5 Accountability and Performance

Crown interventions

The Education Act 1989 provides that the Crown can intervene in a TEI if there are reasonable grounds to do so and on the basis of there being a risk to the operation or long-term viability of the TEI. Intervention is through the application of one or more of three interventions (ss 195B–D):

To allow for a gradually escalating series of responses to situations at risk, there are three additional intervention mechanisms for institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) (ss 222A–C):

The TEI council may request assistance from the TEC as part of the intervention options.