Governance in New Zealand

The Ministry of Education is the New Zealand Government’s lead advisor on the country’s education system. As well as strategic leadership and developing policy the Ministry of Education has a substantial operational role in the early childhood and schooling sectors. The funding and management of all forms of post-secondary education and training is the responsibility of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). The TEC manages the government’s annual NZ$3 ($US2.5) billion investment into the tertiary education system, aiming to meet government tertiary education priorities. StudyLink, a service of the Ministry of Social Development, is responsible for the administration of student loans to students in tertiary education. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is responsible for managing the country’s qualifications framework and ensuring that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust.


Ministry of Education
Wellington
Tel: +64 4 463 8000
Minister: Hekia Parata
Email: info@minedu.govt.nz
Minister (tertiary education, skills and employment): Steven Joyce
Secretary and chief executive: Peter Hughes

Tertiary Education Commission
Manukau City
Tel: +64 4 462 5201
Email: sectorhelpdesk@tec.govt.nz
Chief executive: Tim Fowler
Chair: John Spencer

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