ATLAANZ is an association of professionals working in academic advisory roles in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand (Aotearoa is the Māori name for New Zealand, meaning “the long white cloud”). ATLAANZ means Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa New Zealand.

ATLAANZ has a constitution and is an incorporated society. Members of ATLAANZ are staff members (full and part-time staff) of universities, polytechnics, wānanga, colleges of education, institutes of technology as well as private institutions providing tertiary training.

ATLAANZ aims to:

  • facilitate communication, networking, exchange of ideas, and sharing of good practice among professionals in learning advisory roles within tertiary institutions
  • support the professional development, and promote the professional status of members
  • disseminate research findings, publications, and other materials that are relevant and useful to members.


Atlaanz Journal

First published in 2015, the ATLAANZ Journal offers a valuable forum for members of the tertiary learning adviser community to publish research and examples of best practice, contributing to the growing body of literature about topics such as learning partnerships, innovative practice, working with students (including International, postgraduates, Māori, Pasifika, neuro-diverse, and Rainbow and responding to environmental changes. We provide mentoring and support for new authors  and are always keen to hear from colleagues interested in acting as peer-reviewers. Interested?  Contact the Editor,

Research by members