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Tēnā koutou, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Gude tru olgeta, Taloha ni, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Kia ora tātou.

A very warm welcome to the TEC website.

About Us

TEC is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country.

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Previous news

ICT Graduate Schools

The invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to establish and operate the ICT Graduate Schools closes on Friday 31 October at 12pm. For further information read more here.

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. Read more...

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund for employers – funding round open

The TEC is now accepting applications for the employer-led strand of the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund.

ICT Graduate School programme - EOI closing date

A reminder that the invitation to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to establish and operate an ICT Graduate School/s closes Friday, 31 October 2014 12:00 PM. Read more about the ICT Graduate School programme.

Investigation at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi completed

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) have completed an investigation into practices at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWOA) including the delivery of the National Certificate in Māori Tourism (Hei Manaaki) programme. Read More...

Change in some foundation-level qualification requirements

Beginning in 2015, the TEC will be transitioning to requiring tutors who teach foundation-level courses to hold an appropriate qualification, such as the NCALNE (Voc). Read more...