People in training or tertiary study

Te hunga mahi whakangungu, hunga akoranga mātauranga matua

Last updated 8 December 2021
Last updated 8 December 2021

Our website is designed for the we work with. If you are interested in studying, or enrolled in training or tertiary education, here is a list of organisations that can help you with the information you need.



has information to help you make decisions about studying and how to pay for it. It provides information about student life, what it will cost and the different ways you can support yourself. There is also information on its website for beneficiaries who are thinking about studying, and the whānau of prospective students.

Visit StudyLink website

Ministry of Education

The Government’s lead advisor on education. It provides information on education strategies and policies and the Government’s goals for education.  You can also find information about its initiatives and communities of learning on its website.

Visit Ministry of Education website

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

provides information about the skills and qualifications you can achieve through studying. It also has information about what further education and employment opportunities studying lead to. NZQA can also help you with complaints about Private training establishments (PTE) and other providers.

Visit NZQA website

Immigration New Zealand

If you are looking for information about English language support, Immigration New Zealand collects and administers tuition funding for new migrants.

Visit Immigration New Zealand website

Education and training for prisoners

The Department of Corrections works with TEOs to deliver a range of education and training programmes for prisoners.

Visit Department of Corrections website

Careers information and advice

Our careers website can give you support and assistance about planning your study and career.

Visit Careers website

Our partner websites

provides literacy and numeracy skills for adults.

Visit Pathways Awarua website

Key Information for Students 


The Key Information for Students (KIS) is a consistent and structured set of information, designed to strengthen the information available to users making decisions about tertiary education. The KIS will be published on each associated qualification page on a TEOs website in either a full table or as a button graphic. Both options will link to the full table on the central KIS website, found on our Careers website.

The Key Information for Students (KIS) will:

  • enable you to make real comparisons between qualifications and across providers when deciding on what and where to study
  • facilitate informed enrolment choices that align with your desired tertiary education outcomes.

Fees Free – eligible learners

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Prospective learners who want to confirm their eligibility for free fees and find out how to apply for fees-free study, should go to This website includes details of eligibility criteria for fees-free education and training, as well as a set of FAQs to help learners. There is also a call centre to provide support, 0800 687 775.

Learners are encouraged to check their eligibility before enrolling.

Our resources

We also have pages on our site with information on the following:

Accessing an apprenticeship completion record

If you completed your apprenticeship before 1993 we might be able to provide a record of completion for you from the Register of Apprentices.

To request a record of the completion of an apprenticeship, fill in the Request for Apprenticeship Record form (PDF 169 KB) and email it, with a photocopy of your identification, to or send it to:

Tertiary Education Commission
PO Box 27 048
Wellington 6141

Details of apprenticeships completed after 1993 are likely to be held by the respective vocational education and training provider.