Code of Practice for International Students
Awatapu College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education.
Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at::
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:
Eligibility for Health Services:
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment while in New Zealand, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details of entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at:
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides excellent 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:
Medical and Travel Insurance:
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.