Education Code of Practice 2021

It is our top priority to look after our students. Ashton Warner Academy is dedicated to offering campuses that are enjoyable, safe and secure for all our students and staff.

Under the Education and Training Act 2020, the Ministry of Education has released the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021. The new Code, in place from 1 January 2022, combines the existing 2020 Interim Domestic Code and 2019 International Code.

The new Code sets clear expectations for learner safety and wellbeing in tertiary education and has 24 outcomes. Twelve of those outcomes are relevant to universities. Outcomes 1-7 apply to all tertiary learners (students) and Outcomes 8-12 apply to international learners (students).

1. A learner wellbeing and safety system
2. Learner voice
3. Safe, inclusive, supportive and accessible physical and digital learning environments
4. Learners are safe and well
5. A positive, supportive and inclusive environment in student accommodation
6. Accommodation, administrative practices and contracts
7. Student accommodation facilities and services

1. Responding to the distinct wellbeing and safety needs of international tertiary learners
2. Prospective international tertiary learners are well informed
3. Offer, enrolment, contracts, insurance and visa
4. International learners receive appropriate orientations, information and advice
5. Safety and appropriate supervision of international tertiary learners.

See the NZQA information guide for more details.

Ashton Warner Academy is dedicated to creating an exceptional learning experience and dedicates targeted support for students to develop personally, socially, and culturally throughout their time with us. Our Student Success service division is focused on student safety, health, and wellbeing to enhance the student experience, which is consistent with Ashton Warner Academy’s values.

View our Resulting Self Review Report 2023 here.

View more information on the Education Code of Practice 2021 here.