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PD Programme

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25 & 26 October, Wellington

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) and Ako Aotearoa are proud to jointly host the 14th New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum (NZVETRF), New Zealand’s largest forum dedicated specifically to research on career-, work-, and skills-oriented education and training. 

The NZVETRF provides an open environment for sharing work that has potential to shape practices, systems, and policies. 

The forum will be of relevance to all educators, researchers, policymakers, and organisations who work in the areas of vocational, professional, and skills-based learning.


28 – 29 September 2017 at the Manukau Institute of Technology’s Pasifika Community Centre

The Association of Pacific Staff in Tertiary Education (APSTE) and Ako Aotearoa are proud to jointly host the third New Zealand Pacific Tertiary Education Forum.

Make sure you register now for this fono for all tertiary staff, organisations and related government agencies working for Pacific learner success in tertiary education.

This popular event is filling up fast - make sure you don't miss out!


We look forward to seeing you there.

The Requests For Proposals are an exciting opportunity to gain co-funding to explore projects that will enhance outcomes for learners in tertiary education in priority areas. 

This year we are focusing on the ongoing issues around Māori and Pasifika student success.

We will co-fund up to four projects aimed at making a significant difference in retention, completion and outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners.  

We are looking for innovative approaches to projects that extend and develop the existing knowledge base by creating new modes, formats and methods for project design and implementation.


Download the 2017 RFP form here


Applications close 5pm Friday 06 October


The Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence is proud to present Talking Teaching, a two day conference on tertiary education practice and research.

27 - 28 November, St Margaret’s College at the University of Otago.

This is a conference for the whole tertiary sector, and will draw a diverse range of teachers and researchers from around New Zealand, leading to a stimulating exchange of ideas.