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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 are 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 are insightful, with a sound understanding of the tertiary sector and an independent voice. We foster innovation to help transform Aotearoa New Zealand’s tertiary sector in a rapidly changing world. 

Ako Asset Our Values Awhitanga


We are inclusive. We value and enable diversity, equity and success for all learners, particularly Māori and Pasifika, and the people who support them across our dynamic tertiary sector.

Ako Asset Our Values  Whanaungatanga


We value our relationships. We work with others through positive, productive partnerships by 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 seek to empower. We are guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our Te Tāuakī Ako framework in our journey to become a bicultural organisation.