ĀKONGA SupporT & Cultural navigator

Mā te rongo, ka mōhio; mā te mōhio; ka mārama.
From listening comes knowledge, from knowledge comes understanding, from understanding comes wisdom, from wisdom comes well-being. [bopdhb.govt.nz]

Nau mai haere mai, fakaalofa lahi atu! Welcome all ākonga - to JNP Aviation Training [JNPAT] - a new and exciting tertiary provider of NZQA accredited aviation programmes and micro-credentials.

This essential role exists as part of our support team to help sustain and expand the supportive learning environment for all students at JNPAT. Aifai Esera (About Us) is the perfect fit for this support role; not only has he worked in Aviation Ground Operations, he also has an acute understanding of the context that comes with being a Pacific Islander raised in New Zealand. Born and raised in the village of Tuana'i in Samoa, Aifai's role is to provide inclusiveness and continuity for Pacific and Māori ākonga - and all JNP Aviation Training students by being present and available.

A good 'team environment' for all students at JNPAT is paramount to the well-being and success of our students. The Ākonga Support  will always be around for a good kōrero!

The whole JNPAT team looks forward to meeting with you and embarking on this amazing aviation journey at JNP Aviation Training.

Let the fun begin!


At JNPAT we will support our learners through learning whilst being attentive to every individual's well-being and safety at JNPAT. This is a 'live' collection of resources that we will continue to update and add to. Don't hesitate to contact one of us at JNPAT with any query or concern!

know the code videos

NZQA has released a series of videos outlining what support domestic tertiary (and all international learners) can expect for their wellbeing and safety while studying. These videos aim to support learners' understanding of the Code of Practice (2021). You can watch the videos below.

Know the code - mŌhio ke te rĀrangi

For all tertiary students at JNP Aviation Training! The Code for learner safety and well-being ensures there is a system for you to be respected, protected and supported when you are studying.

learning tools and student resources

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