Who we are

The Tertiary Education Commission is a Crown Entity established by the Education Act 1989

We are governed by a Board of Commissioners that reports to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. The Minister is assisted by an Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

We have independent statutory powers related to the approval of Crown funding for individual tertiary education organisations. Other than in relation to our independent statutory functions, we must give effect to government policy when directed by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

Leadership and strategic advice are provided by our Senior Management Team, which is also responsible for the performance and deliverables of the organisation.

Around 200 staff are employed across three directorates and the office of the chief executive.

Our Sector Helpdesk and Investment Managers are the key contact points for tertiary education organisations (TEOs).

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