Campus life and student support

Campus life and student support services

NZTC has campuses in both the North and South Island of New Zealand. Both campuses are centrally located within their cities and easily accessible by public transport.

Our North Island campus is located in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand with a population of more than 1.6 million people, and our South Island campus is in Christchurch with a population of 388,000.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our range of support services available to help you succeed in your studies and our open door policy means that you can call, email or pop in to see us whenever you need.

Student support services

Credit Recognition and Transfer (CRT) is the process of awarding credit towards your chosen program at NZTC for courses which you have successfully completed at other tertiary providers.

CRT is assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to apply for credit you will be required to pay a $95.00 application fee.

For New Zealand qualifications:
If you have a completed (or partially completed) qualification from a New Zealand education provider, you may be eligible to receive credit. CRT is assessed by our Registry Team. To be assessed for credit, you must supply a verified copy of your transcripts and learning outcomes of each course or qualification you have completed (the education provider will be able to give these to you).

For overseas qualifications: 
You may be eligible for credit if you have completed a qualification at an overseas tertiary institution. Before NZTC begins the CRT process, you need to have your qualification assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Please contact the NZQA for more information on this process.

Our Pastoral Support Team is here to help you deal with any issues, personal or professional, that may affect your performance as a student. The team regularly helps students through health and family issues, and can refer you to external support agencies should you require them.

Please note: NZTC observes and is bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website.

NZTC has a team of lecturers dedicated to supporting you in the development of your academic skills.

Areas in which they can support you include:

  • academic writing
  • punctuation and grammar
  • interpreting essay questions
  • APA referencing
  • understanding plagiarism
  • research database skills
  • time management skills
  • making the most out of NZTC Online

We have duty lecturers on call to support you with your online and practical studies. Help is just an email or call away.

Our IT HelpDesk is available to support our students with any IT related difficulties they may encounter. Whether you are having trouble converting files or submitting an assessment, there is nothing they have not dealt with before. Simply call or leave an eMessage and one of our dedicated IT HelpDesk technicians will contact you as soon as possible.

To ensure we are hearing the voices and meeting the needs of our Māori and Pasifika students, a Student Liaison is available to support in all areas – personal and professional. Māori and Pasifika support meetings and kōrero talanoa are also offered.