Code of Practice

Enrolment | Code of Practice

Auckland Edinburgh College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students 2016 with 2019 Amendments, published by the Ministry of Education. A copy can be downloaded below or from the NZQA website at

■ Immigration/ Visa Requirements

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at



■ Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly-funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at



 ■ Student Fees Protection

AEC has an agreement with a trustee to protect students’ fees by holding students’ fees in a trust account and pro-rata monthly in arrears, transferring the fees over to the college. This protects all students’ fees against the unlikely event of insolvency, regulatory closure or withdrawal of accreditation of the college. This is an NZQA approved method of fee protection. For more details you are welcome to contact the Finance Officer at AEC.



■ Change of Address or Visa Status

Students must inform AEC Reception staff of these changes immediately.