Consultation on the proposed changes to improve Te oranga me te haumaru ākonga | Learner wellbeing and safety closed on 21 May.
We appreciate the time and energy of the over 100 individuals and groups who submitted, and the many people and groups we met with virtually and kānohi ki te kānohi during this time.
We are analysing feedback and working towards decisions on changes to the proposed Code, a new dispute resolution scheme for domestic tertiary learners, and law changes.
The Minister of Education and Cabinet are responsible for decisions and announcements on the final Code, a new dispute resolution scheme for domestic tertiary learners and law changes.
We will provide updates on this work on this website and in NZQA’s Code News.
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.
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.
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.
Click on the link below to read the full discussion document.