Application for Enrolment

You are about to begin an exciting journey.

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Following the completion of your application form we’ll assess your application and contact you if we require any extra information.

What will be/was your MAIN activity or occupation in New Zealand at 1 October in the year before commencing study at Tai Poutini Polytechnic? Tick only one box.
How do you intend to pay for your study?
Do you expect to finish your study this year?
Have you enrolled at Tai Poutini Polytechnic previously?
(including community education, STAR, TOPS, short courses)
Would you like us to contact you for advice about funding your study (eg StudyLink, Fees Free)?

Home Address

Postal Address (if different from Home address)

Term Address (if different from Home Address)

Employer details

What ethnic group(s) do you belong to?
You may tick up to three boxes that apply to you
Please specify
With which Iwi do you identify? You may enter more than one iwi. If you do not know the name of your iwi, please enter “Don’t Know”.
State “Overseas” if applicable.
What is the highest level of achievement you hold from a secondary school?
Your highest achievement may be a “traditional” award such as School Certificate, or you may have achieved a number of credits or a National Certificate in a certain level on the National Qualifications Framework. Your NZQA Record of Achievement shows how
Will this be the first year you have enrolled in a Polytechnic, University, Private Training Establishment, or Wananga either in New Zealand or overseas since leaving school?
Do not include enrolments in STAR, TOPS, community hobby classes.

This information is used to enable us to provide support and for statistical purposes. The information you supply is confidential.

Do you live with the effects of injury, long term illness or disability?
Is there any special support you would need to study or complete this programme?

Contact person in case of emergency

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Are you currently enrolled in any other tertiary education or training agreement?
Have you ever been convicted of any offence against the law (apart from minor traffic convictions)?

The Government requires us to verify your identity if you are enrolling in a programme of study with us. We are required to validate your; full legal name, date of birth, gender and citizenship or residency status.


Previous TPP students

You may already be fully verified, we will advise if we still require you to provide any documentation.

Previously studied elsewhere in New Zealand

My identity and citizenship, or permanent residency, has been verified by another institution and therefore I have an active National Student Number.


No National Student Number

If you don't have an active NSN or if otherwise required, you will have to undertake the full identity validation process before we can complete your enrolment. To do this, you will need to provide one of the following types of document either as an original or a certified copy;

Accepted proof of identity documents

  • Birth Certificate with a place of birth stated as New Zealand, Cook Island, Tokelau or Niue
  • New Zealand or Australian passport
  • Whakapapa Statement including date of birth countersigned by a Kaumatua
  • Certificate of citizenship or letter of confirmation
  • Overseas passport with residency stamp
  • Overseas passport

Please note - A driver's licence is not acceptable proof of identification as it does not state your residency.

Please select an option
Attached a verified copy of your birth certificate or passport proving your identity, plus permanent residency, visa and change of legal name certificate

Birth Certificate Request

We will invoice you for the cost of the birth certificate and send the original document to you.

Non Payment of Fees

Accepting materials or attending classes is acceptance of the fees charged. Fees are the responsibility of the student regardless of any arrangement with third parties - employers and Studylink included. Non payment of fees may mean results will be withheld. This means students with outstanding accounts will not be able to graduate.

General Information


TPP 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 December 2020 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.

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 visit the NSI website.



Tai Poutini Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel programmes/courses where enrolment numbers are insufficient to make delivery financially viable. In that event, the Polytechnic accepts no liability for personal expenses incurred by potential students. Any fees paid in this situation will be refunded in full.


By submitting this application, I hereby declare the information given to be true. I authorise any information given to be used in compliance with the Privacy Act. I acknowledge that I am bound by the statutes, regulations and policies of Tai Poutini Polytechnic. I also understand that if I have supplied false information, my enrolment may be canceled by the Chief Executive.