Further Education policies and strategies

Learn about the policies and strategies that are being prepared for and applied in the tertiary education sector.

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  • Tertiary Education Organisations
  • Students
  • Researchers

Tertiary education organisations are governed and guided by policies and strategies which are designed to improve education outcomes. Further reading on this topic is recommended.

Tertiary education strategy

The Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) and the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) set out the Government’s priorities for education that will ensure the success and wellbeing of all learners.

Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs)

CoREs are inter-institutional research networks, where researchers work together on commonly agreed work programmes. CoREs support growth in research excellence and make a contribution to New Zealand’s development of world class researchers in areas of existing research excellence.

Review of the Performance-Based Research Fund

Learn about the Performance-Based Research Fund, including information on the Review.


This section provides information on fee regulation policy settings, including fees-free initiatives and the framework for compulsory student services fees. The Ministry of Education is policy lead on tertiary fee regulation settings.

Tertiary education institution name change criteria

See information on the conditions under which a tertiary education organisation can change name.

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