What TEI council members are paid

What TEI council members are paid

Last updated 9 November 2016
Last updated 11/09/2016

This page sets out the maximum fees payable to tertiary education institution (TEI) council members.

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment determines the maximum fees that can be paid to council members under section 179 of the Education Act 1989. The Minister operates within the Fees framework for members appointed to bodies in which the Crown has an interest (CO 12 (6)).

Each council determines the actual fees within this maximum. If the Chief Executive or Vice-Chancellor is a member of the council, they are not entitled to fees.

Section 179 of the Education Act 1989

An integrated fee structure for all council members of TEIs was introduced in 2015. The new maximum fees are set out in the table below. 

MAXIMUM FEES FOR ALL TEI COUNCIL MEMBERS

Level: size of tertiary 
education institution

Chair or 
Chancellor

Deputy Chair or 
Pro Chancellor

Member

Level One
Under $60 million revenue


$29,960


$19,260


$15,408

Level Two
$60 million – $100 million revenue


$35,952


$21,400


$17,120

Level Three
$100 million – $600 million revenue


$40,000


$25,000


$20,000

Level Four
Over $600 million revenue


$45,000


$28,125


$22,500

Expenses 

Section 179(2) of the Act entitles a council member, in accordance with the fees framework, to be reimbursed from the TEI’s funds for actual and reasonable travelling and other expenses incurred in carrying out their role.

Section 179(2) of the Education Act 1989