Our mission, vision and values
Te whāinga, te whakakitenga me ngā uara
At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), our mission is to ensure New Zealand’s future success.
Our vision is to make sure that New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for lifelong success.
We know we can make even more of a difference for all New Zealanders if we work together and live up to our values.
We aim high (Whaia te iti Kahurangi) – we feel passionate about making sure everyone has access to life-changing opportunities of tertiary education.
We partner for success (Hononga) – we listen to the providers and seek to build trust. We are all aiming for the best possible outcomes for learners.
We work as one (Kotahitanga) – we pull together the right resources for the job and are flexible in working with others across the organisation.
We learn and innovate (Ngaiotanga) – we are always looking for ways to do things better and make more of an impact. We have freedom to make changes and focus on what really matters.