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Budget 2015 - Summary for ITI Members

Budget 2015 - Summary of the key announcements for Tertiary Education

A more objective perspective on contestable funding

Opinion Piece 3 – Feroz Ali, Chair of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI), 30 September 2014

Under headlines such as “Polytechnic cash given to private businesses” and “$29 million cut from polytechnics”, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) asserts that money is being systematically stripped out of Polytechnics and literally just given to businesses.  The clear implications behind the argument are that ITPs are being damaged, some students are missing out on education, and that private providers are not providing a quality education with the additional money they receive.

Standing up for Private Training Establishments (PTEs)

In Budget 2014, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, confirmed that private providers would be funded at the same level as public providers for delivering the same courses.  There had previously been a gap, sometimes significant, in the funding rates and Minister Joyce worked carefully over several Budgets to remove this discrimination.

ITI�s new website!

If you haven’t visited the ITI website for a while, you’ll notice things have changed a lot. Our old site was no longer supported, so it was a perfect chance to get something new and up-to-the-minute.

ITI Welcomes Two New Members

ITI welcomes two new members this month: New Zealand School of Education and International Pacific College.�

ITI Members Help Out in Christchurch

A number of ITI member institutions have been helping out those affected by the Christchurch earthquake, including Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and Media Design School.�

Upcoming Events

Many of ITI�s members have exciting events coming up. Brighten up a winter�s day by going along to some of these lectures or exhibitions.�

Promising Signs in Tough Budget

Budget 2009 � Tertiary Education Package. Comment from Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI) for the Education Review

High Number of Over-40s in PTEs

The latest Ministry of Education statistics show that the number of those over 40 who are studying at the tertiary level doubled from 2000-2007, rising from 26,637 EFTS in 2000 to 50,846 by the end of 2007.

Introduction from Executive Director

This is my first ITI newsletter as Executive Director for ITI having taken over from Dave Guerin on 6 August.

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