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Source: New Zealand Parliament

This bill seeks to make amendments to the Education and Training Act 2020 including:

  • clarifying safety checking processes for children’s workers and school employees
  • extending the ban on charging trainees a compulsory student services fee by one year
  • clarifying that only people holding a teaching position can use physical restraint
  • amending certain other provisions in regard to rules around intervention by the Secretary for Education and regulation-making powers around licensing of service providers.

It also aims to make some technical changes to the Act and regulations to ensure consistency. These would include:

  • clarifying the early childhood education regulation-making powers in section 636
  • clarifying the agencies to which any ministerial statement of expectations could apply

Tell the Education and Workforce Committee what you think

Make a submission on the bill by midnight on 25 June 2021.

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