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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

Upgrade to Workspace 2

Workspace 2 providers will now receive all their documentation and complete their commitment templates on Workspace 2. Read more...

Budget 2015

As part of the Government’s 2015 Budget, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, announced a range of initiatives for tertiary education. Read the media release.

Minister announces four more CoREs

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment has announced four more Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) at the end of the second round of CoREs’ funding.

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2016 ACE in Communities Funding Round

The 2016 ACE in Communities Funding Round is now open. Applications must be submitted to the TEC before 5pm Friday 5 June 2015. Read more...

Gateway information and handbook updated

Following consultation with a number of Gateway schools, cluster groups and conferences we have updated the Gateway pages on this website and the 2015 Gateway Handbook (PDF, 383 Kb) to clarify existing information or add additional guidance.

2016 ACE in Communities funding round

During 2014 and more recently this year, we communicated to sector representatives our intention to implement an open funding round to allocate 2016 ACE in Communities funding. Read more...