The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021
About the Code of Practice
The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 has been developed to support the wellbeing of tertiary domestic and international learners enrolled with New Zealand education providers.
The code sets out the requirements that tertiary education providers must meet for the wellbeing and safety of their learners.
What is the Code?
The Code sets out the roles and responsibilities of tertiary education providers in promoting and supporting student wellbeing, development, and educational achievement. Under the Code, all tertiary providers should be helping students to be:
safe, physically, and mentally
respected and accepted for who you are.
supported in your learning and wellbeing.
connected with your social and cultural networks.
able to have your say in decisions about services.
The Code has twelve outcomes, and it is TR Driver Trainings responsibility to ensure that we comply with the codes requirements.
Outcomes 1 and 2 focus on education providers taking a whole of organisation approach to learner wellbeing and safety, and that learner voice is embedded into the Organisation.
Outcomes 3 and 4 focus on wellbeing and safety practices for all tertiary providers and relate to physical and digital learning environments.
Outcomes 5 to 7 focus on student accommodation to ensure that it is safe and creates inclusive communities.
Outcomes 8 to 12 focus on international learners and have the same requirements as the previous international Code for tertiary learners. This ensures international learners have access to the right information and support before and during their study.
TR Driver Training Responsibilities
TR Driver Training does not enrol international students or provide student accommodation, so we only focus on outcomes 1 to 4. It is our responsibility to conduct annual self-reviews to ensure we comply with the code.