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TEC is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country.

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30 Jun 2014
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) commissioned Maths Technology to investigate and update the alignment between key measures in literacy and numeracy used in secondary and tertiary education. The research was commissioned to assist educators to understand how a learner's competencies assessed through one measurement process align to those in other measurement processes. The literacy...
May 2014
Internationally, a number of emerging technologies and associated developments are becoming available that could have far‐reaching effects on the delivery of tertiary education. One of these developments is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).The opportunities MOOCs present include the ability for institutions to extend their brand and reach to large international audiences, experiment with...
Nov 2013
An additional $42 million over four years was allocated in Budget 2012 to maintain the quality of engineering provision and increase the number of engineering graduates, with a target of an additional 500 engineering graduates per year from 2017. An additional $9.3 million over four years was allocated in Budget 2013. In early 2013, a total of 15 tertiary education providers of priority...
Feb 2013
The purpose of this research was to find out the extent to which tertiary education organisations (TEOs) are embedding literacy and numeracy into their practices; how the professional development delivered by the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults (the National Centre) is supporting TEOs to do this; and the future needs of TEOs. The findings in this report come from interviews...
This annotated bibliography highlights the findings from research into adult LLN skills since 2006. The literature has been taken from New Zealand and countries that face similar LLN issues to New Zealand. These include the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the USA. This body of literature has thus been drawn on to inform New Zealand’s approach to date, and will continue to shape our thinking on...
The TEC commissioned this literature review and the development of draft indicators resulting from the literature to inform and guide an understanding of what TEOs can be doing to raise performance for Māori learners. The project was governed, managed and contributed to by the Principal Advisor and Senior Advisor, Māori, the TEC Tertiary Education Strategy Priorities, and by the Principal...
Sep 2011
The review surveys the issue of transitions from secondary schooling to tertiary / postsecondary education and training, the picture it paints suggests that where the education is working well for students it is working very well. Where there are issues, they are urgent and may be more widespread than conventionally accepted.
Nov 2010
The Auckland region will continue to lead the population and economic growth across New Zealand. To ensure Auckland is able to reach the growth projected, the tertiary education system has a crucial role in providing for a skilled and productive workforce that meets the demands of its stakeholders. The role of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is to invest in a responsive and collaborative...
Oct 2009
This summary report is based on a more extensive research report written by Dr Catherine Kell (with Kim Hastwell and Shona Guy) in 2008 and 2009. It draws on that work and also includes a reanalysis of the survey data. The research was undertaken for the Department of Labour to investigate the level of literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) in employer funded in-house training in workplaces in New...
Sep 2009
The investigation into the integration of tertiary education administrative data with the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED) indicates that the integration is feasible. This conclusion was reached following an examination of the quality of the input data, how well it can be integrated, the ability of the integrated dataset to produce official statistics and research, and an examination of...

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