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Consultation on the proposed changes to improve Te oranga me te haumaru ākonga | Learner wellbeing and safety closed on 21 May. 

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.

We will provide further updates on law changes at a later date.

He aha te kaupapa o ngā panonitanga ture? He aha i hiahiatia ai he panonitanga mō te ture?

Mā ngā panonitanga ture ka whakapūmautia ngā tikanga e tautokona ai te rārangi tikanga hou me te huarahi whakatau take hou e te ture, he tika hoki te aukaha. Mā ēnei mea hoki e pūmau ai te arotahi o te rārangi tikanga me te huarahi whakatau tautohe ki te oranga me te haumaru ākonga, e māmā ake ai hoki te whakamahi a ngā kaiwhakarato i te rārangi tikanga.

Mā ngā panonitanga ture e turuki te piripono ki Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā ēnei mea katoa ka piki te hāngai wā roa o te rārangi tikanga me te huarahi whakatau tautohe kia ngāwai ai te whakahaere o ēnei mea e rua.

What are the law changes about? Why are law changes needed?

Law changes will make sure the law is fit for purpose to improve learner wellbeing and safety. They will make sure the code and dispute resolution scheme consistently focus on learner wellbeing and safety, and make it easier for providers to work with the code.

Law changes will reinforce commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. They will improve the long-term relevance of the code and disputes resolution scheme so both can be managed efficiently.

How will this fit in the law change process?

Any proposed law changes will be included in an amendment Bill. During the Select Committee process for the Bill next year, there will be opportunity for further input into the design and content of the law proposals.

The law changes we are proposing would enable further development of the new code and the dispute resolution scheme rules. This could also build in what we’ve learned from the new code and scheme. If these proceed, there will be further opportunities to comment on the draft documents in the future.

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