ABC COLLEGE OF ENGLISH CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
- 1.1 Enrolment is subject to the following conditions and becomes a written contract between the international student (or student’s parent or legal guardian) on acceptance of the student by ABC College of English.
- 1.2 ABC College of English reserves the right to change or cancel courses without prior notice.
- 1.3 If a student does not achieve the required entry level for a particular course they have enrolled for they are offered a General English Course of equivalent value or a full refund of tuition fees.
- 1.4 As part of ABC College of English’s enrolment process, all students are required to complete and sign the College’s Orientation Programme.
- 1.5 A student’s enrolment at ABC College of English terminates when the student has completed the last day of their course.
- 1.6 All students must be 18 years of age or older
- 2.1 Fees must be paid in full, two weeks prior to the commencement of the course, for the term of enrolment.
- 2.2 Course fees are calculated in complete weeks and any part of a week is counted as a full week.
- 2.3 No compensation is given for public holidays when the college is closed.
3. Cancellations, early withdrawals and refunds
- 3.1 If a cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the commencement of a course, all fees will be refunded except the enrolment fee and accommodation finding fee (if applicable).
- 3.2 If a cancellation is received less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement of a course, all fees, less 10%, will be refunded except the enrolment fee and accommodation finding fee (if applicable).
- 3.3 For courses up to and including four weeks and 6 days, if a student voluntarily withdraws from the course within the first two days of the course, 50% of the total fees paid will be refunded.
- 3.4 For courses of five weeks or more but less three months, if a student voluntarily withdraws from the course within the first five days of the course, 75% of the total fees paid will be refunded.
- 3.5 For courses of 3 months or longer, if a student voluntarily withdraws from the course within the first 10 working days of the course, fees are refunded in full, less a deduction for costs incurred by ABC College of English. The maximum deduction will not exceed 25% of the total fee paid. In the event of a dispute over the costs deducted, students can refer the matter to the International Education Appeal Authority
- 3.6 After the first 10 working days of the course, no fees except unused homestay fees will be refunded.
- 3.7 In the unlikely event that ABC College of English has to cancel a course for reasons beyond their control, an alternative commencement date will be recommended. If the suggested alternative is unacceptable, all unused fees will be refunded.
- 3.8 ABC College of English does not refund any course fees if a student: a) Arrives late for the course without notifying the college in advance. b) Takes time off during the course without prior arrangement with the college. c) Leaves before the course is completed.
- 3.9 A student cannot exchange a pre-booked Full Time General English Course for other courses.
- 3.10 ABC College of English provides NZQA approved fee protection cover to all enrolled students in the event of closure, insolvency, voluntary withdrawal of a course by ABC College. The fees paid are placed in a trust account. The trustee’s contact details are Nigel Perkins, Ashton Wheelans Ltd, 14/12 Frederick St, Wanaka 9381, Tel. 03-428 4273.
- 3.11 No funds are released to the college until after the appropriate refund period.
- 3.12 In the event that a student’s application for a student visa is not successful, all unused fees will be refunded, less the enrolment fee, accommodation placement fee and an exit administration fee of $250 (if applicable).
4. Student Services
- 4.1 ABC College of English provides an orientation programme and a student support service for all enrolled students. However, if a student has a concern that is not resolved by ABC College of English internal grievance procedure, then the student may contact English New Zealand, NZQA, or Student Complaints for assistance.
- 5.1 There is no deduction from homestay charges for absence of 7 days or less without prior agreement.
- 5.2 Any request to change or terminate a homestay placement must be made 14 days prior to the proposed change.
- 5.3 Students must be prepared to leave their homestay on completion of their course at ABC College of English.
6. Attendance and School Rules
- 6.1 Students must comply with the School Rules as covered in the Orientation Programme and the laws of New Zealand and also the conditions of their visa. Failure to comply will result in our Disciplinary Procedures in accordance with NZQA Code of Practice. This may result in expulsion from the College and forfeiture of school fees. The full version of ABC College’s Disciplinary Procedures and School Rules are available on our website https://abc.ac.nz
- 6.2 The school reserves the right to take action against any student that breaks NZ Law or fails to follow the School Rules and Conditions of Enrolment. After a process of warnings and natural justice, the school reserves the right to expulsion.
- 6.3 Students are expected to attend all lessons punctually at the notified class time.
- 6.4 Attendance must comply with the conditions of the student’s visa to stay in New Zealand.
- 7.1 Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed on their website https://www.immigration.govt.nz
- 8.1 ABC College of English cannot be held responsible for any damages, loss, sickness or injury incurred within the school, the homestay, and other prepaid accommodation, on school activities or on optional adventure activities.
- 8.2 ABC College shall not be liable if the services contracted for cannot be provided for reasons beyond its control.
9. Medical and Travel Insurance
- 9.1 International students must have appropriate and current insurance to cover your personal belongings, travel costs, medical care, repatriation, expatriation, funeral expenses and any unforeseen shortening of course due to illness of the student or a close family member. We can arrange suitable insurance for the student if requested.
10. Eligibility for Health Services
- 10.1 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 a www.moh.govt.nz.
11. Accident Insurance
- 11.1 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.
12. Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students
- 12.1 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 the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority NZQA http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/education-code-of-practice/.
- 13.1 Non-Disclosure: Students must provide ABC College with full information about health, behaviour and learning issues. Failure to do so may result in termination of the student’s contract to study.
- 13.2 By accepting the conditions of enrolment the student agrees to the free use of their image and written references in ABC College of English promotional material.