Central Regional hui

Call for abstracts

Send in your abstracts/proposals for the Central Hui. Deadline for abstracts: 4 October 2021

Theme: Sharing ideas about current practice and the higher education environment. Email directly or use the online form. (Click “More information” below).


Introducing 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

Themes in September and October:

  • 24 September 2021 Breakfast: What does equity look like to Māori Learning Advisors
  • 29 October 2021 Lunchtime: Wellbeing at work
Some attendees at the 2020 hui

Regional Hui

In 2021, three regional hui are planned; using face-to-face and Zoom for each.
Central Regional hui: 3 December 2021. Calling for abstracts or proposals now.


MATLAANZ hui and PATLAANZ fono will be held together on Friday 15th October, 2021. Details will be available in this space nearer the time.

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.

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.






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.


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.

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.