Teaching and learning

Find out how we're delivering teaching and learning at the current COVID-19 settings and what it means for your lectures, tutorials, research, and placements.

This page was last updated on 29 April 2022.

The COVID-19 Protection Framework is in effect – all of Aotearoa New Zealand is currently at orange. Public health measures apply.

If you are unwell: stay at home, study remotely where possible, and contact your faculty office if you are concerned about any impact on your academic programme.

You must wear a mask at all times while indoors on campus, including during teaching and learning activities. Spare masks are available if needed.

At the Orange setting

Dual mode delivery

Teaching and learning is being delivered in-person and online. Almost all courses will be offered in dual mode (i.e. both fully online and in-person).

Find out more about dual mode delivery of teaching and learning.

Attending teaching and learning in person

Public health measures apply.

  • If you are unwell: stay at home, study remotely where possible, and  contact your faculty office if you are concerned about any impact on your academic programme.
  • Students must be wearing a mask at all times while indoors in public spaces in campus, including during teaching and learning activities. There will be spare masks available if you don’t have one.
  • Public speakers (such as lecturers and tutors) are not required to wear a mask if they can maintain a 2m physical distance from others.
  • If you participate in classes from the Library, you’ll need to bring headphones and a laptop, or use the library computers.

Exams and assessments

Exams and assessments can take place in person. Many courses will allow students to choose between in-person and online assessment alternatives. Only a small number of courses will require all students to attend an assessment, test or examination in-person.

You should refer to Blackboard (or equivalent course page) for details, noting that these may change during the trimester as the COVID-19 situation changes.

Extensions and alternative provisions for individual students

If you are unwell, get in touch with your course coordinators once you feel able to talk to them. Your course coordinators will be empathetic and supportive, and will discuss with you all of the options that are available given your circumstances.

In the case of illness (COVID-related or otherwise), you will not be required to obtain a medical certificate if you did not need to or were unable to see a medical professional.

Online teaching support for tutors

Tutors will have access through Blackboard to resources designed by CAD to help prepare for online tutoring. Any student who wishes to will have access to these resources.

Recording of lectures

In 2022, most lectures will either be recorded or equivalent videos covering the same material will be available on Blackboard.  In a small number of cases, no recorded lectures will be available, but in such cases the lectures will be live streamed on Zoom.

Lecture theatres should be considered to be public places, and it is recommended that you do not have private conversations within the lecture theatre.

Workplace-based learning

Students attending workplace-based learning in person at other organisations will be subject to the policies, practices, and public health control requirements that apply to that workplace. You will be advised of these requirements.

Prior to your course commencing, there will be a plan in place to make sure you are able to complete your course even if your host organisation is unable to continue the placement due to a change in COVID-19 settings.

An alternative placement will be arranged for you if your workplace-based learning course is a degree or subject requirement. This alternative placement is subject to the requirements of any relevant professional accreditation body.


This page will be updated if the traffic light setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework changes in Wellington.