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


Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU)

A PCBU is a legal entity, and as the board of trustees is a legal entity under the Education and Crown Entities Acts, it is a PCBU. The board has overall responsibility for health and safety in the school, which includes any education outside the classroom activities (EOTC) with which the school is involved. The board, in managing risks to health and safety, must identify hazards that could give rise to reasonably foreseeable risks to health and safety.

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