Supporting Pacific Learners

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pacific learners PLD

Educational practices that benefit Pacific learners

Learn how to support success for Pacific learners by changing the strategies used within whole organisations. Explore Pacific learner experiences and contexts in New Zealand tertiary education.

5 pt

Financial Wellbeing – A Pacific Islands perspective

This interactive course introduces tools and strategies that you can share with your learners to help them make informed decisions about money, and to develop their financial planning skills.

pacific learners toolkit

Achieving student success | Unpacking a Pasifika resource kit

Gain greater understanding of Pacific perspectives and explore a newly developed tool for a range of strategies and resources to assist you with more meaningful engagement with your Pasifika learners.

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Introduction to the Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway

Gain an understanding of the key values from the seven major Pacific nations in Aotearoa - Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, and Tuvalu - and an appreciation of the unique values that define each one. 

6 pt

Enhancing Pacific Cultural Capability

This course builds on the learning in the Introduction to the Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway workshop to lift the gaze above just greetings and pronunciations, to help align your approaches to each Pacific island group. 


Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything we do is evidence-based. Everything you’ll learn is practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Come to one of our half-day or full-day public workshops taking place throughout the year in different parts of the country.
  3. Online learning courses
    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application.