Notice: ATLAANZ Annual General Meeting

The ATLAANZ AGM will coincide with the Central Region hui on 3 December 2021, time tbc

Nomination forms for Executive officer positions are here, and need to be returned to the secretary, Dawn Marsh at by 5 pm on Friday 19th November

Executive officer positions:
President: (vacant for 2022)
Treasurer: (vacant for 2022)

See nomination forms (word and pdf versions) for more information.


Some attendees at the 2020 hui

Regional Hui

In 2021, three regional hui are planned; blending face-to-face and Zoom. Submissions open for Northern and Southern hui.

Northern hui: 23 November 2021. (Zoom and satellite locations). Submissions close: Fri 29 Oct.
Southern hui: 30 November 2021. Ara.  Submissions close 5pm, Tues 2 Nov,
Central hui: 3 December 2021. Massey, Palmerston North (inc. ATLAANZ AGM). Submissions closed


ATLAANZ wishes to thank Unitec for hosting this year’s Hui/Fono event (on Friday 15 October), attended by Māori & Pasifika learning advisors from across the land.

Kaikaranga welcoming manuhiri to ATLAANZ conference

National Conference

The ATLAANZ national conference is usually held every second year at one of the member institutions during the first week of December.  The next national conference will be held in 2022.


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.

The 2021 combined hui-fono is Friday 15th October. See the PATLAANZ web page for details.


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.

Welcome to Chatlaanz

Chatlaanz is a series of breakfast or lunchtime Zoom hui discussions.

Breakfast sessions at 8:30 – 9.15 am

Lunchtime sessions 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm

Theme for October:

  • 29 October 2021 Lunchtime: Wellbeing at work

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 tertiary institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is one of five ICALLD affiliated associations worldwide. See affiliations.

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. 

Become a Member

Benefits of becoming a member

ATLAANZ currently has over 100 members representing 32 tertiary organisations in New Zealand and Australia.





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.