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The education sector in New Zealand
There are six education agencies directly involved in the management of New Zealand education sector. They are:
- the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
- the Ministry of Education
- the Tertiary Education Commission
- the New Zealand Teachers Council
- the Education Review Office
- Careers New Zealand.
These agencies work towards the Government's educational priorities, individually and collectively.
NZQA works closely with other education sector agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Development on various initiatives. These include:
- the Education Sector Chief Executives' Group, which provides strategic direction across the education agencies.
- developing funding incentives with the Tertiary Education Commission to support higher-performing tertiary education organisations.
- joint work programmes with the Ministry of Education on course endorsement and the standards review.
- collaborative projects and information sharing with Immigration New Zealand to assess of overseas qualifications.
- supporting the delivery of the Ministry of Education's Ka Hikitia Māori Education Strategy 2007-2012 through the implementation of Te Rautaki Māori (our Māori Strategy 2007-2012).
- supporting the delivery of the Ministry of Education's Pasifika Education Plan 2008-2012 through the implementation of our Pasifika Strategy 2009-2012.
- working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to progress free trade agreement negotiations.