Skip to content

About HEC

The Higher Education Commission is the Government-mandated regulatory and quality assurance body for higher education in Fiji.


Building together an educated and globally competitive Fiji.


To quality assure the delivery of higher education that meets the needs of our stakeholders.

The Higher Education Commission oversees the development and improvement of higher education in Fiji with the aim of ensuring that learners have the best possible opportunity to gain relevant qualifications required to support and sustain Fiji’s economic and social prosperity.

The Commission was established as a statutory body in 2010 under the Higher Education Act 2008. Under the Act, Higher Education refers to all post-secondary school learning opportunities in Fiji.

The HEC regulates the registration and operation of all Higher Education Institutions, ensuring they meet quality standards and guidelines that reflect national and international imperatives.

We are also responsible for establishing and maintaining the Fiji National Qualifications Framework which enables Fijian qualifications to be measured both domestically and internationally.


Our values form the foundation for our organisational culture. We strive to uphold these values in every single thing that we do, from serving staff, to engaging with stakeholders, to talking to anyone we meet. Without these principles permeating every part of the Commission, we would not be able to live and breathe the pursuit of higher education for our people.