Change to a PTE's governing member(s)

As part of maintaining registration, a private training establishment (PTE) must notify us of any intended changes to its governing members.

We use this information to maintain an up-to-date record of who works at a PTE and who to contact with any questions or issues.

We also check that each governing member is appropriate for a role in a PTE and will let you know if we have any questions about or issues with a governing member.

What is a governing member?

Under section 10 of the Education and Training Act 2020, a governing member is defined as:

  • any director
  • any member occupying a position equivalent to that of a director
  • if the establishment is a trust, any trustee
  • if the establishment is a partnership, any partner
  • any senior manager
  • any shareholder with a controlling interest in the establishment.

What is 'controlling interest'?

'Controlling interest' means the power (direct or indirect) to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a PTE. This could be through ownership, position, contract or otherwise.

Anyone who holds a 25% or more ownership in a PTE is automatically determined to have a controlling interest in the PTE.

Information we need for a change to governing member(s)

The notification must include:

  • details of the change, including precise details as to when or how the changes will occur
  • a completed and signed fit and proper person statutory declaration for each new governing member
  • an updated organisation chart including the proposed new governing member(s).

How to notify us of a change

We can only accept a notification from a current governing member of your PTE.

To notify us, email the above information and the statutory declaration(s) to Client Services.

Further information

If you have any questions, contact Client Services.

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