From 7 April to 21 May 2021, the Ministry of Education consulted on the new code of pastoral care for tertiary and international learners, new dispute resolution scheme for domestic learners, and proposed law changes. Consultation on te oranga me te haumaru ākonga | learner wellbeing and safety is now closed.
We appreciated the time and energy of the over 100 individuals and groups who provided written submissions, and the 60 individuals and groups we met with virtually and kānohi ki te kānohi during this time. You can read a summary of the consultation feedback and process below.
A new code has just been published on the Ministry of Education’s website, which you can find below.
The code will come into effect from 1 January 2022 and will apply to all tertiary providers and schools enrolling international students.
The dispute resolution scheme for domestic learners will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Prior to this date, a scheme operator will be appointed following a formal selection process and confirmation of the scheme’s rules.
We will provide further updates on the scheme and law changes at a later date.
Kei raro i tēnei karangatanga o te oranga ko te hauora ā-hinengaro, ā-ngākau, ā-tinana, ā-whānau, ā-pāpori, ā-wairua anō hoki. Ina noho haumaru, ina whakaahurutia, ina noho hauora te ākonga i ōna wāhi ako, wāhi noho, wāhi whakangahau, ka kaha ake ki te piki ki ngā taumata akoranga.
He haepapa kawe tahi te hanga taiao tautoko i te akoranga me te oranga nō te kāwanatanga, nō ngā kaiwhakarato mātauranga matua, nō te whānau me te hapori nui tonu.
Tēnei mātou te whakawhanake nei i ā mātou marohitanga, inā e rārangi ake nei, me te inoi kia tuku whakaaro mai koe hei āwhina i ngā mahi tārei i ia marohitanga:
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.
Consultation involved the following proposals:
Click on the link below to read the full discussion document.