About us

The Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua (TEC) invests government funding of approximately $2.8 billion in tertiary education in New Zealand each year.

We monitor and manage the performance of organisations we fund, and provide
information and advice to government about the tertiary education sector.

Our vision is for all New Zealanders to be equipped with the knowledge and skills
they need for lifelong success.

We give effect to the Government’s requirements for tertiary education as outlined
in the Tertiary Education Strategy and act in accordance with our role and
responsibilities as set out in the Education Act 1989.

All forms of post-secondary school education and training come under our umbrella.

Read more about who we are, what we do and how we work.


  • Last changed: 17 October 2014
  • Last verified: 17 October 2014