3 Tertiary Education Institutions and their Councils

Types of tertiary education institutions

The Education Act 1989 provides the following distinctions among tertiary education institutions (TEIs) (s 162(4)(b)):

The Act provides that every TEI is a Crown entity (s 203(1)). However, not all provisions in the Crown Entities Act 2004 apply to TEIs (s 203(2), Education Act 1989). This guide refers to provisions of the Crown Entities Act 2004 when these are relevant.