As of:

Coronavirus Updates

Last updated 18 May, 2020 (We will continue to update this page with new information)

Current Status:

•    NZLC Auckland  – Open from 18 May 9am

•    NZLC Wellington – Open from 18 May 9am

•    New Zealand Border – Closed

•    New Zealand Alert Level – Level 2. For details on the alert levels, please visit the NZ covid19 website

NZLC Lockdown Support Plan

As an industry-leading English language centre, we want to help our people. We understand that the current situation is putting a lot of financial pressure on many people so we have decided to offer the support plan. NZLC is offering special flat rates on full time courses for any student wishing to study or extend their course at NZLC.

You can find more information here: NZLC Local Support Plan

FAQs

 

What if I finished my course during the lockdown? 

We can issue a credit note valid for up to two years.

Please email studentservices@nzlc.ac.nz stating what day your last day will be. Include your full name and student ID number.

For further details of COVID-19 related cancellations/shortenings, please refer to https://nzlc.ac.nz/coronavirus-update

 

Yes, you will be contacted by email once school re-opens. You will receive your digital certificate and report by email.

You will be able to get your $50 textbook deposit back if you return your textbook in an acceptable condition within 1 month of NZLC reopening.

Covid-19 related courses/services cancellation/course change/postponement policy before course commencement

We have decided to offer a FREE second accommodation placement fee as a special policy for those students whose entry to NZ is affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus.  This means students are able to change or postpone their course without any penalty on the enrolment fee, accommodation arrangement fee or tuition fee, if they inform NZLC by the end of business hours on Friday of the week before their course/services were due to commence.

If the student would like to postpone their course but is not yet sure of the new start date, NZLC is happy to offer a postponement without any penalty on enrolment fee, accommodation arrangement fee and tuition fee if the new start date is within 2 years of the original date. (Accommodation fee, Textbook/material fee and other service fees – the current rate at the time apply).

 

CancellationChange/Postponement
Enrolment Fee50 to 100% penalty applyNo Penalty
Accommodation Arrangement Fee (4 weeks or more before course/services commence)NZLC Cancellation, Withdrawal, Changes and Refund/Penalty Policies applyNo Penalty
Accommodation Arrangement Fee (Less than 4 weeks before course/services commence)NZLC Cancellation, Withdrawal, Changes and Refund/Penalty Policies applyNo Penalty
Accommodation Fee before arrival100% RefundNo Penalty
Tuition Fee before arrival100% RefundNo Penalty
Airport transfer/InsuranceNZLC Cancellation, Withdrawal, Changes and Refund/Penalty Policies applyNZLC Cancellation, Withdrawal, Changes and Refund/Penalty Policies apply
All other arrangement fees incurredNZLC Cancellation, Withdrawal, Changes and Refund/Penalty Policies applyNZLC Cancellation, Withdrawal, Changes and Refund/Penalty Policies apply

 

 

 

Covid-19 related courses/services cancellation/shortening after course commencement

Students within the refund period: Refer to the current NZLC Terms and Conditions. (https://nzlc.ac.nz/enrolment-process/terms-and-conditions/ – 1479221092044-a9efd42d-c141)

Students outside the refund period: In response to the current situation, NZLC is happy to support our students by offering credit for up to two years, for any remaining/unfinished course weeks. Course credit is counted in Part Time or Full Time weeks.

For cancellation of Accommodation and other fees please refer to the current NZLC Terms and Conditions. (https://nzlc.ac.nz/enrolment-process/terms-and-conditions/ – 1479221092044-a9efd42d-c141)
For the Textbook/Material Fee students can collect their deposit if eligible before they depart.

 

Terms of enrolment for using course credit:

•   Enrolment fee – Students do nothave to pay a second enrolment fee.
•   Tuition Fee – the credit weeks can be used. There is no need to make any additional payment if there is any difference in the tuition fee.
•   Entry criteria – enrolment into the equivalent course of the time is subject to availability and the usual entry criteria, as specified in the NZLC Fees & Courses current at the time.
•   Textbook/Material Fee – A new Textbook deposit is required and a material fee may be charged.
•   Accommodation Arrangement fee & Accommodation fee – the current rates at the time apply.
•   Other service fees – the current rates at the time apply.
•   Reissuing a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) for student visa $250 – Students do not have to pay the fee

 

Note: As per NZLC’s Terms and Conditions clause “Unpreventable Event/Natural Disaster”,

in the event that NZLC must close due to an unpreventable event or natural disaster (e.g. power blackout, storm), there will be no refund for any “missed days”.

 

Covid-19 questions

Here is a useful link explaining what you can do to slow the spread of the virus, what symptoms to look out for and the latest updates from the Ministry of Health: https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

• a fever (at least 38°C)
• a cough • shortness of breath
• sneezing or runny nose.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

Please do not come to school if you are feeling unwell. You can phone student services if you need help making a doctor’s appointment. It is important you call in advance if you think you have Co-vid 19 so that they can prepare for your arrival and take the necessary precautions.

If you have symptoms call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 (New Zealand phone) or +64 9 358 5453 (international SIMs) or your local doctor for the most up to date professional advice.

If you are severely unwell, for example having trouble breathing, contact emergency services. Phone: 111.