All students enroled at the Institute will be offered the following free services to support them in settling down both within and outside the institute:
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:
1. A resident or citizen of Australia; or
2. A national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand; or
3. The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.
If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment. The students need to have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of their stay. They must also obtain insurance to cover their travel to and from New Zealand. Students can choose their own insurance provider but in that case they must submit the policy for Institute’s approval.
To get further guidance on insurance, visit the relevant section. Read More
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, however one may still be liable for all other medical and related costs.
For further information visit the ACC website. Read More
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.
Visit their website. Read More
Abacus Institute of Studies have agreed to be bound by the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available from this institution or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
For more details about the latest Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, please visit the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website. Read More
All international students enrolled with a New Zealand education provider are covered by the New Zealand Government’s Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice.
This is legislation that outlines the level of care that education providers, and their agents, must provide to international students while they live and study in New Zealand.
The education system is regulated with strong quality assurance systems across the board.
In general, as an international student you can expect that:
When you come to New Zealand as an international student, you can expect to receive a high standard of education, and to feel safe and well cared for while you live and study here.
If you have a complaint, it is important that you go through the right steps.
Here is what you need to do.
About the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice The New Zealand Government’s Education (Pastoral Care of International Students).
Code of Practice is a document that clearly outlines the full legal requirements that education providers enrolling international students must abide by – to read this, go to the NZQA website:Read More
NZQA is a government organisation which manages the quality of New Zealand qualifications, and also acts as the Administrator of the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice.Read More