The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology comes under the Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council. Its main role is to provide effective and efficient corporate and other support services to the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (HERST), the National Executive Council (NEC), Ministerial Committees, and the Department.

The support services are mandated under the Official Personal Staff Act and administered through the Official Personal Staff Determination and the Prime Minister as the approving authority; thus, strengthening the political links between the Department, and the Government of Papua New Guinea political sphere. 

The Ministerial team is committed to emphasize the regular high-level political contact within the Government as well as underpin Minister’s relationship with the Department. The team also provides necessary supporting role to the Minister and coordinates official domestic and international travel for the Ministers and his/her delegation.