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.


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Pacific Learner Success in Workplace Settings

A report prepared by Dr Debbie Ryan, Lisa Kitone and Racheal Fleming. 

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Conference, News

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.


Improving outcomes for under 25-year-old learners - New Plymouth

A workshop for those wanting to improve learning and teaching experiences for under-25 learners. Participants will be introduced to an evidence-based model that guides professional development decision-making for teachers of learners in the under-25 age group.

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Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Every year, Ako Aotearoa rewards the country's top tertiary teachers at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

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John Milne joins Ako Aotearoa as Senior Advisor Professional Learning

We are very pleased to announce that John Milne has joined the Ako Aotearoa team as Senior Advisor Professional Learning.

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Embedding employability in the curriculum

Can a curriculum improve a graduate's employability? A new Ako Aotearoa project due to finish in 2019 will tell us the answer. Read more about the project.


tertiary resources in our Knowledge Centre


active research projects


professional development events this year


co-funding opportunities and partnerships