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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

$35 million for entrepreneurial universities

Minister Joyce has announced funding of $35 million for entrepreneurial universities. Read more...

Consultation on changes to the EPIs for industry training

We are seeking your feedback on introducing new educational performance indicators (EPIs): a cohort-based programme completion rate for all trainees, and a first-year retention rate for apprentices. Read more...

Important info for TEOs submitting 2017 performance commitments

We have important information for TEOs submitting 2017 performance commitments. It relates to SAC funding at level 3 and above. You can read it here.

Tū Māia – our plan for improving outcomes for Māori learners

The TEC wants to see Māori learners participating and achieving at all levels of education on a par with other learners. Read more...

TEC Statement of Performance Expectations 2016/17 now available

We have published our Statement of Performance Expectations 2016/17. Download it here...

PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation guidelines released

The TEC and the TEC's Performance-based Research Fund Sector Reference Group have now released the operational guidelines for the 2018 Quality Evaluation. Read more...