Funding and payments

Funding and payments

Last updated 15 December 2017
Last updated 15 December 2017

How Special Supplementary Grant for Special Education (SSG – Special Education) is allocated and payments are made.


The SSG – Special Education is allocated to institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) as part of the Investment Plan process.

It forms part of an ITP’s total annual allocation for Student Achievement Component– provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (non-competitive allocation) (SAC levels 1 and 2 non-competitive) funding.

The funding provides for additional tutorial support for specific qualifications offered to students with special needs or disabilities.

As the grant is not measured in equivalent full-time students, it does not form part of an ITP’s costed mix of provision.


Payments are made monthly as part of an ITP’s SAC levels 1 and 2 (non-competitive) payments.

Funding recoveries

If you received SSG – Special Education funding that was greater than it should have been, or that you were not entitled to receive, we will recover the extra funding. See: Condition: Recovery of SAC (NC) funding.

Suspending or revoking SSG – Special Education funding

If we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that an ITP has not met or is not meeting the conditions of funding, we may revoke or suspend the funding under 159ZF of the Education Act 1989.

See Condition: Suspension or revocation of SAC (NC) funding