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Fees Information

Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund

The New Zealand Government has created the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to support domestic learners in undertaking vocational education and training without fees. The TTAF will cover all fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022.

You can currently study our NZ Certificate in Health and Well-being (Level 3) and our Diploma in Community Healthcare and Support (Level 7) programmes for free under the TTAF Fund.


Fees-Free is a funding scheme provided by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), which can allow you to get one year of tertiary study or two year’s training up to the value of $12,000.

Fees-Free programmes

All NZSE Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes from level 3 to level 7 are eligible for Fees-Free study (except Zero-Fees programmes).

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for Fees-Free if you are:
*Conditions apply – our Course Advisors can help and advise you on your options.

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN). If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

Youth Guarantee funding

Youth Guarantee funding provides prospective students aged 16-19 with an opportunity to participate in a range of courses free of charge.

All our Level 1-3 programmes are funded under the Government’s Youth Guarantee funding strategy. Except NZ Certificate in Health and Well-being - Level 2, which is not a Youth Guarantee Funded programme.

For more information on Youth Garuntee funding, please visit their website here.

Youth Guarantee programmes

Who is eligible?

To qualify to study under the Youth Guarantee programme, you must meet the following criteria:
*15 year old’s who hold Ministry approved early exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Travel allowances

Travel allowances are available for students under the Youth Guarantee programme. This allowance can help you with things like the cost of transport to and from our campuses, by either using public or private transport.

Students will be required to pay for their travel costs for the first week and will be reimbursed after a receipt or proof of purchase is shown.

Receipts must be provided to our Recruitment Team Staff for this process to begin.

Zero-Fees study

If ‘Zero-Fees’ is listed under one of our programmes, this means that this programme is currently eligible for free study for a limited time.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for Zero-Fees, you need to meet the following requirements.

Zero-Fees programmes

Student Achievement Component (SAC) programmes

The Student Achievement Component (SAC) is the Government’s contribution towards the cost of teaching and learning services for students enrolled at a tertiary education organisation (TEO).

Students must be studying towards a qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

For more information on SAC eligibility and programmes, visit the TEC website.

Do make sure that you discuss all options with our helpful Course Advisors.