Report back - Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Education Amendment Bill (No 2) was reported back to Parliament on 5 April 2019. Some changes were made to the Bill in the Education and Workforce Select Committee. These changes are detailed in the ‘overview…’ section below.

The Bill was introduced on 13 September 2018. It amends makes a number of amendments to the Education Act 1989, Education Act 1964, and the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017. The Bill is expected to have its second reading in May.

Overview of key changes proposed by the Bill and the Select Committee’s recommendations

Key changes proposed by the Bill are:

  • protecting the public interest in Teaching Council decision making
  • making student safety a registration criterion for private schools
  • changes to the rules for cohort (group) entry
  • repealing the start-up of communities of online learning

Overview of the key changes proposed by the Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

Progress of the Bill

The Bill has now progressed to the second reading stage.

A copy of the Bill, and the latest information about its progress through Parliament is available on the New Zealand Parliament website.

Education Amendment Bill (No 2) — NZ Parliament website (external link)

Questions about the Bill 

Our experts are available to answer any factual questions you may have about the Bill.


Regulatory Impact Statements

The following Regulatory Impact Statements (RIS) relate to the Education Amendment Bill (No 2).

Cohort entry RIS [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Communities of online learning (COOL) RIS [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Education Council RIS [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Private schools RIS [PDF, 2.6 MB]

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