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ELIGIBLE FEES AND REFUNDS for TTAF trainees


ENROLMENT FEES

Trainees currently enrolled in TTAF eligible programmes who

a) Enrolled in training from 01 July 2020 will not be invoiced.  These invoices will be on-charged to TEC.

b) Enrolled in training after 01 August 2019 and prior to 01 July 2020 are eligible for a pro-rata refund of the July and August 2020 enrolment fees.  TEC is working through the refund method and once this detail is available, Connexis will be in contact and process eligible refunds.

ANNUAL FEES

The annual service fee, normally due on the anniversary of a trainee’s enrolment is now covered by TTAF. Connexis will now on-charge Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for any training fees and annual service fees for ongoing TTAF eligible trainees up till December 2022.

ASSESSMENT process and FEES

External assessment fees, for all TTAF eligible assessments undertaken from 01 July 2020, are covered by TTAF.

Assessments can be arranged in the normal manner with a registered Connexis Assessor who holds the appropriate unit standard/programme scope for the trainees enrolled programme.

Assessors will now invoice Connexis for all assessment fees for trainees on TTAF eligible programmes. On-site assessments are permitted under TTAF funding rules. However, if an on-site assessment is required, the costs that are additional to the assessment such as travel will need to be covered by the trainee/employer directly.

Eligible for a refund? 

Trainees who have had assessments completed and paid for from 1 July 2020 through to August 2020 are eligible for a refund.

Note assessment and other training fees undertaken prior to 1 July 2020 are not TTAF eligible and will not receive a refund.

How to access an assessment refund?

To access the refund invoice Connexis for the assessment fees already paid.

Please email accounts@connexis.org.nz and note the:

  • trainees name
  • trainees NSN
  • trainees training programme number
  • fee paid including a copy of the assessor’s invoice

This will not apply to trainees in the water industry as assessment fees are included in enrolment fees.

Block courses

External block course fees with Connexis specified providers are covered by TTAF funding.

Ask your provider to invoice Connexis directly and note that travel, accommodation, per diems, food and other costs associated with block courses are not covered by TTAF.

As a transitional arrangement, Connexis will reimburse customers any external block course fees already undertaken from 1 July 2020 to early August 2020 and already paid for by the customer.

To access the refund, invoice Connexis at accounts@connexis.org.nz for these fees noting the:

  • trainees name
  • trainees NSN
  • trainees training programme number
  • the fee paid with the provider’s invoice attached
Please note the following block courses are TTAF eligible:

Connexis Programme

Provider & Type of course

NZC in Infrastructure Works (Pipeline Construction and Maintenance) (Level 4)

ARA: Block Course

MIT: Block Course

WelTec: Block Course

NZC in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Level 4)

ARA: Night Class/Block Course

ETCO: Night Class/Block Course

Open Polytech: Distance Learning/Block course

NZC in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution)

iSkills: Block Course

MITA: Block Course

NZC in Electricity Supply (Cable Jointing High Voltage)

MITA: Block Course

NZC in Electricity Supply (Field Switching)

MITA: Block Course

NZC in Electricity Supply (Fault Response and Switching)

iSkills: Block Course

MITA: Block Course

NZC in Electricity Supply (Power Technician)

Wintec: Distance Learning/Block course

NZC in Drinking Water or Wastewater Treatment (Level 4)

WelTec: Block Course

NZ Diploma in Drinking Water or Wastewater Treatment (Level 5)

WSP: Block Course

NZC in Infrastructure Procurement Procedures

Clever Buying: Block Course

NZC in Telecommunications (Level 3) with strands in Copper Network Maintenance, and Optical Fibre Network

iSkills: Block Course

 

Other off job block courses without provider agreements also covered include:
ProgrammeUnit StandardTitle
NZC in Workplace Health and Safety Practice Level 318426Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces
NZC Electricity Supply (Utility Arboriculture) with an optional strand in Insulated Tool Work6401Provide first Aid
6402Provide basic life support
NZC in Electricity Supply (Field Switching) (Level 3)6401Provide first Aid
6402Provide basic life support
NZC in Electricity Supply Fault Response and Switching (L4)6401Provide first Aid
6402Provide basic life support
NZC in Electricity Supply (Introductory) (Level 2) with strands in Electricity Supply and Telecoms6401Provide first Aid
6402Provide basic life support
NZC in Electricity Supply (Introductory) (Level 2) with strands in Electricity Supply and Telecoms18426Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces
17599Plan a confined space entry
NZC in Civil Infrastructure Trades (Pipe Installations) (Level 4) with strands in Trenched and Trenchless10980Perform electrofusion jointing on polyethylene pipe for a network
10987Perform butt fusion jointing on polyethylene pipe for a network
25610Demonstrate knowledge of polyethylene pipe, fittings and fusion jointing for a gas network
NZC in Pipe Installations Level 4 10980Perform electrofusion jointing on polyethylene pipe for a network
25610Demonstrate knowledge of polyethylene pipe, fittings and fusion jointing for a gas network
19207Work in a confined space in the infrastructure industry
17599Plan a confined space entry
18426Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces
10987Perform butt fusion jointing on polyethylene pipe for a network
NZC in Civil Infrastructure Trades (Pipe Installations) (Level 4) with strands in Trenched and Trenchless17599Plan a confined space entry
18426Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces
19207Work in a confined space in the infrastructure industry
NZC in Civil Infrastructure Trades (Utilities Maintenance) (Level 4) with strands in Water, and Stormwater and Wastewater18426Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces
10980Perform electrofusion jointing on polyethylene pipe for a network
19207Work in a confined space in the infrastructure industry
17599Plan a confined space entry
10987Perform butt fusion jointing on polyethylene pipe for a network
25610Demonstrate knowledge of polyethylene pipe, fittings and fusion jointing for a gas network
NZC in Infrastructure Works (Pipeline Construction and Maintenance) L4 with Strands17599Plan a confined space entry
NZC in Utilities Maintenance Level 419207Work in a confined space in the infrastructure industry
17599Plan a confined space entry
18426Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces

QUESTIONS?

If you have a question, send it through to us here and and we will reply once we have the required information available.