Our Values

In everything we do, we aim to demonstrate the five values we hold dear as an organisation.

Ako Asset Our Values  Pumautanga


We value commitment and trustworthiness and seek in turn to be a trusted and credible advocate for tertiary teaching and learning excellence and the best possible educational outcomes for all learners. With our expertise and experience, we lead from the front and alongside to grow and share knowledge, inspire tertiary educators, and strengthen sector capability.

Ako Asset Our Values Maramatanga


We value insightfulness and having a sound understanding of the tertiary sector and an independent voice. We foster innovation to help positively transform Aotearoa New Zealand’s tertiary sector in a rapidly changing world.

Ako Asset Our Values Awhitanga


We value inclusivity, diversity, equity, and barrier free access to education for all, including for Māori and Pacific learners/ākonga, disabled learners/ākonga and those with learning support needs.

Ako Asset Our Values  Whanaungatanga


We value our relationships, working with others through positive and productive partnerships and sharing knowledge and expertise to contribute towards shared goals. We collaborate with educators, learners, communities and industry leaders to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to achieve success for all learners.

Ako Asset Our Values Whakamanatanga


We value the empowerment of tertiary learners and educators and, as a Tiriti-led institution, we are guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.