Blue Mountain 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. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international.
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz.
We may be able to offer some assistance to students applying for a visa if this is necessary. Please contact the Director of International Students for advice.
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.
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.
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
As a condition of enrolment and to fulfil the requirements of the Code of Practice all students are required to have Travel and Medical Insurance. The school can organise this with Orbit Protect Insurance at the time of enrolment or students can organise their own insurance and supply the school with policy details. The cost of this insurance ranges from NZ$450 - NZ$550 for 12 months with cheaper options available for shorter terms.
Further information regarding insurance options and the policy can be found on the Orbit Insurance website at www.orbitprotect.co.nz and in several languages.
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