Resources to help support your learners
Ngā rauemi hei tautoko i ō ākonga
Use these resources to gain a better understanding of your learner groups and how you can support them to succeed.
Whakamahia ēnei rauemi kia mārama ai koe ki ō rōpū ākonga, me pēhea hoki te tautoko i a rātou kia puta ō rātou ihu.
Fundamental to your learner success approach is understanding who all your learners are, including their needs and aspirations. Explore these resources to enhance your learner success approach.
Over time, we will continue to add resources to this section for different learner groups.
Resources to support care experienced learners
Care experienced learners, those who have been – or are – in out-of-home care, have much to offer. When it comes to tertiary education, they also face many challenges that can go unnoticed. The TEC encourages all TEOs to increase their understanding and support of care experienced learners, so these learners can successfully enter and complete their education.
Resources and guidance to support disabled learners
Developing a Disability Action Plan (DAP)
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) aims to ensure that tertiary education organisations (TEOs) avoid discrimination against disabled people, and that disabled learners experience better outcomes throughout their education journey.
A DAP helps TEOs to identify good practices and creates a blueprint for change. The DAP sits alongside other Investment Plan requirements, including Learner Success Plans, designed to improve outcomes for historically underserved learner groups.
To help a TEO develop a DAP, the TEC has issued DAP guidance. It outlines what is expected from the DAP and its implementation.
Kia Ōrite Toolkit
The Kia Ōrite Toolkit is a New Zealand code of practice to achieve an inclusive and equitable tertiary education environment for disabled learners.
A TEO’s DAP must show clear evidence that they are using various processes and measuring their progress against the Kia Ōrite Toolkit.
Tools and resources to support neurodivergent learners
The TEC’s neurodiversity work aims to understand the impacts of neurodiversity among learners, and to support and advise TEOs and employers in vocational education around how to support neurodivergent learners.
Resources to support refugee-background learners
Refugee-background (RB) learners are an active but frequently overlooked learner group. They access, participate in, and complete tertiary education at significantly lower rates than their non-refugee-background peers when tertiary education organisations (TEOs) do not accommodate their complex situation.
As a result of the barriers RB learners face, their journey into and through tertiary education can be challenging. Where TEOs miss opportunities to support them to realise their potential, they can struggle to achieve.
The TEC encourages all TEOs to increase their understanding and support of care experienced learners, so these learners can successfully enter and complete their education.
Resources for best practice in online delivery
Provide an engaging online learning environment for all your learners by using these tools and resources to help build, enhance and improve the quality of online teaching practices.
International best practice resources for learner success
Inform your learner success approach with these international best practice resources and case studies.
Ōritetanga Tertiary Success for Everyone conference
Watch videos and presentations on keynote and plenary sessions from local and international speakers at the 2019 Ōritetanga Tertiary Success for Everyone conference.