The TEI council is the employer of the Chief Executive. The conditions of employment are determined by agreement between the council and the Chief Executive. Before finalising the conditions of employment the council must obtain the written concurrence of the State Services Commissioner (s 74D, State Sector Act 1988).
Chief executives are the employers of all staff in TEIs and are therefore responsible for various employer-related functions, such as the negotiation of collective employment agreements. Before entering into any collective agreement, the Chief Executive of each TEI, or their authorised representative, must consult with the State Services Commissioner over the conditions of employment to be included in the collective agreement (s 74C, State Sector Act 1988).
Careers New Zealand is responsible for providing careers advice and ensuring that information is readily available about occupations and post-compulsory education and training.
The Tertiary Education Strategy 2014–19 was jointly developed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE’s role encompasses labour market and skills research that includes labour market analysis, forecasting jobs and skills, Māori labour market participation, and supplementary research including in-depth reports. Closer working relationships between the two ministries have been encouraged by having one Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.
MBIE publications include Jobs Online, which measures jobs advertised on the Seek and Trade Me Jobs websites, and the Occupation Outlook report, which is intended to help students and parents with career choices by providing income, fees, job prospects and a range of other information for 40 key occupations.
Education New Zealand (ENZ) is a charitable trust established by the sector and largely funded by a contract with the Ministry of Education through specific programmes and the Export Education Levy. In collaboration with its industry partners, ENZ is tasked with growing the economic value of New Zealand’s international education industry to achieve the Government’s target of doubling its current value of $2.5 billion by 2025. The aspects of international education that ENZ is involved in can be divided into two main functions – student recruitment and business development.
TEIs may also interact with umbrella organisations such as: