Revised due date set for annual and quarterly private training establishment (PTE) returns

Updated on 4 June 2020

Revised due date

NZQA has reviewed the open-ended extension previously granted to some PTEs for submission of their annual returns.

The open-ended extension was for PTEs with any of the following financial year ends:

  • 31 October 2019
  • 30 November 2019
  • 31 December 2019
  • 31 January 2020

These PTEs are now required to submit their returns by 30 September 2020. The returns are:

(Note: PTEs with a financial year end of 31 March 2020 are required to submit their returns by the original due date of 31 August 2020. If there is likely to be difficulty meeting this deadline, please email as soon as possible to seek an extension.)

Reminder about upcoming quarterly attestation due date

PTEs that use a static trust or bank bond for student fee protection purposes are due to submit their Quarterly Student Fee Protection Attestation for the quarter ended 31 May 2020.

  • PTEs must submit their attestation to their trustee by 8 June.
  • Trustees’ attestations are due to NZQA by 15 June.

PTEs will need to ensure that this quarter’s Maximum Liability Amount (MLA) calculation takes into account any delays to delivery caused by COVID-19.  If students are not as far through their programme by now as originally expected, a higher amount will need to be included in the MLA calculation for them than otherwise would have been the case.

If you have any questions about annual returns or quarterly attestations, contact 

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