Code of Practice
Talent International Institute has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 published by NZQA. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the NZQA website.
The TII Code of Practice 2023 Self Review can be found here
Health and Travel Insurance
All international students must have current Travel and Health Insurance while studying in New Zealand. You need to bring or send us your insurance certificate when you enrol or, if you do not have insurance we can organise this for you.
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.
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.
Visas and New Zealand Immigration
If you wish to study longer than 12 weeks you must apply for a Student Visa. To obtain a student visa you must be enrolled in a full time course.
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.
Additionally, more information on the immigration process can be found in the Student Handbook, which will be sent to you upon enrolment.
We will assist you with your student visa application.
Code of Practice 2021
Below is a link to the newest version of the Code of Practice:
Code of Practice 2021
Placement in the correct class
It is important to us that you are getting exactly what you want from your English class. This is why we invite you to attend a trial class for free. This will enable you to make an informed decision on joining us at Talent International Institute.
So that you can be placed in the correct class we will give you an entry level test on your arrival at Talent International Institute. This includes a reading and writing exercise which will take about 2 hours. After this you will be interviewed by one of our teaching staff to ensure that you are placed in the correct level.
Your acceptance to any course of study at Talent International Institute is provisional on your ability to obtain the correct visa and permit. If you should pay your fees and you are unable to obtain a valid visa, your fees will be refunded in full.
The School and its Facilities
Talent International Institute is situated in Christchurch CBD alongside the Avon River. It is within walking distance to the Christchurch Library, Bus Exchange, a large shopping complex and supermarkets, movie theatres, restaurants, cafes and other conveniences.
TII is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to help students improve their learning, and all the students are encouraged to use the facilities to their best possible advantage. Additionally, there are common rooms and other resources to help make school more enjoyable.
Study Information Downloads
In this section you will find information related to your planned study. Take your time to read this information. You will find answers to many other questions you might have in our FAQs page. If you have further questions, you can speak with your study agent or our office manager.
Strategic Goals and Plans
At TII, we are committed to providing a safe and positive environment for our learners. We are signatories of the NZQA Code of Practice, which requires us to have goals and plans in place to describe how we support the safety and wellbeing of our students. These are shown in the table below.
Relevant sections of the Code of Practice (2021)
TII Strategic goals
TII Strategic Plans
(1) Providers must have strategic goals and strategic plans for supporting the wellbeing and safety of their learners across their organisation, including student accommodation, describing how they will –
(a) give effect to the outcomes sought and processes required by this code; and
Ensure TII takes all reasonable measures to support the wellbeing and safety of learners during lessons and activities, or in accommodation arranged by TII.
Conduct 6-monthly Safety and Wellbeing meetings covering all relevant points from the Code of Practice (2021).
(b) contribute to an education system that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supports Māori–Crown relations.
Ensure TII conducts its teaching and business in a way that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supports Māori–Crown relations.
Staff receive training on Te Tiriti o Waitangi points that are relevant to TII during annual Code of Practice training.