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  • Updates

  • 16 Sep 16
    New Zealand ranked high in OECD for adult education

    An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) study shows that education remains a priority for New Zealanders long after they’ve left school.

  • 11 Aug 16
    Entrepreneurial Universities update

    Additional information about the Entrepreneurial Universities initiative is now available.

  • 20 Jul 16
    $35 million competitive fund for entrepreneurial universities

    Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced $35 million to establish a competitive fund to support New Zealand universities to attract world-leading academics with entrepreneurial and commercial capability.

  • 12 Jul 16
    Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence - more information and FAQs

    The Tertiary Education Commission will be consulting with universities and other key stakeholders in July and August to contribute to the details of the Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs)programme. Following consultation, we will be seeking applications to host CAPEs through a Request for Funding Applications (RFA) process.

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  • Latest media releases

  • 15 Sep 16
    Four reviews into Tertiary Education Organisations released

    The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has today released four reviews that were initiated after a new approach to data analysis was introduced last year.

  • 23 Jun 16
    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 Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009–2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC.

  • 12 May 16
    TEC confirms two investigations

    The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) today confirmed it has commissioned investigations at Lincoln University’s Telford Division and at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.

  • 23 Oct 15
    Training provider in breach of funding conditions told to repay TEC $6.2 million

    The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) says Agribusiness Training Ltd has been told to repay $6.24 million after an independent investigation found it had failed to deliver some vocational education programmes in line with its funding agreement.

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