Ako Aotearoa leads New Zealand's tertiary sector in building educational capability for learner success.


Māori Cultural Capability Pathway

Help your Māori learners achieve greater success by building your knowledge, confidence and cultural capability for Te ao Māori (the Māori world).

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Financial Wellbeing | A Pacific Islands perspective

Explore tools and strategies that you can share with your learners to help them make informed decisions about money and financial planning.

Ako Aotearoa News

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2023 Annual Report Infographic

News, Announcement

Ako Aotearoa releases 2023 Annual Report

Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence is pleased to release its Annual Report for 2023.The report summarises the activities of Ako Aotearoa and the support we have provided to the tertiary education and training sector of Aotearoa New Zealand over the past year.

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Success Story

Setting a powerful example: How Skills4Work gained Ako Aotearoa accreditations for prioritising inclusive learning environments

In late 2023, Skills4Work became the first tertiary education organisation to achieve the Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM) and have their first cohort of staff achieve the Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice Award.

Southern Hub Manager Jennifer Leahy with artist Janet de Wagt


2024 Regional Forum series kicks off in Dunedin

Building on our successful series in 2023, we were delighted to bring the South Island tertiary education community together once again for a day of valuable networking and professional learning.