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2016 Terms and Conditions of Enrolment (All students must receive the following information)

To qualify as a domestic student, and to be entitled to the Government tuition subsidy, you must be:

  • a citizen of New Zealand (including students from the Cook Islands, Tokelau, or Niue who have New Zealand citizenship)
  • a permanent resident of New Zealand, or
  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia residing in New Zealand.

You must provide evidence of citizenship or permanent residency.  Evidence means ONE of the following:

  • a birth certificate from New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, or Niue
  • a New Zealand or Australian passport
  • a statement of whakapapa, including date of birth, country, and signed by a kaumatua (for NZ Māori if not registered at birth or over 60 years of age)
  • a certificate of citizenship, or letter of confirmation
  • an overseas passport with permanent residence visa
  • an active National Student Index (NSI) number
  • RealMe® identity verification (through the Department of Internal Affairs).

You can bring the original documentation to the enrolment desk.  Alternatively please provide a certified copy. This means a photocopy of your original document, signed as being a true and accurate copy by one of the following:

  • Justice of the Peace (JP)
  • Barrister or Solicitor
  • Notary Public
  • Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar
  • Member of Parliament
  • Designated employee of:
    • Land Transport New Zealand
    • Public Trust
    • Local authority employee.

If you can’t access any of these people (as listed in the Oaths and Declarations Act) because you live in a remote area, we can accept one of the following:

  • New Zealand Police officer
  • School principal
  • Minister of religion
  • General Practitioner of medicine (GP/Doctor).

Please note that your name, date of birth and residency as entered on this enrolment will be included in the National Student Index.  It will be used in an Authorised Information Matching programme with the New Zealand Birth Register. For further information please see:

Under 18 years of age

If you are under 18 years old and enrolling on a fee paying programme, please complete a parental consent form. It is available from the rohe Student Registry Office or at

Eligibility for student loans and allowances

It is your responsibility to check if you will be entitled to loans and allowances through StudyLink.

Please check your eligibility with StudyLink before completing the enrolment form. You can visit their website at for more information.


The course fee list is available on the website or from Student Registry.  You’ll need to check it to find out if fees apply to the course you intend to enrol in. By signing this enrolment form you agree to pay all applicable fees as they are due, and to meet late fees and collection charges associated with debt recovery. The policy on fees, withdrawals and refunds is also available on the website or from Student Registry.

Academic records and certificates will be issued to you once:

  • all fees have been paid in full, and
  • any outstanding books or any other materials owned by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have been returned.


To be eligible for a refund you will need to meet the following criteria:

Date withdrawal received for all modes of delivery Refund of fees paid Effect on academic record
Before the cut-off date 100% No results entered on academic record
After the cut-off date No refund and liable for outstanding fees Results will be entered on academic record and NZQA units recorded


The following are the cut-off dates and deadlines for the processing of early withdrawals:

Number of programme weeks (regardless of the mode of delivery) Cut-off dates for early withdrawals
For 36-40 week programmes (regardless of mode of delivery) 20 working days after the start date
For 18-20 week programmes (except noho) 10 working days after the start date
For 18-24 week programmes (regardless of mode of delivery) 15 working days after the start date


You agree to abide by the regulations and policies of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Please go to: for the Tikanga Ako (Academic Regulations).


In signing this enrolment form, you understand that you may be approached in the future to participate in relevant TWoA-related research and have the right to refuse to participate if approached.


Privacy – TWoA collects and stores information from this form to:

  • Manage the business of TWoA
  • Comply with the requirements of the Education Act 1989 and other legislation relating to maintenance of records and accountability for public funding
  • Supply information to government agencies and other organisations as set out below.

In signing this enrolment form you authorise such disclosure on the understanding that TWoA will observe the conditions governing the release of information, as set out in the Privacy Act 1993, the Education Act 1989 and other relevant legislation. You may see any information held about you and amend any errors in that information. To do so, contact a Student Registry Administrator.

Supply of Information to Government and Other Organisations

TWoA supplies data collected on this form to government agencies, who may then provide data to Statistics New Zealand (according to the Statistics Act 1975).  In handling your data, these agencies are also required to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.  The agencies include:

  • The Ministry of Education
  • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • The Tertiary Education Commission
  • The Ministry of Social Development (in relation to student loans and allowances) and Inland Revenue (student loans)
  • Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (for those who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents)
  • Agencies who support particular students through scholarships, payments of fees or other awards (if you are a recipient of one of these awards).

When required by law, TWoA releases information to government agencies such as the New Zealand Police, Department of Justice, Ministry of Social Development, and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Information collected on this form may be supplied to other education organisations for the purpose of verifying academic records.

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