Important Information for Applicants
All programme fees paid by students are deposited in a trust account managed by Public Trust (www.publictrust.co.nz).
In the event that Kauri Academy ceases to operate for any reason including insolvency or regulatory closure, students are entitled to a refund of the fees equivalent to the remaining tuition that Kauri Academy failed to provide. Remaining tuition fees mean less the 25% administration charges based on Public Trust fee drawdown schedule.
If a student is not granted a visa to study in New Zealand, Kauri Academy will refund all programme fees less the administration fee as per the issued invoice.
Student Withdrawals and Refunds
This information can be found at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/approval-accreditation-and-registration/student-fee-protection/student-withdrawals-refunds/
Domestic students are entitled to a refund if they withdraw from a programme as per section 235 of the Education Act 1989, and if:
The private training establishment (PTE) must refund an amount equal to the sum of the amount paid less a deduction of the lesser of 10 per cent of the fees paid or $500.
Domestic students withdrawing from programmes of less than three months duration should refer to the PTE's refund policy.
If a student visa has been granted and a student subsequently wishes to withdraw before or after arriving in New Zealand, Kauri Academy will refund fees on the following basis.
Programmes three months or more
Programmes five weeks or more but less than three months
Programmes under five weeks
PTE's own refund policy
No refunds are provided or withdrawals made after the periods stated other than on compassionate grounds (e.g. death of a close family member, serious illness, accident). All such refunds will be at the discretion of Kauri Academy. Students are required to complete and file a withdrawal form for the processing of withdrawals and refunds.
Kauri Academy will make no refund:
Kauri Academy is required to provide New Zealand Immigration written notice of programme withdrawals made by international students. The notice shall include the name of the student, the programme and the day on which the student withdrew.
A student permit/visa is conditioned on a student undertaking a particular programme of study at a specified institution. Withdrawing from the programme before it is completed is considered to be violation of that condition.