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Information for International Students

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Students

Computer Power Plus has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website at www.nzqa.govt.nz

Immigration

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz

Eligibility for Health Service

Most international students are not entitled to publically 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. However this can be covered by Medical and Travel Insurance (see section below). Full details on entitlements to publically 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 other medical and related costs. However this can be covered by Medical and Travel Insurance (see section below) Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. Computer Power Plus can arrange medical and travel insurance for you through their default insurance provider Southern Cross at www.scti.co.nz

Computer Power Plus international students will be required to take out insurance policies for at least 13 – 16 months depending on their preferred qualification duration.

International Student Withdrawal and Refunds

This policy dictates the circumstances in which course fees can be refunded to International Students. Refunds of tuition fees will only be made in accordance with the following policy:
  • By accepting a place in a programme at Computer Power Plus, a student enters a contract with Computer Power Plus for a predetermined period. This contract means there is an obligation to pay the fee for the length of the programme.
  • Students who wish to defer their programme to another month must notify Computer Power Plus a minimum of two weeks before the programme starts.
  • Students who receive a deferment are not subsequently entitled to apply for a refund.
  • There is no automatic right to a refund of fees if a student changes his/her mind about studying at Computer Power Plus
  • All applications for refunds must be on the request for a withdrawal/refund application form, obtainable from Computer Power Plus.
  • Supporting information must be submitted in writing to Computer Power Plus
  • All refunds will be paid in NZ dollars or a nominated currency by cheque or bank draft sent to
    - the applicant’s registered address (in country of origin); or
    - another institution
  • Under special circumstances, the refund can be paid directly into a nominated bank account.
  • All refunds incur a bank/adminstration charge

Applications for refunds will be considered under the following categories. Most require supporting documentation.

Circumstances for Full Refunds

  • If New Zealand Immigration Services refuse to grant a student an initial visa for study in New Zealand or to extend an existing visa, the student is entitled to a 95% refund of the tuition fees (5% administration charge deducted).
  • If Computer Power Plus is unable to proceed with the programme offered to a student, the tuition fee is refunded in full.

Other Circumstances

  • If a student wishes to withdraw from their programme and leave New Zealand and notice is received by Computer Power Plus a minimum of two weeks before their programme starts, 75% of paid tuition fees will be refunded.
  • If a student wishes to withdraw from their programme and/or does not attend the start of the programme, and gives notice to Computer Power Plus up to two weeks after the programme starts, paid tuition fees less an administration fee of 50% will be refunded.
  • NO refund will be given if a student withdraws after two weeks of the programme start date.
  • If a student wishes to transfer to another institution, notice must be received by Computer Power Plus a minimum of two weeks before the student’s programme starts, then 75% of paid tuition fees (less an administration fee of 25%) will be paid directly to that institution. An unconditional offer of place from the other institution will be required for the refund to be arranged.
  • Exceptional circumstances of a compassionate nature, as approved by Computer Power Plus, may necessitate a student’s withdrawal from a programme. In these circumstances, the amount of fees refunded will be at the discretion of Computer Power Plus.
  • Supporting information must be supplied in writing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Computer Power Plus gives appropriate recognition to the prior learning of students where they have no formal certification or qualification attesting to their skills.

You must submit an 'Application for RPL' to the Education Team Leader at the time of enrolment prior to the qualification start.

Your application must include evidence that your level of knowledge or skill equates to what would have been obtained had you formally completed the module or recognised qualification that you are seeking RPL for. Evidence may include a file of your work demonstrating your abilities and the evidence of an appropriately qualified referee.

To assist in the decision making regarding the relevance of your skills and knowledge to the curriculum, the Education Team Leader may additionally ask you to undertake a written, practical or oral test, or to participate in a panel interview.

Credit Transfer

When you believe that you have competency in a specific Computer Power Plus module achieved through previous study, you should provide the Education Team Leader with a copy of the relevant Academic Transcript complete with course descriptions. Without this evidence, Computer Power Plus will be unable to recognise this competency and you will be required to undertake the module study.

Where there is a direct link between the qualifications, credit transfer may be approved. In instances where Credit Transfer is approved, you will be exempt from the Computer Power Plus course content and ‘Exempt’ will feature on your transcript. You will qualify for the Computer Power Plus qualification, providing you meet all other course requirements.

The following requirements apply:
  • Students are able to receive a maximum exemption of 20% (of total length of the qualification) for externally completed units/courses/papers as RPLs or Credit Transfers. This is to ensure the integrity of our qualifications.
  • Externally completed units/courses/papers used as RPLs or Credit Transfers must be no older than three years of age from the date of application.
  • There is no limit to the amount of credit transfers that can be granted for Computer Power Plus (CPP) graduates from previously completed CPP qualifications.

Please Note:In instances where the student applying for RPL or Credit Transfer is international and enrolling from overseas, applications will not be considered or processed until such time as the student has arrived in New Zealand. Applications for RPL or Credit Transfer will not be processed remotely.

Attendance Requirements

Students are required to attend 95% or more of their scheduled study shifts on campus to gain their qualification.

Accommodation Options

Below are some accommodation options for each city where our campuses are located. For assistance with your accommodation requirements please contact the Student Services Department at your campus.

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