The Labour Government has set up the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission (TEAC) and
asked it to consult widely with interested parties and provide advice on broad strategic direction for the tertiary sector consistent with the Government’s vision.
The Government has signalled some clear changes in direction for tertiary education. It has indicated that it wants greater cooperation and collaboration between the different sectors. It is also considering changes to the funding structures to reduce anomalies and facilitate the ability of students to move between sectors.
The role of the Commission will be to make recommendations on how the purpose, shape, structure, size and funding of tertiary education, including scholarship and research, should develop to meet New Zealand’s needs in the 21st century.
These recommendations will flesh out and guide the way Government operationalises the broad vision through process that fosters more active collaboration between all the key stakeholders.

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