Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Education outside the classroom (EOTC)

The Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016 have been developed to improve safety, reduce harm and ensure consistent good practice around adventure activities. As part of its risk management plan the board should be assessing the risk of any adventure activity that is being provided by an activity operator. The board must ensure that the operator has passed a safety audit. A list of definitions of adventure activities is included in schedule 2 of the regulations.

The Ministry of Education has developed resources to help boards with this process:


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