Courses, qualifications and tertiary education organisations

A tertiary education organisation (TEO) is any organisation that supplies tertiary education and/or training and/or assessment services. 

All tertiary education organisations can apply for accreditation to assess for New Zealand Qualifications Framework qualifications. Before applying for accreditation, all TEOs must be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). To view all registered providers visit the NZQA site.

Courses and qualifications

There are lots of different courses and qualifications to choose from in a wide range of subject areas. Your choices may depend on what you studied at school, your interests or the career path you’d like to take. The Careers New Zealand website provides a range of interactive tools and information to get you started.

To find individual courses and qualifications and where they’re offered, the Ministry of Education’s website Which Course Where? provides information about tertiary education providers, qualifications and courses, to help you make decisions about tertiary education.


  • Last changed: 30 June 2015
  • Last verified: 30 June 2015