What we do

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Last updated 16 November 2016
Last updated 11/16/2016

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we lead the Government’s relationship with the tertiary education sector.

The sector includes universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), wānanga, private training establishments (PTEs), industry training organisations (ITOs) and other providers of post secondary education and training.

Each year, we invest around $2.8 billion in tertiary education, to ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success. Our investments are influenced by the priorities in the Tertiary Education Strategy 2014–2019. Our values support everything we do and the way we do it.