'Unfair', 'short-sighted' changes to tertiary funding
Radical changes to funding for tertiary certificates and diplomas are being labelled unfair and could drive some institutes out of business. The government has unveiled funding rates that boost payments for work-based learning but slash those for distance education and reduce the amount paid for traditional face-to-face courses. Private tertiary institutions expect to lose money, and tutors are worried about the effect on extra-mural courses. RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen has the story.