Education agencies

The following organisations provide information and resources about studying and teaching in New Zealand.

Careers New Zealand

Careers New Zealand help people make decisions about jobs, training and careers at any age or stage of their lives.

Careers New Zealand website (external link)

Education New Zealand (ENZ)

Education New Zealand (ENZ) is the lead Government agency for the promotion of New Zealand education internationally.

ENZ works to build awareness of New Zealand as a study destination and to pave the way for exporting education institutions and businesses.

Education New Zealand website (external link)

Education Review Office (ERO) — Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews and reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood education services.

ERO also publishes national reports on current education topics.

Education Review Office (ERO) — Te Tari Arotake Matauranga website (external link)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

The NZQA ensures that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority — Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa website (external link)

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly the Education Council) is the professional body for New Zealand teachers.

As well as championing best practise and leadership, the Council:

  • is responsible for the registration and ongoing certification of teachers in New Zealand
  • supports the processes to make sure teachers meet and maintain the necessary standards needed to teach
  • manages the systems for ensuring teachers are competent
  • administers the process for managing complaints about teachers.

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand website (external link)

Tertiary Education Commission — Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua

The Tertiary Education Commission is responsible for government-funded post-compulsory education and training offered in New Zealand.

Tertiary Education Commission — Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua website (external link)

The Correspondence School — Te Kura

The Correspondence School — Te Kura provides distance education from early childhood level to Year 13.

The school's learning advisors, teachers and in-region staff work with students, their families and communities to help students achieve their potential.

The Correspondence School — Te Kura website (external link)

Universities New Zealand (UNZ) — Te Pōkai Tara

Universities New Zealand is:

  • responsible for the quality of university programmes
  • administers a range of scholarships
  • represents the universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally.

Universities New Zealand (UNZ) — Te Pōkai Tara website (external link)

Last reviewed: Has this been useful? Give us your feedback