About us

We invest over $3 billion into tertiary education and supporting the tertiary and careers system. We ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for lifelong success. We fund over 700 tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to provide thousands of courses to hundreds of thousands of learners. We also monitor the performance of TEOs and provide information and advice to the Government about tertiary education. 

Who we are
We ensure all New Zealanders have the skills, knowledge and confidence to create a fulfilling life.
What we do
We are stewards of the tertiary education and careers system.
How we work
We invest government funding in tertiary education organisations (TEOs), monitor their performance, and provide information and advice. We invest over $3 b…
About our systems and tools
Our systems and tools are designed to help make working with us as easy as possible. This page gives you a brief overview of these systems and tools, and i…
Corporate publications
We produce a range of publications, resources and reports for the tertiary sector to keep you abreast of important issues.
COVID-19 TEC Updates
COVID-19 Tertiary Bulletin
Tertiary and International COVID-19 Bulletin
Information releases
The Official Information Act (OIA) enables all New Zealanders to request and receive information held by government officials and agencies. For areas where…
Kete whiri: Our Strategy
Our whiri is our backbone. A high-quality kete has a secure and tight whiri or plait which sits at the foundation bringing together the different flax stra…