The Tertiary Education Commission is governed by a Board of Commissioners and led by an Executive Leadership Team.
The Customer Contact Group is the main point of contact for learners, , other government agencies and the general public who contact the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC).
Our Relationship Managers are our key leads to build and sustain effective relationships with tertiary education organisations (TEO’s) and regional stakeholders. They engage and collaborate to provide quality investment and career information to ensure that providers and all New Zealanders are best equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for lifelong success.
We are stewards of the tertiary education and careers system.
The Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) is a Crown entity established under section 159C of the Education Act 1989 and continued under section 401 of the Education and Training Act 2020.
We invest in a wide range of tertiary education organisations and work closely with them to ensure that they deliver the best possible outcomes for New Zealanders. As well as providing insight into educational performance, this section includes information and resources for tertiary education organisations, including details about each of our funds.
Tertiary education institutions (TEIs) comprise universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and wānanga. This section contains information for TEIs about governance (TEI councils), borrowing and investments, financial monitoring, seismic risk and capital asset management.
This page sets out the processes and approvals required for to borrow or raise money.
We provide information and advice to the Government and the Minister of Education. We also provide information and advice to , other government agencies and external stakeholders.
This page sets out the eligibility criteria for TEOs, programmes and learners for the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy (ILN) Fund.