Funding and payments

Funding and payments

Last updated 29 April 2021
Last updated 29 April 2021

Funding for Emergency Management (ACE) provision is allocated in equivalent full-time students (EFTS).


The Emergency Management (ACE) funding mechanism is issued by the Minister responsible for tertiary education. The funding mechanism outlines the general form and essential components of the fund. It provides the mandate for us to allocate the funding and what the funding can be used for, and details how we administer the fund.

A tertiary education organsiation (TEO) that receives Emergency Management (ACE) funding is required to:

Funding rate

Funding for Emergency Management (ACE) is set through the Government’s annual budget process.

Funding is agreed via a funding agreement. 

Emergency Management (ACE) allocations for 2021 have increased to accommodate a 1.6% increase in course funding rates.

We determine the amount of Emergency Management (ACE) funding for a TEO.


We pay funding for Emergency Management (ACE) provision in monthly instalments on the first banking day of each month.

Payment amounts are equal from January to June, and equal from July to December.

Funding wash-ups

2020 Civil Defence Emergency Management Recovery Methodology

We will recover any under-delivery of Civil Defence Emergency Management (EM) funding.

Recoveries are based on:

  • the most recent actual delivery volume data (measured by actual learning hours), submitted through Workspace2, and
  • actual delivery is calculated using applicable training course or activity rates as per the Mix of Provision.

How we will calculate any Recovery

We will recover the difference between the value of actual delivery, and the allocated training delivery portion of Emergency Management funding.

  • The volume of delivery which will be calculated using the number of learner enrolments for each training course or activity specified in the agreed Mix of Provision.
  • Any over-delivery will be set-off against any under-delivery (up to the maximum Training Delivery portion of Funding allocated).