We have a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand's education sector, from both policy and operational perspectives.
We have assisted tertiary education providers implement, influence and comply with changes in legislation and policy. We regularly advise organisations across the sector, from providers to regulators. We assisted the Ministry of Education in the formulation of policy proposals and preparation of draft legislation for the reform of the tertiary education sector that resulted ultimately in the changes in 2002. We are uniquely placed to assist the sector rise to the challenges ahead, as the National-led government targets further reform.
Buddle Findlay's education team provides constitutional, operational and strategic advice to a range of education providers (particularly tertiary education organisations) and suppliers including:
Universities, including Massey University and The University of Auckland
Polytechnics, such as Unitec Institute of Technology, Manukau Institute of Technology, Universal College of Learning, Waiaraki Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Eastern Institute of Technology, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki and Ara Institute of Canterbury
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi
New Zealand Childcare Association
Education Council New Zealand
Private tertiary education providers and education providers for overseas students
Schools and pre-schools.
on significant land based acquisitions, and on procurement processes and material contracts
Advising Waiaraki Institute of Technology and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Eastern Institute of Technology and Tairawhiti Polytechnic, and Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
on their respective merger processes
Advising tertiary institutions
on their constitutional and regulatory responsibilities under the Education Act 1989, State Sector Act 1988 and related legislation
Advising senior management, councils and council committees of tertiary institutions
on their respective powers and functions, meeting procedures and conflicts of interest
Negotiating and drafting provider agreements
between tertiary institutions, private tertiary education providers and community educators
in protecting new products and concepts, and in obtaining commercial value from those products and concepts