The Tertiary Education Commission has functions and powers pursuant to the following statutes, which are administered by the Ministry of Education:

We carry out our functions and powers in accordance with the following Acts:

Under the Education Act 1989 (section 159KBA), our Chief Executive is required to monitor the operation and long-term viability of tertiary education institutions. 

Our Chief Executive also has some particular powers in relation to institutes of technology and polytechnics (see sections 222A and 222B of the Education Act 1989).

  • Last changed: 24 June 2015
  • Last verified: 24 June 2015