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Previous news

Plan Guidance for 2017 and 2018 is now available

We have published our Plan Guidance for 2017 and 2018. Read more...

Feedback invited on final PBRF consultation paper

The TEC's Performance-based Research Fund Sector Reference Group has now released the eleventh and final consultation paper. Read more...

Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) for 2016

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment has determined that from 1 January 2016, the AMFM will be set at 3%, with an additional 3% permitted for those who successfully apply for an exception. Read more...

Canterbury polytechnics to merge

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced his decision that the merger of Aoraki Polytechnic (Aoraki) and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) will go ahead. Read more...

Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy published

The TEC has published its Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy 2015–2019. It sets out how we will work with the tertiary sector, with employers and across government from 2015 to 2019 to lift literacy and numeracy skills. Read more...


More flexibility for tertiary enrolments

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, has announced that some tertiary providers and industry training organisations will be able to grow their student numbers without waiting for TEC funding approval. Read more…