Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Below are some commonly asked questions. If your question isn’t listed, please contact our Enrolments Team.

The majority of our students are New Zealanders; however, we welcome students from all around the world with various backgrounds and cultures. Some students begin their study with us straight out of school, while others have previously worked in the healthcare sector or in a completely different industry. Whatever their background, our students are passionate about health and wellbeing and making a difference to the lives of the people they care for.

Yes. Credit Recognition and Transfer (CRT) is credit towards your chosen program at NZTC for courses which you have already studied at other tertiary providers.

CRT is assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to apply for credit you may be required to pay a $95 fee which covers the cost involved in the assessment process.

For New Zealand qualifications:
If you have a completed (or partially completed) qualification in health and wellbeing from a New Zealand education provider, you may be eligible to receive credit. CRT is assessed by our Curriculum Team. Whether you receive credit for your previously completed qualification depends on whether the learning outcomes in NZTC courses, and the level of your previous study equates to your intended NZTC program.

To be assessed for CRT, you need to supply a verified copy of your transcripts and learning outcomes for each course or qualification (the education provider will be able to provide these) you have completed.

For overseas qualifications:
You may be eligible for CRT if you have completed a health and wellbeing qualification at an overseas tertiary institution. Before NZTC begins the CRT process, you need to get your qualification assessed by NZQA. Please contact NZQA for more information about this process.

NZTC health and wellbeing programs are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Qualifications listed on the NZQF come with an assurance of quality and are recognised and trusted worldwide. The framework provides potential employers with an indication of what graduates can ‘do, be and know’ upon completion.

If you are a full-time student and a New Zealand or Australian citizen, or a permanent resident, you may be eligible for a student loan or allowance through StudyLink to help with your compulsory fees, course related costs and living costs. The student allowance is a weekly payment for full-time students to help with day-to-day living costs. For more information see the StudyLink website.

All courses are internally assessed and include theory based assessments and practical components. There are no exams.

In the unlikely event that NZTC is unable to deliver the program you have enrolled in, NZTC has protected your fees with Public Trust. Fees deposited and protected by the Public Trust are held in the Common Fund which has an unsecured guarantee from the New Zealand government. The student fee protection for NZTC is fully compliant with NZQA rules. Should access to your fees be necessary, you may contact Public Trust on 0800 494 733 or email

This arrangement has been accepted by NZQA as meeting the requirements of the Education Act 1989 and the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013.