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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.

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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

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...

2018 Quality Evaluation consultation

The deadline for providing feedback on the PBRF Sector Reference Group – Consultation Paper #1 – Approach to the design of the 2018 Quality Evaluation has been extended to Thursday, 2 October 2014 at 12.00 pm.

Vocational Pathways survey

Help the Ministry of Education improve the way they support Vocational Pathways by completing a short survey. Submissions close 22 October 2014.

SAC Levels 1 and 2 competitive process assessment scores

Additional information about the SAC Levels 1 and 2 competitive process assessment scores is now available. Read more

PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation

The TEC has now convened a Sector Reference Group (SRG) to develop the guide for the 2018 Quality Evaluation. Read more