Funding and payments

Funding and payments

Last updated 30 June 2020
Last updated 30 June 2020

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 allocation

2021 Special Supplementary Grant

Purpose of Special Supplementary Grant funding  

The purpose of the Special Supplementary Grant (SSG) Fund is to purchase special tutor and teaching resources associated with the Student Achievement Component (SAC) for students enrolled at a tertiary education organisation (TEO).

Students must be studying towards a qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) at level 1 and 2.

The Special Supplementary Grant (SSG) is to fund additional tutor support for special education in TEOs.

How we calculated your 2021 indicative allocation for Special Supplementary Grant

The information below provides a summary of how your indicative allocation was calculated. For more details regarding your specific allocation, please contact or your Relationship Manager.

Your prior allocation was used to calculate your 2021 indicative allocation.

New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

This fund is allocated to New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) based on the prior year allocation of NZIST subsidiaries.