Emergency Management (ACE)

Emergency Management (ACE)

Last updated 9 February 2017
Last updated 02/09/2017

The Emergency Management Adult and Community Education (ACE) funding pool was established at the start of 2015. The fund supports volunteers in the fields of civil defence emergency management and fire fighting to achieve an appropriate class and level of training and accreditation.

We are in the process of updating these fund pages for 2017.

For the 2017 conditions for the Emergency Management (ACE) fund, refer to:

Generic conditions that relate to all off-Plan funds

Specific conditions that relate to this fund only

Who applies: Community Education, ITPs, universities, wānanga

Agreed through: Funding letter (off Plan)

Because the focus is on training volunteers, funding is intended for targeted, skills-based programmes leading to credits and unit standards, short awards and training schemes.

The Skills Organisation has been selected as the emergency management coordination body. It provides coordination across the civil defence emergency management and fire-fighting sectors. It also provides the TEC with advice on volunteer training needs and funding.

The TEC funds tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to provide emergency management training to learners who are nominated by the Skills Organisation.

Currently, we have approved funding to Tai Poutini Polytechnic and the New Zealand Fire Service - National Training.


The funding mechanism for the Emergency Management (ACE) is issued by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. The funding mechanism outlines the general form and essential components of the fund. It provides the mandate for the TEC to allocate the funding, and details how we administer the fund. Allocating this fund helps support the achievement of government policy and the Tertiary Education Strategy.

Emergency Management (ACE) is funded off-Plan by a funding confirmation letter.

A TEO that receives Emergency Management (ACE) provision funding is required to:

  • comply with the requirements of the Education Act 1989
  • comply with the funding conditions specified in the TEO's funding confirmation letter