What we do

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Last updated 30 June 2017
Last updated 30 June 2017

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we lead the Government’s relationship with the tertiary education sector and provide career services from education through to employment.

The sector includes universities , institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) , wānanga , private training establishments (PTEs) , industry training organisations (ITOs)  and other providers of post-secondary education and training.

Each year, we invest over $3 billion in tertiary education and supporting the tertiary and careers system. We ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success. Our investments are influenced by the priorities in the Tertiary Education Strategy 2014–2019. Our values support everything we do and the way we do it.