ATLAANZ Online Conference 28 Nov – 29 Nov 2024

Change and Innovation in the Learning Advisory landscape
Ngā hurihanga me ngā auahatanga i roto i te horanuku Kaipūkenga Ako 

The educational landscape is rapidly changing with increased connectivity and technology that promotes innovative thinking and approaches. This is shaping the way we work with students. In particular, the emergence of new technologies, such as adaptive learning tools and GenAI, encourages learning advisors to rethink how they respond to evolving student needs.

Share your knowledge, expertise, and research on some of the key changes, challenges and opportunities occurring across the sector.

Abstracts are now being accepted. 

ChatLAANZ 2024

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. 

21 March | 18 April | 23 May | 20 June | 18 July | 22 August | 26 September | 24 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!


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. 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.


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

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.