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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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Jan 2018
This document describes the methodology for calculating educational performance indicators (EPIs) for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Private Training Establishments, Universities and Wānanga. It replaces the following EPI methodology documents: a. Educational Performance Indicators: Definitions and Methodology – Measuring Student Achievement for Tertiary Education Organisations -...
Jan 2018
This report analyses the field of study of domestic students/learners in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.
Engineering e2e (education-to-employment) is a programme designed to increase the number of engineers in New Zealand. It was established in 2014 by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in response to Government concerns about the possible economic impact of a forecasted engineer shortfall, especially for technicians and technologists (NEEP Project Governing Group, 2010). The evaluation of...
Oct 2017
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)  model. The evaluation focusses on the operation and outcomes of the 16 consortia operating in 2017. The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) programme is delivered via an innovative consortia approach, which involves partnerships between tertiary education organisations (TEOs),...
Aug 2016
This report examines the extent to which Workplace LN funding contributed to outcomes for individuals and their workplaces, based on analysis of quantitative and qualitative data supplied by 30 employers in their final fund reports to the TEC. The reports came from 35 employer-led programmes that ran between 2013-2015.
Aug 2015
This research reports on where programmes funded through the Workplace Literacy programme were being delivered in 2014 and provides information about good practice in workplace literacy programmes.
Mar 2015
This summer study of young people in Youth Guarantee fees-free courses in 2014 examines the barriers to progressing on to higher levels of study, training or employment. The report found that tertiary providers could do more to encourage pathways and support learners into further training, education or work.
Feb 2015
This report describes how tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and industry training organisations (ITOs) are using results from the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (Assessment Tool) to inform their teaching and learning practices, and the extent to which this information contributes to educational outcomes for their learners. The information in this report supplements the...
Four research reports are summarised here. The research includes: the implications of more younger learners in tertiary education what factors contribute to achievement by NEETS (those not in employment, education, or training) learners in Youth Guarantee what barriers may affect progression for Youth Guarantee learners the use of Pathways Awarua in Trades Academies.
The two research studies below explore how to increase Pasifika participation in high-growth and high-demand industries, and professional development needs to improve Pasifika learner outcomes. These two reports complement the TEC’s ‘Doing Better for Pasifika’, which identifies good practice on what works best to improve Pasifika learner outcomes in tertiary education. Copies of ‘Doing better...

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