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About us

We invest nearly $2.8 billion into tertiary education each year to ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for lifelong success. We fund over 700 tertiary education organisations, that provide thousands of courses to hundreds of thousands of learners. We also monitor TEOs performance and provide information and advice to the Government about Tertiary Education. 

Who we are

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we have a big challenge – ensuring New Zealanders have the skills and the knowledge they need to ensure lif...

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What we do

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we lead the Government’s relationship with the tertiary education sector.

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How we work

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we invest government funding in  tertiary education organisations (TEOs) , monitor their performance...

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Careers with us

This page provides information about working at the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) – our people and our values.

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Transfer of Careers New Zealand’s functions into the TEC

The Government is proposing to transfer Careers New Zealand’s functions into the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC).

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About our systems and tools

Our systems and tools are designed to help make working with us as easy as possible. This page gives you a brief overview of these systems and tools, and i...

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How to make a complaint

One of the main functions of the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) is to monitor tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to ensure they are ...

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