How we work

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Last updated 5 October 2017
Last updated 5 October 2017

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we invest government funding in tertiary education organisations (TEOs) , monitor their performance, and provide information and advice. From 1 July we will also be the Government's career agency, providing career services from education to employment.

We invest over $3 billion into tertiary education each year. We fund over 700 TEOs, who provide thousands of courses to hundreds of thousands of learners. We’re working in partnership with TEOs and the sector, the community and industry, to improve outcomes for learners. We also work closely with other agencies to support TEOs. 

Investing government funding

Monitoring performance and reporting

Providing information and advice

Working with other agencies