ABC COLLEGE OF ENGLISH has agreed to observe and be bound by the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students” published by New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website at : https://www.nzqa.govt.nz
Under the Code ABC is not able to enrol students under the age of 18.
Immigration: A student visa/permit is required if you plan to study for a period of 3 months or more. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at : www.immigration.govt.nz
Eligibility for Health Services: 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 the 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
Accident Insurance: The Accident Compensation Corporation 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
Medical and Travel Insurance: International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
Driving in New Zealand: If you have a current overseas driver’s licence or a current international driving permit, you can drive for one year after you first arrive in New Zealand. If you do not have an overseas driver’s licence or an international driving permit you cannot drive. You must apply for a New Zealand driver’s licence.
An international driving permit is an internationally recognised translation of your current driver licence. It is not a driver licence in its own right, and must be accompanied by your driver’s licence when you drive. You can only drive the types of vehicles covered by your overseas driver’s licence or international driving permit.
For more information please visit www.landtransport.govt.nz/licensing
NZQA Code of Practice
These are the Code of Practice itself and a pamphlet that summarises the Code and provides important information for international students and their families.
Full, legislative version – English