Conditions – 2017

Conditions – 2017

Last updated 8 June 2017
Last updated 06/08/2017

These are the conditions specific to the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy (ILN) Fund for 2017. 

See also the generic conditions that apply to the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Fund, and all other on-Plan funds.

 

1. Organisation eligibility

(a)    You must continue to be:

(i)     a TEI, namely

A. a university

B. an ITP

C. a wānanga, or

(ii)    a PTE, or

(iii)   a state or state-integrated school.

(b)    You must:

(i)    have in place an effective assessment process for identifying each learner’s initial literacy and numeracy needs, and to measure their progress, using the most appropriate version of the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults           Assessment Tool, and

(ii)    be able to offer an eligible programme of intensive literacy and numeracy provision as set out in paragraph 4, and

(ii)    have adequate processes for reporting improvements of a learner’s literacy and numeracy skills, and

(iii)   be quality assured by:

A. NZQA, if you are an ITP, PTE, or wānanga, or

B. the NZVCC, if you are a university, or

C. the Education Review Office, if you are a state or state-integrated school.

2. Learner eligibility

You must ensure that ILN funding is only used in respect of a learner who is:

(a)   is a domestic student, and

(b)   has low skill levels in literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy, as determined by us.

For the purposes of this condition, a learner has a low skill level of literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy:

(a)   if the learner has fewer than 80 credits on the NZQF, or

(b)   if the learner has more than 80 credits on the NZQF, the learner has fewer than 12 credits in literacy and/or numeracy in unit standards and/or achievement standards, or

(c)   if the learner is assessed using the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool and presents at Step 1 or 2 on the Learning Progressions for reading and/or numeracy.

3. Verification of learner identity

You must verify the identity of each learner enrolled in a programme of study or training by doing one or more of the following:

(a)   confirming that all data fields match the learner’s NSN, or

(b)   receiving an assertion through the Department of Internal Affairs’ RealMe® online identity verification service, or

(c)   sighting the original or certified copy of a current passport, or

(d)   sighting the original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:

(i)    a birth certificate, or

(ii)   a certificate of identity, or

(iii)  a New Zealand certificate of citizenship, or

(iv)  an expired passport that has not been cancelled, or

(v)   a current New Zealand driver licence, or

(vi)  a current New Zealand firearms licence, or

(e)   if a learner is unable to obtain a birth certificate for the purposes of (d)(i) above, contacting us to confirm that a whakapapa statement signed by both the learner and a kaumātua is acceptable evidence of identity.

For the purposes of this condition a certified copy is a photocopy or scanned copy that has been endorsed as a true copy of the original. To be certified, the document must:

(a)   be certified by an official of the issuing authority or a person authorised by law in New Zealand to certify documents, such as a Justice of the Peace, a lawyer or a court official (Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar), and

(b)   have the official's signature on each page, with the name and title of the official shown clearly below his or her signature.

4. Programme eligibility

You must only use ILN funding for a programme of study or training that:

(a)   provides literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy, study or training that is specific, rather than embedded within the programme, and

(b)   contributes to the Government’s priority for literacy and numeracy skill development, as set out in the Tertiary Education Strategy 2014–2019, and

(c)    provides high quality literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy, study or training, that represents value for money, and

(d)   enables each learner to use literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy skills to meaningfully engage in New Zealand society, and

(e)   is effective in improving each learner’s literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy, skills, and

(f)    has measurable literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy, outcomes, and

(g)   is flexible and able to be tailored to meet the needs of an individual adult learner, and

(h)   is provided by a tutor who holds an appropriate qualification as determined by us.

5.  Hours and intensity of delivery

(a)   The total hours of literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy tuition you deliver per learner is expected to be between 80 and 300 hours.

(b)   The literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy tuition you provide must be delivered at the intensity of 5 to 20 hours per week.

6.  Fees

You must not charge a fee to a learner who is participating in a programme of study or training for which you receive ILN funding.

7.  Enrolment records

If you are a university, ITP or wānanga, you must keep accurate and up-to-date records of enrolments in accordance with our requirements.

Note: If you are a PTE, you must comply with the statutory requirements relating to enrolment records as set out in the Education Act.

8.  Benchmarks

You are expected to meet the following delivery benchmarks:

(a)   by 31 May you will have delivered at least 40% of the provision for which you receive ILN funding specified in your Investment Plan for that year, and

(b)   by 30 September you will have delivered at least 70% of the provision for which you receive ILN funding specified in your Investment Plan for that year.

9.  Reports

(a)    You must submit:

(i)     a progress report for the period 1 January to 31 May no later than 10 working days after 31 May

(ii)    a progress report for the period 1 January to 30 September no later than 8 working days after 30 September, and

(iii)   a final report for the period 1 January to 31 December no later than 31 January of the following year.

(b)    Each progress report and the final report must:

(i)    be submitted in accordance with the template that we will provide to you, and

(ii)    relate to the specific delivery commitments outlined in your Investment Plan, and

(iii)   include the following information:

A. the number of learners enrolled in each ILN programme of study or training, and

B. learner enrolment information, including the NSN, tuition hours delivered (actual attendance) and remaining tuition hours planned (if any), demographic information, regional information, literacy and numeracy information, and the enrolment start and finish dates for each learner enrolled in each ILN programme of study or training during the period covered by the report.

10. Subcontracting

You must:

(a)   not subcontract any of the funded activities without our prior written consent, and

(b)   comply with any conditions imposed by us on a consent to subcontract, and

(c)   ensure that the subcontracted party does not further subcontract any functions, and

(d)   remain accountable to us for the use of the ILN funding.

11. Repayment of ILN funding

If you receive ILN funding that is greater than it should have been, or that you were not entitled to receive, you must treat the amount of the over-funding as a debt due to the Crown that:

(a)   is repayable on demand, and

(b)   may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum of money payable by us to you.

For the purposes of this condition, we will determine whether you have received ILN funding that was greater than it should have been by subtracting the total number of tuition hours delivered in the calendar year (based on actual attendance) from the hours approved in Appendix 1 of your funding confirmation letter.

For example:

5,000 hours approved
4,683 hours delivered

Therefore 5,000 – 4,683 = 317 hours under-delivered

317 hours x $25 = $7,925
$7,925 to be recovered

12. Suspension or revocation of ILN funding

If we suspend or revoke some or all of your ILN funding under section 159YG of the Education Act before some or all of that Funding has been used or contractually committed towards the purposes for which the funding was provided, you must treat the unexpended or uncommitted portion of the funding as debt due to the Crown that is:

(a)   repayable on demand by us, and

(b)   may be set-off against all or any funding, or any sum payable by us to you.

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