Tai Poutini Polytechnic, a business division of Te Pūkenga, collects and stores information from this form to comply with the requirements of the Ministry of Education (student statistical returns), New Zealand Qualifications Authority (Unit Standard outcomes), Tertiary Education Commission (funding returns), Industry Training Organisations (funding and academic outcomes), Ministry of Social Development (confirmation of enrolment and academic outcomes), Inland Revenue Department (student loan interest rebate), Department of Immigration (if you are not a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) and Agencies who support particular students through scholarships and prizes, payment of fees or other awards (if you are not a recipient of one of these awards). The information is also used to select students for qualifications, to manage internal administrative processes, and for internal reporting. Information about students may be supplied to, and sought from, other educational organisations for the purpose of verifying academic records.
In addition, when required by statute, the Institute releases information to Government agencies such as the New Zealand Police, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development, and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).
In signing this enrolment form you authorise such disclosure on the understanding that TPP will observe the general conditions governing the release of information, as set out in the Privacy Act 2020 and the Post-compulsory Unique Identifier Code of Practice. You may view information held about you and amend any errors in that information. To do so, contact the TPP Registry.
NB: The Privacy Act came into force on 1 July 1993 with the stated aim of protecting the privacy of natural persons. It requires the Organisation to collect, hold, handle, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the twelve information principles in the Act. http://www.privacy.org.nz/privacy-act
NATIONAL STUDENT INDEX
Please note that your name, date of birth and residency as entered on this enrolment will be included in the National Student Index, and will be used in an Authorised Information Matching programme with the New Zealand Birth Register. For further information please see http://www.nsi.govt.nz/ima
WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND INFORMATION
You must notify us of your withdrawal in writing.
- Withdrawal prior to programme start date – full refund tuition fee refund.
- Withdrawal within the first 7 calendar days of the programme – 80% tuition fee refund.
- Withdrawal after the 7th calendar day of the programme – no refund.
- A case for compassionate consideration for a refund can be made to the Director.
CODE OF PRACTICE
Tai Poutini Polytechnic has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021. Copies of the Code are available on request, or further information can be found on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website (http://www.nzqa.govt.nz).
On enrolment, each student will receive a student handbook. The student handbook provides information on formal procedures and policies of Tai Poutini Polytechnic as they apply to students.
MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
The New Zealand Ministry of Education, through the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, requires that all international students must have the appropriate medical and travel insurance for the duration of their study in New Zealand. Tai Poutini Polytechnic can provide details of their preferred supplier.