Archived News items by year.
Archived News items by year.
22 May 2020
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) have renewed their commitment to work together in a partnership that is based upon Te Tiriti o Waitangi and focused on learners across Aotearoa.
14 May 2020
Today’s Government Budget announcement involves a big step forward for the vocational education and training system, ...
The first stage of Budget 2020 announced on 14 May allocates significant investment in education.
2 May 2020
Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins today announced a $20 million fund to help eligible tertiary learners continue their education disrupted by COVID-19.
29 April 2020
We have gathered resources from New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world that may be of help to your organisation as you move to online delivery.
17 April 2020
The Workforce Development Council Design Group’s first session, held online on Friday 3 April, 2020 ...
2 April 2020
Aotearoa is taking an important step towards a brighter future and a stronger, more sustainable vocational education system ...
1 April 2020
TEC Chief Executive Tim Fowler has written to all TEC-funded Tertiary Education Organisations ...
23 March 2020
Updated Covid 19 information for tertiary education organisations (TEOs).
10 March 2020
Expressions of Interest (EoI) closed for the Workforce Development Council (WDC) design process on Monday 24 February 2020 ...
28 February 2020
New and updated information, products and templates have been added to the Investment Toolkit for the 2020 Plan round.
21 February 2020
We held a national survey for Drawing the Future in October 2019, where students in Years 3-to-8 were asked to draw a job they want to do when they grow up.
20 February 2020
The third reading of the Vocational Education and Training Reform Bill on Wednesday 19 February 2020 is a key milestone for the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) ...
12 February 2020
Jenn Bestwick has been announced as the new TEC board chair.
3 February 2020
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30 January 2020
The Institute of Skills and Technology Establishment Board has issued a media release on the preferred name of the new national institute which begins operation on 1 April 2020.
20 December 2019
This week, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced further progress on the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) ...
9 December 2019
The Plan Guidance for the new investment round has been released.
14 November 2019
Our Pῡrongo-ā-tau – Annual Report is a review of our financial and non-financial performance against our strategic intentions and priorities for the year ended 30 June 2019.
6 November 2019
Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) is working in consultation with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to establish a National Tertiary Network ...
30 October 2019
Tertiary education organisations (TEOs) can now direct new learners to the Fees Free website to check their eligibility for Fees Free in 2020.
29 October 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has launched a food and fibre careers hub on its careers.govt.nz website to promote the diversity of career opportunities in our essential food and fibre sectors.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins, along with TEC CE Tim Fowler, launched the Drawing the Future initiative recently at Porirua East School, Wellington.
17 October 2019
My Allocations and Payments was successfully launched on 14 October, and is now available to use on Ngā Kete.
14 October 2019
Following the recent tragedy at a hall of residence at the University of Canterbury, the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, has taken urgent action to address pastoral care concerns in the tertiary sector.
26 September 2019
In the wake of the recent tragic event at the University of Canterbury, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) wishes to encourage students in accommodation services ...
23 September 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the Ministry of Education have launched a large-scale engagement programme to initiate conversations with stakeholders ...
The TEC is making some useful changes to how it provides TEOs with the conditions we attach to funding.
After reviewing the submissions received in consultation, the Minister of Education has determined ...
17 September 2019
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the future of education – from early childhood to tertiary and beyond -
Following recent consultation, the Minister of Education has issued a new Ministerial Direction on Compulsory Student Services Fees (CSSFs).
27 August 2019
Since the Reform of Vocational Education, or RoVE, was announced by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins earlier this month, there have been a number of announcements relating to the reforms.
26 August 2019
My Allocations and Payments is a new self-service information product that we will launch on Ngā Kete in October 2019.
22 August 2019
Qualification developers can apply now for Qualification Development Fund funding.
20 August 2019
There’s a strong theme of supporting and caring for New Zealanders in the latest search data from the Careers.govt.nz website.
1 August 2019
The Minister has today announced the decision to proceed with the proposals on the Reform of Vocational Education ...
25 July 2019
The 2019/20 funding round for Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) will open soon, the Tertiary Education Commission announced today.
19 July 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission is laying charges under section 292A of the Education Act 1989 against three individuals for making a false representation ...
18 July 2019
The Minister of Education is proposing an Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) rate of 2 percent for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) for 2020.
11 July 2019
Every year we publish educational performance indicators (EPIs) for each tertiary education organisation (TEO) we fund.
5 July 2019
We are committed to making a positive difference to the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders through tertiary education and careers services.
25 June 2019
As part of our commitment to delivering effective and efficient service and support to TEOs, we've made some changes to provide more consistency and accountability to the way we work.
20 June 2019
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has appointed two new commissioners to the TEC Board, both for three-year terms.
17 June 2019
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced three micro-credentials will receive funding from the Government ...
14 June 2019
Chief Executive Tim Fowler has written to all Industry Training Organisations (ITO) to confirm current or new training agreements will be honoured for the duration of the training period ...
12 June 2019
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the results from the first year of the Fees Free policy.
7 June 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has launched a construction hub on its popular careers.govt.nz website to attract more people to the growing sector.
4 June 2019
Indicative Allocation Letters have been provisioned to tertiary education organisations (TEO) Workspaces today.
31 May 2019
Budget 2019 has been announced and holds positive news for tertiary education.
30 May 2019
Budget 2019 has been announced and holds positive news for tertiary education.
20 May 2019
The official consultation period for the Reform of Vocational Education has now closed.
20 May 2019
On 30 April, we published the interim results of the 2018 Quality Evaluation, a major component of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF).
9 May 2019
The Ministry of Education invites students and tertiary providers to have their say and give feedback on a minor update to the compulsory student services fees (CSSF) Ministerial Direction.
30 April 2019
The Quality Evaluation is one of the country’s biggest research assessments and equates to approximately 55 percent of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), totaling over $1 billion for a six-year period.
23 April 2019
While a career as a police officer remains at the top of the table for most searched for jobs on careers.govt.nz, other careers have appeared on the ladder this quarter.
5 April 2019
The consultation period for the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) proposals closed on 5 April 2019.
2 April 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) commissioned research to help us understand the skills needs, preferences and demands of employers in New Zealand so that we can improve how we match skills in the future.
29 March 2019
On 15 March 2019 we released new information and products in the Investment Toolkit.
20 March 2019
On 13 February 2019 the Minister of Education launched the public consultation on the Government’s proposals for the Reform of Vocational Education.
18 March 2019
Our thoughts are with the Muslim community, the students and staff at tertiary education organisations, and all the people of Christchurch at this time.
Consultation and engagement with communities on the Reform of Vocational Education continues this month across New Zealand.
11 March 2019
New and updated information, products and templates have been added to the Investment Toolkit.
27 February 2019
Meetings and events are underway throughout New Zealand on the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education proposals, says TEC Chief Executive Tim Fowler.
5 February 2019
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has agreed to a proposal from the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to take over the Telford campus of the Taratahi Agricultural Centre.
31 January 2019
Information for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) seeking funding approval for micro-credentials is now available. This includes guidelines for developing applications.
17 January 2019
Taratahi Institute of Agriculture (Taratahi) went into interim liquidation at the end of 2018.
8 January 2019
The most popular career this year was police officer, according to the most searched for jobs on careers.govt.nz in 2018.
11 December 2018
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has appointed two new commissioners to the TEC Board.
7 December 2018
The NZ Marine and Composites Industry Training Organisation (NZMAC ITO) received an outstanding achievement recently, when its apprenticeship programme was named best in the world for the marine and composites industries.
The Plan Guidance for the 2019 investment round has been released.
30 November 2018
Universities New Zealand announced three New Zealand university graduates who were awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England.
27 November 2018
The TEC has developed several focus area briefs as part of our Investment Toolkit for the 2019 Investment Round, to support tertiary education organisations (TEOs).
22 November 2018
A new partnership between the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA) will see a collective focus on attracting and retaining talent in New Zealand’s fast-growing primary sectors.
7 November 2018
From 2018 funding onwards, we will discontinue performance-linked funding (PLF).
6 November 2018
The application process for Adult and Community Education (ACE) in Communities – Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes funding for 2019 is now open.
26 October 2018
We have made some changes to Ngā Kete as part of our ongoing commitment to improve the information product portal.
25 October 2018
The Fees Free website is now live to check eligibility for 2019
17 October 2018
Every year we publish educational performance indicators (EPIs) for each Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) we fund.
12 October 2018
We are changing expected learner workload for an equivalent full-time student (EFTS) for levels 1 and 2 Youth Guarantee qualifications from 2019.
10 October 2018
Acting Education Minister Tracey Martin has confirmed the appointment of a Commissioner at Whitireia and WelTec.
4 October 2018
The Government officially launched its Construction Skills Action Plan on 4 October 2018. The action plan is designed to address the skills shortages in the construction sector.
18 September 2018
The Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec.
5 September 2018
We have published our process for receiving and considering TEO requests for an exception to the 2019 Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) limit of 2 percent.
27 August 2018
We’ve made some improvements to the Information Product Library in Ngā Kete. This is part of our ongoing commitment to keep making Ngā Kete work better for you.
22 August 2018
The Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation met a major milestone in July when the submission phase ended for participating tertiary education organisations (TEOs).
1 August 2018
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) welcomes NZQA’s decision to include micro-credentials as part of New Zealand’s regulated education and training system and is keen to hear from providers who are thinking about developing and delivering micro-credentials.
13 July 2018
We are expanding the reporting requirement for Student Achievement Component (SAC) level 3 and above funding condition for 2019. The reporting requirement will include course enrolments where TEC funding is not claimed.
9 July 2018
Independent research commissioned by the TEC confirms that the ITP sector is facing significant financial challenges.
6 July 2018
The Minister of Education is proposing an Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) rate of 2 percent for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) for 2019.
3 July 2018
We have developed an exciting new tool in our Investment Toolkit that will significantly support the sector to deliver on their Investment Plan obligations.
2 July 2018
To better understand the tertiary education landscape we and the Service Innovation Lab completed a ‘prediscovery sprint’ to identify two things: what people found challenging, and what opportunities lay in the experience of entering or re-entering the tertiary education system.
31 May 2018
New information to support TEOs with Investment Plans 2019
We have published new information to support Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs) develop their Investment Plans (Plans – including those Plan exempt) for funding from 2019.
30 May 2018
Tertiary Performance SDR provides information on Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) educational performance and learner achievement.
23 May 2018
The University of Waikato is launching a new biotech research project in Tauranga backed with Entrepreneurial Universities funding from the Tertiary Education Commission.
11 May 2018
Two new Ngā Kete information products are now available to TEOs – Post-Study Outcomes of Young Graduates, and Post-Study Outcomes by TEO.
10 May 2018
The TEC announced panellists for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation peer review panels today.
7 May 2018
We have held three sector workshops on the 2018 Investment Round and uploaded our third tranche of products for our Investment Toolkit.
12 April 2018
Papers outlining the Government programme of work to reform the institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) sector were released by Education Minister the Hon Chris Hipkins today.
6 April 2018
We have made some improvements to Ngā Kete. Ngā Kete is your secure search and browse portal to the information sources and products that TEC makes available. It is where we share information and where you can search for and discover content.
This is an opinion piece from Tim Fowler, Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
3 April 2018
We have changed the login page for Workspace 2 and Ngā Kete to support the Education Sector Login (ESL) upgrade.
15 March 2018
Engineering Education to Employment (Engineering e2e) is working with WelTec, Otago Polytechnic and the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia to implement a level 7 engineering degree apprenticeship qualification.
13 March 2018
Students from high schools around Wellington and the local ICT Graduate School participated in the hackathon held at Victoria University of Wellington’s (VUW) Te Aro campus. The two-and-a-half day hackathon was organised by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Wellington ICT Graduate School with support from Weltec’s engineering school.
8 March 2018
Today the Tertiary Education Commission's (TEC’s) Chief Executive, Tim Fowler, announced final decisions on a pathway for reorganisation of the TEC.
1 March 2018
Today, Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins, announced the Government will end competitive allocations of funding at New Zealand Qualification Framework levels 1 to 4. This change seeks to give providers greater funding certainty, so they can focus more on the students.
28 February 2018
The West Coast’s Tai Poutini Polytechnic failed to deliver enough training hours across a range of courses between 2010 and 2015, an investigation by the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) released today shows.
27 February 2018
New information, products and templates have been added to the Investment Toolkit. These tools add to the suite of products available to support tertiary education organisations (TEOs) in their strategic planning and Investment Plan engagement.
21 February 2018
Many Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) face financial challenges. But those challenges also present an opportunity, according to Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Chief Executive Tim Fowler.
9 February 2018
In late 2016 the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) commissioned an evaluation of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) initiative. The MartinJenkins report focuses on the operations and outcomes of the 16 consortia operating in 2017. A copy of the report is available for download below.
8 February 2018
As announced late in 2017, we have re-aligned our monitoring to take a more flexible approach, along with focusing on education and sharing information with tertiary education organisations (TEOs).
31 January 2018
We listened to feedback from stakeholders about usability of the Fund finder and conditions pages on our website. We have made significant improvements to the pages.
24 January 2018
Today the TEC has started consultation with its staff on a proposal to reorganise the TEC.
17 January 2018
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is seeking nominations to finalise peer review panels for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation.
The failed BEST Pacific Institute of Education in Auckland filed incorrect student information and under-delivered on its training promises, an investigation report released today by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows.
16 January 2018
With just one day to go before almost 168,000 students will get their preliminary NCEA results, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is reminding everyone considering tertiary education in 2018 to check their eligibility for Fees Free.
20 December 2017
Since the official announcement of fees free on 5 December, implementation has continued to prepare new learners for tertiary study in 2018. The TEC’s guidance and support systems for the sector are underway as we assist TEO’s navigate the ins and outs of fees-free.
An investigation report released today into the now defunct Quantum Education Group shows it deliberately took advantage of reporting procedures to enable the business to keep millions of dollars in student fees.
15 December 2017
The TEC is re-aligning its monitoring to work closer with tertiary education organisations (TEOs) by introducing a flexible, smarter approach that focuses on education and appropriate response to risk.
13 December 2017
We listened to feedback from stakeholders about usability of the Fund finder pages on our website. We have made significant improvements to the pages, so functionality better meets the needs of tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and other stakeholders.
8 December 2017
The BEST Pacific Institute of Education has closed.
7 December 2017
The tertiary system needs to be more nimble, responsive and creative, with more innovation in what and how it delivers.
6 December 2017
Almost 18,000 learners checked their eligibility for the Government’s fee-free initiative in the first 24 hours of the on-line checking site going live.
5 December 2017
The Plan Guidance for the 2018 investment round has been released.
The first implementation details for the Government’s fees-free initiative have been released by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) today.
21 November 2017
The Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) is working closely with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Development (StudyLink) and Inland Revenue (IR) to implement one of the Government’s 'first 100 days' policies for tertiary education: the introduction of one year of fees-free tertiary education.
Career development is a cornerstone to New Zealanders managing their learning and work choices for lifelong success.
8 November 2017
A new online tool has been launched for students and staff to register any complaints or concerns about tertiary education organisations, anonymously if they have to.
3 November 2017
Chris Lloyd is part of a national project to discover how best to support trainees with dyslexia. The project provides for learners to be screened for dyslexia and then provided with information and assistance to work with their condition, and to succeed.
30 October 2017
We’ve kicked off our Roadshow with the first session in Christchurch last week. Tertiary Education Commission's (the TEC’s) Chief Executive, Tim Fowler, and the senior management team will be out on the road again this week, presenting the future for the TEC.
24 October 2017
The TEC carried out a review about how to lift the tertiary education sector’s capability to embed literacy and numeracy in foundation-level education. This is to ensure that learners achieve better literacy and numeracy outcomes, and identify how we can better support sector capability.
9 October 2017
We have changed the login page for Workspace 2 and Ngā Kete to support upgrades to the Education Sector Logon (ESL).
6 October 2017
The owners of the now-closed EnterpriseMIT have repaid $125,518 after the former subsidiary of Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) failed to properly check whether students in its programmes had already completed similar learning.
28 September 2017
An opinion piece from Tim Fowler, Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC).
21 September 2017
Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland will be the first to take advantage of the Government’s $35 million investment partnership in ‘Entrepreneurial Universities’, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith announced today.
20 September 2017
The College of Natural Health and Homeopathy (CNHH) has repaid $420,426 (GST exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) after they discovered they had been making incorrect funding claims to the TEC.
18 September 2017
Each year we publish educational performance indicators (EPIs) for each Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) we fund. EPIs are one set of measures used to help assess the performance of TEOs and to make future investment decisions. We have published EPI data since 2010.
13 September 2017
How does New Zealand's education system compare? The Ministry of Education produced a New Zealand report based on the Education at a Glance report. Read the full report on their website.
06 September 2017
New Zealand joins over 40 countries this week to raise awareness of learning opportunities for adults during Adult Learners' Week. Over 64,000 New Zealanders aged 18-90+ are currently engaged in learning through Adult Community Education in over 7,500 programmes.
05 September 2017
Waste Management NZ Ltd, a country-wide waste and environmental services operation, has successfully trained 100 staff members in a Skills Highway workplace literacy programme.
04 September 2017
Lecturer Deepti Bhargava from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) brought along 15 students from AUT’s School of Communication Studies to the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) to find out what working in the ‘real world’ is like.
30 August 2017
Minister for Tertiary Education, Science and Innovation Hon Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the publication of data showing the employment status and earnings of graduates from all universities, wānanga, polytechnics and some funded private training establishments.
24 August 2017
Tertiary Education Commission Chief Executive, Tim Fowler, says Got a Trade? Got it Made! Week is a great example of the collaboration needed between industry and career influencers to get more young people into apprenticeships.
21 August 2017
The application process for 2018 DualPathways Pilot funding is now open, and closes at 5.00pm, Thursday 28 September 2017.
14 August 2017
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has released a new series of seven videos highlighting the skills young people need to successfully connect with employers and jobs.
11 August 2017
A modern-day tohunga (expert) weaves computer science and te Reo into the classroom while a legend helps hundreds of learners transition towards a life of positive and transformational change. This is only some of the work done by 12 tertiary teachers honoured at the sixteenth Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards held at Parliament this week.
07 August 2017
Literacy and Numeracy programme motivates employees to aspire to greater rewards in their careers, and significantly improves workplace communication and team-work.
04 August 2017
From early last month, the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington began hosting three new cross-institutional Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) specialising in language, culture, politics and economics. These centres will better connect and enhance trade and economic linkages for New Zealand with countries within the Asia-Pacific and Latin-American regions.
26 July 2017
The Government today set out its plan for delivering a strong and effective tertiary education system through its formal response to the Productivity Commission report into tertiary education.
Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Louise Upston today provided the necessary land consents to allow Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre’s acquisition of Lincoln University’s Telford Campus to proceed. TEC’s Board have also approved the transfer of funding from Telford to Taratahi.
11 July 2017
As part of our two-year Kura to Career pilot, Waikato-Tainui has developed a passport for Māori secondary school students. It records not only their academic record but also their health and wellbeing (hauora) plan, interests, strengths and potential tertiary pathways.
06 July 2017
The draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand to 2025 was released for consultation on 30 June by the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.
05 July 2017
The TEC met a major milestone for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation with the release of the PBRF IT System.
30 June 2017
We have made some changes to Ngā Kete to keep it up to date and accessible.
29 June 2017
We have developed a new alert banner for our website to let you know about system outages and any events affecting our normal business operations.
We have now confirmed the Investment Plan requirements for private training establishments (PTEs) and community education providers (CEPs) seeking TEC funding in 2018.
It’s almost six months since we launched our refreshed website on 9 November 2016, refocused on tertiary education organisations as the primary audience.
26 June 2017
We have been sharing our story of how we are unlocking the value of our data and becoming an information broker, in Wellington and abroad. In doing so, we are hoping to open up opportunities to work with other organisations and make it easier for others to take the same journey.
The University of Waikato has opened a new maths trail at its Hamilton campus to help people appreciate maths and numbers in their daily lives.
22 June 2017
As advised in April, there is a new requirement for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to report all confirmed student enrolments from the August Single Data Return (SDR).
21 June 2017
We have been refreshing our website’s FundFinder section to make the information about our funds more informative and user-friendly.
16 June 2017
Our Engineering e2e programme is working with institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) and engineering professional bodies to encourage more learners to see ITPs as a valid choice for studying engineering.
The Education Sector Authentication and Authorisation (ESAA) system will reach end of life in 2018.
02 June 2017
The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment is proposing an Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) rate of 2% for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) for 2018.
Our Careers Transition Team has been preparing for the imminent transfer of Careers NZ to the TEC on 1 July 2017. Aligning the systems and processes to ensure a seamless transfer has underpinned the work the team has been doing.
01 June 2017
Prisoners’ access to quality education has been guaranteed until 2018 with the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the TEC and the Department of Corrections.
31 May 2017
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced two appointments to the TEC Board.
30 May 2017
In June we completed a survey of our customers to find out what it’s like doing business with us, what’s working well in the way we interact with you, and where we need to improve.
25 May 2017
The Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Paul Goldsmith has announced that a total of $132.1 million will be invested across the tertiary education sector over the next four years through Budget 2017.
24 May 2017
The Ako Aotearoa He Taunga Waka programme is holding its annual forum (wānanga-fono) to support educators improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners.
23 May 2017
Do you deliver programmes to refugees or programmes designed to develop refugees’ skills leading to employment? Or you may deliver training that supports career development or assesses the employment skills of refugees?
18 May 2017
A group of Dunedin workers with learning disabilities are now being trained in literacy and numeracy with funding through our Employer-led Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund (EWLN).
16 May 2017
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is inviting sector feedback on an updated definition of “learning hours”.
15 May 2017
The University of Canterbury (UC) continues to make good progress on its recovery from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Student enrolments are rising, many of its new state-of-the-art buildings are open or nearing completion, and UC is forecasting a return to a normal operating surplus in 2019.
12 May 2017
The Associate Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston announced yesterday that The Education (Update) Amendment Bill has passed its third reading.
05 May 2017
The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) scheme provides scholarships to Māori and Pasifika learners to acquire the skills and attributes to gain trades-based employment, take up New Zealand apprenticeships or move to other higher-level training programmes.
04 May 2017
Recently we caught up with Zhivan Alach, Planning Performance Manager at Unitec in Auckland and asked him how the institute of technology is using our information products in its planning.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston have welcomed the latest apprenticeship figures, which show an increase of 6800, nearly 19 per cent, since 2012.
24 April 2017
Like any government, ours has some ‘wicked’ problems to solve, like what to do about the 58,000 people with mental health conditions who can’t find meaningful work.
21 April 2017
When 800 students graduated from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology on 6 April Julia Kennedy from our Monitoring and Crown Ownership team was invited along as a special guest by the Council’s Chair Cathy Cooney.
Over the last five years, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has used a student-centred approach underpinned by predictive analytics to turn itself around from a low-performing university to one that is defying its poor urban demographics.
10 April 2017
We have refreshed the KIS web pages to make them easier to use and find supporting documentation.
06 April 2017
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published a new report that sets out how the Government is partnering with New Zealand’s digital sector and other economic sectors, to enable New Zealand to become a leading digital nation.
03 April 2017
We have made a small upgrade to Ngā Kete to improve the way search results are displayed, add further source systems to the search scope and generally improve functionality.
31 March 2017
Tim Fowler, our Chief Executive, was on Radio New Zealand this morning discussing the issues raised recently on the pressures some tertiary education staff indicate they feel.
30 March 2017
Private training establishment English Language Partners isn’t just providing its learners with an education – it’s changing communities.
23 March 2017
More than 11,000 young people have used the Pathways Awarua Road Code online learning pathway to get them ready for their learner’s licence.
22 March 2017
For tertiary education organisations (TEOs) it can be daunting facing a TEC audit, especially if it’s their first time.
21 March 2017
The Productivity Commission has published its final report on its inquiry into New Models of Tertiary Education.
14 March 2017
About 88% of new graduates surveyed so far by our new MyQ online survey are satisfied with their qualification.
8 March 2017
The University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington have both been successful in their bids to host new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs).
7 March 2017
We have published the latest funding allocation figures for all tertiary education organisations (TEOs) that we invest in.
We are continuing to work on providing great information and tools that can help you explore your own and sector data in interesting and useful ways.
6 March 2017
We have recently taken on two university graduates under our Graduate Development Programme. We started the programme in 2015 to contribute to the career development of high potential graduates.
3 March 2017
When the Government announced the proposed transfer of Careers NZ to the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) last year, detailed planning began to ensure a seamless transition.
1 March 2017
We have contracted Waikato Tainui and Ngāi Tahu to deliver a two-year pilot to help 200 Māori secondary school students in their regions develop better career pathways.
27 February 2017
We shared Assessment Tool usage data last year and had subsequent conversations with tertiary education organisations (TEOs).
22 February 2017
Dean Winter, our new Monitoring and Crown Ownership manager, is not someone to baulk at a challenge.
20 February 2017
When the Government announced last year that Careers NZ (CNZ) would transfer to the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) in 2017, the challenge of delivering an improved career system was laid.
The Ministry of Education's fifth application round to establish partnership schools is the first in which tertiary education institutions (TEIs) are eligible to apply.
Information for New Zealand citizens and New Zealand permanent residents who study overseas at a campus or delivery site of a New Zealand tertiary education organisation (TEO) in approved countries.
17 February 2017
We have published our Briefing to our Incoming Minister (BIM) – the Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Paul Goldsmith.
16 February 2017
15 February 2017
The Fiji Higher Education Commission has much to think about after visiting us last week to learn about our approach to reporting and monitoring.
10 February 2017
Mike Blanchard, our new Deputy Chief Executive Operations, is passionate about people and creating high-performing teams.
Last year, the Investment Approach Sector Reference Group allowed us to test our thinking with the sector about some of our key initiatives.
9 February 2017
We have started updating the Fund finder section of our website to reflect the new ministerial funding mechanisms for each fund and our funding approval documentation.
30 January 2017
We are planning to engage widely this year to find out what actions and initiatives have worked well to help Pasifika learners succeed in tertiary education.
25 January 2017
Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith today opened a new purpose-built permanent home for the University of Otago’s world-renowned Dunedin Study.
19 January 2017
In December we launched MyQ, a new information tool to give prospective students access to information about the value and relevance of tertiary qualifications.
16 January 2017
We are reviewing the Financial Monitoring Framework for tertiary education institutions to ensure it is still fit for purpose.
10 January 2017
In November we launched a new suite of information products to give tertiary education organisations (TEOs) access to information about their own organisation, the sector, and the tertiary environment.
20 December 2016
Our 2017 funding letters sent to the sector in November and December set clear expectations for tertiary education organisations attaining parity of participation and achievement.
20 December 2016
Prime Minister Bill English has appointed Paul Goldsmith as the new Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and confirmed Louise Upston as Associate Minister.
16 December 2016
The Student Achievement Component (SAC) levels 3 and 4 competitive funding outcomes have been published.
14 December 2016
Many organisations recognise the value of data, but are often unsure about how to use it says Data Future Partnerships Chair Dame Diane Robertson.
13 December 2016
New Zealand’s first Dementia Prevention Research Clinic at the University of Auckland has begun a collaborative research trial.
13 December 2016
A Crown Manager has been appointed at the West Coast-based Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.
13 December 2016
The National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults (National Centre) has received international acknowledgment from the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program.
7 December 2016
The launch of our refreshed website last month was made possible by a successful partnership between the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) and Ministry of Education (MoE).
7 December 2016
The smooth running of the Performance-based Research Fund’s 2018 Quality Evaluation process this year has benefited from the guiding hand of its Sector Reference Group.
6 December 2016
New research commissioned by Engineering e2e has found that engineering graduates need to have personal, interpersonal and cognitive capabilities as well as technical knowledge and skills.
30 November 2016
A number of tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and employers are successfully using new online literacy training to promote health and safety in everyday life.
22 November 2016
Our pilot school-to-work programme for senior secondary students with the marine and composites industry is gaining momentum.
22 November 2016
Careers New Zealand has released new research that shows study and careers resources need to be fun, simple, visual and culturally relevant to engage Pasifika youth.
17 November 2016
Information about our 2016 Roadshow, held in October 2016 in four regional centres – Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch.
17 November 2016
Providers were advised of the results and outcomes of the Student Achievement Component (SAC).
9 November 2016
Welcome to our refreshed website!
9 November 2016
We have launched our secure portal, Ngā Kete, and three new information products to make it easier for tertiary education organisations to securely access and explore up-to-date information.
9 November 2016
One of the features of our new website is that some of the key information, including page titles and landing page summaries, has been translated into te reo Māori.
9 November 2016
A common theme at the NZ Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Forum was the changing nature of workplaces and workplace skill needs.
9 November 2016
The Ministry of Education is encouraging tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to join Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in their area.
9 November 2016
The lack of connection between young people and employers in South Auckland is the subject of a new government initiative and report released recently.
19 October 2016
Lincoln University has repaid $1.5 million (GST exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) after an independent investigation.
15 September 2016
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has today released four reviews that were initiated after a new approach to data analysis was introduced last year.
23 June 2016
The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) following an investigation.
12 May 2016
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) today confirmed it has commissioned investigations at Lincoln University’s Telford Division and at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.
23 October 2015
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) says Agribusiness Training Ltd has been told to repay $6.24 million after an independent investigation found it had failed to deliver some vocational education.
7 September 2015
Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre (Taratahi) is to repay $7.5 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) after an independent investigation.
2 July 2015
Oversight of the Government’s $2.8 billion investment in tertiary education is sound, an independent review says.
11 November 2014
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) have completed an investigation into practices at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).
1 October 2014
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) have completed an investigation into practices at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWOA).