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Terms and Conditions
 
Enrolment Procedure

Complete and email (to admissions@kauriacademy.ac.nz) the Application for Enrolment Form.  Send together with copies of the details page and signature page (if any) of your passport and support documents as required.  We will then contact you with full details on how to enrol.

After we have received your application we will send you an Offer of Place and an Invoice. Should you find everything acceptable arrange the payment of fees as invoiced.  Once we have received confirmation of the fee payment we will send you a Receipt.

This Offer of Place and the Receipt will be submitted as part of your Student Visa Application.  All the information regarding forms, documents, and requirements for lodging a student visa application is available on the Immigration New Zealand website (www.immigration.govt.nz).

 
Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age. 

Programme-specific requirements can be found in the prospectus. 

English Language students will take an admission test to determine the level of English language comprehension and study.

 
Programme
 

Kauri Academy shall not be liable, if for any reason, the published programmes cannot be offered. Kauri Academy reserves the right to change programmes and fees without prior notice, or to cancel programmes due to insufficient demand, unavailability of suitable staff or facilities.  The student shall be offered alternative training dates or refunds.

 
Accommodation

Kauri Academy does not arrange accommodation for students.  You may however contact Emmie Aban (eaban@kauriacademy.ac.nz) if you have any concerns regarding your accommodations.

 
Attendance and Behaviour

Your enrolment may also be terminated in case of breach of Kauri Academy academic and disciplinary rules. Kauri Academy is required by New Zealand Immigration to notify them about violations of student visa conditions.  Termination of enrolment is considered to be such a violation. No refund is available in cases where enrolment is terminated. Kauri Academy has a 100% attendance policy.

 
Student Fee Protection Policy

All programme fees paid by students are deposited in a trust account managed by the 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

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 programme is of three months duration or more

  • The withdrawal occurs up to the end of the eighth day of the start of a programme.

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.

International Students

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

    • The withdrawal occurs up to the end of the tenth working day of the start of the programme:

    • In such cases the PTE may deduct up to 25% of the fees paid, provided the PTE incurred costs to this amount and can justify these costs.

  • Programmes five weeks or more but less than three months

    • The withdrawal occurs up to the end of the fifth day of the start of the programme:

    • In such cases, the PTE must pay an amount equal to the fees paid less 25%.

  • Programmes under five weeks

    • The withdrawal occurs up to the end of the second day of the start of the programme:

    • In such cases, the PTE must pay an amount equal to the fees paid 50%. However, if two days constitutes the full amount of tuition paid for by the student, the PTE may retain 100 per cent of the payment

 
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:

  • When a student is required to leave the school for a breach of the rules and conditions of enrolment at the school or has broken a New Zealand law.

  • Where a student has been stood-down, suspended or excluded

  • Where a student returns home for any reason other than serious illness, accident or death of a close family member

  • If the enrolment application is found to be inaccurate in any way and the contract is terminated

  • If a student wants to transfer to another school or educational institution

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.

 
The Privacy Act

The Privacy Act acknowledges that personal information of the Applicant and/or Student collected by Kauri Academy and may be held, used and disclosed to third parties to enable Kauri Academy to process the application for tuition; provide tuition to the Student; provide the Student and/or Applicant with advice or information concerning products   and services Kauri Academy believes may be of interest to the Student and/or Applicant; and to enable  kauri Academy to communicate with the Student and/or Applicant for any purpose.

Failure to provide any information in the application for enrolment may mean that Kauri Academy is unable to process the application.  The Student/applicant has the right under the Privacy Act 1993 to obtain access to and request corrections of any personal information held by Kauri Academy concerning them. The student agrees to notify Kauri Academy of any change in contact details, accommodation type, and residential address.

 
Immigration

It is your responsibility to obtain and maintain the appropriate immigration documentation.  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.

 
Health, Travel and Accident Insurance

Medical & Travel Insurance

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.

Any student who arrives on their first day of study at Kauri Academy without appropriate insurance will be required to purchase insurance before commencing their programme.

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to public -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 http://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 http://www.acc.co.nz.

Appropriate Insurance for International students

Student travel insurance cover should provide cover into and out of New Zealand at the beginning and/or the end of their study, and/or during any holiday breaks of the study. ACC does not cover injuries and accidents happening overseas, and the risk associated with holiday trips outside New Zealand should also be cover by the student insurance policy

Students are free to purchase insurance from any insurance provider. However, student travel insurance policies must cover all the following aspects:

Health cover while in New Zealand

  • Medical expenses incurred for the treatment of illness and/or injury (in excess of ACC cover) that requires surgery and/or hospitalisation – unlimited sum insured

  • Medical evacuation related to serious illness and injuries – unlimited sum insured

  • Emergency dental treatment

  • Costs for family members’ travel in the event that the student suffers a serious illness or injury.

Repatriation, search and rescue

  • Repatriation and expatriation in the event a student has to return home following an injury or illness which interrupts their study plans

  • Return of mortal remains/funeral expenses - including travel costs for family members, repatriation of remains, and funeral costs

  • Search and rescue operation to locate the insured.

Travel into and out of New Zealand

  • Missed flights or delays for travels into and out of New Zealand

  • Medical expenses incurred for the treatment of an illness and injury incurred during the travel.

Personal liability

  • Negligence causing bodily injury (including death) of another person or loss of or damage to property

  • False arrest and wrongful detention.

Kauri Academy will require evidence of an appropriate insurance policy at enrolment. In addition to the insurance policy Kauri Academy will also require the student to provide (in English) a written attestation from their insurance provider that the student’s travel insurance policy is consistent with the above guidelines for appropriate insurance for international students.

Kauri Academy recommends one of the following New Zealand insurance providers as their travel insurance policies cover all the required aspects of appropriate insurance for international students. Students will not be required to provide the additional attestation if purchasing international student travel insurance from the following recommended providers.

Recommended New Zealand Insurance Providers

Southern Cross: https://www.scti.co.nz/our-products/international-student/insurance/
Vero Student Safe: https://www.insurancesafenz.com/studentsafe/student-safe-inbound-learners
Orbit Protect: http://www.orbitprotect.com/insurance-products/international-student-insurance/summary/

 

 

Working While Studying

You may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours each week during the academic year. You may also be allowed to work full time during the Christmas and New Year period at the end of each academic year. To work you will need to apply for a variation of conditions to your student visa.

One criteria for student to be allowed to work is that the student is undertaking a programme of study in New Zealand that leads to a New Zealand qualification that qualifies for points under the Skilled Migrant Category of Immigration New Zealand’s Residence Instructions.

If you meet the criteria and you intend to work while studying it is strongly recommended that you include a request for variation of condition as part of your student visa application. You can apply for a variation of conditions as part of your application for a student visa, by ticking the option at section E2 of the Student Visa Application (INZ 1012)

More information on working while studying may be obtained from the Immigration New Zealand website at www.immigration.govt.nz. See also Student Visa Guide.

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Pastoral Care of International Students

New Zealand education providers have an important role in ensuring the well-being of their international students. The Code sets out the minimum standards of advice and care that are expected of education providers for international students. This ensures students coming from other countries to study in New Zealand are well informed, safe, and properly cared for.

Students and their families can expect education providers to:

  • provide clear, sufficient and accurate information so you can make informed choices about your education
  • give you clear, understandable information on your legal obligations and rights, including refund policies, and termination of your enrolment under any contracts you enter into with the provider
  • check that you have the prescribed insurance cover
  • provide a safe and supportive environment for study
  • as far as practicable, ensure you live in accommodation that is safe and appropriate
  • provide you with a comprehensive orientation programme to support you in your study and outline your obligations
  • monitor their agents to ensure they provide you with reliable information and advice about studying, working and living in New Zealand
  • ensure that the educational instruction on offer is appropriate for your expectations, English language proficiency, and academic capability
  • have proper policy and processes in place to safeguard students’ fees paid and be able to provide an appropriate refund if you withdraw or your course closes
  • ensure you have access to proper and fair procedures for dealing with grievances (concerns or complaints).

Full details of what is covered can be found in the Code itself. Click here for a copy of Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students 2016 in English or other languages.

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Appropriate Insurance for International Students
Student travel insurance cover should provide cover into and out of New Zealand at the beginning and/or the end of their study, and/or during any holiday breaks of the study. ACC does not cover injuries and accidents happening overseas, and the risk associated with holiday trips outside New Zealand should also be cover by the student insurance policy

Students are free to purchase insurance from any insurance provider. However, student travel insurance policies must cover all the following aspects:

Health cover while in New Zealand

  • Medical expenses incurred for the treatment of illness and/or injury (in excess of ACC cover) that requires surgery and/or hospitalisation – unlimited sum insured
  • Medical evacuation related to serious illness and injuries – unlimited sum insured
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Costs for family members’ travel in the event that the student suffers a serious illness or injury.

Repatriation, search and rescue

  • Repatriation and expatriation in the event a student has to return home following an injury or illness which interrupts their study plans
  • Return of mortal remains/funeral expenses - including travel costs for family members, repatriation of remains, and funeral costs
  • Search and rescue operation to locate the insured.

Travel into and out of New Zealand

  • Missed flights or delays for travels into and out of New Zealand
  • Medical expenses incurred for the treatment of an illness and injury incurred during the travel.

Personal liability

  • Negligence causing bodily injury (including death) of another person or loss of or damage to property
  • False arrest and wrongful detention.

Kauri Academy will require evidence of an appropriate insurance policy at enrolment. In addition to the insurance policy Kauri Academy will also require the student to provide (in English) a written attestation from their insurance provider that the student’s travel insurance policy is consistent with the above guidelines for appropriate insurance for international students.

 




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