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Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care for International students

What is Code of Practice?

NSLS has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students pubilished by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at

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 costs 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 

Accident Insurance
The accident compensation Corporation provides accident insureance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medial and realted costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

Medical and travel insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medial and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.


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