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



A workplace under the HSWA means a place where work is being carried out or is customarily carried out for the board. It includes any place where a worker goes, or is likely to be, while at work, eg school grounds, school camp.

A worker is someone who works for the board in any capacity and includes but is not limited to an employee, a contractor or subcontractor, a student on placement and a volunteer worker.

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