The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice is a regulatory framework established to ensure the well-being and welfare of tertiary and international learners within the New Zealand education sector. This code of practice outlines a set of guidelines, policies, and standards that tertiary education organisations must adhere to when providing services to both domestic and international students.

The primary objective of this code is to guarantee that students receive a high standard of pastoral care, support, and a safe learning environment during their learning journey. It aims to uphold the rights and protect the interests of learners by promoting ethical behaviour and responsible practices among educational providers.