Our Coronavirus response

Last updated Friday 10 April, 2020

Classes will resume from Tuesday 28 April

For most tauira, classes will resume from 28 April. The big difference is that your classes will be delivered online. We anticipate that this new way of teaching at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be in place from 28 April for six weeks.

The move to teaching online has now become a necessary requirement for education providers and schools throughout Aotearoa to minimise risks to the health of whānau and communities. It also means that you will be able to get back on your learning journey as quickly as possible and will ensure you can stay engaged in your programme should the COVID-19 status levels change again in the future.

We will support you to adjust to these changes

Making the change to online learning may be a new experience for you. We’re working through detailed plans for every programme, including how we will provide extra support to all tauira who need it. We will communicate with you in the coming weeks to help you prepare.

By now, you would have received an email survey from us about access to devices and the internet. This survey is important as it will tell us how we can best support you. If you haven’t completed it, we ask that you do this by Monday 13 April.

If you haven’t received the survey from us or you require help to complete it, please call our contact centre on 0800 355 553 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or email and our team will assist you to complete the survey.

Tauira on Home Based Learning programmes

We’re working to get kete deliveries started again from Tuesday 14 April. Your kaitiaki or another member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm we have your delivery address correct.

If you have any questions, please call our contact centre on 0800 355 553 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or email

Frequently asked questions

Refer to our frequently asked questions for any questions you may have in relation to our COVID-19 response.

Media releases

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 6 April 2020

Ministry of Education Tertiary Students Bulletin – 2 April 2020

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