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Our focus

In this section, you will learn about how our annual investment of nearly $2.8 billion in tertiary education is influenced by the priorities in the Tertiary Education Strategy 2014–2019. You will also read about our business strategy which aims to ensure the tertiary education system can respond to change and continue to improve outcomes for learners and industry.

The Tertiary Education Strategy

The Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) 2014–2019 sets out the Government’s long-term strategic direction for tertiary education and how a high-performing te...

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Our business strategy

Our strategy is to ensure the tertiary education system can respond to change and continue to improve outcomes for learners and industry.

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Delivering skills for industry

Delivering skills for industry is Priority 1 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES). It aims to ensure the skills people develop through tertiary educati...

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Getting at-risk young people into a career

This page sets out how we are supporting Priority 2 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) – Getting at-risk young people into a career. This priority re...

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Boosting achievement of Māori

This page sets out the work that we are doing to support Priority 3 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) – Boosting achievement of Māori and Pasifika.

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Boosting achievement of Pasifika

This page sets out the work we are doing to support Priority 3 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) ­– Boosting achievement of Māori and Pasifika.

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Improving adult literacy and numeracy

Improving adult literacy and numeracy for industry is Priority 4 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) 2014–2019. This section provides information abou...

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Strengthening research-based institutions

This page sets out how we are supporting Priority 5 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) – strengthening research-based institutions. This priority is ...

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Growing international linkages

This page sets out how we are supporting Priority 6 of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) – Growing international  linkages –  which aims to ensure our ...

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Our case studies

This page highlights some of the work tertiary education organisations (TEOs) are doing to deliver on the priorities of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TE...

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