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NorthTec

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The Benefits of Studying at NorthTec in Whangarei City •

A New Zealand Government (ITP) owned Institute of Technology. Students will receive a quality education that meets the high standards set by the New Zealand Government.

International and National recognition of NorthTec qualifications.

NorthTec’s expert academic staff come from around the world where many have taught in Institutes of Technology and Universities. They are warmly welcoming of international students and passionate about teaching. Many of NorthTec’s staff have international reputations in their fields.

Although 17,000 students studied at NorthTec in 2010, class sizes remain small and there is greater interaction with the lecturers. In the case of hospitality, NorthTec assigns 2 students to 1 stove. In the English Language class, the maximum class size is 12 students.

NorthTec has its own separate Pastoral Care department, dedicated to the welfare and safety of international students.

NorthTec only takes international students who have the skills and ability to study and pass their courses. If an international student is accepted at NorthTec, they have met NorthTec’s high standards of excellence. NorthTec wants its international students to pass and fulfil their career dreams.

Near the end of course completion, NorthTec helps their international students to prepare to find employment if they wish to stay in New Zealand. We show our students how to find a job, how to prepare their CV’s and how to prepare for an interview.

NorthTec is only a 2 hour drive from Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city with over 1 million residents, and buses provide a safe and cost effective way to travel between Auckland and Whangarei.

Accommodation in Whangarei is half the price of Auckland and other major cities.

The climate is warm which means there is less cost associated with heating. The climate is ideal for outdoor exercise. Whangarei City is in Northland - one of the top holiday destinations in New Zealand because of its warmer climate and natural beauty.

Whangarei City is compact which means that students can walk or cycle between class, residential areas and the city centre.

Whangarei City has an active international community from Europe, the USA, Asia, India and Africa. There are restaurants serving Indian, Thai, Chinese, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Korean and Western cuisines.

There is a newly built rugby stadium to host 3 World Cup Rugby matches during 2011.

Opportunity to stay in a traditional New Zealand “Home Stay” environment.

International students who study at NorthTec have reported no difficulty in finding 20 hours of work each week. International students in some other cities struggle to find work.

If a student decided to remain in Whangarei after completing their qualificatin at NorthTec, the New Zealand Immigration Department will award the student 10 additional points for their permanent residency application.

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NorthTec offers exciting possibilities for international students to extend themselves through future-oriented technical, vocational and professional education with clear pathways to careers in New Zealand and around the globe.

Welcome to NorthTec

32 years of career-focused education Founded in 1978, NorthTec is a government-funded tertiary Institute of

Kia Ora and welcome to NorthTec, the largest provider of

Technology, specialising in applied, technical and vocational education.

tertiary education and training in the beautiful northern-

NorthTec offers over 90 qualifications, from university-standard degrees

most region of New Zealand.

to diplomas, certificates, foundation courses, and English Language programmes.

NorthTec offers exciting possibilities for international students to extend themselves through future-oriented

National and international qualifications

technical, vocational, and professional education with

NorthTec programmes are highly regarded by New Zealand employers. All

clear pathways to careers.

are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), and many are internationally recognised.

We invite you to join NorthTec’s diverse learning community where you will find a warm and welcoming environment, highly qualified, committed staff, stimulating, practical programmes, and relevant,

NorthTec degrees are accredited to allow access to postgraduate studies at most universities around the world, and NorthTec programmes pathway to selected degrees at Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, the University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington.

employment focused qualifications to prepare you for your chosen career.

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Campuses throughout New Zealand’s semi-tropical Northern Region NorthTec is the primary tertiary institute serving Northland and districts

Exceptional Results for NorthTec! NorthTec participated in the second NZITP International Student Barometer 2009*, the largest comparative study of student perceptions in the world.

north of Auckland. NorthTec’s main campus in Whangarei is the central hub reaching out to smaller campuses and learning centres throughout the northern region.

International students’ satisfaction ratings were exceptional: • 100% satisfaction with opportunities to make

New Zealand friends

• 96% satisfaction with NorthTec Health Centre services • 95% satisfaction with NorthTec Homestay Service • 94% satisfaction with accommodation in Whangarei • 92% satisfaction with safety and security in Whangarei • 91% satisfaction with work experience opportunities • 89% satisfaction with the opportunity to earn money

while studying

• 88% satisfaction with advice and guidance on long-term

job opportunities and careers

NorthTec can promise with confidence an exceptional study and life experience – the results speak for themselves. *See www.i-graduate.org


Tai Tokerau / Northland, first region of New Zealand The Tai Tokerau / Northland region offers contrast and variety – scenic beauty, unique activities, adventure, authentic culture and heritage.


Whangarei Town Basin

Aotearoa / New Zealand, first choice destination for study Every new day in the world begins in New Zealand. Youthful in age and outlook, New Zealand is the natural home for fresh ideas. Studying in New Zealand allows you to share our affordable, relaxed lifestyle in a country of rare natural beauty. With a population of only 4.4 million, New Zealand beaches, lakes, subtropical forests and mountains are uncrowded, clean and easy to travel to. New Zealand offers a safe learning environment and has an internationally recognised education system. We offer world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and our qualifications are recognised throughout the world. Best of all, New Zealanders are a famously hospitable people who welcome

Whangarei, first city of the ‘Winterless’ North Whangarei is Northland’s largest city of almost 50,000. Whangarei’s deep water harbour supports three ports. Industry thrives in this commercial centre just two hours by road or 30 minutes by air from Auckland. Northland’s modern economy is based on agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, manufacturing and construction, forestry and wood processing, boatbuilding, marine engineering, wood processing, minerals, tourism, retail, and the creative arts. Northland is home to an international mix of people. It’s not just the warm climate, relaxed lifestyle and beautiful beaches that will make your experience in Northland memorable; it’s also the friendly people who look forward to welcoming you.

other nationalities and cultures. Studying in New Zealand will be the beginning of lifelong friendships.

Tai Tokerau / Northland, first region of New Zealand Tai Tokerau stretches from north of our largest city, Auckland to Cape Reinga at the very top of the North Island of New Zealand. The Tai Tokerau/Northland region offers contrast and variety - scenic beauty, unique activities, adventure, authentic culture and heritage. Northland is considered “the Birthplace of a Nation”. It is said to be the landing point of the legendary Polynesian explorer, Kupe in 950 AD. The Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, was signed in Northland in 1840. Northland’s modern economy is

Whangarei City Centre

based on agriculture, tourism, forestry and woodprocessing, horticulture, construction and marine engineering. Emerging industries include the creative sector, mining and aquaculture.

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NorthTec prepares you for the world of work. Future business people, chefs, artists, designers, ecologists, nurses, hairdressers and engineers learn practical job-centred skills alongside important theory. Classes are a lively mix of faceto-face teaching, video conferences, online lessons, lectures, practical workshops, projects and industry placements. Learning at NorthTec is varied, stimulating and challenging. Around 250 international students make up just 2% of NorthTec’s total student population. Your classmates will be New Zealanders and students from 30 other countries. A diverse mix of learners and an international curriculum provides the perfect chance to begin international networking and to develop a career that will take you around the globe.

START YOUR INTERNATIONAL CAREER WITH US!

Ann Kristin Nygård from Norway Graduated: NorthTec Study Abroad (Nursing) / University of Agder Bachelor of Nursing Now: Nursing on Surgical Ward, Arendal Hospital, Norway Nursing is such an international profession, it’s a great advantage to experience another country’s culture while you’re a student and NorthTec is such an excellent school. Because of Agder University’s agreement with NorthTec, my studies in New Zealand were credited to my Norwegian nursing degree. I had time for a great summer holiday exploring New Zealand before I returned home. I know everyone says that New Zealanders are so friendly, but I can’t believe how warm they are and how easy it is to meet people and make new friends. It makes a big difference when you are so far from home.


NORTHTEC INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES: GRADUATE DIPLOMAS, DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES Architecture and Construction

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

National Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6)

6

2.5 years

Feb

6.0

National Certificate in Carpentry (Year One)

4

1 year

Feb

5.0

2 Days a weeks building work experience

18,400

Business

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

Graduate Diploma in Business

7

1 year

Feb, July, Oct

6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

3 yr Bachelors Degree taught in english at recognised Institute or equivalent

16,700

Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM)

7

3 years

Feb, July

6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA) accredited

15,400

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6)

6

2 years

Feb, July

6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

14,900

NZIM Diploma in Management

5/6

1 year

Feb, July

6.0

14,900

Legal Executive Programme

5

1 year

Feb

6.0

Must hold a minumum of a 3 year law degree taught in English

14,900

Computing and Information

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

Diploma in Information Systems

5

1 year

Feb

6.0

Computer literacy skills: Generic application software

16,500

Certificate in Computing and Business Administration (Level 4)

4

1 Semester

Feb, July

5.5

6,900

Certificate in Computing and Business Administration (Level 3)

3

1 Semester

Feb, July

5.5

6,900

Engineering/Trades

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Certificate in Composite Boatbuilding

3

1 year

Feb

5.5

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

3

1 year

Jan

5.0

Applicants must hold a current restricted drivers License

18,400

Environmental Science and Conservation

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Management

5

1 year

Feb, July

5.5

Diploma in Conservation and Environment Management

6

2 years

Feb, July

6.0

Must have level 5 equivilant to participate

18,100

English as a Foreign Language

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

Certificate in English as a Foreign Language

2/3

Min 2 weeks

Anytime

-

With options in specific subject streams such as hospitality, business, visual arts, hairdressing, etc.

350 per week

Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (IELTS)

-

12 weeks

April, Aug

-

Foundation Studies

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Foundation Studies

3

1 Semester

Feb, July

5.5

7,500

Certificate in Academic Studies

4

1 Semester

Feb, July

5.5

7,500

Horticulture and Agriculture

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requriements

Annual Fee*

Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (Horticulture)

5

1 year

Feb, July

6.0

Certificate in Sustainable Rural Development

18,100

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)

4

1 year

Feb, July

5.0

17,900

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee* 18,300

18,100

350 per week Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

15,400

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NORTHTEC INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES: GRADUATE DIPLOMAS, DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES Hospitality

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special detail and additional course entry requirements

Annual Fee*

National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management - Kitchen) Includes City and Guilds Diploma in Culinary Arts Level 4

5

1 year

Feb, July, Oct

5.5

Applicants require Level 3 Cookery qualification or equivalent and previous work experience in a commercial kitchen for at least 1 year.

18,100

National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management - Food and Beverage/Front of House)

5

1 year

Feb, July, Oct

5.5

Food and beverage. No Chef training. Operational Management can be taught to students who have less that an IELTS of 5.5 if they first study for IELTS at NorthTec for 3-6months prior to starting the Diploma.

18,100

Certificate in Catering Services

3

1 year

Feb

5.5

Nursing and Health

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special Detail

Bachelor of Nursing (full for 2011)

7

3 years

Feb, July

6.5 (no band less than 6.5)

For additional requirements see Academic Calendar

20,700

Certificate in Registered Nurse Compeence (full for 2011)

7

9 weeks

Jan, March

7.0 (no band less than 7.0)

Applicants must hold a qualification, NCNZ Letter required

5,300

“Study Abroad - Nursing”

6/7

1 Semester

Feb, July

6.5 (no band less than 6.5)

Only available to students from institutes who have a formal Study Abroad Agreement with NorthTec.

9,300

Diploma in Massage (not offered in 2011)

6

1.5 years

July

6.0

Certificate in relaxation massage or equivalent training.

15,400

Social Services

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special Detail

Graduate Diploma in Counselling

7

15 months

Feb

6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

For additional requirements see Academic Calendar

TBC

Bachelor of Applied Social Services

7

3 years

Feb

6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

For additional requirements see Academic Calendar

15,900

Fashion, Beauty and Hairdressing

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special Detail

Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

5

1 year

Feb

5.5

15,600

Certificate in Hairdressing

3

1 year

Feb, July

5.0

15,600

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

4

1 Semester

June

5.5

15,600

Sport and Recreation

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special Detail

Certificate in Sport and Recreation

5

1 year

Feb, July

5.5

Applicants must be able to participate in physical activity and will need to undergo a police check.

16,200

Diploma in Sport and Recreation

6

2 years

Feb

6.0

Applicants must be able to participate in physical activity and will need to undergo a police check.

16,300

Travel and Tourism

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special Detail

Certificate in Tourism Core Skills

3

1 Semester

Feb

5.5

14,900

Certificate in Travel and Tourism

3

1 year

Feb

5.5

16,500

Visual Arts

Level

Duration

Start

IELTS

Special Detail

Diploma in Fashion Design

5

2 years

Feb

6.0

Portfolio demonstrating artwork and garments

20,700

Bachelor of Applied Arts

7

3 years

Feb, July

6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

Portfolio Required

19,100

Certificate in Applied Arts – Visual Arts

4

1 year

Feb, July

Diploma in Animation

5

2 years

Feb

6.0

Portfolio demonstrating suitable level of line drawing skill

16,400

Diploma in Digital Multimedia Production

5

1 year

Feb

6.0

Basic level of functional computer skills Portfolio

18,100

Diploma in Video and Electronic Media

6

2 years

Feb

6.0

18,100

15,900

18,100

“All prices are quoted in NZ$ and include the New Zealand Government Goods and Services Tax (GST). Fees are payable before the commencement of your programme. Students are responsible for arranging payment of their fees. Dec 22, 2010

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LIVING IN WHANGAREI A RANGE OF OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS Accommodation Options – Finding the Right Home for You

Cost of Living – Budgeting for life in Whangarei

Homestay Accommodation

Once you have paid for your tuition fees, Immigration NZ visa fees,

Homestay accommodation with local families is the best way to experience

live in Whangarei.

and travel to New Zealand, you need to be sure you have enough money to

total immersion English and to learn about New Zealand life and culture. All homestay families are carefully selected for their warm, welcoming

A general budget guideline is minimum $1000 per month, or $12,000

attitudes and comfortable homes. Homestay accommodation includes all

per year, to cover basic living costs. However, most students wish to have

meals and laundry.

spending money for personal items, entertainment, cellphone and internet usage etc, and should factor these costs into their budget.

NorthTec guarantees: • NZ Police Vetting of all homestay families • Full inspection of all homes • Pick-up and delivery to homestay family on arrival in Whangarei • A 24 hour contact number for emergency use • Ongoing follow up and support for students and families

Other Accommodation Options The Student Advisory provides an accommodation guide with listings of flatmate and boarding positions available, and can advise on flatting, hostels, and where to seek accommodation in Whangarei.

Mohammad Saad Alheeh From Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Graduated: NorthTec English Language Studies Now: University Studies in Saudi Arabia Studying at NorthTec was one of the best life experiences I have had. I learnt a lot about other cultures and the Kiwi way of life – it’s relaxed, friendly and open. My homestay family made sure I felt welcome and helped me with my English. Improving my English has helped with my studies in Saudi Arabia and my time in Whangarei is something to remember always.


STUDY TO WORK – STARTING YOUR INTERNATIONAL CAREER Working while you are a Student

Students can begin looking for employment opportunities before they come

If you wish to work part time while studying in New Zealand,

summer holidays.

to the end of their qualification. Some employers take on students over the

please check your eligibility and the steps you need to take by referring to the student pages on the Immigration New Zealand website www.immigration.govt.nz

Study to Work Policy The Immigration New Zealand Study to Work policy is for students and trainees who have completed certain qualifications in New Zealand, and enables them to gain practical work experience after completing their studies. From the date you receive official confirmation that you have completed your qualification you can apply under these policies. The latest you can apply is three months after the end date of your student permit.

Graduates can utilise the work experience they gain to move on to skilled employment. An offer of skilled employment can lead to a work permit under Essential Skills policy or permanent residence under the Skilled Migrant Category. Information above is sourced from Immigration New Zealand Skilled Work and Residence information sheet. Please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website www.immigration.govt.nz for up-to-date information about your rights to work in New Zealand.

NorthTec Careers Service

There are two types of work permit available under the Study to Work policy

Finding employment, getting good advice, and following New Zealand

– the Graduate Job Search Permit, and the Work

employment regulations can be confusing when you are new to the

on Completion of Course of Study Permit.

country. NorthTec has a dedicated Careers Service to help you find the

What Employers are Looking for It is common for New Zealand employers to want qualifications AND experience for senior or more highly skilled positions. The Study to Work policies provide graduates with the opportunity to build on their academic knowledge and develop the experience they need to succeed in a competitive employment market.

Xueqin Tan From Guangxi Province, China Graduated: NorthTec Graduate Diploma in Business Now: Self-employed, Exporting I received a very high quality of education at NorthTec - the tutors are excellent. Since graduating I gained my Graduate Job Search Visa, and then my NZ Permanent Residency. I’m now settled in Whangarei and developing my business. I’m part-owner of an avocado orchard in Whangarei and I’m developing an export business for selling avocados to China – this business started as my Industry Project in the Graduate Diploma in Business. I’m now studying the NorthTec Certificate in Horticulture to further develop my knowledge of horticultural practices. I love my life in Whangarei – it’s a beautiful city, clean, friendly and welcoming to people from all cultures.

answers to some of those big questions – Where is my study taking me? How do I apply for a job and plan for a job interview? What does the future hold? The Careers Service helps you on your career pathway, supporting you with goal setting, effective career decision making and up to date labour market information. While we can’t secure a job for you, we can help you get to the interview door, with advice on CVs, job searching, self-marketing and interview skills.


NORTHTEC FACT FILE – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW Campuses

Student representative system

NorthTec has campus locations throughout Northland. Most international

NorthTec has a Student Advisory Council, a student representative on

students will study at our main campus in Raumanga, just a few minutes

NorthTec Council and a Student Advisor, to ensure that student needs and

from central Whangarei.

concerns are fully addressed.

Facilities

Orientation programme

Facilities at Raumanga include student common room, library and

February and July Orientations include a formal Maori welcome

computer suite, computer labs, interactive learning centre, performance

(“Powhiri”), campus orientation, shared lunch, entertainment and

theatre, bookshop, a cafe, a restaurant, a fully-equipped gymnasium, and

opportunities to socialise with other students. All international students

plenty of free parking.

also receive a special Orientation introducing them to the information and

Interactive learning NorthTec prides itself on its modern interactive learning facilities,

services available to them.

Mayoral welcome

and creatively uses online and mobile technologies in an e-learning

Each semester the Whangarei Mayor holds a reception to welcome

environment. A student portal provides access to student email accounts,

international students to the city.

e-learning courses and provides personal web space for students.

Staffing NorthTec’s 240 academic staff specialists are committed to professionalism

NorthTec International Office The International Office supports international students to:

and student success. Staff/student relationships are strong, and students

• Choose the right NorthTec programme for their background and

consistently rate staff and teaching highly. Administrative and support staff

provide a wide range of student-centred services to ensure a personalised

• Apply for and renew visas and medical and travel insurance

service for students.

• Find suitable accommodation

Support services All students have access to a student advisor, a career pathway advisor, a disabilities coordinator, counselling services, and learning support tutors.

Student Health Centre

career goals

• Settle into life on campus and in New Zealand • Get confidential advice and appropriate help with any problems

or concerns

• Enjoy life at NorthTec and in Whangarei Our friendly team understand the particular needs of international students, and we provide support, information and advice to help students achieve their goals.

The Health Centre provides confidential sickness care and advice from our wonderful registered nurses, who will refer you to a doctor if required.

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Contact us today for information or advice on

the right programme of study for you.

Mentors are experienced students specially trained to help support new

Phone +64 9 470 3775

students. All long-term international students are introduced to a mentor

Fax +64 9 470 3781

when they arrive at NorthTec.

Email international@northtec.ac.nz

Student mentors

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New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students Code NorthTec has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at http://www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

Immigration 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 http://www.immigration.govt.nz

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 publiclyfunded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at http://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 http://www.acc.co.nz

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

The information contained in this publication indicates offerings currently available. This information is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change. While all reasonable efforts were made to ensure that the listed courses are offered and regulations are up-to-date, NorthTec reserves the right to change the content or method of presentation, or to withdraw any programme or part thereof, or impose limitations on enrolments should the circumstances arise.

Published by the International Office, NorthTec, March 2010. All rights reserved.

Glenda Domingo Designs Graphic Design and Brand Development


NorthTec International Office Whangarei Campus Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei Private Bag 9019, Whangarei, 0140, New Zealand Telephone: 0064 9 470 3775 Fax: 00 64 9 470 3781 Email: international@northtec.ac.nz

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KAITAIA RAWENE

KERIKERI PAIHIA/RUSSELL KAIKOHE WHANGAREI

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