Source: Tertiary Education Commission
These products describe what Investment Plans have to cover and our approach to decision-making.
More information is available in the Plan Guidance December 2020 (PDF, 1.2 Mb) and Supplementary Plan Guidance released June 2021 (PDF, 751 Kb).
Plan content and assessment criteria
The TEC sets criteria for the content of Investment Plans, Plan summaries, the submission process and timetable, and how Plans will be assessed. These are published in the New Zealand Gazette.
Plan Gazette notice 2021
We take a holistic approach when assessing Plans. We assess the extent to which a TEO’s proposed Plan will contribute to achieving Government strategic priorities and learner success outcomes, and will address regional and national need. We also consider a TEO’s capability to deliver on its proposed Plan while making assessments.
Information on the Government’s priorities are outlined in the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES), Plan Guidance (PDF, 1.2.Mb), Investment Briefs (listed below) and other strategic documents.
The Investment Briefs are a summary of our objectives and what we want to achieve across particular areas of funding.
All existing briefs have been updated for funding from 2022 with new data and information where it is available.
Student Achievement Component (SAC) Investment Briefs
Industry Training Fund (ITF) Investment Briefs
Construction Investment Brief
Secondary Initial Teacher Education Brief
Food and Fibre Sectors Investment Brief
Ōritetanga Learner Success
We want a tertiary education system that supports all New Zealanders to set and achieve tertiary and career goals that will deliver good outcomes for them and for the country.
A transformational change in approach and performance is required is ensure all learners succeed.
From 2022 we expect your Educational Performance Indicator Commitments (EPICs) to reflect current performance compared to the investment brief targets. This includes parity of Māori and pacific leaners to non-Māori and non-pacific learners. Where your current performance is below these targets we expect progress of between 0.5 and 2 percentage points annually, depending on how far below the target your current performance is. For those with performance at or above these levels we expect to see targets that maintain or improve this.
The Infosheet– Learner Success (Word, 522 Kb) provides background information about the TEC’s Ōritetanga Learner Success work to ensure success for all learners.