Tertiary Education Strategy

Closes 25 Oct 2019


What are the Tertiary Education priorities?

The TES translates the Government’s vision and objectives for education into a set of actionable priorities for tertiary education. The TES is a statutory document which the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) must give effect to and which requires Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs) to show how they will respond to the priorities. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) must also have regard for the TES in carrying out its functions.

These new TES priorities are supported by some indicative actions for both education agencies and TEOs to adopt.

How you can respond

  • You can fill in this survey online
  • If you prefer to send your feedback directly, you can email tertiaryeducation.strategy@education.govt.nz
  • You can also provide feedback at a face-to-face consultation event. Further details of these events can be found here: [more on this soon]

Read more about the priorities and actions and what they mean in the discussion document

How did we get here?

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education carried out targeted engagements across the tertiary sector with learners/ākonga, staff, peak bodies and key stakeholders.  The TES has also been informed by the TES Evidence Brief, the Kōrero Mātauranga/Education Conversations including regional wānanga and fono, and by the Government’s objectives.

What we were told in these conversations has helped us develop the draft priorities and indicative actions. These have been summarised in an engagement summary which is available on our website here: [website address for engagement summary and evidence brief]

How your feedback will be used

Your feedback will be used to help us develop the final priorities.

We welcome any response to the draft priorities and indicative actions of the TES. Officials will carefully consider what we’ve heard from New Zealanders to date, as well as input from upcoming engagements and feedback that is sent in via the survey and email address.  The Minister and Cabinet will receive a summary of the feedback, which will inform their decisions about the TES.

You or your organisation will not be identified in any reporting, and your responses will be confidential to the Ministry of Education.  You have the right to check and correct any personal information you provide.  Responses will be combined and summarised in a report that will be made available through Kōrero Mātauranga website.

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