What we do

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Last updated 6 December 2019
Last updated 6 December 2019

At the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC), we lead the Government’s relationship with the tertiary education sector and provide career services from education through to employment.

The sector includes universities , institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) , wānanga , private training establishments (PTEs) , industry training organisations (ITOs)  and other providers of post-secondary education and training.

Each year, we invest over $3 billion in tertiary education and supporting the tertiary and careers system. We ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success. Our values support everything we do and the way we do it.