Micro-credentials funding approval

Micro-credentials funding approval

Last updated 26 May 2020
Last updated 26 May 2020

This page provides the information and guidance you need to apply for approval to use Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding for micro-credentials.

We want to invest in highly capable tertiary education organisations (TEOs) that can deliver well-designed micro-credentials to meet the needs of learners, communities, and industries, and support government priorities.

Our investment in micro-credentials will complement rather than displace existing privately funded training. Alongside those we fund, we expect employers, industries, and learners will continue to cover the full cost of many micro-credentials themselves. 

Eligible organisations

All TEOs eligible for Student Achievement Component (SAC) or Industry Training Fund (ITF) funding are eligible to apply for funding to deliver micro-credentials.

We will assess how proposed micro-credentials will contribute to achieving government priorities, and consider TEO capability and any associated risks when making funding decisions.

Read the guidance below for more information.

How to apply

Information about how to apply is set out in the application guidelines. Please read these guidelines carefully and submit your completed application using Workspace 2.

You can apply at any time. We will assess approval requests at the beginning of each month.

If you are thinking about delivering a micro-credential using TEC-funding, your first step should be to contact your Relationship Manager or our Customer Contact Group.