ChatLAANZ is a series of lunchtime Zoom or Teams hui discussions. Visit the ChatLAANZ page for more details. (Use the button below.)
In 2024, we are holding lunchtime sessions from 12:10 – 1:00 pm on specified Thursdays each month between March and October.
We welcome suggestions for 2024 ChatLAANZ topics; either your offers to take a session or your ideas for sessions that you would enjoy attending. The easiest way to do this is via the “Contact us” form
Welcome to ATLAANZ 2024!
Thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find a range of resources to support your work as a learning advisor, information about this year’s regional hui, and hui fono, sneak previews of the ATLAANZ journal and news about our 2024 ChatLAANZ sessions. Please check back again soon!
Notice of 2023 ATLAANZ Annual General Meeting
Regional hui provide the opportunity to meet peers face-to-face and enjoy deeper pan-institutional discussions and presentations. The 2023 Regional Hui are as follows:
- Northern – hosts Unitec, December 6, Tamaki Makarau Auckland.
- Central – hosts Toi Ohomai, October 2, 3, Mokoia campus Rotorua – marae stay available.
- Southern – hosts Otago Polytechnic, Ōtepoti Dunedin / online, November 24.
Use the the Contact us form to request further information.
MATLAANZ / PATLAANZ hui-fono
This year’s hui/fono will be held on 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2023 at the Ara I Te Pūkenga, City Campus in Christchurch I Ōtautahi.
The theme is: He kuranga roa, he kuranga nui, kohia kia ita | Malamalama’aga mai si’osi’omaga i fafo, Malamalama’aga iloga, Talisapaia meaalofa taua, Fa’amatala mai ou malosiaga ma agava’a, Foia fa’afitauli ogaoga | Knowledge from afar, knowledge of immensity, seize its gift. (Define your strengths – overcoming great difficulties).
Registrations now open: Go to the Hui-fono page for more information
A community of Learning Advisors and affiliated kaimahi who have an interest in authentic ways of building and facilitating higher education aspirations of Māori tauira and staff in tertiary organizations.
The main purpose of PATLAANZ is to provide a space in which Pacific members can share resources and links to relevant research and learning tools for both students and Learning Advisors.
Hui/fono 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2023 at the Ara I Te Pūkenga, City Campus in Christchurch I Ōtautahi.
We represent the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) members of the organisation, with the purpose of enabling members to share ideas, resources, and links to relevant research and learning tools.
Become a Member
Benefits of becoming a member
ATLAANZ currently has over 150 members representing 32 tertiary organisations in New Zealand and Australia. Members may attend a yearly regional hui (free to paid members) | apply for a discretionary research and travel grant | tune in to a monthly ChatLAANZ online discussion group | register for the national conference (2 yearly).
ATLAANZ Journal: New issue
Examples of research and best practice from tertiary learning advisors (TLAs) in Aotearoa and Australia, showcasing contributions about effective approaches to maths anxiety; providing online support for students during Covid-19 lockdowns; the complexities of collaboration between TLAs and content specialist academics; considering and completing doctoral study; core competencies for TLA practice; and updated data on the services and staffing in tertiary learning centres in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Published: 16 December 2021
History of ATLAANZ
The association was conceived in 1998 by participants at the Tertiary Learning Centres Network of Aotearoa New Zealand conference.
ATLAANZ is an association of professionals working in academic advisory roles in NZ tertiary institutions. It is one of five ICALLD affiliated associations worldwide.
Research & Travel Grants
Members can apply for research and/or travel grants of up to $500 to assist with the dissemination of research and best practice. Applications are welcome throughout the year.
ATLAANZ members elect an Executive Committee every year at the Annual General Meeting which is usually held during the conference, or symposiums.
Professional Practice Document
This document of 2012 outlines the principles and values, knowledge, skills and attributes, roles and responsibilities of a learning advisor.