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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 (NZQA) website at www.nzqa.govt.nz
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
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
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
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 Unicare at www.uni-care.org.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.
Applications for refunds will be considered under the following categories. Most require supporting documentation.
Circumstances for Full Refunds
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 or Enrolment Consultant at the time of enrolment.
Your application must include evidence that your level of knowledge, skill or attributes equates to what would have been obtained had you formally completed the course or recognised qualification that you are seeking RPL for. Evidence may include a portfolio of your work demonstrating your knowledge, skills and 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.
When you believe that you have competency in a specific Computer Power Plus course 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 course.
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. You will qualify for the Computer Power Plus qualification, providing you meet all other course requirements.The following requirements apply:
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.
Students are required to attend their programme at all times unless there are genuine reasons for any absences, and making satisfactory academic progress.