1 The Tertiary Education Sector

Tertiary education organisations

Tertiary education organisations (TEOs) provide or arrange tertiary education and training.

Figure 1: Tertiary education organisations

Two major groups of TEOs provide tertiary education directly.

18 institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs)
eight universities
– three wānanga.

Industry training organisations (ITOs) are a distinct category of TEO as they are not Crown entities and do not (and are not permitted to) deliver or provide education or training. They set industry training standards, purchase training (often from TEOs) and co-ordinate industry-specific training for employees in training arrangements. ITOs: