Targeted implementation of the performance element – learner component

Targeted implementation of the performance element – learner component

Last updated 29 May 2023
Last updated 29 May 2023

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has taken a phased approach to implementing the performance element of the learner component.

2024 Implementation

From 2024, the learner component element applies to all providers. The performance expectations will be set in different ways for providers, based on their Plan requirements and total learner component funding amount.

For information on requirements for different providers, see Performance element requirements from 2024.

2023 Implementation

In 2023, the performance element was implemented through a targeted approach with nine providers that deliver a significant amount of vocational education.

The nine providers are:

  • Te Pūkenga
  • NZ Management Academies Ltd
  • NZ Tertiary College
  • ATC NZ
  • Cornerstone Education Ltd
  • The Electrical Training Company
  • Ignite Colleges
  • Vertical Horizonz NZ Ltd
  • Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

TEC and the providers agreed to performance expectations through performance milestones, which account for 20 percent of the learner component funding. Performance element funding is paid once the milestones are achieved.

In 2023, providers not selected for the targeted implementation are receiving the incentive payments without needing to meet learner component-specific performance expectations.