The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has issued guidance around funding for non-domestic visa holders in work-based learning for 2023.
This forms part of their implementation of the unified funding system (UFS), and results in the removal of training subsidy eligibility for non-domestic tertiary students. However, the Government has agreed to targeted exemptions to continue to subsidise work-based learning that is in the national interest, and that aligns with the Government’s Green List and Sector Agreements.
For Careerforce, there is a Sector Agreement for the care workforce, and as a result, non-domestic visa holder learners enrolling in Careerforce Health & Wellbeing programmes will be exempt from international fees*.
The programmes below however are not eligible for a non-domestic learner subsidy (not on Government ‘green list’, and nor is there a Sector Agreement). As a result, non-domestic (international) fees will apply, and these have now been finalised as below.
|Programme Name||Duration (mths)||Credits||Employer Led
|Full Service (incl GST)|
NZC in Cleaning (Level 2)
|NZC in Cleaning (Level 3) – various specialisations||10||57||$1,955||$2,575|
|NZC in Pest Operations (Level 3) (Urban Pest Control)||7||40||$5,055|
|NZD in Business – Leadership & Management (Level 5)||20||120||$4,650|
Further information is available on the Tertiary Education Commission website.
*Visas must be valid for the entire duration of the proposed training programme to be eligible for enrolment.