"Pathway, Transitions and Bridges to Tertiary Education"


Pathways, Transitions and Working Across Boundaries: Te Ara Whakamana 2016

Te Ara Whakamana is New Zealand's largest forum dedicated to education and employment pathways and transitions. Now in its sixth year, this event brings together educators from both secondary and tertiary sectors, industry representatives, policymakers, and researchers to share good ideas and practices, and to be challenged by different perspectives. The forum's goal is to support learning environments that enable learners to make decisions and progress successfully through education and on into high-quality careers.

Co-hosted by Ako Aotearoa and the Centre for Studies in Multiple Pathways at MIT, this year's forum will have a significant focus on encouraging and supporting changes to practice. Plenary and concurrent sessions will showcase current examples of innovative work, discuss tools that support both practitioners and learners, and identify how we can effectively share successes across the boundaries of school, tertiary education, and the workplace.

Speakers and programme

Plenary and concurrent sessions to be included in this year's programme will cover a range of topics including:

  • Practical examples of using Vocational Pathways to support learner success.
  • Tools to support young peoples' thinking about career development.
  • Using the curriculum to support effective transitions.
  • Methods for recording evidence of core competencies.
  • Lessons from Māori and Pacific Trade Trading experiences.
  • How to work across sectoral boundaries.

A full programme will be available by late March.


Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington.

The Rydges is centrally located in Wellington's CBD and is minutes from the Wellington waterfront. 

Event times

The event will be run over two days from 28 June to 29 June as follows:

Day 1 - Tuesday 28

The conference runs from 9:15am - 4:30pm. A networking function will be held from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. 

Registration opens at 8.15am. Coffee and tea will be available from this time.

Day 2 - Wednesday 29

The conference runs from  9:15am – 4:15pm

Coffee and tea will be available from 8:30am .


Registrations are now open and will close on 20 June 2016. 

Please note that places for this event are strictly limited, and this event has sold out in previous years. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Price (ex. GST)

Price (incl. GST)

Early-bird rate (closes 20 May, 2016)



Full rate (after 20 May, 2016)



Group booking discounts

Discounts are available for simultaneous bookings of two or more delegates from the same organisations.

  • 2 delegates: $100 off total registration price
  • 3 delegates: $200 off total registration price
  • 4 delegates: One registration is free
  • 5 or more delegates: Please contact us to discuss.

To access these discount rates, please email Rachel Sutcliffe on r.sutcliffe@massey.ac.nz

Register now - visit the the Ako Aotearoa website.