Eligibility

Eligibility

Last updated 14 August 2017
Last updated 08/14/2017

This page sets out organisation eligibility for Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) consortium activities funding, consortium member responsibilities (including the lead consortium member responsibilities), and fees-top-ups and brokerage services funding. 

Consortium eligibility

MPTT funding for consortium activities is to increase access to vocational training for Māori and Pasifika learners, and improve pre-employment trades training (including robust work preparation) to align this training more closely to the needs of employers and Māori and Pasifika communities.

See the following conditions for consortium activities funding eligibility requirements.

To be eligible to receive MPTT consortium activities funding you must be the lead member of a consortium. An MPTT consortium consists, ideally, of at least one tertiary education organisation (TEO), an industry training organisation (ITO), employer representation, and at least one Māori and/or Pasifika entity.

Lead consortium member responsibilities

See the following conditions for lead member responsibilities.

Further information about responsibilities in respect of MPTT consortium activities funding, including reporting, is available in the funding confirmation letter for consortia. 

MPTT funding confirmation letter for consortia (PDF, 606 Kb)

Eligibility - fees top-ups and brokerage services

Fees top-ups and brokerage services funding contribute to achievement of three of the successful outcomes sought from MPTT. These are learner progression to: 

  • a New Zealand Apprenticeship
  • an apprentice-equivalent training arrangement (such as a managed apprenticeship), and
  • industry trades training at level 3 or 4, identified by us as leading to sustainable employment.

We may fund:

  • a consortium partner organisation for fees top-ups and brokerage services on a consortium’s behalf
  • multiple consortium partner organisations for fees top-ups and/or brokerage services, and/or
  • a consortium partner organisation for fees top-ups and brokerage services, allowing the consortium to subcontract with its own members, or other TEOs, for delivery of services such as brokerage.

See Condition: Organisation eligibility for MPTT fees top-ups and/or brokerage services funding eligibility requirements.

Fees top-ups

MPTT funding for fees top-ups is so consortium partner tertiary education organisations (TEOs) can make their Student Achievement Component (SAC)-funded programmes of pre-trades training for MPTT learners fees-free.

See the following conditions for SAC-funded programme eligibility requirements:

Further information about responsibilities in respect of MPTT fees top-ups funding, including reporting, is available in the funding confirmation letter for partner organisations. 

MPTT funding confirmation letter for partner organisations (PDF, 273 Kb)

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

See Improving adult literacy and numeracy for information about:

  • the importance of literacy and numeracy skills development in learners
  • our literacy and numeracy expectations of TEOs
  • literacy and numeracy best practice for TEOs
  • resources and research findings, and
  • the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool.

Brokerage services

MPTT funding for brokerage services is for consortium partner or contracted organisations to:

  • match MPTT learner talents and aspirations with employer skill requirements and career pathways
  • tailor pre-employment trades education provision to the needs and aspirations of MPTT learners, communities and potential employers
  • facilitate relationships between MPTT learners, TEOs, industry training organisations (ITOs) and potential employers, and
  • transition MPTT learners into sustainable employment.

See the following conditions for brokerage service eligibility requirements:

Further information about responsibilities in respect of MPTT brokerage services funding, including reporting, is available in the funding confirmation letter for partner organisations. 

MPTT funding confirmation letter for partner organisations (PDF, 273 Kb)