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.


Explore, share, download and tell us what you think of the site so far!

LP Guide

Starting Points: Supporting the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy

A guide for tertiary educators prepared by the Tertiary Education Commission. 

(PDF, 2.8 MB, 60-pages).

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Pacific Tertiary Education Forum 2018

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.

National Project Fund Request for Proposals Open

Ako Aotearoa is commissioning four to five co-funded projects aimed at making a significant difference in factors influencing the outcomes for tertiary learners.

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Educational practices that benefit Pacific learners – Hamilton

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.

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Supporting adults with dyslexia in tertiary education and training: an introduction – Porirua

Get hands on exposure to the latest dyslexia screening tools; examine the additional challenges that learners face beyond phonological decoding and find out the latest thinking on Positive Dyslexia and some of the new technological aids. 

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Kia eke ki te taumata - Success for Māori in tertiary education

For all educators (Māori and non-Māori) who work with Māori learners. Examine enhancing success rates, teaching with Te Tiriti o Waitangi in mind, understanding Māori learners and implementing kaupapa Māori.


tertiary resources in our Knowledge Centre


active research projects


professional development events this year


co-funding opportunities and partnerships