,476 3,476
Step Up Scholarships 2004/05 (267) (267) (267) (267) (267)
Early Childhood Education Centre Based Parent Support 2005/06 448 403 403 403 403
Te Mana Information Programme and Pouwhakataki (Whakaaro Matauranga) 2005/06 794 794 794 794 794
Children's and Young People's Lifestyle Initiatives 2006/07 1,415 760 425 - -
2007/08 Migrant Levy Review and Allocation 2007/08 155 - - - -
Child, Youth and Family's Capacity Building Strategy 2007/08 1,255 1,255 1,255 1,255 1,255
Extending the Community Partnerships Fund 2007/08 (200) - - - -
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (20) (1,000) - - -
Migrant Levy Review and Fund Allocation 2008/09 2008/09 - 129 - - -
Transfer of Parent Support and Development Programmes to the Ministry of Social Development 2008/09 - (1,400) (1,400) (1,400) (1,400)

 

Part 2.2 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses#

 

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.2 NonDepartmental Output Expenses - Education
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. Centres of Research Excellence (M68)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Curriculum Support (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Education Research Initiative (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector (M68)
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions (M68)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Professional Development and Support (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Qualifications Support Structures (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Quality Assurance (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
School Transport (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Secondary School Examinations (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations. Supporting Parenting (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68)
Contribute to the goals of the Tertiary Education Strategy 2007-12:
  • achieving success for all New Zealanders through lifelong learning
  • creating and applying knowledge to drive innovation
  • building strong connections between tertiary education organisations and the communities they serve.
Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education. Training for Designated Groups (M68)

Centres of Research Excellence (M68)#

Scope of Appropriation

Purchase of cooperative and collaborative tertiary research through the contestable Centres of Research Excellence Fund.

Expenses

Expenses - Centres of Research Excellence (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 24,539 24,539 35,295

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in the appropriation is owing to the phasing of the funding agreements with the Centres of Research Excellence negotiated after the 2006/07 selection round.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Centres of Research Excellence (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Each Centre of Research Excellence will advance its research programme in accordance with the agreed timeframe in the contract (or in any variations to the contract) between the Centre of Research Excellence and the Tertiary Education Commission (or its agent). Achieved Achieved Achieved
Quality      
Each Centre of Research Excellence will achieve an ongoing research capability that is recognised as excellent by international standards. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Each Centre of Research Excellence will undertake research activity of excellent quality that contributes to New Zealand's social and economic development and to knowledge transfer. Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Centres of Research Excellence (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2006/07 Centres of Research Excellence Selection Round Funding 2007/08 1,698 12,272 12,206 11,798 12,026

 

Curriculum Support (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Purchase of supplementary educational programmes for schools and communities to ensure wider access to these opportunities.

Expenses#

Expenses - Curriculum Support (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 69,068 69,068 71,310

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly owing to:

  • a lower level of savings reallocated from this appropriation to other education priorities ($786,000 increase)
  • increased funding for the Laptops for Teachers programme ($1.516 million increase).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Curriculum Support (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Number of District Truancy Service contracts. 30 - 60 30 - 60 60 - 90
Number of students receiving Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom services. 350,000 - 400,000 350,000 - 400,000 350,000 - 400,000
Schools and students receiving services under Books in Homes. 420 - 490 schools.87,000 - 103,000 students. 420 - 490 schools.87,000 - 103,000 students. 540 schools.87,000 - 105,000 students.
Schools receiving funding for Arts Coordinators. 340 - 380 340 - 380 380 - 400
Schools involved in extension to SportsFit Coordinators. 390 - 440 390 - 440 390 - 440
Student Engagement Initiative:      
  • reduce suspensions of Maori students for schools with high Maori suspension rates.
1% reduction. 1% reduction. 1% reduction.
  • reduce suspensions of Pasifika students.
NA NA Reduce truancy rates by 20% by end of 2008/09 from the rates for 2005/06.
  • reduce the student truancy rate in schools.
Reduce rates by December 2008 to:primary: less than 1.7%intermediate: less than 2%secondary: less than 7.05%. Reduce rates by December 2008 to:primary: less than 1.7%intermediate: less than 2%secondary: less than 7.05%. Reduce truancy rates by 20% by end of 2011/12 from the rates for 2006/07.
  • Reduce the early leaving exemption rate.
For targeted schools reduce early leaving exemption rates to less than 11% by December 2007. For targeted schools reduce early leaving exemption rates to less than 11% by December 2007. For all schools not more than 1000 early leaving exemptions.
Number of schools receiving at risk innovations programmes. 130 - 160 130 - 160 80 -160
Schools involved in numeracy projects/sustaining numeracy developments. 1,400 - 1,800 1,400 - 1,800 1,400 - 1,800
Percentage of eligible teachers (at least half full-time equivalent) who have laptops. 80% - 85% of eligible teachers. 80% - 85% of eligible teachers. 84% - 86% of eligible teachers.
Primary teachers receiving professional development in physical activity. 1,600 - 2,000 teachers. 1,600 - 2,000 teachers. 1,600 - 2,000 teachers.
Microsoft software licences will be provided free to all State and integrated schools that enrol. Licences for 135,000 - 150,000 computers. Licences for 135,000 - 150,000 computers. Licences for 160,000 -162,000 computers for 2008.
Licences for Apple software will be provided free to all State and integrated schools that enrol. Up to 26,000 computers. Up to 26,000 computers. Up to 26,000 computers.
Licences for E-trust anti-virus software will be provided free to all State and integrated schools that enrol. 150,000 licence subscriptions by schools. 150,000 licence subscriptions by schools. 150,000 licence subscriptions by schools.
Schools will have the opportunity to access a managed Internet and collaborative environment. 100% of schools will be approached.80% of schools will have a managed Internet service by 31 December 2007. 100% of schools will be approached.80% of schools will have a managed Internet service by 31 December 2007. 100% of schools will be approached.86% of schools will have a managed Internet service by 31 December 2008.
Quality      
Programmes delivered to targets specified in contracts with providers. 95% of contracts will be delivered to contract specifications. 95% of contracts will be delivered to contract specifications. 95% of contracts will be delivered to contract specifications.
Participating teachers report increased confidence and capability with Information and Communications Technology. 95% of participating teachers report increased confidence and capability. 95% of participating teachers report increased confidence and capability. 95% of participating teachers report increased confidence and capability.
Timeliness      
A register will be maintained of personal computers eligible to receive Microsoft and Apple licensed software. A count will be made by 31 December 2007 and this will establish the licence fee (up to the capped contract price) for the 2008 calendar year.
A report will be submitted to the Minister by 1 February 2008.
A count will be made by 31 December 2007 and this will establish the licence fee (up to the capped contract price) for the 2008 calendar year.
A report will be submitted to the Minister by 1 February 2008.
A count will be made by 31 December 2008 and this will establish the licence fee for the 2009 calendar year.
Programmes delivered within timelines where specified in contracts with providers. 95% 95% 95%
State and integrated schools will have access to a range of software tools to manage Internet access. 85% of all State and integrated schools to have a range of software tools and a managed Internet service by 31 December 2007. 85% of all State and integrated schools to have a range of software tools and a managed Internet service by 31 December 2007. 86% of all State and integrated schools to have a range of software tools and a managed Internet service by 31 December 2008.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Curriculum Support (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2004/05 91 91 91 91 91
Laptops for Teachers - Expansion 2004/05 3,452 3,452 3,452 3,452 3,452
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2005/06 82 82 82 82 82
Gifted and Talented Student Initiatives: Additional Resources 2005/06 500 350 200 200 200
Laptops for Teachers - Expansion 2005/06 3,461 3,461 3,461 3,461 3,461
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2006/07 104 104 104 104 104
Books in Homes 2006/07 168 252 252 252 252
Early Childhood Education Information and Communications Technology Strategy 2006/07 867 867 867 867 867
Interim Funding to Rural Education Activities Programmes 2006/07 260 - - - -
Learning Experience Outside the Classroom 2006/07 156 156 - - -
PROBE Satellite - Broadband Over Satellite 2006/07 350 - - - -
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2006/07 (435) (435) (435) (435) (435)
Software Licensing Agreements for New Zealand Schools 2006/07 10,230 10,864 10,864 10,864 10,864
Funding Increase for the District Truancy Service 2007/08 423 173 273 523 523
Laptops for Teachers 2007/08 1,250 - - - -
Reprioritisation of Baselines - Families - Young and Old 2007/08 (950) (400) (400) (400) (400)
School Staffing Improvements 2007/08 76 400 400 400 400
Schools' Operational Funding Package 2007/08 72 143 143 143 143
Career Services Support for Students Declined Enrolment Exemptions from Schooling During 2007/08 2007/08 210 - - - -
2008 Staffing Improvements - Primary Sector 2007/08 18 41 41 41 41
Artists in Schools Programme 2007/08 600 600 600 600 600
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2008/09 - 58 116 116 116
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2008/09 - 192 454 454 454
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2008/09 - (467) (467) (467) (467)
Laptops for Teachers 2008/09 - 2,250 - - -

 

Developing Strategic Coherence Across the Tertiary Sector (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Development, evaluation and implementation by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) of a range of steering and support mechanisms including the provision of ownership and purchase advice to Government, for the tertiary education sector. This is to give effect to the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) and Statement of Tertiary Education Priorities (STEP) and improve the focus, connectivity and capacity of the sector.

Expenses#

Expenses - Developing Strategic Coherence Across the Tertiary Sector (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 28,869 28,869 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has been transferred to new output appropriations for 2008/09 - Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector, Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions and Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice. See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details.

 

Education Research Initiatives (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Education Research Initiatives (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,230 3,230 3,230
New Zealand Council for Educational Research 1,452 1,452 1,452
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative 1,778 1,778 1,778

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Education Research Initiatives (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity and Timeliness      
Research projects will be completed or advanced to the position agreed in the annual Purchase Agreement between the New Zealand Council for Educational Research and the Ministry, including any variations to that Agreement. Projects completed or otherwise advanced as specified in the Purchase Agreement (or any agreed modification). Projects completed or otherwise advanced as specified in the Purchase Agreement (or any agreed modification). Projects completed or otherwise advanced as specified in the Purchase Agreement (or any agreed modification).
Research projects will be completed or advanced to the position agreed by the Board of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative. The Ministry is managing a contract with New Zealand Council for Educational Research to provide programme coordination for the Initiative. The Board for the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative agrees on an annual programme of research and the programme coordination team, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, implements the agreed programme. The Board for the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative agrees on an annual programme of research and the programme coordination team, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, implements the agreed programme. The Board for the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative agrees on an annual programme of research and the programme coordination team, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, implements the agreed programme.
Quality      
New Zealand Council for Educational Research research projects comply with systematic internal quality assurance processes and key tasks or documents that are supported by external peers. 100% compliance. 100% compliance. 100% compliance.
Sign-off on New Zealand Council for Educational Research research projects by the Director of New Zealand Council for Educational Research or nominee. 100% signed off. 100% signed off. 100% signed off.
The programme of research funded through the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative both delivers research projects and builds a research capability that is recognised as excellent by local and international standards and supports the aims and objectives of the Initiative. New Zealand Council for Educational Research will ensure delivery of a programme of research and related activity of excellent quality that will contribute to the goals of the Initiative and to knowledge transfer, in accordance with the direction of the Board of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative. New Zealand Council for Educational Research will ensure delivery of a programme of research and related activity of excellent quality that will contribute to the goals of the Initiative and to knowledge transfer, in accordance with the direction of the Board of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative. New Zealand Council for Educational Research will ensure delivery of a programme of research and related activity of excellent quality that will contribute to the goals of the Initiative and to knowledge transfer, in accordance with the direction of the Board of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Education Research Initiatives (M26) - Education
Reference Conditions
New Zealand Council for Educational Research Act There are criteria set down with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research Act that determine the conditions of use of Vote Education appropriations to this agency. These criteria are incorporated in the annual purchase agreement with New Zealand Council for Educational Research and into any variations of that agreement.
The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative programme has set criteria (www.trli.org.nz) These criteria are part of the tendering process for projects funded through the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative annual programme.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Education Research Initiatives (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Education Improvement Packages 2003/04 889 889 889 889 889

 

Management of Grants and Contracts (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Contract negotiation and management services on behalf of the Crown for the delivery of tertiary education and training programmes, including allocation and disbursement of funds and monitoring the performance of providers against contracts and agreements.

Expenses#

Expenses - Management of Grants and Contracts (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 14,049 14,049 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has been transferred to a new output appropriation for 2008/09 - Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Education Sector. See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details.

 

Supporting Parenting (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Supporting Parenting (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 18,849 18,849 5,522

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The reduction in appropriation is mainly owing to the transfer of some parent support and development programmes to Vote Social Development, including Parents as First Teachers and Family Start ($13.621 million decrease).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Supporting Parenting (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Number of contracts for reducing barriers to participation in Maori and Pasifika communities. At least 25 contracts with community groups. At least 25 contracts with community groups. Between 20 - 35 contracts with community groups.
Number of children enrolled in early childhood services as a result of the contracts for reducing barriers to participation in Maori and Pasifika communities. NA NA 2,000 - 3,000
Number of children retained in early childhood services as a result of the contracts for reducing barriers to participation in Maori and Pasifika communities. NA NA 1,400 - 2,400
Number of early childhood education services providing parent support and development. 8 - 18 8 - 18 8 - 18
Quality      
The number of children retained in early childhood education services as a result of the contracts for reducing barriers to participation in Maori and Pasifika communities, as evidenced by milestone (progress) reports from providers. NA NA Reports from providers will show 90% of the retention targets have been met.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Supporting Parenting (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Early Childhood Sector Settlements and Associated Funding Changes and G3 Diploma and Study Awards 2004/05 139 139 139 139 139
Improving Learning for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 2004/05 464 464 464 464 464
Early Childhood Education Centre Based Parent Support 2005/06 977 977 977 977 977
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (434) (434) (434) (434) (434)
Project Early 2006/07 179 179 90 90 90
The Correspondence School: Transfer of Funds to Align Current Appropriations with New Funding Model 2006/07 (2,221) (2,221) (2,221) (2,221) (2,221)
Project Kaikohe 2006/07 111 111 111 111 111
Education Services to Support a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme 2007/08 56 - - - -
Pathway to Partnership: Strengthening Community-Based Child and Family Services 2007/08 149 282 - - -
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (660) - - - -

 

Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,750 12,750 4,319

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The reduction in the appropriation is mainly due to transfer of Tertiary Education Commission funding to new output appropriation for 2008/09 - Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice ($6.681 million decrease). See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details. Also reflected is a reduction for international education promotions ($1.750 million decrease).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Output levels for information and advisory services to the public, community groups, industry, the education community, Crown entities and other government departments. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider.
International promotions activities delivered according to agreed annual programme of work. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Numbers of draft replies, responses to ministerial correspondence and submissions produced. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider.
Quality      
Recipients of the service express satisfaction with the appropriateness and effectiveness of the information or advice (or another quality measure as agreed with each provider).
  • Appropriateness: the extent to which the focus of the information provided is consistent with users' needs.
  • Effectiveness: accuracy - all material facts are included and are accurate; timeliness - information is provided within the times required.
As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider.
International promotions activities designed and delivered according to the procedures specified in the agreed annual programme of work. Achieved Achieved Achieved
Draft responses to ministerial correspondence, parliamentary questions and Official Information Act requests acceptable to the Minister in terms of content and technical accuracy. 95% of draft responses accepted by the Minister. 95% of draft responses accepted by the Minister. 95% of draft responses accepted by the Minister.
Timeliness      
Information and advisory services provided within the agreed timeframes. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider.
Percentage of ministerial, Select Committee and inter-agency correspondence prepared within the required timeframes. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider. As agreed in the Output Agreement with each provider.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary and International Advisory Services (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
International Education: A New Agenda and New Activities 2006/07 1,000 - - - -
International Education Promotions 2007/08 2,080 880 500 500 500
International Education Promotions 2008/09 - 450 450 450 450

 

Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 8,021

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new appropriation from 1 July 2008. Funds were transferred from the Tertiary and International Advisory Services and Developing Strategic Coherence Across the Tertiary Sector appropriations (see Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure for details).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Policy advice delivered in accordance with work programme. NA NA As agreed in the Output Agreement for the Tertiary Education Commission.
Ministerial satisfaction with the appropriateness and effectiveness of the information or advice. NA NA As agreed in the Output Agreement for the Tertiary Education Commission.
Draft responses to ministerial correspondence, parliamentary questions and Official Information Act requests acceptable to the Minister in terms of content and technical accuracy. NA NA As agreed in the Output Agreement for the Tertiary Education Commission.
Percentage of ministerial, Select Committee and inter agency correspondence prepared within required timeframes. NA NA As agreed in the Output Agreement for the Tertiary Education Commission.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Tertiary Education Commission: Policy Advice and Leadership of Tertiary Reforms 2008/09 - 900 900 400 400

 

Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to teaching and learning services for enrolled students in approved courses at tertiary education organisations to achieve recognised tertiary qualifications.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 748,549 743,598 1,532,862
Universities 422,162 422,162 870,272
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics 193,735 192,645 394,463
Wananga 54,274 51,583 110,377
Private Training Establishments 66,138 66,138 133,996
Other Tertiary Education Providers 12,240 11,070 23,754

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component took effect from 1 January 2008. The student funding for the period 1 July 2007 to 31 December 2007 was appropriated under Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown - Tertiary Education and Training. The increase in funding between 2007/08 and 2008/09 is therefore mainly owing to the appropriation being for a full financial year. Also included is provision for addressing tertiary sector cost pressures ($20 million increase) and increased enrolments in priority areas ($13.412 million increase).

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of Domestic Equivalent Full-Time Students (EFTS) by significant sub-sector:      
Universities 50,000 - 62,000 50,000 - 62,000 102,000 - 126,000
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics 29,000 - 37,000 29,000 - 37,000 60,000 - 75,000
Wananga 10,000 - 14,000 10,000 - 14,000 22,000 - 28,000
Private Training Establishments 8,500 - 11,000 8,500 - 11,000 17,500 - 22,000
Other Tertiary Education Providers 1,400 - 1,800 1,400 - 1,800 2,500 - 3,500
Total EFTS 98,900 - 125,800 98,900 - 125,800 204,000 - 254,500
Funded courses with quality assurance from New Zealand Qualifications Authority or New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee, as appropriate. 100% 100% 100%

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68) - Education
Reference Conditions
Cabinet Decision The Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component provides for the government's share of the cost of delivering courses to students. The amount that a provider receives through this component is calculated on the basis of the nature of the programme and the volume of teaching and learning.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Addressing University Cost Pressures 2008/09 - 20,000 60,000 99,000 118,000
Student Achievement Component: Access in Priority Areas 2008/09 - 13,412 16,894 16,171 10,111

From 1 January 2008 a new funding system was introduced. The new funding system has been designed to fulfil a number of goals:

  • shift the focus of providers away from volume growth and onto delivering quality and relevant provision and ensuring students succeed
  • incentivise providers to achieve strong outcomes for their learners and external stakeholders
  • support the distinctive roles of providers, both between sub-sectors and for individual providers, including the capabilities needed to fulfil those roles
  • have a longer-term focus on maintaining and developing a capable and efficient network of provision
  • give confidence to the sector that they can focus on Government priorities and the skill and learning needs of their regions without fear of compromising their financial viability
  • constrain tertiary expenditure and provide fiscal certainty to the Government
  • underpin the [Invalid character here] Investing in a Plan[Invalid character here] approach by allocating funding to providers on the basis of what is agreed in their plans
  • allow measurement of the outcomes that providers are expected to achieve.

Three new appropriations have been created to enable differentiation between purposes of funding for the direct costs of teaching and learning, and the costs of capability development and research.

The Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component provides for the Government's share of the cost of delivering courses to students. The amount that a provider receives through this component is calculated on the basis of the nature of the programme and the volume of teaching and learning.

 

Training for Designated Groups (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Training for Designated Groups (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 286,851 270,118 295,168
Industry Training Fund 150,436 150,436 159,077
Modern Apprenticeships Programme 44,966 39,455 48,532
Skill Enhancements 7,308 5,530 4,308
Youth Training 62,220 57,220 56,220
Literacy and Numeracy in the Workplace 3,763 3,763 6,807
Nga Kaiarakati Pathfinders 1,211 1,211 1,211
Gateway 16,947 12,503 19,013

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The reduction in appropriation relates to increased investment in industry training ($8.641 million increase), Gateway programme ($2.066 million increase), modern apprenticeships ($3.566 million increase) and literacy and numeracy in the workplace ($3.044 million increase). This is partly offset by reductions in the youth training ($6 million decrease) and skill enhancement ($3 million decrease) programmes.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Training for Designated Groups (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Total training places offered:      
  • Industry Training
140,000 - 145,000 trainees 140,000 - 145,000 trainees As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
  • Modern Apprenticeships
14,000 by December 2008. 14,000 by December 2008. As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
  • Skill Enhancement
450 trainees 450 trainees As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
  • Youth Training
4,900 4,900 As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
  • Gateway
For 2007 there will be at least 10,000 placements among 280 schools.For 2008 there will be at least 12,500 placements among 350 schools. For 2007 there will be at least 10,000 placements among 280 schools.For 2008 there will be at least 12,500 placements among 350 schools. As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
  • Nga Kaiarataki Pathfinders
At least 120 At least 120 As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
Proposed Standard Training Measures purchased:A standard training measure is equivalent to 120 National Qualifications Framework credits on an approved structured training programme. 52,000 - 54,000 Standard Training Measures. 52,000 - 54,000 Standard Training Measures. As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
Quality      
Number of credits on the National Qualifications Framework achieved, on average, by trainees participating in the Industry Training and Youth Training programmes. 20 credits 20 credits As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
Percentage of Youth Training trainees moving to further education and training within two months of leaving the training programme. As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement. As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement. As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.
Number of credits on the National Qualifications Framework achieved, on average, by trainees participating in the Skill Enhancement programme. 60 credits 60 credits As agreed in the Tertiary Education Commission Output Agreement.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Training for Designated Groups (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Enhancing Gateway 2004/05 4,456 5,956 5,956 5,956 5,956
Industry Training - Strategic Leadership: Single Standard Training Measures Rate 2004/05 10,311 10,311 10,311 10,311 10,311
Modern Apprenticeships 2004/05 3,108 3,108 3,108 3,108 3,108
The Skills Package: A Government Response to Workforce Skill Needs 2004/05 1,740 1,740 1,740 1,740 1,740
Literacy and Numeracy in the Workplace 2005/06 1,763 2,207 2,207 2,207 2,207
Meeting Skill Needs through Expanding Industry Training: Volume Growth 2005/06 8,889 9,333 9,778 9,778 9,778
Meeting Skill Needs through Expanding Modern Apprenticeships 2005/06 1,740 1,740 1,733 1,733 1,733
Tertiary Education Sub-Degree Provision: Managing the Change and Reinvestment 2005/06 17,778 17,778 17,778 17,778 17,778
Funding Industry Training Growth 2006/07 4,444 4,444 4,444 4,444 4,444
Expanding Gateway Opportunities to all State Secondary Schools 2006/07 1,367 1,933 1,933 1,933 1,933
Modern Apprenticeships Expansion 2006/07 7,001 10,567 10,741 10,741 10,741
Upskilling the Workforce 2006/07 2,000 4,600 7,400 7,400 7,400
Supporting Industry Training Volume Growth 2007/08 5,000 11,000 17,000 20,000 20,000
Changes to Forecast Baseline Funding for Tertiary Education Institutions 2008/09 - (6,000) (6,000) (6,000) (6,000)
Addressing University Cost Pressures 2008/09 - 2,197 6,563 10,843 12,955
Savings Identified in Vote Education (Tertiary) 2008/09 - (3,000) (3,000) (3,000) (3,000)
Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy 2010/11 - - - 1,000 1,000

 

Summary of Service Providers#

 

Summary of Service Providers - Summary of Service Providers - Education
Provider 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2007/08
Estimated Actual
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
Reporting
Mechanism
Expiry of
Funding
Commitment
Crown entities          
New Zealand Qualifications Authority       Provider's annual report Ongoing
  • Secondary School Examinations
23,760 23,760 23,760    
  • Qualifications Support Structures
6,239 6,239 6,949    
  • Quality Assurance
10,335 10,335 10,624    
  • Provision of Information and Advisory Services (part)
2,614 2,614 2,614    
Tertiary Education Commission       Provider's annual report  
  • Developing Strategic Coherence Across the Tertiary Sector
28,869 28,869 -   End 30 June 2008
  • Management of Grants and Contracts (part)
13,936 13,936 -   End 30 June 2008
  • Tertiary and International Advisory Services (part)
6,681 6,681 -   End 30 June 2008
  • Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Sector (part)
- - 58,660   Ongoing from 1 July 2008
  • Ownership Monitoring of Tertiary Education Institutions
- - 4,975   Ongoing from 1 July 2008
  • Tertiary Education and Training Policy Advice
- - 8,021   Ongoing from 1 July 2008
Tertiary Education Commission - distributing these funds to tertiary education institutions and other providers       Provider's annual report  
  • Centres of Research Excellence
24,539 24,539 35,295   One contract ends 2010/11Five contracts end 2013/14Two contracts end 2014/15
  • Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component
748,549 743,598 1,532,862   Investment plans up to three years
  • Training for Designated Groups
286,851 270,118 295,168   Annual contracts
Career Services          
  • Provision of Information and Advisory Services (part)
16,793 16,793 16,169 Provider's annual report Ongoing
Universities - Colleges of Education          
  • Professional Development and Support (part)
26,783 26,783 25,364 Provider's annual report Ongoing
The Children's Commissioner          
  • Provision of Information and Advisory Services (part)
191 191 191 Provider's annual report Ongoing
Non-government organisations          
Maori Education Trust          
  • Management of Grants and Contracts (part)
113 113 - No reports required End 30 June 2008
  • Managing the Government's Investment in the Tertiary Sector (part)
- - 112 No reports required Ongoing from 1 July 2008
Kohanga Reo National Trust          
  • Provision of Information and Advisory Services (part)
2,560 2,560 2,560 No report required Ongoing
New Zealand Council for Education Research          
  • Education Research Initiatives (part)
1,452 1,452 1,452 Provider's annual report Ongoing
Education New Zealand Trust          
  • Tertiary and International Advisory Services (part)
6,069 6,069 4,319 Section 32A report Ongoing
School Transport Daily Service Operators (approximately 200 providers, of which 15 to 20 receive more than $1 million)          
  • School Transport (part)
75,230 75,230 78,345 Section 32A report Most contracts end December 2008 - routes are being retendered
School Transport Technology Service Operators (approximately 100 providers          
  • School Transport (part)
3,521 3,521 3,606 Section 32A report Most contracts end December 2008 - routes are being retendered
Special Education School Transport Operators (approximately 80 providers)          
  • School Transport (part)
23,589 23,589 24,584 Section 32A report  

The above table summarises funding to be allocated through Vote Education to non-departmental providers, along with an indication of the mechanism to be used for reporting actual performance and (where determined) the length of the funding commitment.

 

Part 3 - Details for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses#

 

Part 3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 3.2 NonDepartmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - Education
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education. Boarding Allowances and Bursaries (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Home Schooling Allowances (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. International Student Scholarship Scheme (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Maori and Pacific Island Scholarships and Bursaries (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Mapihi Pounamu (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
National Study Awards (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Queen Elizabeth II Study Awards (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Study Abroad Awards (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Targeted Education and Training Grants (M68)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Tertiary Scholarships (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Tertiary Teaching Awards (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
United World Scholarships (M26)

Boarding Allowances and Bursaries (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

Expenses - Boarding Allowances and Bursaries (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,043 7,043 8,069

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in the appropriation is mainly owing to a one-off saving in 2007/08 as a result of lower than expected demand.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Boarding Allowances and Bursaries (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Education Improvement Packages 2003/04 1,035 1,035 1,035 1,035 1,035
Education Excellence Change Fund: Increase in the Value of the Boarding Bursary to $2,725 2004/05 1,323 1,149 1,149 1,149 1,149
Extending the Community Partnerships Fund 2007/08 (1,200) - - - -

 

Fee Reimbursement Payments (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Fee Reimbursement Payments (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
  $000 $000 $000
Total Appropriation 34 34 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Fee Reimbursement Payments (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Loss of Domestic Student Fees Following Failure of a Tertiary Education Provider 2007/08 34 - - - -

 

Home Schooling Allowances (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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).

Expenses#

Expenses - Home Schooling Allowances (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,334 5,334 5,334

 

International Student Scholarship Scheme (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - International Student Scholarship Scheme (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,845 3,845 4,400
New Zealand International Postgraduate Research Scholarships 2,845 2,845 3,400
International Student Undergraduate Scholarships 1,000 1,000 1,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change in appropriation is owing to a lower contribution to European/New Zealand Mobility Projects in 2008/09 compared to 2007/08.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - International Student Scholarship Scheme (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
International Education Package 2004/05 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500
European Union/New Zealand Mobility Projects 2007/08 (655) (100) - - -

 

Maori and Pacific Island Scholarships and Bursaries (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Maori and Pacific Island Scholarships and Bursaries (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,066 1,066 1,080
Maori Education Scholarships 664 664 664
Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund 137 137 192
Polynesian and Pacific Island Education Foundation 75 75 75
Maori and Polynesian Scholarships 190 190 149

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Maori and Pacific Island Scholarships and Bursaries (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Expansion of Te Kotahitanga: Improving Maori Education 2006/07 (4,597) (4,655) (4,690) (4,690) (4,690)
Strengthening the Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship 2007/08 83 138 163 163 163

 

Mapihi Pounamu (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Mapihi Pounamu (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,047 3,047 3,250

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change in appropriation is owing to one-off reallocations in 2007/08, mainly for Career Services support for students declined enrolment exemptions from schooling during 2007/08.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Mapihi Pounamu (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Career Services Support for Students Declined Enrolment Exemptions from Schooling During 2007/08 2007/08 (130) - - - -

 

National Study Awards (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - National Study Awards (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 21,826 21,826 24,075
Early Childhood 5,788 5,788 5,452
Learning Support Teachers 2,973 2,973 2,923
Support Schools with International Students 197 197 197
National Study Awards 12,868 12,868 15,503

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in the appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly owing to:

  • additional awards agreed in recent settlements of collective agreements for teachers and principals ($1.925 million increase)
  • additional initiatives in the early childhood education sector from 2004 ($464,000 increase).

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - National Study Awards (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Appropriation for Secondary and Primary Principals' Collective Agreement 2003/04 91 91 91 91 91
Area Teachers' Variation: Appropriation 2003/04 28 28 28 28 28
Compulsory Education Sector Collective Agreement Settlements and G3 Diploma 2004/05 657 657 657 657 657
English for Speakers of Other Languages Support for Schools 2004/05 133 133 133 133 133
Focussing on Priorities for Teacher Supply 2004/05 4,124 4,588 4,588 4,588 4,588
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2004-2007 Settlement, and Secondary and Composite School Resourcing 2004/05 452 452 452 452 452
Special Education Resourcing Policy 2004/05 51 - - - -
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals 2007/08 1,024 2,949 4,734 4,987 4,987

 

Queen Elizabeth II Study Awards (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Queen Elizabeth II Study Awards (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 100

 

Study Abroad Awards (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Study Abroad Awards (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,290 2,290 2,290
Tertiary programmes 900 900 900
Secondary programmes 1,290 1,290 1,290
Fullbright Platinum Triangle Scholarship 100 100 100

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Study Abroad Awards (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
International Education Package 2004/05 2,440 2,440 2,440 2,440 2,440

 

Targeted Education and Training Grants (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Targeted Education and Training Grants (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 80 10 80

 

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,272 10,272 10,427

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Teacher Supply in Secondary Schools 2003/04 (245) (245) (245) (245) (245)
Early Childhood Education TeachNZ Scholarships 2004/05 667 - - - -
Focussing on Priorities for Teacher Supply 2004/05 (1,011) (1,113) (1,113) (1,113) (1,113)
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (234) (234) (234) (234) (234)
The Future Administration of TeachNZ Scholarships 2006/07 - (3,750) (4,300) (5,000) (5,000)
Reprioritisation of Baselines - Families - Young and Old 2007/08 (700) (700) (700) (700) (700)
New TeachNZ Scholarship 2007/08 (1,564) (212) (1,362) (2,362) (3,762)
Teacher Recruitment Scholarships: Transfer of Funds from Education to Social Development 2007/08 (3,322) - - - -

Note - Administration of TeachNZ scholarships has been transferred to Vote Social Development.

 

Tertiary Scholarships (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Scholarships (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 26,137 22,170 26,037
Enterprise Scholarships 4,200 3,500 2,200
Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships 10,000 9,000 10,000
Educator Study Grants - - 1,500
Science and Mathematics Scholarships and School Achievers Awards 1,520 1,220 1,520
Trainee Medical Intern Grant 9,667 7,700 10,067
Learning for Living 750 750 750

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary Scholarships (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Step Up Scholarships 2004/05 (6,750) (6,750) (6,750) (6,750) (6,750)
Enterprise Scholarship Savings 2005/06 (4,064) (4,064) (4,064) (4,064) (4,064)
Learning for Living: Literacy, Numeracy and Language for Adults 2005/06 720 720 720 720 720
Upskilling the Workforce 2006/07 800 800 - - -
Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy 2008/09 - 1,500 2,000 2,000 2,000
Savings Identified in Vote Education (Tertiary) 2008/09 - (2,000) - - -

 

Tertiary Teaching Awards (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Teaching Awards (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 200 200 200

 

United World Scholarships (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.

Expenses#

Expenses - United World Scholarships (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 50 50 50

 

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses#

 

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Education
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
Adult and Community Education (M68)
All children develop strong learning foundations.All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Early Childhood Education (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations. Early Childhood Grants (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Integrated Schools Property (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
New Zealand Teachers Council (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations. Primary Education (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Remission of Fees (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
School Transport (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Schooling Improvement (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
Secondary Education (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Special Needs Support (M26)
All children develop strong learning foundations.
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68)
Provide the Government's contribution to costs that support each provider to focus on its specific and distinctive role in the network of provision, and to drive improvements in quality and relevant provision, in the achievement of the goals of the Tertiary Education Strategy 2007-12. This component consists of five elements, each of which has specific outcome goals. Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)
Contribute primarily to the Tertiary Education Strategy 2007-12 goal of Creating and Applying Knowledge to Drive Innovation, and the priority of Improving Research Connections and Linkages to Create Economic Opportunities.
Outcomes expected include:
  • increased volume and quality of research outputs
  • increased quality of research-based teaching
  • enhanced research connections and linkages between tertiary education organisations, other research organisations and businesses.
Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
UNESCO (M26)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
University of Auckland Starpath Project (M68)

Adult and Community Education (M68)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

Expenses - Adult and Community Education (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 40,311 40,311 76,573
Adult and Community Education in the Tertiary Education Institutions 17,778 17,778 17,778
Other Tertiary Education Providers 4,695 4,695 4,695
Adult and Community Education in Communities 17,838 17,838 21,397
Migrant Levy - - 448
Workplace Literacy Fund - - 11,156
Foundation Learning Pool - - 21,099

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in the appropriation is owing to:

  • transfer of funds related to adult and community education programmes from the Tertiary Education and Training appropriation ($20.762 million increase). See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details.
  • funding for the Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy ($15.500 million increase).

Expected Results

Expected Results - Adult and Community Education (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of organisations delivering Adult and Community Education 200 - 250 200 - 250 200 - 250
Payments to organisations will be determined, calculated and delivered accurately in respect of:
  • the amounts of the payments
  • timeliness.
NA NA 99%
Contracts with organisations are monitored and action taken as required NA NA Achieved
Numbers of trainees      
  • Foundation Learning Pool Community Based Provision
3,700 3,700 5,100
  • Adult and Community Education Employee Targeted
- - 650
  • Foundation Learning Pool Certificate Level
- - 3,670
  • Industry Training Pilots
4,700 4,700 9,500
  • Workplace Literacy Fund
1,250 1,250 3,000

Expected results will include:

  • an increase in successful participation by people in the workforce with foundation learning needs in quality training focussed on lifting literacy, numeracy and language skills
  • increased completion of literacy, numeracy and language educator qualifications
  • participation by tutors and education providers in professional development programmes supporting effective teaching practice for lifting literacy, numeracy and language skills.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Adult and Community Education (M68) - Education
Reference Conditions
Section 159L Education Act 1989. Funding is allocated by the Tertiary Education Commission in accordance with funding determinations issued by the Minister for Tertiary Education.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Adult and Community Education (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Schools Collective Agreements and Extension of Diploma in Specialist Subjects (Secondary Teacher) 2005/06 300 300 300 300 300
Tertiary Education Sub-Degree Provision: Adult and Community Education and Short Awards 2005/06 17,778 17,778 17,778 17,778 17,778
Addressing University Cost Pressures 2008/09 - 326 973 1,597 1,901
Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy 2008/09 - 15,500 24,500 33,000 39,000

 

Capability Development Funds (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Assistance to Tertiary Education Organisations and others to develop their capability to contribute to the goals of the Tertiary Education Strategy and adapt to the changing environment - enhancing innovation, excellence, quality and organisational capability across the tertiary education system, and promoting linkages with the wider community of stakeholders. The Export Education Innovations Fund is also included.

Expenses#

Expenses - Capability Development Funds (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 13,535 13,535 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

From 1 January 2008 a number of programmes were subsumed into the appropriation Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund. In 2008/09 the full years funding for these programmes has been transferred to the new appropriation. In addition, the remaining programmes have now been incorporated under another new appropriation - Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding. See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details.

 

Early Childhood Education (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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 centres. Also included are several targeted funds.

Expenses#

Expenses - Early Childhood Education (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 807,230 807,230 897,509
Licensed Early Childhood Education (under two) 191,401 191,401 216,330
Licensed Early Childhood Education (two and over) 240,963 240,963 255,535
Licence-exempt Early Childhood Education 3,215 3,215 3,339
Free Early Childhood Education 342,940 342,940 392,670
Targeted Funding Pool 28,711 28,711 29,635

Targeted funding, including equity funding for community-based early childhood education; Annual Top-up for Isolated Services for licensed rural services; Provisionally Registered Teachers Support Grant for provisionally registered teachers in teacher-led services; correspondence early childhood education; and funding for teacher supply initiatives.

Equity funding for the early childhood education sector was introduced in 2002 to provide additional support for community-based services. The equity funding components are weighted as follows:

  • 50% of the fund toward low socio-economic communities
  • 25% of the fund toward special education needs and non-English-speaking backgrounds
  • 15% of the fund toward languages and cultures other than English
  • 10% of the fund toward isolation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly owing to:

  • flow on effect of the settlement of teachers' and principals' collective agreements ($25.583 million increase)
  • increased early childhood education funding rates ($14.164 million increase)
  • growth in the number of hours of early childhood education ($24.568 million increase)
  • increased take-up of free hours of early childhood education ($27.579 million increase).

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Early Childhood Education (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Subsidised hours provided by licensed and chartered Early Childhood Education services:      
  • Kindergarten
23 million - 25 million 23 million - 25 million 23 million - 25 million
  • Playcentres
3 million - 3.5 million 3 million - 3.5 million 2.8 million - 3.3 million
  • Education and care centres
70 million - 73 million 70 million - 73 million 80 million - 85 million
  • Home-based
9 million - 9.5 million 9 million - 9.5 million 10 million - 10.5 million
  • Nga kohanga reo.
11 million - 12.2 million 11 million - 12.2 million 10 million - 11.2 million
Hours of Early Childhood Education provided by licence-exempt centres. 2 million - 2.2 million 2 million - 2.2 million 2 million - 2.2 million
Quality      
Early Childhood Education centres/services will provide services to the level and standard specified and agreed in their negotiated and approved charters. 99.5% of all licences and charters will remain valid in respect of compliance with the standards. 99.5% of all licences and charters will remain valid in respect of compliance with the standards. 99.5% of all licences and charters will remain valid in respect of compliance with the standards.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Early Childhood Education (M26) - Education
Reference Conditions
Early Childhood Education Funding Handbook A service's funding rate depends on its operating structure. Factors that affect the rate are:
 
  • for teacher-led centre-based services, the proportion of hours worked by teachers who are registered and early childhood education qualified
  • for teacher-led home-based and parent-led services, whether they meet the quality funding criteria set out in the Early Childhood Education Funding Handbook
  • for teacher-led services and eligible kohanga reo, whether three and four-year-olds are receiving Free Early Childhood Education
  • the age of children (under 2, or 2 and over)
  • hours of provision (all-day or sessional).
Rate per funded child hour - Education
Rate per funded child hour (GST exclusive) Rates until 30 June 2008 Rates from 1 July 2008
Under 2 2 and over Free ECE Under 2 2 and over Free ECE
All-day teacher-led centre-based services
100% registered teachers $10.35 $5.96 $9.95 $10.92 $6.86 $10.90
80-99% registered teachers $9.77 $5.31 $9.24 $10.27 $6.09 $10.07
50-79% registered teachers $8.44 $4.28 $8.09 $8.81 $4.81 $8.67
25-49% registered teachers $6.97 $3.53 $7.28 $7.18 $3.84 $7.64
0-24% registered teachers $6.12 $3.08 $6.79 $6.25 $3.20 $6.96
Sessional teacher-led centre-based services
100% registered teachers $9.64 $4.94 $5.98 $10.16 $5.35 $6.40
80-99% registered teachers $9.08 $4.03 $5.20 $9.55 $4.21 $5.40
50-79% registered teachers $7.83 $3.40 $4.52 $8.17 $3.53 $ 4.66
25-49% registered teachers $6.46 $3.00 $4.06 $6.66 $3.08 $ 4.15
0-24% registered teachers $5.65 $2.75 $3.80 $5.79 $2.80 $3.88
Protected rate $5.79 $2.90 $3.92 $5.79 $2.90 $3.92
Teacher-led home-based ECE services
Quality $6.76 $3.55 $7.51 $6.99 $3.71 $7.76
Standard $5.93 $3.13 $7.09 $6.13 $3.27 $7.32
Playcentre
Quality $6.99 $3.50 N/A $7.40 $3.72 N/A
Standard $6.12 $3.08 N/A $6.48 $3.25 N/A
Licensed Te Kohanga Reo (except those recognised as teacher-led for funding purposes)
Quality $6.99 $3.50 $6.79 $7.40 $3.72 $6.97
Standard $6.12 $3.08 $6.39 $6.48 $3.25 $6.56
Parent-led licence-exempt services (GST not applicable)
All licence-exempt services $1.31 $1.31 N/A $1.36 $1.36 N/A

Note - The funding rates above are GST exclusive. Services will receive a GST inclusive rate.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Early Childhood Education (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Early Childhood Sector Settlements and Associated Funding Changes and G3 Diploma and Study Awards 2004/05 8,258 8,258 8,258 8,258 8,258
Education Excellence Change Fund: Alignment of Funding Rates for License-exempt Early Childhood Education Services 2004/05 89 89 89 89 89
Education Excellence Change Fund: Transitional Operational Funding for Early Childhood Education Services 2004/05 1,067 1,067 1,067 1,067 1,067
Focusing on Priorities for Teacher Supply 2004/05 2,861 2,861 2,861 2,861 2,861
Inflation Adjustment to Early Childhood Education Bulk Funding 2004/05 4,320 4,320 4,320 4,320 4,320
Kindergarten Teachers' Entrenchment: Appropriation 2004/05 2,517 2,517 2,517 2,517 2,517
New Early Childhood Funding and Regulatory System 2004/05 143,116 154,267 168,909 212,015 223,235
Early Childhood Education Funding Sustainability Adjustment 2005/06 40,741 47,680 51,119 63,175 68,302
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (15,259) (859) (859) (859) (859)
Early Childhood Education Funding Sustainability Adjustment 2006/07 7,374 7,613 7,723 8,537 8,670
Playcentre Funding Adjustment 2006/07 896 1,254 1,254 1,254 1,254
The Correspondence School: Transfer of Funds to Align Current Appropriations with New Funding Model 2006/07 4,641 4,641 4,641 4,641 4,641
Free Early Childhood Education Extension and Implementation 2007/08 56,498 59,458 63,667 62,397 63,753
Kohanga Reo Funding Adjustment 2007/08 2,764 3,824 3,728 3,618 3,618
Regular Inflation Adjustment to Early Childhood Education Funding Rates 2007/08 12,054 12,539 12,729 13,342 13,777
Reprioritisation of Baselines - Families - Young and Old 2007/08 (600) (600) (600) (600) (600)
Improving Quality in Early Childhood Education: 2007 to 2010 2008/09 - (21,681) 14,880 - -
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals 2007/08 8,874 34,457 59,813 75,170 75,170
Early Childhood Education Annual Cost Adjustment 2008/09 - 14,164 15,811 16,597 16,994

Early Childhood Grants (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Early Childhood Grants (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 14,459 14,459 14,459

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Early Childhood Grants (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Early Childhood Education Property Support 2005/06 6,606 6,606 6,606 6,606 6,606

 

Impairment of Loans to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the impairment expenses associated with Crown decisions about the repayment of Crown loans previously made to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.

Expenses#

Expenses - Impairment of Loans to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,362 1,362 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation was for 2007/08 only.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Impairment of Loans to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki: Impairment of the Crown's Loan 2007/08 1,362 - - - -

 

Integrated Schools Property (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Integrated Schools Property (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 39,174 39,174 51,563

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in the appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly related to a contribution from the Crown toward the cost of construction of Aquinas College ($13.064 million increase).

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Integrated Schools Property (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
School Accommodation (2003 Contingency) 2004/05 191 191 191 191 191
School Property Accommodation 2004/05 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Furniture and Equipment Funding for Integrated Schools 2005/06 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
School Accommodation Business Case 2005/06 240 250 250 250 250
2006/07 School Property Business Case 2006/07 725 725 725 725 725
School Property Business Case 2007/08 4,780 1,718 1,718 718 718
International Student Levy for State Integrated Schools 2007/08 597 597 597 597 597
2008/09 School Property Business Case 2008/09 - 2,327 7 7 7
Funding for Property at Integrated Schools 2008/09 - 13,064 - - -

 

Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 740 740 740

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

 

New Zealand Teachers Council (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - New Zealand Teachers Council (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 178 178 178

 

Performance Based Research Fund (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Funding for research in the tertiary education sector to raise the quality and focus of research as well as provide incentives for improved investment in basic research.

Expenses#

Expenses - Performance Based Research Fund (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 102,960 101,637 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Performance Based Research Fund was subsumed into the Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund appropriation from 1 January 2008.

 

Primary Education (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Primary Education (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,223,500 2,223,500 2,342,195

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly owing to:

  • settlement of teachers' and principals' collective agreements ($72.943 million increase)
  • additional full-time teacher equivalents from school staffing improvement initiatives ($71.506 million increase)
  • the impact of different term dates between financial years ($42.500 million decrease)
  • provision for improved operational funding for schools ($14.328 million increase).

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Primary Education (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Number of students to receive the curriculum as at census dates 1 July 2008 and 1 March 2009. 470,600 - 482,300 470,600 - 482,300 475,000 - 481,200
Quality      
State and integrated schools will meet legislative standards of performance and standards agreed in charters as indicated by the number of:      
  • actions under section 64 (Education Act 1989) to effect and enforce the charter
99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will meet the required standards under section 64 of the Education Act 1989. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will meet the required standards under section 64 of the Education Act 1989. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will meet the required standards under section 64 of the Education Act 1989.
  • actions under section 107 (Education Act 1989) to appoint a Commissioner to manage the school.
99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will be governed by boards of trustees. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will be governed by boards of trustees. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will be governed by boards of trustees.
Timeliness      
Schools to remain open for the delivery of the curriculum in terms of the National Education Guidelines. No fewer than 386 half-days in 2007 and 384 half-days in 2008. No fewer than 386 half-days in 2007 and 384 half-days in 2008. No fewer than 384 half-days in 2008 and 386 half-days in 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Primary Education (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Appropriation for Secondary and Primary Principals' Collective Agreement 2003/04 13,324 13,324 13,324 13,324 13,324
Area School Principals' and Second Variation to the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement 2003/04 750 750 750 750 750
Changes to the Calculation of School Deciles and Increases in School Operational Funding 2004/05 16,043 15,940 15,940 15,940 15,940
Compulsory Education Sector Collective Agreement Settlements and G3 Diploma 2004/05 169,228 168,294 168,294 168,294 168,294
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2004/05 11,174 11,174 11,174 11,174 11,174
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2004-2007 Settlement, and Secondary and Composite School Resourcing 2004/05 5,628 5,628 5,628 5,628 5,628
Targeted Funding for Isolation Rates Increase 2004/05 503 502 502 502 502
Extending High Standards in Schools 2005/06 2,978 2,978 4,024 2,978 2,978
2006 School Staffing Improvements 2005/06 5,362 5,362 5,362 5,362 5,362
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2005/06 11,115 11,076 11,076 11,076 11,076
Initiative to Attract International PhD Students 2005/06 935 1,374 1,374 1,374 1,374
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (1,178) (1,178) (1,178) (1,178) (1,178)
Extending High Standards in Schools 2006/07 2,806 3,150 2,978 2,978 2,978
2007 School Staffing Improvements 2006/07 25,790 25,800 25,800 25,800 25,800
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2006/07 13,923 13,943 14,078 14,078 14,078
The Correspondence School: Transfer of Funds to Align Current Appropriations with New Funding Model 2006/07 (570) (570) (570) (570) (570)
School Property Business Case 2007/08 194 635 681 1,145 1,145
School Staffing Improvements 2007/08 7,419 40,179 39,877 39,570 39,570
Schools' Operational Funding Package 2007/08 9,592 19,238 19,431 19,330 19,330
2008 Staffing Improvements - Primary Sector 2007/08 (59) 18,464 18,464 18,464 18,464
School Decile Recalibration Transition Funding Assistance 2007/08 275 1,720 - - -
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals 2007/08 60,152 133,095 216,313 226,116 226,116
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (471) (500) (1,313) (2,235) (3,408)
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2008/09 - 14,328 28,785 28,695 28,819
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2008/09 - 20,223 50,371 51,101 51,049
2008/09 School Property Business Case 2008/09 - 398 843 850 1,280
Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes Baseline Adjustment 2008/09 - 844 844 844 844

 

Remission of Fees (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Remission of Fees (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,288 1,288 1,288

 

Residual Management Unit Payments (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Payments for outstanding commitments of the former Department of Education and Education Boards. This includes the costs of maintaining buildings owned by the former Department or Boards, accommodation leases and legal costs.

Expenses#

Expenses - Residual Management Unit Payments (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 120 120 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

In 2008/09 the management of the sole remaining lease arrangement related to the former Department of Education and Education Boards has been transferred to the Ministry of Education.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Residual Management Unit Payments (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Listening and Assistance Service: Draft Terms of Reference, Appointment of Chair and Funding 2007/08 (108) (108) (108) (108) (108)

 

School Transport (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - School Transport (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 952 952 953

Expected Results#

Expected Results - School Transport (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Payments to one bus controller per route paid accurately in a timely manner. Achieved Achieved Achieved

 

Schooling Improvement (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Schooling Improvement (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,385 12,385 12,985

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Schooling Improvement (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (550) (300) (300) (300) (300)
Reprioritisation of Baselines - Families - Young and Old 2007/08 (800) (800) (800) (800) (800)
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (937) (587) (587) (587) (587)

 

Secondary Education (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Secondary Education (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,719,734 1,719,734 1,811,432

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly owing to:

  • settlement of teachers' and principals' collective agreements ($55.756 million increase)
  • the impact of different term dates between financial years ($5.700 million increase)
  • movement in school rolls between years ($14.693 million increase)
  • provision for improved operational funding for schools ($8.436 million increase).

Expected Results#

Er - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Number of students to receive the curriculum as at census dates 1 July 2008 and 1 March 2009. 271,400 - 278,800 271,400 - 278,800 272,600 - 278,100
Quality      
State and integrated schools will meet legislative standards of performance and standards agreed in charters as indicated by the number of:      
  • actions under section 64 (Education Act 1989) to effect and enforce the charter
99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will meet the required standards under section 64 of the Education Act 1989. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will meet the required standards under section 64 of the Education Act 1989. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will meet the required standards under section 64 of the Education Act 1989.
  • actions under section 107 (Education Act 1989) to appoint a Commissioner to manage the school.
99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will be governed by boards of trustees. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will be governed by boards of trustees. 99.5% of all registered State and integrated schools will be governed by boards of trustees.
Timeliness      
Schools to remain open for the delivery of the curriculum in terms of the National Education Guidelines. No fewer than 378 half-days in 2007 and 380 half-days in 2008. No fewer than 378 half-days in 2007 and 380 half-days in 2008. No fewer than 380 half-days in 2008 and 380 half-days in 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Secondary Education (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Appropriation for Secondary and Primary Principals' Collective Agreement 2003/04 2,663 2,663 2,663 2,663 2,663
Area School Principals' and Second Variation to the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement 2003/04 916 916 916 916 916
Area Teachers' Variation: Appropriation 2003/04 4,470 4,470 4,470 4,470 4,470
Changes to the Calculation of School Deciles and Increases in School Operational Funding 2004/05 7,830 7,780 7,780 7,780 7,780
Compulsory Education Sector Collective Agreement Settlements and G3 Diploma 2004/05 11,594 11,594 11,594 11,594 11,594
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2004/05 8,202 8,202 8,202 8,202 8,202
School Property Accommodation 2004/05 833 833 833 833 833
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2004-2007 Settlement, and Secondary and Composite School Resourcing 2004/05 132,355 132,355 132,355 132,355 132,355
Extending High Standards in Schools 2005/06 1,467 1,467 1,847 1,467 1,467
Initiative to Attract International PhD Students 2005/06 401 589 589 589 589
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (1,300) (1,300) (1,300) (1,300) (1,300)
2006 School Staffing Improvements 2005/06 21,290 21,290 21,290 21,290 21,290
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2005/06 7,968 7,925 7,925 7,925 7,925
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2006/07 10,348 10,332 10,337 10,337 10,337
Extending High Standards in Schools 2006/07 53 2,384 1,964 1,467 1,467
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement: Amendments to Reflect Longer Term Strategic Work Programme 2006/07 1,000 7,564 - - -
The Correspondence School: Transfer of Funds to Align Current Appropriations with New Funding Model 2006/07 (3,883) (4,605) (4,605) (4,605) (4,605)
Schools' Operational Funding Package 2007/08 7,890 15,744 15,718 15,556 15,556
Support for Schools Facing Gang Issues in Counties Manukau 2007/08 416 836 836 836 836
Artists in Schools Programme 2007/08 (600) (600) (600) (600) (600)
School Decile Recalibration Transition Funding Assistance 2007/08 129 800 - - -
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals 2007/08 45,882 101,638 152,009 152,544 152,544
Budget 2008 - Reprioritisation 2007/08 (559) - (542) (1,156) (1,939)
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2008/09 - 8,436 16,856 16,742 16,694
Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes Baseline Adjustment 2008/09 - 1,518 1,257 996 996

Special Needs Support (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Special Needs Support (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 280,308 280,308 293,862

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase in appropriation for 2008/09 is mainly owing to:

  • settlement of teachers' and principals' collective agreements ($8.326 million increase)
  • the impact of different term dates between financial years ($2.900 million decrease)
  • provision for improved operational funding for schools ($1.692 million increase)
  • additional positions for Resource Teachers Vision ($1.181 million increase).

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Special Needs Support (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Quantity      
Numbers of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour 700 - 800 700 - 800 700 - 800
Numbers of students in residential care. 300 - 400 300 - 400 300 - 400
Number of English for speakers of other languages learners funded. 24,000 - 29,000 24,000 - 29,000 24,000 - 29,000
Link alienated young people to alternative educational programmes. 3,000 - 3,500 3,000 - 3,500 2,300 - 3,500
Quality      
Resources targeted and delivered according to documented criteria. 100% 100% 100%
Timeliness      
Resources for services will be delivered according to documented timeframes. 100% Compliance. 100% Compliance. 100% Compliance.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Special Needs Support (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Appropriation for Secondary and Primary Principals' Collective Agreement 2003/04 730 730 730 730 730
Supplementary Learning Support 2003/04 3,337 3,337 3,337 3,337 3,337
Compulsory Education Sector Collective Agreement Settlements and G3 Diploma 2004/05 9,327 9,284 9,284 9,284 9,284
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2004/05 2,130 2,130 2,130 2,130 2,130
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2004-2007 Settlement, and Secondary and Composite School Resourcing 2004/05 3,290 3,290 3,290 3,290 3,290
English for Speakers of Other Languages Support for Schools 2005/06 9,582 9,644 9,644 9,644 9,644
Reprioritisation of Education Expenditure 2005/06 (2,925) (2,925) (2,925) (2,925) (2,925)
Schools Collective Agreements and Extension of Diploma in Specialist Subjects (Secondary Teacher) 2005/06 500 500 500 500 500
Special Education: Extending Supplementary Learning Support to 1,500 Recipients 2005/06 3,594 3,594 3,594 3,594 3,594
Special Education: Extending Supplementary Learning Support to 1,000 Recipients 2005/06 1,140 1,140 1,140 1,140 1,140
Annual Adjustment of School Operational Funding 2005/06 1,975 1,971 1,971 1,971 1,971
Tackling Disruptive Behaviour in Schools 2006/07 1,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2006/07 2,846 2,846 2,847 2,847 2,847
Extra Therapy Support for Some High Needs Students 2007/08 1,107 1,107 - - -
Schools' Operational Funding Package 2007/08 1,964 3,916 3,916 3,916 3,916
Collective Agreements: Settlements for Teachers and Principals 2007/08 7,532 15,858 24,481 24,994 24,994
Annual Adjustment to Schools' Operational Funding 2008/09 - 1,692 3,375 3,375 3,377
Education Services to Support a Newborn Hearing Screening Programme 2008/09 - 8 15 23 31
Extra Therapy Support for Some High Needs Students 2008/09 - 1,114 1,114 - -
Increasing Staffing in the Vision Education Sector 2008/09 - 1,181 1,648 1,648 1,648

 

Tertiary Education and Training (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Providing funding for teaching and learning by subsidising EFTS places in approved courses and programmes. Also included is funding for base grants to State tertiary institutions, strategic development initiatives, community education programmes and for depreciation on Crown-owned tertiary assets.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Education and Training (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 980,627 979,438 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

From 1 January 2008 equivalent full time student funding was transferred to two new appropriations as part of the tertiary reforms. These appropriations were

  • Tertiary Education: Student Achievement Component
  • Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund.

In 2008/09 the full year effect of that transfer is reflected in appropriations.

Also in 2008/09 the balance of funding in this appropriation has been transferred to other appropriations - Non-departmental Other Expenses Adult and Community Education and Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding. See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details.

 

Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 68,101
Depreciation on Crown Tertiary Assets - - 51,389
Other - - 16,712

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

From 1 July 2008 this appropriation subsumes the balance of funds remaining under the former Capability Development Funds and Tertiary Education and Training appropriations. See Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - for details.

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Agreements consistent with need and purpose of fund NA NA Achieved
Agreements are monitored and action taken as required NA NA Achieved

Expected results will be particular to each fund, including:

  • increased capability for tertiary education organisations to deliver community education and adult literacy
  • better outcomes for students with disabilities
  • increased research performance in areas which are strategically relevant to New Zealand.

This appropriation includes a broad range of particular funds with specific targeted impacts:

  • Special Education Special Supplementary Grants - Grants to promote, through one-to-one work with tutorial staff, the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will equip students with disabilities to take part in social and economic life in New Zealand.
  • Chair of Malay Studies Special Supplementary Grant - Annual grant to Victoria University of Wellington to support a Chair of Malay Studies, to promote greater awareness and understanding in New Zealand of Malaysia and its peoples, including their language, culture, politics, geography and economy.
  • New Zealand School of Dance Grant - Crown contribution to teaching and learning.
  • New Zealand School of Drama Grant - Crown contribution to teaching and learning.
  • Adult and Community Education Innovation and Development Fund - Development of capability to deliver Adult and Community Education.
  • Support for Community Organisations - Quality assurance capability development for community organisations to deliver Adult and Community Education.
  • Literacy Projects - Capability development for organisations to deliver adult literacy programmes.
  • Refugee Study Grants - Grants for refugees to undertake English for Speakers of Other Languages training.
  • Academic Migrant Grants - Study Grants for migrants meeting certain skills and employment criteria.
  • Deaf Resource Centre - Training of tutors to assist deaf and hearing impaired students.
  • Building Research Capability in Strategically Relevant Areas - Increasing research performance in nursing and primary health care, veterinary and large animal science, and information and communications technology.
  • National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence - Funding to support research and dissemination of best practice of excellent teaching across the tertiary education sector.
  • Export Education Innovations Programme - Support to help export education providers to improve or expand their services. Innovations can include development of new markets; new business models and structures; expansion into new modes of delivery; development of new educational programmes and products; or qualitative increases in scale of operation.
  • Depreciation on Crown-Owned Tertiary Assets - Provision for depreciation on the Crown's interest in tertiary education institutions' assets.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68) - Education
Reference Conditions
Section 159L Education Act 1989. Funding is allocated by the Tertiary Education Commission in accordance with funding determinations issued by the Minister for Tertiary Education.

 

Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 190,494 189,509 377,641
Public Provider Base Grant 139,742 138,887 285,332
Industry Training Organisation Core Component 2,250 2,120 5,625
Priorities for Focus 2,751 2,751 31,478
Supporting Change 32,078 32,078 38,495
Encouraging and Supporting Innovation 13,673 13,673 16,711

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation was effective from 1 January 2008, created by amalgamating funding from Tertiary Education and Training and Capability Development Funds appropriations. The increase in funding in 2008/09 is mainly owing to the appropriation being for a full financial year. Also included is provision for implementing the Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy ($4.503 million increase), increased funding for the Public Provider Base Grant ($5.407 million increase) and support for the universities' distinctive contribution in the tertiary system ($15 million increase).

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Funding is allocated consistent with the criteria and purpose of each element. 100% 100% 100%
Clear objectives and measures for the use of funding are agreed in plans (or other mechanisms such as funding agreements) for tertiary education organisations. 100% 100% 100%

The following table provides further analysis on the expected expenditure by element within this appropriation.

TEOC Capability by Element - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Public Provider Base Grant

     
Universities 56,951 56,951 116,420
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics 63,512 63,322 129,259
Wananga 19,279 18,614 39,653
TOTAL 139,742 138,887 285,332

Industry Training Organisation Core Component

     
Industry Training Organisations 2,250 2,120 5,625

Priorities for Focus

     
Universities 2,001 2,001 24,725
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics - - 3,852
Wananga 750 750 2,901
TOTAL 2,751 2,751 31,478

Supporting Change

     
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics 28,337 28,337 32,876
Wananga 3,741 3,741 5,619
TOTAL 32,078 32,078 38,495

Encouraging and Supporting Innovation

     
TOTAL 13,673 13,673 16,711

Examples of expected results for each element include:

Public Provider Base Grant

  • improved quality of governance and management
  • enhanced stakeholder engagement capability
  • development of a culture of continuous performance improvement.

Industry Training Organisation Core Component

  • increased provision of high-quality information on current and future industry skill and training needs
  • reduced costs of sector-wide engagement
  • development of national qualifications where there is evidence of industry support for the development of the qualification(s), and where they are delivered, or will be delivered, by providers.

Priorities for Focus

  • expected results will be developed as appropriate to the specific area of focus.

Supporting Change

  • improved alignment of Tertiary Education Institutions' portfolios of provision with identified priorities or skills needs
  • increase of quality provision in areas where there is an identified skill or provision gap
  • development of necessary staff and organisational capabilities required to re-align provision.

Encouraging and Supporting Innovation

  • increased innovation which benefits learners and stakeholders outside the tertiary education sector through skill development, innovative delivery systems, infrastructure improvements, research linkages, and relationships to enhance technology and knowledge transfer and exchange.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68) - Education
Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Criteria for each element of the Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund have been agreed by Cabinet. The Tertiary Education Commission will use these criteria in determining funding to tertiary education organisations in the course of approving investment plans.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Investing Through the Tertiary Education Organisation Component 2008/09 - 5,407 17,116 24,643 26,981
Skills Strategy - Literacy, Language and Numeracy 2008/09 - 4,503 4,003 4,000 -
Supporting an Industry Training Organisation Strategic Leadership Fund 2008/09 - 1,125 2,250 2,250 2,250
Priorities for Focus: Strengthening Universities 2008/09 - 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000

From 1 January 2008 a new funding system was introduced. Three new appropriations were created to enable differentiation between purposes of funding for the direct costs of teaching and learning, and the costs of capability development and research.

The Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund has three key functions:

  • supporting the costs associated with a tertiary education organisation's role and distinctive contribution to the network of provision
  • promoting and supporting innovation in teaching and learning
  • contributing to the costs involved in tertiary education organisations making major changes to their provision.

The five elements of the Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund are:

Public Provider Base Grant - support for tertiary education institutions to focus on their core roles and distinctive contributions. This element will also provide for effective governance and management, working with stakeholders, and having a culture of continuous performance improvement.

Industry Training Organisation Core Component - supports proposals related to the development of:

  • the provision of high quality information on current and future industry skill and training needs that is accessible to providers and Government agencies
  • lowering the associated costs of sector-wide engagement.

This element also supports the development of national qualifications where:

  • there is evidence of industry support for the development of the qualification(s)
  • there is evidence of collaborative arrangements with providers willing to deliver the qualifications
  • Industry Training Organisations do not manage delivery of the qualifications.

Priorities for Focus- provides incentives for the achievement of specific Tertiary Education Strategy priorities and support for stakeholder-identified national and/or regional priorities beyond that provided by other elements of the Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund.

Supporting Change - provides support for Tertiary Education Institutions to make changes to their portfolio of provision, such as:

  • exiting from activities that do not align with identified priorities or skills needs
  • entering new areas where there is an identified skill or provision gap
  • developing the necessary staff and organisational capabilities required to re-align provision.

Encouraging and Supporting Innovation - promotes innovation, particularly where it will benefit learners, and stakeholders outside the tertiary education sector by supporting a range of initiatives including skill development, innovative delivery systems, infrastructure improvements, research linkages, and relationships to enhance technology and knowledge transfer and exchange.

In particular, this element will support collaborative initiatives between tertiary education organisations and other stakeholders. For this reason, funding eligibility is not only open to individual tertiary education organisations (including private training establishments), but also to tertiary education organisations representative bodies, consortia of tertiary education organisations, and consortia comprising both tertiary education organisations and stakeholders from outside the tertiary education sector.

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

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 117,271 117,271 236,114

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation was effective from 1 January 2008, created from the former Performance Based Research Fund appropriation. The increase in funding in 2008/09 is mainly owing to the 2008/09 appropriation being for a full financial year.

Expected Results#

This appropriation is intended to support increased quality of research and research-based teaching and learning, and provide incentives for improving investment in basic research in the tertiary sector.

Specific outcomes include:

  • increased quality of research (as measured by the Quality Evaluation)
  • increased research degree completions
  • increased external research income generated by tertiary education organisations.

The quality of research is measured on a six-yearly basis through the Performance Based Research Fund Quality Evaluation.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Funding in this appropriation is provided as a part of the bulk grant to tertiary education organisations on the basis of research performance. All degree-awarding tertiary education organisations are eligible for funding.

The Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund is allocated on the basis of three measures:

  • 60% of the allocation on the basis of performance in the Quality Evaluation to encourage the quality of research
  • 25% of the allocation on the basis of postgraduate research degree completions
  • 15% of the allocation on the basis of external research income earned by the organisation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Increasing the Performance Based Research Fund 2007/08 4,311 7,221 9,183 13,000 13,000

From 1 January 2008 a new funding system was introduced. Three new appropriations were created to enable differentiation between purposes of funding for the direct costs of teaching and learning, and the costs of capability development and research.

 

UNESCO (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

Expenses - UNESCO (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,083 2,083 2,083

 

University of Auckland Starpath Project (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Funding under the Partnerships for Excellence facility to support the Starpath initiatives at the University of Auckland.

Expenses#

Expenses - University of Auckland Starpath Project (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,416 - 3,900

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the Initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - University of Auckland Starpath Project (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Partnerships for Excellence Projects 2004/05 2,416 3,900 1,750 - -

This funding was moved from a Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure appropriation of the same name from 2004/05.

 

Reporting Mechanisms#

 

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Education
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Adult and Community Education (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual reports of Individual tertiary education institutions or schools where applicable
Early Childhood Education (M26) No report required
Early Childhood Grants (M26) No report required
Integrated Schools Property (M26) No report required
Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26) No report Required
New Zealand Teachers Council (M26) Annual report of the New Zealand Teachers Council
Primary Education (M26) Individual schools annual reports plus the New Zealand Schools: Nga Kura o Aotearoa Report
Remission of Fees (M26) Annual report of New Zealand Qualifications Authority
School Transport (M26) No report required
Schooling Improvement (M26) Individual schools annual reports where applicable
Secondary Education (M26) Individual schools annual reports plus the New Zealand Schools: Nga Kura o Aotearoa Report
Special Needs Support (M26) Individual schools annual reports plus the New Zealand Schools: Nga Kura o Aotearoa Report
Tertiary Education Grants and Other Funding (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual reports of tertiary education institutions where applicable
Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Capability Fund (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual reports of tertiary education institutions where applicable
Tertiary Education Organisation Component - Performance Based Research Fund (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual reports of tertiary education institutions where applicable
UNESCO (M26) Annual report of the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
University of Auckland Starpath Project (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual report of the tertiary education institution

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual performance for each non-departmental other expenses appropriation.

 

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

 

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Education
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Purchasing and constructing new property to expand the school sector property portfolio to meet the demands of schooling and demographic change.
Manage the existing school property portfolio through upgrades and improvements to maintain the current quality of the portfolio.
Maintain and upgrade capability through routine replacement of Ministry infrastructure assets.
Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (26)

Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Ministry of Education Capital Expenditure PLA (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 68,900 68,900 5,500
Property, Plant and Equipment 428,272 428,272 463,583
Intangibles 21,528 21,528 14,345
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 518,700 518,700 483,428
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 68,900 68,900 5,500
Property, Plant and Equipment 428,272 428,272 463,583
Intangibles 21,528 21,528 14,345
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 518,700 518,700 483,428

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in Land and in Property, Plant and Equipment purchases between 2007/08 and 2008/09 reflects typical changes in the annual school sector property programme to meet the demands of schooling and demographic change. In 2008/09 four new schools will be constructed, 150 additional classrooms will be built and the purchase of one school site is planned.

The reduction in Intangibles in 2008/09 reflects the completion of software projects to support the Education sector in the previous year, which were funded through a one-off capital injection.

 

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure#

 

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.2 NonDepartmental Capital Expenditure - Education
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
College of Education Mergers (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Distinctive Contributions (M68)
All young people participate, engage and achieve in education.
Learners have access to high-quality Maori language education that delivers positive learning and language outcomes.
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Investment in Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. National Assessment Tool for Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
National Institute of Innovation in ICT (M68)
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes. NZQA Technology (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Quality Reinvestment Programme (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
School Support Project (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success. University of Auckland Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
WelTec Financial Assistance (M68)
The education system produces the knowledge and people with the skills to drive New Zealand's future economic and social success.
Education agencies work effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes.
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68)

Centres of Research Excellence - Capital (M68)#

Scope of Appropriation

To assist Centres of Research Excellence to purchase strategic assets required in their research activity.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Centres of Research Excellence Capital (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 20,000 20,000 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Funding was appropriated for 2007/08 only.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Centres of Research Excellence Capital (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2006/07 Centres of Research Excellence Selection Round Funding 2007/08 20,000 - - - -

 

College of Education Mergers (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - College of Education Mergers (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,123 1,123 5,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - College of Education Mergers (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
The Merger of the Final Two Colleges of Education into their Local Universities 2006/07 1,123 5,000 - - -

 

Institute of Technology TradeFIT (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

A suspensory loan for TradeFIT - a trades learning and innovation centre at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology under the Partnerships for Excellence facility.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Institute of Technology TradeFIT (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,814 3,814 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Institute of Technology TradeFIT (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Partnerships for Excellence [Invalid character here] 2004/2006 Partnership Proposals 2005/06 3,814 - - - -

 

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Distinctive Contributions (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Distinctive Contributions (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,000 6,000 40,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Distinctive Contributions (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Supporting the Distinctive Contribution of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Sub-Sector 2007/08 15,000 40,000 - - -

 

Investment in Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Investment in Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 14,000 14,000 5,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Investment in Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Funding and Investment Package for Te Wananga o Aotearoa 2006/07 14,000 5,000 5,000 - -

 

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

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - National Assessment Tool for Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,600

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - National Assessment Tool for Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Strengthening Infrastructure and Provision to Upskill the Workforce 2008/09 - 1,600 600 - -

 

National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,000 1,000 1,000

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Labour and Skills 2004/05 1,000 1,000 - - -

 

National Institute of Innovation in ICT (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

A suspensory loan for a National Institute of Innovation in Information and Communications Technology at the University of Canterbury under the Partnerships for Excellence facility.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - National Institute of Innovation in ICT (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,000 5,000 3,700

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - National Institute of Innovation in ICT (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Partnerships for Excellence - 2004/2006 Partnership Proposals 2006/07 5,000 3,700 - - -

 

NZQA Technology (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Investment in improved information systems for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - NZQA Technology (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 2,340

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - NZQA Technology (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Tertiary Reforms - Quality Assurance 2007/08 - 2,340 200 - -

 

Otago Polytechnic Property Rationalisation (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to redevelopment of facilities for the School of Hospitality and Catering and construction of a new Annex for the Art School at the Forth Street campus of the Otago Polytechnic.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Otago Polytechnic Property Rationalisation (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,985 5,985 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funding was appropriated for 2007/08 only.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Otago Polytechnic Property Rationalisation (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Otago Polytechnic Property Rationalisation Projects 2007/08 5,985 - - - -

 

Otago University Leading Thinkers (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Suspensory loan to fund the University of Otago Leading Thinkers programme under the Partnerships for Excellence facility.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Otago University Leading Thinkers (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,600 1,600 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Otago University Leading Thinkers (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Partnerships for Excellence: University of Otago 2003/04 1,600 - - - -

 

Property Disposal Incentives Scheme (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Payments to schools of a share of the proceeds from the sale of their surplus school property assets.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Property Disposal Incentives Scheme (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,400 4,400 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no expenditure forecast in 2008/09.

 

Quality Reinvestment Programme (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Quality Reinvestment Programme (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 17,500 9,500 17,500

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Quality Reinvestment Programme (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Quality Reinvestment Programme - Capital Investment 2007/08 17,500 17,500 - - -

 

Rangahaua (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

To facilitate the transfer of the Rangahaua programme from the former Wanganui Polytechnic to Te Wananga o Raukawa.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Rangahaua (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 413 413 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Rangahaua (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Funding the Transfer of Wanganui Polytechnic Rangahaua Programmes to Te Wananga o Raukawa 2005/06 413 - - - -

 

Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,080

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new appropriation in 2008/09. Expenditure will be offset by disposal of surplus assets.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Whitireia Community Polytechnic - Trades Training Facilities and Health Service Block 2008/09 - 1,080 - - -

 

School Support Project (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - School Support Project (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,880 1,380 1,880

 

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 16,494 16,494 19,989

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Increased funding in 2008/09 represents higher demand expected to arise particularly from work on new schools, roll growth and the school property guide deficiency programme ($2.839 million increase).

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2006/07 School Property Business Case 2005/06 2,981 2,212 - - -
School Property Business Case 2007/08 3,718 7,326 4,670 - -
School Staffing Improvements 2007/08 439 1,095 657 - -
2009 School Staffing Improvements for New Entrants 2009/10 - - 297 820 334
2008/09 School Property Business Case 2009/10 - - 2,790 940 -

 

Strengthening the Auckland University of Technology (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Crown investment in the Auckland University of Technology transformation business case.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Strengthening the Auckland University of Technology (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 50,000 50,000 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funding was appropriated for 2007/08 only.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Strengthening the Auckland University of Technology (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Auckland University of Technology: Funding 2007/08 50,000 - - - -

 

Support for Tairawhiti Polytechnic (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the provision of financial assistance to the Tairawhiti Polytechnic to manage cash flow issues.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Support for Tairawhiti Polytechnic (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,300 1,300 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funding was appropriated for 2007/08 only.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Support for Tairawhiti Polytechnic (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Tairawhiti Polytechnic Funding Requirements 2007/08 1,300 - - - -

 

Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of a Crown loan to Te Wananga o Aotearoa to meet cash flow requirements and unforeseen contingencies.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,000 - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Funding and Investment Package for Te Wananga o Aotearoa 2006/07 4,000 - - - -

 

Tertiary Education Commission Restructuring (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Capital Contribution towards the costs of restructuring the Tertiary Education Commission.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Tertiary Education Commission Restructuring (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,750 4,750 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tertiary Education Commission Restructuring (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Tertiary Education Commission Restructuring 2006/07 4,750 - - - -

 

UCOL Whanganui Campus Redevelopment (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Crown support for the development of the Universal College of Learning Whanganui Campus.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - UCOL Whanganui Campus Redevelopment (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,000 10,000 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

There is no appropriation in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - UCOL Whanganui Campus Redevelopment (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Future Model for Tertiary Education in Whanganui 2006/07 10,000 - - - -

 

University of Auckland Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Suspensory loan under the Partnerships for Excellence facility for the establishment of a biotechnology and innovation centre for graduate training and research at the University of Auckland.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - University of Auckland Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,000 - 1,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - University of Auckland Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Partnerships for Excellence Projects 2004/05 9,000 1,000 - - -

 

WelTec Financial Assistance (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Restructuring of Crown assistance to WelTec through the conversion of loans to equity to help secure its sustainability.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - WelTec Financial Assistance (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 4,500

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Difference in the phasing of expenditure between years in the agreed funding profile for the initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - WelTec Financial Assistance (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Response to Wellington Institute of Technology Business Case 2006/07 - 4,500 - - -

 

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

Financial assistance to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki to manage cash flow issues.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68) - Education
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,350 4,350 4,400

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68) - Education
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki: Crown Loan Request 2005/06 750 4,000 - - -
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki: Report Back on Government Interventions 2006/07 3,600 400 - - -

 

Reporting Mechanisms#

 

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Education
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
College of Education Mergers (M68) Annual report of the individual tertiary education institutions
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Distinctive Contributions (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual reports of individual tertiary education institutions where applicable
Investment in Te Wananga o Aotearoa (M68) Annual report of the tertiary education institution
National Assessment Tool for Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission
National Centre of Excellence in Wood Processing (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual report of the tertiary education institution
National Institute of Innovation in ICT (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual report of the tertiary education institution
NZQA Technology (M26) Annual report of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Reinvestment Programme (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual reports of individual tertiary education institutions where applicable
Redevelopment of Whitireia Community Polytechnic Porirua Campus (M68) Annual report of the tertiary education institution
School Support Project (M26) Annual reports of individual schools where applicable
Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26) Annual reports of individual schools where applicable
University of Auckland Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (M68) Annual report of the Tertiary Education Commission, annual report of the tertiary education institution
WelTec Financial Assistance (M68) Annual report of the tertiary education institution
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (M68) Annual report of the tertiary education institution

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual performance for each non-departmental capital expenditure appropriation.

 

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Education Review Office#

 

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office (M27)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Education Review Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE: Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote#

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $25.986 million for reviews of early childhood education service providers, and schools and other education service providers, and
  • a total of $2.676 million for education evaluation reports, policy services, ministerial and contractual services.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

 

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

 

Vote Education Review Office (ERO) contributes to [Invalid character here] a world leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens in the 21st Century[Invalid character here] by evaluating the effectiveness of the education provided by schools, early childhood education services and other education providers in the pre-tertiary education sector.

The work of the education sector supports all five of the Government's priority themes: economic transformation; families - young and old; national identity; sustainable development; and realising youth potential. The predominant theme that Vote ERO contributes to is [Invalid character here] Families - Young and Old[Invalid character here] .

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Education Review Office
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Families - young and old A world leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens in the 21st Century
(Education Priorities for New Zealand, May 2003)
Accountability Reviews MCOA
  • Early Childhood Education Services output class
  • Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class
    Quality of Education Reports and Services

 

 

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Education Review Office
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 21,200 25,244 28,381 28,739 28,752 28,527 28,662 - 28,662 28,662 28,662 28,662
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 1,121 1,505 1,336 987 1,569 1,312 1,457 - 1,457 1,200 1,200 1,200
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

22,321 26,749 29,717 29,726 30,321 29,839 30,119 - 30,119 29,862 29,862 29,862

Crown Revenue and Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

- - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy Initiatives - Education Review Office
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Evaluation of effectiveness of schools' engagement with parents/whanau/communities Quality of Education Reports and Services
Departmental Output Expense
90 - - - -
Total Initiative   90 - - - -

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Vote ERO contains appropriations for departmental output expenses and capital expenditure.

Departmental output expense appropriation levels for outputs supplied by ERO was increased:

  • in 2003/04 to 2005/06 for maintaining capability in the face of increased input costs and for improved review coverage of schools and early childhood services
  • in 2004/05 for maintaining capability for review of early childhood services and kura kaupapa Maori
  • in 2005/06 to 2007/08 for maintaining capability to recruit and retain appropriately skilled review officers in the face of increases in teaching salaries.

There are no significant trends in capital expenditure appropriation levels.

 

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

 

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Education Review Office
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome - A world leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens in the 21st Century
Impact - Schools and early childhood education services use ERO's evaluation reports to make subsequent improvements in student achievement, in the quality of teaching and learning, in governance, and in self-review
Impact - Raise the awareness and understanding through ERO's evaluation reports about the performance of schools and early childhood services among parents, whanau and communities so that they are able to take an active and constructive part in their child's education
Accountability Reviews MCOA
  • Early Childhood Education Services output class
  • Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class
Outcome -A world leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens in the 21st Century
Impact - Schools and early childhood education services use ERO's evaluation reports to make subsequent improvements in student achievement, in the quality of teaching and learning, in governance, and in self-review
Impact -Raise the awareness and understanding about the performance of schools and early childhood services through ERO's evaluation reports among parents, whanau and communities so that they are able to take an active and constructive part in their child's education
Impact - Add value decision-making processes through the provision of evaluation reports and policy advice to the Ministry of Education and other government agencies
Quality of Education Reports and Services

Accountability Reviews MCOA (M27)

Scope of Appropriation

Early Childhood Education Services
This output class is limited to evaluations of the performance of early childhood education services.

Schools and Other Education Service Providers
This output class is limited to evaluations of the performance of schools and other education service providers.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

From 2006/07 a multi-class output expense appropriation called Accountability Reviews was established. This multi-class output expense appropriation aggregates output classes Early Childhood Education Services and Schools and Other Education Service Providers that deliver the same service (education reviews) to two different parts of the education sector (early childhood education services and schools). Both of the output classes use similar resources in working toward the same outcome of ensuring delivery of the highest quality pre-tertiary education to all young New Zealanders. Grouping these will recognise this alignment and allow for more flexibility in resourcing levels across the two.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Accountability Reviews MCOA (M27) - Education Review Office
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

26,010 25,815 25,986
Early Childhood Education Services 8,805 8,710 9,435
Schools and Other Education Service Providers 17,205 17,105 16,551

Revenue from the Crown

25,598 25,598 25,574
Early Childhood Education Services 8,689 8,689 9,319
Schools and Other Education Service Providers 16,909 16,909 16,255

Revenue from Others

412 217 412
Early Childhood Education Services 116 21 116
Schools and Other Education Service Providers 296 196 296

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation levels between output classes reflect the latest forecasts in output activities.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Accountability Reviews MCOA (M27) - Education Review Office
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Early Childhood Education Services output class

     
Number of early childhood education services education reviews 1,170-1,330 1,170-1,330 1,045-1,245
Education reviews of childhood education services are consistent with approved standard procedures for reporting to the Minister 100% 100% 100%
Education review reports of childhood education services will pass a quality assurance check for reporting to the Minister 100% 100% 100%
Unconfirmed (near final) reports sent to early childhood education services for confirmation of accuracy and comment will meet target for reporting to the Minister (% within working days of the end of the last week on site) 75% within 20 days85% within 25 days98% within 35 days 75% within 20 days85% within 25 days98% within 35 days 75% within 20 days85% within 25 days98% within 35 days
Number of post-review assistance workshop to early childhood education services 80-120 70-110 80-120

Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class

     
Number of state schools education reviews 870-980 870-980 715-850
Number of homeschooling education reviews 600-640 600-640 600-640
Number of private school education reviews 35-45 35-45 35-45
Education reviews of schools and other education service providers are consistent with approved standard procedures for reporting to the Minister 100% 100% 100%
Education reviews of schools and other education service providers will pass a quality assurance check for reporting to the Minister 100% 100% 100%
Unconfirmed (near final) reports sent to schools and other education service providers for confirmation of accuracy and comment will meet target for reporting to the Minister (% within working days of the end of the last week on site) 75% within 20 days85% within 25 days98% within 35 days 75% within 20 days85% within 25 days95%-98% within 35 days 75% within 20 days85% within 25 days98% within 35 days
Number of post-review assistance workshop to schools 80-100 50-90 80-100

ERO recognises an education review as an output at the time it is available for delivery to the Minister responsible for the Education Review Office. Partially complete reports are not reported.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Accountability Reviews MCOA (M27) - Education Review Office
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Maintaining capability for recruiting and retaining appropriately skilled review officers following increases in teaching salaries 2005/06          
  • Early Childhood Education Services output class
  666 666 and outyears      
  • Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class
  1,280 1,280 and outyears      
Maintaining capability for review of early childhood education services and kura kaupapa Maori 2004/05          
  • Early Childhood Education Services output class
  1,596 and outyears        
  • Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class
  65 and outyears        
Reviews of the extent to which the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Student is being implemented in schools
Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class
2004/05 416 and outyears        
Quality assurance of schools providing adult and community education programmes
Schools and Other Education Service Providers output class
2004/05 152 and outyears        

 

Quality of Education Reports and Services (M27)#

 

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the provision of national education evaluation reports, policy services, ministerial and contractual services.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Quality of Education Reports and Services (M27) - Education Review Office
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,742 2,712 2,676
Revenue from the Crown 2,261 2,261 2,195
Revenue from Others 481 451 481

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation has decreased in 2008/09 due to a one-off evaluation of effectiveness of schools' engagement with parents/whanau/communities completed in 2007/08.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Quality of Education Reports and Services (M27) - Education Review Office
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of education evaluation reports 15-20 15-20 12-20
Education evaluation reports are consistent with approved presentational standards and agreed terms of reference 100% 100% 100%
Number of policy services 25-30 30-35 25-30
Policy services are consistent with approved presentational standards 100% 100% 100%
Number of ministerial services comprising of parliamentary questions, ministerial correspondence, briefing papers and official information requests 145-210 390-450 145-210
Ministerial services are consistent with Cabinet Office Manual and Minister's requirements 100% 100% 100%
Number of contractual services 5-10 5-10 5-10
Contractual services are consistent with terms of contracts 100% 100% 100%

Education evaluation reports evaluate educational issues including delivery of the curriculum, the effectiveness of governance, management structures and systems, student achievement, the delivery of teaching services, and barriers to learning across a number of institutions. Education evaluation reports may include guides to good practice.

Education evaluation reports tend to follow specific themes. These themes may be drawn from issues arising from the Government's education initiatives and issues of strategic importance identified by ERO from its regular reporting on schools and early childhood education services.

Policy services involve advice to, or on behalf of, the Minister responsible for the Education Review Office, on policy proposals or any other issues referred to, or identified by, the Chief Review Officer.

ERO is not primarily a provider of policy advice. From its regular presence in schools and early childhood services it is, however, in a position to make a useful contribution to assist the policy agencies. This service will contribute to the Government's policy priorities for schools and early childhood education service providers.

Contractual services include one-off reviews of institutions (or certain aspects of them), and analyses of particular matters under specific terms of reference agreed with ERO. Contractual reviews are conducted on a fee-for-service basis.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Quality of Education Reports and Services (M27) - Education Review Office
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Evaluation of effectiveness of schools' engagement with parents/whanau/communities 2006/07 90 - - - -
Maintaining capability for recruiting and retaining appropriately skilled review officers following increases in teaching salaries 2005/06 121 121 and outyears - - -
Maintaining capability for review of early childhood education services and kura kaupapa Maori 2004/05 69 and outyears - - - -
Reviews of the extent to which the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Student is being implemented in schools 2004/05 33 and outyears - - - -

 

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

 

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Education Review Office
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Purchase of assets to maintain and upgrade capability essential to the operation of ERO Education Review Office - Capital Expenditure PLA

Education Review Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M27)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Education Review Office, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Education Review Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M27) - Education Review Office
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 1,517 1,235 1,124
Intangibles 52 77 333
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 1,569 1,312 1,457
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 1,517 1,235 1,124
Intangibles 52 77 333
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 1,569 1,312 1,457

 

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Research, Science and Technology#

 

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Research, Science and Technology (M56)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Research, Science and Technology

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF RESEARCH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY : Minister of Research, Science and Technology

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote#

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Research, Science and Technology is responsible for appropriations in Vote Research, Science and Technology (RST) for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

Departmental Appropriations

  • A total of nearly $14 million (2% of the Vote) for advice on science and innovation that supports New Zealand's knowledge base and its capacity to innovate, and for managing Vote RST contracts and agreements, and delivering on the outcome for science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives.

Non-Departmental Appropriations

  • A total of nearly $522 million (71% of the Vote) contributes toward the innovative and productive workplaces sub-theme for Government's priority for economic transformation.
  • A total of nearly $19 million (3% of the Vote) contributes toward the world-class infrastructure sub-theme for Government's priority for economic transformation.
  • A total of nearly $106 million (14% of the Vote) contributes toward the environmental sustainability sub-theme for Government's priority for economic transformation.
  • A total of nearly $63 million (9% of the Vote) contributes toward the better health for all sub-theme for Government's priority for families - young and old.
  • A total of nearly $6 million (1% of the Vote) contributes generally toward the Government's priority for families - young and old.
  • A total of nearly $716 million for science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

 

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

 

Research, science and technology (RST) is important to New Zealanders' quality of life and New Zealand's sustainable, prosperous future. RST is responsible for producing ideas and knowledge that drive innovation. Those ideas are taken up and applied, not just in commercial products that fuel economic transformation, but throughout society by enhancing New Zealanders' health and lifestyle, and in understanding our environment and how to manage it in a sustainable manner.

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Research, Science and Technology
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Theme: Economic Transformation
Sub theme: Innovative and productive workplaces, underpinned by high standards in education, skills and research
Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  Convention Du Metre (M56)
  Crown Research Institute (CRI) Capability Fund (M56)
  Engaging New Zealanders with Science and Technology (M56)
    Global Technology Partnership (M56)
    International Investment Opportunities Fund (M56)
    International Science and Technology Linkages (M56)
    Maori Knowledge and Development Research (M56)
    Marsden Fund (M56)
    National Measurement Standards (M56)
    New Economy Research Fund (M56)
    Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund (M56)
    Research and Development Facilitation and Promotion Service (M56)
    Research Contract Management (M56)
    Research for Industry (M56)
    Rutherford Foundation (M56)
    Supporting Promising Individuals (M56)
    Sustainable Energy Development (M56)
    Technology New Zealand (M56)
Theme: Economic Transformation
Sub theme: World class infrastructure
Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives Advanced Network (M56)
  Advanced Network Capability Building (M56)
    Advanced Network CRI Tariffs (M56)
    Australian Synchrotron (M56)
    Equity Investment Fund (M56)
    Industrial Research Limited (M56)
Theme: Economic Transformation
Sub-theme: Environmental sustainability
Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives Environmental Research (M56)
Theme: Families - young and old
Sub theme: better health for all
Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives Health Research (M56)
Theme: Families - young and old
Sub themes:
  • strong families
  • healthy confident kids
  • safe communities
  • positive ageing
Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives Social Research (M56)

 

 

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Research, Science and Technology
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 489,900 541,025 615,809 635,095 619,740 619,740 14,216 553,305 567,521 568,420 580,477 585,250
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 86 454 1,974 5,504 3,245 3,245 - 158,204 158,204 133,233 133,566 132,989
Capital Expenditure 8,230 17,324 7,245 2,774 4,984 4,984 331 4,630 4,961 420 710 495
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

498,216 558,803 625,028 643,373 627,969 627,969 14,547 716,139 730,686 702,073 714,753 718,734

Crown Revenue and Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

- - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy Initiatives - Research, Science and Technology
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Advanced Network Transfer

Advanced Network (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- 7,747 (7,747) - -
Backbone Research and Science

Environmental Research (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,564 4,564 4,564 4,564
 

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,436 1,436 1,436 1,436
Biosecurity Tools and Understanding

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Contestable Health Research

Health Research (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Coordinated Call by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the European Union

Environmental Research (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- - 1,500 1,500 1,500
Development of New Zealand's Geothermal Resources

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Energy Transformational Research, Science and Technology

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,500 3,000 5,000 5,000
 

Sustainable Energy Development (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- - - - 4,000
Enhancing Emerging and High Value Technologies

New Economy Research Fund (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
E-Science

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- (3,556) - - -
 

Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- (249) - - -
 

Advanced Network Capability Building (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- 3,805 200 200 -
Futurewatch Transfer

Engaging New Zealanders with Science and Technology (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
(75) (75) (75) (75) (75)
 

Advice on Shaping the Science System MCOA (M56)

Departmental Output Expense
75 75 75 75 75
Hazard Management Research

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
High Tech Platforms Transformational Research, Science and Technology

New Economy Research Fund (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 8,000 10,000
Land and Water Use and Quality

Environmental Research (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Long-Term Funding - Outcomes Based Investments

Environmental Research (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,000 4,500 4,500 4,500
Marsden Fund

Marsden Fund (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,000 2,000 3,000 6,000
Ministry of Research, Science and Technology Capability

Advice on Shaping the Science System MCOA (M56)

Departmental Output Expense
- 300 300 300 300
Obesity Research

Health Research (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund

Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- - 3,000 3,000 3,000
Research and Development Facilitation and Promotion Service

Technology New Zealand (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- (3,000) (3,000) (3,000) (3,000)
 

Research and Development Facilitation and Promotion Service (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Renewable Energy

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 2,000 2,000 3,000 3,000
Rutherford Foundation

Rutherford Foundation (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Science Media Centre and Learning Hub

Engaging New Zealanders with Science and Technology (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,825 1,825 1,825 1,825
Sustainable Primary Systems

Research for Industry (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Technical Review and Second Phase of Stable Funding

Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- (1,529) - - -
 

Research Contract Management (M56)

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 800 - - -
 

Technology New Zealand (M56)

Other Expense to be Incurred by the Crown
- 729 - - -
Total   - 44,372 39,578 56,325 65,125

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Significant changes in departmental and non-departmental appropriations in Vote Research, Science and Technology (Vote RST), are discussed briefly below.

Figure 1-Trends in total voted and actual expenses and capital expenditure

Vote trend
Vote trend
Source: MoRST

Departmental Output Expenses- Multi-Class Output Appropriation

Significant trends in comparative actual and estimated expenses for departmental output expense appropriations under this Vote are shown in Figure 2 below, including budgeted and estimated actual figures for the preceding year.

Figure 2 - Trends in departmental output expenses

Trend in DOC
Trend in DOC
Source: MoRST

Output trends 2003/04 to 2008/09

The table below illustrates the trends in Vote RST departmental output expenses from 2003/04 to 2008/09.

Departmental output expense trends 2003/04 to 2008/09 - Research, Science and Technology
  2003/04
$000
2004/05
$000
2005/06
$000
2006/07
$000
2007/08
$000
2008/09
$000

Departmental Output Expense

           
Policy Advice 7,871 11,093 12,124 - - -
Contract Management 451 512 1,053 - - -
Growth and Innovation Advisory Board 1,140 1,268 - - - -
APEC Science Ministers' Meeting 1,605 - - - - -
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA) - - - 13,511 14,088 14,216
Total 11,067 12,873 13,177 13,511 14,088 14,216

Appropriations for departmental output expenses have risen from $11.067 million in 2003/04 to $14.216 million in 2008/09. Most of this increase occurred in the Policy Advice output expense. MoRST has applied the increase to support its leadership role in the science system, increase evaluation, and to support new strategies such as the New Zealand Biotechnology Strategy and the RST International Linkages Strategy.

In 2006/07 the Policy Advice and Contract Management output expenses were combined into a multi-class output appropriation Advice on Shaping the Science System. This change was made to enhance the flexibility in managing the funding that sits within the Policy Advice and Contract Management outputs.

Between 2003/04 and 2008/09, two departmental output expenses have been discontinued or transferred to other Votes:

The Growth and Innovation Advisory Board departmental output expense was established in 2001/02. In 2005/06 the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board departmental output expense was $1.268 million. Activity was transferred from Vote RST to Vote Economic, Industry and Regional Development in May 2006.

The departmental output expense APEC Science Ministers' Meeting existed over the period 2002/03 and 2003/04 to provide for the meeting held in Christchurch in March 2004. The final year for this departmental output expense was 2004/05.

Output Expenses - Non-Departmental

Significant trends in comparative actual and estimated expenses for non-departmental output expense appropriations under this Vote are shown in Figure 3 below, including budgeted and estimated actual figures for the preceding year.

Figure 3 - Trends in non-departmental output expenses

Trend in NDOC
Trend in NDOC
Source: MoRST

The steady growth over the period 2002/03 to 2007/08 reflects the investment being made in science outputs and to develop private sector research and development. The drop from 2008/09 is a consequence of a change in appropriation type for some output expenses. This change in appropriation type was due to the activity being in the nature of a grant scheme. Grant schemes are an other expense whereas the output expenses relate to research outputs by research providers.

Other Expenses to be Incurred for the Crown

Significant trends in comparative actual and estimated expenses for other expenses to be incurred for the Crown appropriations under this Vote are shown in Figure 4 below, including budgeted and estimated actual figures for the preceding year.

Figure 4 - Trends in other expenses to be incurred for the Crown

Trend in NDOE
Trend in NDOE
Source: MoRST

The increase in 2008/09 is a result of a change in appropriation type from non-departmental output expense for six appropriations (Advanced Network, Crown Research Institute (CRI) Capability Fund, International Investment Opportunities Fund, Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund, Supporting Promising Individuals, and Technology New Zealand). Their common factor was that each appropriation comprised grant schemes to assist individuals or organisations with their research and development aspirations.

Capital Expenditure

Significant trends in comparative actual and estimated expenses for capital expenditure appropriations under this Vote are shown in Figure 5 below, including budgeted and estimated actual figures for the preceding year.

Figure 5 - Trends in capital expenditure

NDCE
NDCE
Source: MoRST

During the period 2003/04 to 2005/06, activity by New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited was funded through Vote Research, Science and Technology. This was transferred to Vote Economic, Industry and Regional Development in November 2005. Since 2005/06, capital expenditure has involved injections into Crown Research Institutes through the Equity Investment Fund, a cash injection for the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST) for development of information and technology systems, and investment in the Measurement Standards Laboratory at Industrial Research Limited.

Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure#

Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - Research, Science and Technology
2007/08Structure -
Appropriations that have been
Changed
2007/08
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been
Transferred
Amount
Moved
$000
2008/09Structure -
Appropriations affected by the
Changes in Appropriation
Structure
2007/08
(Restated)
$000
2008/09
$000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

   
Advanced Network (M56) 247 Transferred to Non-Departmental Other Expense Advanced Network 247 Advanced Network (M56) 247 7,773
CRI Capability Fund (M56) 50,612 Transferred to Non-Departmental Other Expense CRI Capability Fund 50,612 CRI Capability Fund (M56) 50,612 50,612
International Investment Opportunities Fund (M56) 5,156 Transferred to Non-Departmental Other Expense International Investment Opportunities Fund 5,156 International Investment Opportunities Fund (M56) 5,156 12,977
Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund (M56) 5,600 Transferred to Non-Departmental Other Expense Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund 5,600 Pre-Seed Accelerator Fund (M56) 5,600 9,156
Supporting Promising Individuals (M56) 18,408 Transferred to Non-Departmental Other Expense Supporting Promising Individuals 18,408 Supporting Promising Individuals (M56) 18,408 19,082
Technology New Zealand (M56) 35,001 Transferred to Non-Departmental Other Expense Technology New Zealand 35,001 Technology New Zealand (M56) 35,001 50,934
Total Changes in Appropriations 115,024   115,024   115,024 150,534

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-6.

 

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

 

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Research, Science and Technology
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome - Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives.
Impact -Strategic Priority One - Sharpening the agenda for science.
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice
Outcome - Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives.
Impact - Strategic Priority Two - Engaging New Zealanders with Science and Technology.
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice
  • Contract Management
Outcome - Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives.
Impact - Strategic Priority Three - Improving business performance through research and development (R and D).
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice
Outcome - Science and technology transforming New Zealanders' lives.
Impact - Strategic Priority Four - Creating a world-class science system for New Zealand.
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice
  • Contract Management
Objective - To provide effective management of New Zealand's linkages to science and technology internationally.
Impact - Develop and maintain productive bilateral and multilateral relationships with governmental science and technology agencies in strategic priority countries.
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice
  • Contract Management
Objective - To provide effective management of the funding provided to research, science and technology in New Zealand.
Impact - Develop and maintain processes that contract, distribute, monitor, and evaluate the funding provided to research, science and technology in New Zealand.
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice
  • Contract Management
Objective - To provide support for the Minister of Research, Science and Technology.
Impact - Develop and maintain processes that provide advice and information on matters relating to research, science and technology, including the secondment of staff to provide secretariat support.
Advice on Shaping the Science System (MCOA)
  • Policy Advice

Advice on Shaping the Science System MCOA (M56)

Scope of Appropriation

Policy Advice
Policy advice on research, science and technology. This includes investment strategies, the performance and integration of the innovation system, scientific technical advice and ministerial services.

Contract Management
Negotiating, managing and monitoring contracts with the Crown's funding and investment agents and with other specific science and technology service providers.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

Alignment of output class activity having common outcomes within one appropriation.

Expenses and Revenue