Reviews

Ngā arotakenga

Last updated 7 June 2017
Last updated 06/07/2017

This page includes reports of reviews and reports of focused reviews.

Reports of reviews

In late 2015, we began to do more in-depth analysis of the data submitted to us by tertiary education organisations (TEOs) as part of the Single Data Return (SDR).

From 2017, for each of the TEC-commissioned reviews we now publish a summary of the review findings and what actions we are taking to address each of the report's recommendations. Our summaries have been added to the front of each redacted report below for 2017. In many cases little or no remedial action was required.

Completed reviews – 2017 

Completed reviews – 2016 

Reports of focused reviews

In 2014, a series of focused reviews were carried out in selected TEOs. The reviews focused on TEOs that offered programmes with similar features to those found in two previous investigations at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).  We undertook the focused reviews to determine whether the issues found in the two investigations were prevalent across the sector. We were pleased that this was not the case.

These features included:

  • a high level of sub-contracting, and/or
  • programmes with very high course and qualification completion rates, and/or
  • courses that had grown very rapidly.  

Review results

Six TEOs had focussed reviews. Five had no significant issues and we took no further action. One (Agribusiness) had issues that required further scrutiny, so we commissioned an investigation.

The reports are as follows: 

*Note: The TEC accepted the findings from an independent report commissioned by Service IQ.