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


Weaving the mat of Māori and Pacific learner success

Report on the data-informed initatives to inform Māori and Pacific student achievement project. A University of Waikato project, completed in 2022.

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Ako Aotearoa Central Hub Regional Forum

Bringing the tertiary community together from across the sector addressing current sector challenges and supporting strategies for the future.

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Dyslexia and WAGOLL 11 July 22

Success Story

Dyslexia and why you should care about WAGOLL

Two South Island learning centres have set a high standard, achieving the Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark with flying colours.

Ruth Peterson in inaugural Regional Forum in Auckland


Ako Aotearoa holds inaugural Regional Forum in Auckland

Last Friday, the first Regional Forum of 2023 was co-hosted by Ako Aotearoa in conjunction with Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) and Hanga Aro Rau Workplace Development Council.

Virginia Watson diving

Success Story

Otago dive instructor’s success with the ‘Māori Cultural Capability (MCC) Series’

It has been four months since Ako Aotearoa published its first MCC online, self-paced course. We were delighted to receive an update from participant Virginia Watson of Dive Otago on how the “Ako” course has helped her organisation become better educators for both Māori and Pākehā students. 


tertiary resources in our Knowledge Centre


active research projects


professional development events this year

co-funding opportunities and partnerships