19 July 2017
English language-only providers to submit enrolment data
From 1 January 2018, all unfunded international education providers (UIPs) that enrol international students will be required to submit enrolment information to the Ministry of Education.
In 2015, the Government introduced a new mandatory electronic data collection system for UIPs. Those providing only English language courses were temporarily exempt from this data collection requirement, as they often provide informal language courses, some of which are very short.
The temporary exemption gave government agencies and the English-language sector time to discuss an appropriate data set for these unfunded providers.
Last year, following independently facilitated workshops held between English New Zealand, English-language providers and government agencies, it was proposed that English-language providers would submit a shorter set of data that reflected the nature of most of their provision.
For more information visit: http://services.education.govt.nz/steo/uip/