Code of Practice application forms
Application forms for education providers seeking to become signatories to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, or seeking additional approvals.
Applying for approval to enrol international students
The Education Act 1989 requires that a provider must be a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code) to enrol international students. This page provides application forms and assistance for education providers seeking to become signatories to the Code, or seeking additional approvals.
Who can become a signatory to the Code?
The following education providers are eligible to apply to become signatories to the Code:
- a registered school
- a state registered tertiary institution
- a private training institution holding a current NZQA registration.
Application forms are in the related downloads section at the bottom of this page.
Exchange programme organisations
Exchange programme organisations are not eligible to be signatories to the Code. However, to ensure that exchange students who come to New Zealand receive the standard of pastoral care as required by the Code, it is a condition that New Zealand Government-approved exchange programme organisations meet the pastoral care standards of the Code.
Reporting to the Administrator
Clause 27.5 of the Code requires signatories to advise the Administrator in writing. within 14 days. of any change being made in:
- legal status
- establishment name
- student fee protection policy status
- address of the establishment
- director(s) of a private training establishment
- donditions of operation that affect the age range of the international students it enrols (including group students)
- site changes and/or additional sites.
In the event of any change listed in clause 27.5, the signatory must undertake to meet the current Code application or complete a new application.
Use the Change form in the related downloads section of this page to advise the Administrator of any change listed in clause 27.5 of the Code.
Please contact the Code office for more information 09 632 9513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.