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Wellbeing involves mental, emotional, physical, family, social and spiritual health. When learners have safe, inclusive and healthy environments for learning, living and socialising, they are more likely to succeed in their studies.

Creating an environment that supports learning and wellbeing is a shared responsibility between government, tertiary education providers, learners, whānau and the wider community.

We are developing the following proposals, and need your feedback to help shape each of them:

A code of practice that sets out what is expected of providers for domestic tertiary learners and all international learners’ wellbeing and safety 

A new service to help resolve some disputes between students and tertiary organisations

Law changes that would affect tertiary providers with domestic and international students, and schools with international students

Read the full discussion document.

Click on the link below to read the full discussion document.

Te oranga me te haumaru ākonga | Learner wellbeing and safety

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Have your say now

Why have a say?

What you think matters.

Your ideas and feedback will help inform the changes we make, understand what they mean, and make sure they support learner wellbeing and safety for now and the future.

Wellbeing and safety set the platform for educational success. The changes we propose aim for more equitable outcomes for diverse learners, including Māori, Pacific, disabled, LGBTQIA+, ethnic, migrant and former refugee learners.

Hearing from you is an important way to make sure the right changes are made to our education system.

Other ways to have your say

The deadline for submissions is midnight 21 May 2021.

If you have questions, you can get in touch with the team leading this work at the Ministry of Education at CodeOfPastoralCare@education.govt.nz

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You are welcome to share this to your friends, whānau and anyone else you think should have their say. 

Get in touch if there is anything else you want to tell us about how well any or all of the new code, new dispute resolution scheme and proposed law changes relate to learner wellbeing and safety.