ChatLAANZ 2022 is underway

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

Breakfast sessions 8:30 am – 9:10 am.
Lunchtime sessions 12:00 noon – 12:40 pm

Upcoming sessions to include:

  • Building the learning support network post-merge (May 6)
  • A framework for feeding back student voice to teaching staff
  • An LA-led virtual writing club
  • Engaging students emotionally in academic integrity instruction
  • A facilitated discussion with ITP LAs leading into Te Pūkenga next year

We welcome further suggestions for 2022 ChatLAANZ topics. Please complete the form on the ChatLAANZ page.

ATLAANZ conference 2022

Planning is well underway for the ATLAANZ conference 2022. The conference will be held Wednesday 30th November, and Thursday 1st December online, followed on Friday 2nd December with the three regional hui (face-to-face). The ATLAANZ AGM will take place on the second day of the national conference.

More details will be available here very soon. We’ll let you know when it’s time to use the button to read all the details, submit abstracts to present and register to attend.

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 Annual General Meeting

The ATLAANZ AGM for 2022 was held via Zoom on 3 December 2021, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. 

Executive officer positions:
President: Tania Oxenham (Wintec)
Treasurer: (still vacant) Acting Treasurer: Mervyn Protheroe
Secretary: Dawn Marsh (WITT)


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.
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. 

Some attendees at the 2020 hui

Regional Hui

In 2021, three successful regional hui were held in a blended format of face-to-face and Zoom.

Some slides from the hui are available. Click the button here to find out more.


ATLAANZ wishes to thank Unitec for hosting the 2021 Hui/Fono event, 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 later this year (2022). Announcements coming soon! 


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.


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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.