People in training or tertiary study

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Last updated 5 December 2017
Last updated 12/05/2017

Our website is designed for the tertiary education organisations (TEOs) we work with. If you are interested in studying, or enrolled in training or tertiary education, here is a list of organisations that can help you with the information you need.



StudyLink has information to help you make decisions about studying and how to pay for it. It provides information about student life, what it will cost and the different ways you can support yourself. There is also information on its website for beneficiaries who are thinking about studying, and the whānau of prospective students.

Visit the StudyLink website

Ministry of Education

The is the Government’s lead advisor on education. It provides information on education strategies and policies and the Government’s goals for education.  You can also find information about its initiatives and communities of learning on its website.

Visit the Minsitry of Education website

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) provides information about the skills and qualifications you can achieve through studying. It also has information about what further education and employment opportunities studying lead to. NZQA can also help you with complaints about Private training establishments (PTE) and Institute of technology and polytechnics.

Visit the NZQA website

Immigration New Zealand

If you are looking for information about English language support, Immigration New Zealand collects and administers tuition funding for new migrants.

Visit the Immigration New Zealand website

Education and training for prisoners

The Department of Corrections works with TEOs to deliver a range of education and training programmes for prisoners.

Visit the Department of Corrections website

Careers information and advice

Our Careers Directorate can give you support and assistance about planning your study and career.

Visit our Careers website

Our partner websites

Engineering Education to Employment (e2e) (Engineering e2e) works in collaboration with engineering employers, ITOs and polytechnics.

Visit the Engineering e2e website

Pathways Awarua provides literacy and numeracy skills for adults.

Visit the Pathways Awarua website

Key Information for Students 

The Key Information for Students (KIS) is a consistent and structured set of information, designed to strengthen the information available to users making decisions about tertiary education. The KIS will be published on each associated qualification page on a tertiary education organisation’s (TEO's) website in either a full table or as a button graphic. Both options will link to the full table on the central KIS website, hosted by Careers New Zealand.

The Key Information for Students (KIS) will:

  • enable you to make real comparisons between qualifications and across providers when deciding on what and where to study
  • facilitate informed enrolment choices that align with your desired tertiary education outcomes.

Fees Free - eligible learners

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Prospective learners who want to confirm their eligibility for free fees and find out how to apply for fees-free study in 2018, should go to This website includes details of eligibility criteria for fees-free education and training, as well as a set of FAQs to help learners. There is also a call centre to provide support, 0800 687 775.

Learners are encouraged to check their eligibility before enrolling.

Our resources

We also have pages on our site with information on the following:

Accessing an apprenticeship completion record

If you completed your apprenticeship before 1993 we might be able to provide a record of completion for you from the Register of Apprentices.

To request a record of the completion of an apprenticeship, fill in the Request for Apprenticeship Record form (Word, 61 Kb) and email it, with a photocopy of your identification, to or send it to:

Tertiary Education Commission
PO Box 27-048
Wellington 6141

Details of apprenticeships completed after 1993 are likely to be held by the respective ITO.