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International students are required to have a valid student visa during their stay in New Zealand. Once you have received an Offer of Place from us and you have paid your tuition fees, you should apply for a student visa from your nearest Immigration New Zealand office (contact the New Zealand Embassy or High Commission for details). The Immigration New Zealand official website – www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas
There are plenty of options for accommodation from backpackers accommodation to homestays. We can assist in giving you the right advice to help you find something that will suit you and your lifestyle.
It is important that you know your rights as a tenant before you enter into any agreements – www.tenancy.govt.nz
Our Aspire2 Work team will support and guide you on your employment journey. A range of workshops and one to one support is provided around your curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, job search, interview skills and more.
We work with multiple employers to make sure you are well equipped for success. Our aim is to create future opportunities for all of our students and graduates.
New Zealand does have a comprehensive set of employment laws that help keep workplaces fair. You need to be aware of the rules, and what your rights and responsibilities are – www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/work-in-nz/employment-rights
Healthcare and Insurance
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. It must include cover for student travel to and from New Zealand for the duration of time that the student is enrolled. We can arrange students’ insurance through OrbitProtect (for more information go to www.orbitprotect.co.nz).
Alternatively, students can arrange their own insurance, and they must provide proof of suitable insurance at the time of enrolment.
Please contact the Student Administrator for more information on insurance.
If you have any questions about OrbitProtect insurance, or if you wish to make a claim once the policy is in force, OrbitProtect can be contacted on:0800 478 833 or 0800 4 STUDENT if you’re in New Zealand or +64 3 434 8151 (Reverse Charge) if you’re outside New Zealand.
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz
Code of Conduct, and Pastoral Care of International Students
Aspire2 International promotes the wellbeing of students and supports them during their studies. We have agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
Since the July 2019 changes there has been a bigger focus on making sure students and their parents/sponsors have all the information they need to make an informed decision. We have created a simple checklist for you to use to make sure you are able to meet this obligation.
To read the entire updated document for more information about The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, including Amendments 2019, from the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA), click here.
Fee protection and refund
Student Fee Protection
The New Zealand Government requires that all New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered Private Training Establishments must protect all student fees paid to them in advance. We are registered for Fee Protect through the Public Trust, which has unsecured capital guarantee from the New Zealand Government (For further information visit www.feeprotect.co.nz)
Student Withdrawals and Fee Refunds
Our fee refund policy is in accordance with the Education Act 1989 and amendments and applies to international and domestic students. Review our full Terms and Conditions for all information about our Withdrawal Policy and refunds.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you already have other tertiary qualifications or previous work experience, you may be granted credit exemptions and may complete your qualification in a shorter time.We will be happy to discuss this with you before or after enrollment.
What happens at Orientation?
Orientation is filled with loads of valuable information that will help you to settle into your student life with Aspire2 International.
First up, we’ll introduce you to the friendly Student Support team who are there for YOU. If you have any concerns or need some help, please ask for assistance.
Then we’ll teach you about insurance cover, how to open a bank account, safety in the city – and cover all the specific support services we provide.
What is the Personal Development Program?
Before you leap in to your course of study, we will take you through our Personal Development Programme.
We are extremely proud of our introductory programme as it provides high value to our new students. It’s fun, interactive and a great introduction for any new student to Aspire2 International and to New Zealand.
You’ll learn about our Kiwi way of life and all things New Zealand. It’s a way for us to add value to your academic experience by providing you the means to learn the ‘soft-skills’ New Zealand employers are looking for as well as providing you employment support while you are with us.
Read more about Aspire2 Work.
Things to do
There is so much for you to see, explore and enjoy around our stunning country including our beautiful sandy beaches. Many beaches are patrolled by surf lifeguards; stay safe by swimming between the yellow and red flags.