Funding mechanisms and delegations

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Last updated 10 October 2022
Last updated 10 October 2022

Here are links to funding mechanisms (also known as 419s) and letters of delegation issued under the by the Minister of Education.

A funding mechanism, or letter of delegation, instructs us about a fund’s purpose and the government's policy settings for the fund.

Funding mechanisms cover the majority of funds we offer

The funding mechanisms, and letters of delegation, below are grouped by year.

2023 funding mechanisms/delegations

Unified Funding System

Current funding mechanisms/delegations from prior years

Fund

Year reference

ACE Aotearoa funding delegation (PDF, 351 KB)

2022

Emergency Management (EM) and Search and Rescue (SAR) training funding delegation (PDF, 165 KB)             

2021

Gateway funding mechanism (PDF, 225 KB)

2020 (from 1 January 2016)

Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding mechanism (PDF, 171 KB)

2020 (from 8 December 2015)

2021 funding mechanisms/delegations

2020 funding mechanisms/delegations

Adult and Community Education (ACE) funding mechanism (PDF, 506 KB) (PDF, 506 Kb)

Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) funding mechanism (PDF, 376 KB) from 1 July 2021 (2019/20 selection round) (PDF, 376 Kb)

Emergency Management (EM) and Search and Rescue (SAR) training funding delegation (PDF, 165 KB) (PDF, 165 Kb)

Equity Funding funding mechanism (PDF, 202 KB) (PDF, 200 Kb) 

Fees Free, and Targeted Training and Apprenticeships funding delegation (Free Trades Training) (PDF, 458 KB) (PDF, 458 Kb)

Group Training Schemes Fund delegation (PDF, 249 KB) (PDF, 249 Kb)

Improve Equity Outcomes funding delegation (PDF, 176 KB) (PDF, 176 Kb)

Gateway funding mechanism 2016 (PDF, 225 KB) (PDF, 230 Kb)

Hardship Fund for Learners funding delegation (PDF, 317 KB) (PDF, 317 Kb)

Home-based ECE Programme Development in Other Languages funding delegation (PDF, 152 KB) (PDF, 152 Kb)

Industry Training Fund (ITF) funding mechanism (PDF, 838 KB) (PDF, 838 Kb)

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools funding mechanism and revocation of funding mechanism (PDF, 883 KB) (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

Level 1–6 Qualification Development Fund funding mechanism (PDF, 281 KB) (PDF, 281 Kb)

Literacy and Numeracy funding mechanism (PDF, 753 KB) (PDF, 753 Kb)

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training funding mechanism (PDF, 826 KB) (PDF, 862 Kb)

Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding mechanism (PDF, 171 KB) (PDF, 171 Kb)

National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence funding mechanism (PDF, 207 KB) (PDF, 207 Kb)

Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) funding mechanism (PDF, 486 KB) (PDF, 486 Kb)

Private Training Establishment (PTE) Provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Provision Fund (PDF, 234 KB) (PDF, 234 Kb)

Private Training Establishment (PTE) Targeted Assistance Fund (PDF, 235 KB) (PDF, 235 Kb)

Specialised English for Speakers of Other Languages funding mechanism (PDF, 553 KB) (PDF, 553 Kb)

Student Achievement Component – Levels 1 and 2 funding mechanism (PDF, 702 KB) (PDF, 702 Kb)

Student Achievement Component – Provision at Level 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework funding mechanism (PDF, 1.3 MB) (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

Technology Access Fund for Learners funding delegation (PDF, 333 KB) (PDF, 333 Kb)

Wānanga Research Capability Fund funding mechanism (PDF, 206 KB) (PDF, 208 Kb)

WDC/Transition ITO COVID-19 Response Projects Fund (PDF, 259 KB) (PDF 259 Kb)

Workforce Development Council Establishment funding delegation (PDF, 159 KB) (PDF, 159 Kb)

Youth Guarantee funding mechanism (PDF, 690 KB) (PDF, 690 Kb)

2018 funding mechanisms/delegations

Adult and Community Education (ACE) (2018) funding mechanism (PDF, 938 KB) (PDF, 960 Kb)

Industry Training Fund (2018) funding mechanism (PDF, 871 KB) (PDF, 892 Kb)

Industry Training Fund (2018) supplementary funding mechanism (PDF, 211 KB) (PDF, 216 Kb) - Note: the funding mechanism cover letter references Student Achievement Component before it references the Industry Training Fund

Industry Training Fund (2018) supplementary funding mechanism (12 February 2018) (PDF, 750 KB) (PDF, 767 Kb) - Note: the funding mechanism references Student Achievement Component before it references the Industry Training Fund 

Level 1–6 Qualification Development Fund funding mechanism (PDF, 281 KB) (PDF, 287 Kb) – Remains current

Performance-linked funding (PLF) funding mechanism 2018 (PDF, 167 KB) (PDF, 170 Kb)

Student Achievement Component – Provision at Level 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework supplementary funding mechanism (4 September 2017) (PDF, 750 KB) (PDF, 768 Kb)

Student Achievement Component – Provision at Level 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework supplementary funding mechanism (12 February 2018) (PDF, 587 KB) (PDF, 601 Kb)

Specialised English for Speakers of Other Languages (PDF, 620 KB) (PDF, 635 Kb)

Wānanga Research Capability Fund funding mechanism (PDF, 233 KB) (PDF, 238 Kb)

Youth Guarantee funding mechanism (PDF, 1 MB) (PDF, 1.09 Mb)

National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence funding mechanism (PDF, 207 KB) (PDF, 212 Kb) – Remains current

2014 funding mechanisms/delegations

Funding mechanism – Adult and Community Education (ACE) (2014) (PDF, 284 KB) (PDF, 290 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Adult and Community Education (ACE) Search and Rescue Provision (2014) (PDF, 196 KB) (PDF, 200 Kb)

Funding mechanism – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (2014) (PDF, 313 KB) (PDF, 320 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Equity funding (PDF, 185 KB) (PDF, 189 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Gateway (2014) (PDF, 205 KB) (PDF, 210 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Industry Training Fund (2014 – 2015)  (PDF, 522 KB)(PDF, 521 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Literacy and Numeracy provision (2014) (PDF, 376 KB) (PDF, 376 Kb)

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) from 3 October 2013 (PDF, 241 KB)(PDF, 241 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Medical Trainee Intern Grant (PDF, 129 KB) (PDF, 130 Kb)

Funding mechanism – National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence from 1 July 2013 (PDF, 142 KB) (PDF, 145 Kb)

Funding mechanism - Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2014 (PDF, 486 KB) (PDF, 486 Kb) – Remains current

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (2013 – 2014) (PDF, 1 MB) (PDF, 1 Mb)

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (SAC) supplement from 1 January 2014 (PDF, 172 KB) (PDF, 172 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (SAC) provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (competitive allocation) (2013 - 2014) (PDF, 566 KB) (PDF, 565 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (SAC) provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (competitive allocation) supplement (2013 – 2014) (PDF, 62 KB) (PDF, 63 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Wānanga Research Capability Fund (2013 – 2014) (PDF, 323 KB) (PDF, 323 Kb)

Funding mechanism – Youth Guarantee (2014) (PDF, 310 KB) (PDF, 317 Kb)