Ako Aotearoa's goal is to lead New Zealand's tertiary sector in building educational capability for learner success.

We're excited to share our new website with you.
Connecting you to tertiary teaching and learning resources, events, projects and more. 
New content is being added daily, so keep checking back.


Explore, share, download and tell us what you think of the site so far!


ePosts: Enhancing tertiary learning and teaching through technology

A teaching resource by Judith Honeyfield, Cath Fraser and Ruth Boal for Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. 

(PDF, 2.2 MB, 23-pages).

Read More

News, Conference

Pacific Tertiary Education Forum

APSTE and Ako Aotearoa are proud to present the 2018 Pacific Tertiary Education Forum (PTEF), a fono for tertiary practitioners and stakeholders to talanoa (discuss) and create solutions to increase the successful outcomes of Pasifika in Aotearoa.

The two-day forum will take place on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September 2018 at Victoria University of Wellington.

News, Conference

Tuia Te Ako 2018

Ako Aotearoa is proud to co-host Tuia Te Ako 2018 with the Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) represented by Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori of the Industry Training Federation.

Our Community

Tō Mātou Hapori

PLD clarifying boundaries


Clarifying boundaries in teacher-student relationships for safe practice – Hamilton

What kinds of social relationships are appropriate? What happens when we meet outside the classroom? Where are our professional boundaries? Participants in this workshop examine real-world dilemmas: causes, actions, decision-points and consequences.


Success Story, News

Pacific excellence recognised at Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards

Congratulations Lupesina Koro! The winner of the Ako Aotearoa STEM Award at the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards last night.

news pull through


Raising learner success through new and improved services to support adult literacy and numeracy education

Ako Aotearoa and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) are working together to improve support and services for educators working with adults who may be struggling to complete tertiary qualifications.


tertiary resources in our Knowledge Centre


active research projects


professional development events this year


co-funding opportunities and partnerships