Have your say on new processes and regulations to better support international students.
The Ministry of Education is consulting the international education sector on the establishment of a new International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme and a new Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
Written submissions are open until 30 August, and workshops will be run in main centres throughout the month.
The recent Education Amendment Act 2015 authorises the establishment of a new International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme and a new Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students to ensure international students get the support and care they need while they are in New Zealand. Both the new code of practice for education providers and the dispute resolution scheme rules are the subject of this consultation.
Written submissions on the new code of practice and dispute resolution scheme rules are invited till 30 August 2015. We encourage you to download and read carefully the consultation document and draft regulations before you proceed to make online submissions. There are also a set of Questions and Answers below which may help you to understand changes proposed and the policy rationale behind them.
Consultation workshops are scheduled for Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and via webinars throughout August. In addition, the Ministry will host a discussion session on the consultation at the New Zealand International Education Conference in Hamilton on 21 August.