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Greetings, Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Faka Lofa Lahi Atu, Ni Hao, Namaste. The faculty and staff of New Zealand Skills and Education College invite you to explore our world of exciting educational experiences.  

NZSE College offers you a great opportunity to study leading qualifications across a range of disciplines, gain industry relevant skills and progress to employment or further study. With our focus on creating a stimulating, active learning environment our range of programmes will enable you to achieve your academic and career goals. Whether you want to pathway to a university degree or enter a highly skilled industry we have the right fit for you.

Orientation

As a new student, you will be warmly welcomed onto campus by the NZSE College team who will encourage you and support your learning and well-being during your time with us.

Orientation includes activity based and team building sessions to enable you to develop familiarity and engagement with NZSE College and with your fellow students. During orientation, you will meet your tutors and the programme leader who will provide you with course related details (requirements, content, delivery, etc.)

Public Transport in Auckland

Auckland, the largest metropolitan area of New Zealand is serviced by three modes of public transport - bus, train and ferry. These services are coordinated by Auckland Transport under the AT Metro brand. Britomart Transport Centre in the heart of the CBD is the main transport hub.

You can pay your fares on Auckland’s public buses, trains and ferries with cash or by using the pre-pay AT HOP smart card. To get student discounts on bus and train fares, please have your NZSE College Student ID and HOP card present when you go to an AT HOP retailer or purchase online. For more information on how to purchase an AT HOP card online, visit their website here.

Facilities and learning

NZSE College has 4 purpose built campuses Auckland wide located in New Lynn, Auckland CBD, Manukau and Hamilton. All campuses are equipped with WiFi and are located to an array of amenities.

Get the best out of your studies at NZSE College with our wide range of electronic and physical support platforms and services.

Learning approach

All students will have full access to NZSE College's online learning and teaching tool, Canvas which is available 24/7. At NZSE College the timetabled use of interactive, technology supported resources, are planned as part of the learning experience. Student support, learning support, computing support, is also available to students online.

Online participation in a range of digital learning activities and resources, online simulations, facilitated group work and problem solving, wikis and blogs can also be complemented by face to face or other online delivery. A variety of learning and teaching methods are utilised in programmes to meet the diverse learning styles, contexts and needs of students.

BYOD in the classroom

BYOD (bring your own device) is a strategy implemented in many schools and businesses, and is becoming a standard feature in tertiary education. BYOD enables students to actively access learning material and resources 24/7 on any NZSE College campus and from any other place they’re connected to the internet. The BYOD strategy facilitates creativity, leadership, communication, and technology proficiency - skills that is highly valued by employers.

*Please note that not all programmes at NZSE College are BYOD. Students will be advised during enrolment if the programme that they are studying has a BYOD requirement and what the minimum specifications are.

Student Support Team and Emergency Contacts

Our Student Support team is dedicated to making your studies as smooth as possible. Student Support can help you with mentoring, personal support, accommodation, student groups, social activities, financial hardship and so much more. As a student, you can contact any of our Student Support team members below, we also have 24/7 emergency contacts available.

Domestic Student Support team and emergency contacts:
Kate Treadway
Student Support Manager
Email: kate@nzse.ac.nz
Phone: 021 658 220
Puna Pilisi
Senior Student Support
Email: ngatupuna@nzse.ac.nz
Phone: 021 917 442
Geoff Ruaporo
Student Support Advisor - ATC Military and Vocational Prep
Email: geoff@nzse.ac.nz
Phone: 021 344 285

Emergency Contacts

Our team are here to help around the clock. For after hours assistance please contact:
Kate Treadaway
Student Support Manager
021 658 220
kate@nzse.ac.nz

Health and safety

Smoke-free campuses
All of our campuses are now Smoke-Free. We care for the well-being of all NZSE College staff, students and visitors and encourage others to help make NZ Smokefree by 2025. This long-term goal implemented by the NZ Government looks at reducing smoking prevalence and tobacco availability to minimal levels.

Hazard reporting
If you see any hazards or potential hazards around your campus, please report it to reception staff. Hazards will be addressed to ensure safety for everyone on campus.

First aid
If you have an accident, near miss or injury, please report it to reception staff. Staff will provide First aid care and the accident will be recorded in the accident register

In the case of fire or other emergencies
1. Remain calm
2. Follow staff instructions
3. Go to the nearest emergency exit
4. Wait at emergency meeting point

Need help right now?
Lifeline Aotearoa's telephone counselling service provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling and support. Call 0800 543 354 to speak with someone who can help.

Civil defence emergency information
Civil Defence are the people who help prepare for and respond to emergencies like major fires, floods, extreme weather, an earthquake or tsunami. Their website has important information on how to get ready for an emergency.
Civil defence Auckland

Family services
Use this directory to locate and contact support for services relating to addiction, basic needs, disaster recovery, education and training, employment, ethnic services, family violence, health, mentors, legal and civil services, mental health, parenting and caregiving, special needs and disability, youth services and ISO capability. Auckland | Family Services directory

Healthcare and dental care
There may be a time when you need Healthcare and/or dental care in New Zealand and there are plenty options available. Talk to your NZSE College Student Support team about where to find the best practices to suit your needs and requirements. We may also be able to help with insurance options to help with your circumstances.

Information on how to access your GP can be found here:
Auckland District Health Website
Hamilton District Health Website

Mental health
Looking after your mental well-being is crucial. If you're feeling unwell, please get in touch with one of our Student Support staff. For more information and help regarding mental health services, click here.

Accident insurance
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.

Postal service
Post offices in New Zealand are called Postshops. You can find a Postshop near you, and get information about postal services and Kiwibank (the bank that New Zealand Post operates) at this website. Find your nearest post office here

Police advice for new arrivals
New Zealand Police has a useful website with information about your rights in dealing with them and advice on preventing crime, plus contacts for ethnic liaison officers in your region. Information is available in 12 different languages.
Advice for new arrivals | New Zealand Police


Race-based online abuse
If you’re experiencing online bullying, abuse or harassment based on your colour, race, ethnicity or nationality, we have a free and confidential service to help. Find out more information here.

Driving safely
Even if you've driven in other countries, it's important to understand the New Zealand driving rules before getting behind the wheel. Some of our roads are narrow and have loose gravel. Knowing the correct rules and taking extra precautions when driving may save your life. Learn more about driving safely here.

Sun safety
In New Zealand, we take sun safety very seriously. It's important to be sun smart when outdoors to protect your skin and eyes from the sun's damaging rays (UV radiation). Learn more about sun safety in New Zealand here.

Water safety
New Zealand is home to plenty of water based activities, whether that be at home, at the pool, on the beach or by a river. When it comes to water, its important to know how to stay safe. Learn more about water safety here.

Important policies

Code of practice

NZSE College is signatory to the Code of Practice for the pastoral Care of Domestic and International Students. Click on the links below to read more about what this entails. 
Domestic Code of Practice

International Code of Practice
To see the Code of Practice in other languages, please click here.

Education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that students are well informed, safe and properly cared for – whether they’re Domestic or International students. Providers must ensure they’re safe, cared for and given all necessary information and access to helpful resources.To support this, the New Zealand Government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 – and you can click on the linked boxes below to read more. Please note: The Code of Practice does not apply to concerns about academic standards.