New Zealand’s tertiary education system includes over 700 tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and, in 2012, served around 620,000 individual students and trainees. In 2012, the Government provided more than $2.69 billion in direct funding to TEOs.
During 2012, the TEOs comprised:
- three types of tertiary education institutions (TEIs):
- 32 industry training organisations (ITOs) reducing to 20 at year’s end as a result of mergers
- 700 registered private training organisations (PTEs), around half of which receive funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).