Understand your obligations

Education providers need to be aware of their obligations under the law. Recruiting and enrolling international students is a specialist activity. It must be done with due skill and care to uphold New Zealand’s international reputation.

Immigration Act 2009

Immigration Act 2009

New Zealand education providers commit an offence if they allow, or continue to allow, students to study in New Zealand knowing they’re not entitled to. This offence comes under section 352 of the Immigration Act 2009 (the Act).

Code of practice for pastoral care

Code of practice for pastoral care

International students are often younger and potentially very vulnerable. After the first few exciting and sometimes bewildering weeks, settling into New Zealand life can be a lonely, anxious time for some students. The Code makes sure that international students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

Student termination of enrolment

Student termination of enrolment

Use this form to notify Immigration New Zealand when terminating the enrolment of a foreign national holding a student visa. Please do not use this form if students have completed or graduated from their course.