In 2020 we released compliance content for the new Privacy Act 2020 a couple of months before it actually came into force. This enabled customers to better prepare for the new law.
Our awesome Content Team have been at it again – this time releasing legal compliance content for the new Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 in advance of its 1 January 2022 commencement date. If the Code applies to your organisation, the ‘draft’ compliance content should now be in the Education category of your Obligations Register.
The new Code replaces the Interim Domestic Code of Practice 2019 and the International Code of Practice 2016. It sets out the obligations on education providers to support the wellbeing and safety of their domestic tertiary and international learners.
Some of the key changes in the new Code focus on a whole-of-provider approach that responds to the diverse needs of learners, and new requirements for inclusive learning environments.
With the new Code coming into force shortly, NZQA says on its website education providers should now be preparing:
“This means you need to undertake a gap analysis by:
- reviewing current practices against the new Code
- identifying any gaps and planning to address them.”
The new ComplyWith legal compliance content for the outcomes and processes in the new Code will be very helpful in undertaking the gap analysis recommended by NZQA.
If you’d like help with setting up a specific gap analysis survey using your ComplyWith Legal Compliance tool, please drop us a line.