Direct Funding Scheme - Pass rates and funding provided

Cody C made this Official Information request to Tertiary Education Commission

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From: Cody C

Dear Tertiary Education Commission,

I am requesting information regarding the (former) Direct Funding Scheme (DFS) in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982. It is of high interest to the public for this information to be available, so I ask that this request is processed expeditiously and not within the usual 20-business days timeframe.

For the purposes of the Act, I am a New Zealand citizen and residing in New Zealand at the time of making this request. You generally have 20 working days to respond to this notice, as required by law. Your response will be published publicly on the website.

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Specifically I would like to know (for each employer in the scheme):

* Name of employer (i.e. Employer McEmployerface Ltd)
* Programme delivered (i.e. Workplace Literacy or Nat.Cert. Computing L2)
* Total enrolled vs. completed students (i.e. 125/500)
* Pass rate of students (i.e. 25%)
* Total funding paid to the employer for the DFS programme

Additionally, considering that this is one of the first instances where employers were compensated directly for participation in the scheme it may be assumed that there is a potential for fraud to occur.

* What steps were taken to avoid fraud occuring in the programme?

* Were any employers "investigated" during the programme (for instance, employers cannot claim funding through the fund for recognised prior learning or they achieved a very high pass rate, i.e. >80%)? If so; which employer, for what reason and what steps were taken as a result (i.e. monies recovered)?

* How can a member of the public report possible fraud with the Direct Funding Scheme should they become aware of it?

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Yours faithfully,

Cody C

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From: Hugh McIlraith
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Dear Cody C, I have attached a copy of the Tertiary Education Commission’s
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Hugh McIlraith



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