QED workshop: Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students

Overview - from compliance to excellence

This workshop is an interactive look at what you need to do to review and improve your practice and record keeping to meet and exceed NZQA's expectations for the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, and of domestic students. Please note the Codes of Practice are correctly referred to as the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, and the Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) interim Code of Practice.

The next face to face QED workshop 'from compliance to excellence' is: 16th April 2021 - Contact Us to enrol now.

This workshop runs 9.30-3.30 with a 30 minute lunch break and suits staff who have direct or indirect responsibility for the Code, because NZQA are expecting signatories to shift your focus onto outcomes instead of compliance.

The intended outcomes of this workshop are that participants can:
1. Explain key elements of the Codes of Practice.
2. Clarify the Code responsibilities in your job 
3. Map the international student journey with key pastoral care roles in your organisation
4. Identify student welfare risk management tasks and resources 
5. Explain NZQA’s reporting requirements for both codes.

The workshop includes an overview of the Code documentation, summary of responsibilities and valuable insights on where potential pitfalls are.

Previous participants have found the workshop very practical and something of a wake up call: "Great to give me the tools and confidence", "very informative", "systemic and useful", "tailored to the point" and "inspiring".

The usual venue for the QED Code of Practice workshop is the wonderful Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna – just 5 minutes from the Auckland Harbour bridge and with lots of free parking.

Workshop fees:
One participant is $475 + GST earlybird paid in advance (or $525 afterwards).
Two or more from the same organisation is $400 each + GST earlybird and paid in advance (or $440 afterwards). 

QED Quality Management workshop cancellation policy: withdrawal and refund ok up to 48 hours before the course start, no refund after that.
QED reserve the right to reschedule or cancel for any reason but endeavour to advise registered participants with adequate notice.


This QED workshop is designed to meet stakeholder learning need, ie Tertiary Education Organisations wanting to understand and implement the Codes' requirements. NZQA material and staff have been openly consulted to clarify the impact on signatories: NZQA are not directly involved in the workshop’s development or delivery.