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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

Breach means training provider must repay $1.47 million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the TEC following an investigation. Read more...

$34.5 million for new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced $34.5 million in funding to develop new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) in New Zealand universities. Read more...

SAC levels 3 and 4 competitive funding announced

As a part of the 2016 investment round, we are going to pilot a new competitive process to allocate up to $35 million of SAC funding at levels 3 and 4 on the NZQF. Read more...  

Budget 2016 announced

Budget 2016 has been announced, with an investment of $256.5 million over four years in tertiary education. Read more...

Careers System Review outcome announced

Ministers Joyce and Parata have announced the outcome of the Careers System Review. Read more...

PBRF draft panel-specific guidelines released

We have released the draft panel-specific guidelines for the Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation. Read more...