Wellbeing

Aotea College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education and administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Copies of the Code are available on request from Aotea College or from NZQA

The wellbeing of international students both at school and in their homestays high a priority for Aotea College. As well as the support they receive from the Director, Program Coordinator and Homestay Coordinator, international students are able to access all the support services available to other Aotea College Students. These include:

  • Careers Advisor and Pathways team
  • Wellbeing services including Guidance Counsellors, Doctor, Nurse, Physiotherapist

Aotea College has teachers who are fluent in French. Spanish, Chinese and Japanese and community based support for speakers of Thai.


MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. Students can arrange their own insurance or have an agent arrange on their behalf. The school must recieve an English language summary of the insurance coverage. Aotea College can arrange insurance on behalf of students.

One of the most commonly used policies is through Uni-Care

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 www.moh.govt.nz.

ACCIDENT INSURANCE

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz.