Welcome to ATLAANZ 2023!

Thank you for visiting our website. Our lead website editor and team members hope to update our webpages in the next couple of weeks. After this you will find links to presentations from our highly successful 2022 conference, information about this year’s regional hui, and hui fono, sneak previews of the ATLAANZ journal and upcoming news about our 2023 CHATLAANZ sessions! Please check back again soon!


ChatLAANZ 2023

ChatLAANZ is a series of lunchtime Zoom or Teams hui discussions.  Visit the ChatLAANZ page for more details. (Use the button below.)

In 2023, we have lunchtime sessions from 12:10 – 1:00 pm on the following dates:

26 May | 30 June | 28 July | 25 August | 29 September | 27 October

Session 2: 30 June, at 12:10 – 1:00 pm
The secret to dreampot cooking: Understanding the world of our students through a sociological lens

Presenter: Dr. Fiona Beals

For links to attend these sessions, fill out the short form on the Chatlaanz page.

We welcome suggestions for 2023 ChatLAANZ topics. The easiest way to do this is via the “Contact us” form 

Some attendees at the 2020 hui

Regional Hui

Regional hui provide the opportunity to meet peers face-to-face and enjoy deeper pan-institutional discussions and presentations. Unitec will host the Northern Regional Hui this year – date pending. 
Central and Southern members, please let us know if you can host the hui this year. Use the form on the “Contact us” page


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: What strategies and initiatives are working to empower our ākonga for academic success?

Kaikaranga welcoming manuhiri to ATLAANZ conference


ATLAANZ is a member of the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD), which is comprised of five professional communities of practice from around the world.


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

Logo of Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa New Zealand's journal

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.

About Us

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. 

Executive Committee

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.


Academic skills and learning resources provided by members to members. Includes Wikieducator, ReferenCite, and Academic Word of the Day

Member Publications

This area of the website is devoted to publications by ATLAANZ members that are relevant to our profession as Tertiary Learning Advisors. 

a horizontal line of coloured silhouette people, adults, older adults, children, and two in wheelchairs

Image source: Pixabay

ATLAANZ conference 2022

Wednesday 30th November – Thursday 1st December


The 2022 conference theme was: Toitū te tangata- The whole person.
3 days | 2 styles of engagement

ATLAANZ is committed to creating a professional platform for its members and affiliated communities that is equitable, socially just, diverse and inclusive. Toitū te Tangata – The whole person theme focused on discussions related to the cultural and holistic wellbeing of the tertiary student and staff member post-Covid19, and aligned with the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care