Te oranga me te haumaru ākonga: Wellbeing and safety for tertiary and international learners

Closed 21 May 2021

Opened 7 Apr 2021


Have your say on wellbeing and safety for tertiary and international learners, te oranga me te haumaru ākonga.

All feedback is welcome.  From a simple box tick to extensive written commentary –  your feedback is useful and will help us improve safety and wellbeing for tertiary and international ākonga.

Wellbeing and safety are essential for learners to achieve their goals in education. 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 study or training. 

The safety and wellbeing of tertiary and international learners is a shared responsibility between government, tertiary education providers, learners, whānau and the wider community.

We welcome your feedback to help shape and inform advice to government on the following:

  • A proposed new code that sets out what wellbeing and safety supports tertiary and international learners can expect from their education providers. Find out more about the proposed new code.
  • A new dispute resolution scheme to help resolve contractual or financial disputes between domestic tertiary learners and their providers. Find out more about the new dispute resolution scheme.
  • Law changes to support the focus on wellbeing and safety. Find out more about the law changes

You can answer some or all of the questions in each section. If there are any questions you do not want to answer, simply skip over them. 

We encourage you to fill in the first set of questions to help us analyse and understand the perspectives of the wide range of people answering this survey. 

This consultation will be open until midnight on Friday, 21 May.


What happens next

This consultation is now closed.

Responses to this consultation will be used to help support tertiary and international learners' wellbeing and safety.