TERMS & CONDITIONS
Statutory Information for Students
1. PATHWAY TO COMPLETION: All students who are enrolling in a programme at Wellpark College (whether full time or part time) are required to complete the qualification within the timeframes stated on the Wellpark College website wellpark.ac.nz. This is usually double the length of the full time qualification timeframe plus 6 months or one year. Courses must be taken in set order and these are outlined for you before you enrol. If you do not attend Wellpark College for more than two semesters, you will need to prove your current competency within your programme of study before your re-enrolment can be accepted. This may require you to pass a challenge test and/or to undertake further study including re-taking courses previously passed in order to bring your knowledge and skills up to the level required. Charge will be made in accordance with those stipulated on the Recognition of Current Competency Form available on the Wellpark College website.
2. ACHIEVEMENT INFORMATION: Wellpark College has an 80% attendance requirement for all classes and 100% attendance requirement for some practical components (you will find this information on your Course Outline Document). Students must pass ALL of the assessments for all courses within any given programme. All of the courses for each year of a programme must be completed before a student can enrol into and participate in courses in subsequent years.
3. Undertaking any form of practitioner training requires that you are in good health physically, emotionally and mentally to be able to safely work with others in regard to health counselling. The stress of academic study may, in some cases, exacerbate a condition that, although stable currently, could revert to instability if stress is experienced. Those with mental, emotional or physical health disorders are required to provide evidence from their case worker or general practitioner that they are of sound mind and body to undertake and to qualify as a health practitioner who counsels others in areas of health.
4. Students are required to declare all physical and psychological impairments that will or may affect the ability to undertake study and/or practice as a health practitioner. Further to this, for safety reasons, students must declare medications used and agree to notify the college immediately of any changes in health or use of medications (including the stopping of any medications).
5. Students are not permitted to enroll in more than one programme of study at a time
6. In accordance with the Education Amendment Act 2011, we cannot accept your enrolment until we are satisfied that you are aware of the total costs and financial commitments for the programme of study for which you are seeking enrolment. We will provide this information at your interview and you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you have seen these. If you have a telephone interview, then we will send you the information and you will need to return a signed copy of the declaration before we accept your enrolment.
7. Wellpark College does not charge any mandatory fees for student assistance. Students who require extra academic support above and beyond the academic support provided (please see Student Handbook for details) while studying can opt to pay for one-on-one assistance at a cost of $15 per 30 minutes with an external person approved by the college.
8. Please see www.wellpark.ac.nz for details of material conflicts of interest of any of the governing members of Wellpark College and of any interests that governing members have in organisations in the education or immigration sector that provide goods or services to tertiary students (view this information by clicking on ‘Statutory Information for All Prospective Students’ in the ‘Students’ category on the Wellpark home page www.wellpark.ac.nz).
9. In February 2015, NZQA placed Wellpark College as a CATEGORY ONE provider: Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment, Highly Confident in educational performance.
10. Applicants must show that they have the qualities required of a health practitioner in order to be enrolled on our programmes, including excellent communication skills, emotional stability, empathy, interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, respect for people and rules and the physical and intellectual ability to complete the programme. Development into a health practitioner requires students to learn examination and treatment skills on each other, and to experience the role of both practitioner and client in preparation for clinical practice.
Wellpark College collects and stores information about you from this form as required by educational and government agencies. The College is also required to release this information to such agencies. When you sign this Enrolment Form you give Wellpark College permission to release this information about you on the understanding that the College will observe the general conditions governing the release of information, as set out in the Privacy Act 1993. You also give permission to other agencies holding the source of information on this form to release it to Wellpark College if so requested. During the process of study student presentations and some classes will be filmed for the purpose to moderation and/or to support student learning.
Full-Time And Part-Time Studies
Wellpark College will give priority to students wishing to undergo a full-time programme of studies. If you wish to change your mode of study from full-time to part-time during the programme, re-enrolment for a place in your chosen programme of studies during the following academic year will not necessarily be guaranteed.
FEE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Payment of Fees
Your invoice must be paid in full within eight (8) calendar days of being received and prior to the start of your programme of study*.
Wellpark College has an arrangement in place with the Public Trust for protection of student fees. This will cover you for the length of your programme of study and it ensures that you will receive a refund of fees for your unused tuition period of study if the College is unable to continue to offer your programme of study.
Please direct any questions you may have to Wellpark College Student Liaison Officer.
Resit and Marking Fees
Resit/resubmission fees of $40 apply where students are required to re-sit a theory assessments. A scale of fees applies for resitting practical exams as set out in the Student Handbook.
Withdrawal and Refund of Fees
If you wish to withdraw PRIOR to the start of your programme of study, you must apply in writing to Student Liaison Officer. If we do not receive notification of your withdrawal in writing, you will still be considered to be enrolled at Wellpark College and liable for all fees incurred. If you wish to withdraw AFTER the start of your programme of study, you must apply in writing to Student Liaison Officer at Wellpark College. a. If you withdraw within eight (8) calendar days after the start of the programme in which you have enrolled (this includes Semester 2 courses enrolled in prior to the start of Semester 1), you are entitled to a full refund of tuition fees less a 10% administration fee or $500, whichever is less.
b. If you withdraw after eight (8) calendar days from the start of the programme of study in which you have enrolled, no refunds can be made.
a. If you withdraw within 10 working days after the start of the programme in which you have enrolled (this includes Semester 2 courses enrolled in prior to the start of Semester 1), you are entitled to a full refund of tuition fees less a 10% administration fee or $500, whichever is less.
b. If you withdraw after 10 working days from the start of the programme of study in which you have enrolled, no refunds can be made.
Deferral of study will be made only in exceptional circumstances as set out in the Student Handbook. If you wish to apply to defer your study to a later date, you need to apply in writing to Faculty Support. If your application is approved, you will have to re-enrol within 12 months and abide by any faculty requirements for your re-enrolment, including additional pre-requisites, and/or proof of your suitability to complete a programme of study; deal with any timetable clashes that may result. As deferments are not recognised under MOE guidelines, they will be treated as withdrawals for statistical and funding purposes. A deferral fee of $50 per course deferred applies. If you defer or withdraw from your courses after 8 days this could impact your eligibility for student loans and allowances in future. This applies to students who have used 1.6 EFTS (equivalent to just over 18 months full-time study) since January 2009 whether at Wellpark or at other tertiary providers. Please check the rules with Studylink if you believe you will be affected. Once a student has completed 1.6 EFTS of study, they will need to have passed at least half the EFTS of their previous study in order to continue receiving a Student Loan. Visit http://www.studylink.govt.nz/about-studylink/ media-releases/2010/changes-to-student-loans-and-allowances- detail-budget-2010.html for more information.
All Wellpark College course are run subject to numbers, Wellpark College reserves the right not to run a course. You will be advised of any course cancellations one week prior to course commencement.
If the College has to cancel a course for whatever reason after the start of the programme, you will be refunded the weeks of unused tuition.
First Aid Certificate
Prior to commencing a clinical course within a programme, students are required to complete a recognised Workplace First Aid Certificate (incorporating NZQA Unit Standards 25661 & 25662). Your First Aid Certificate must still be valid at the time of graduation (usually in April/May the year after you have completed your studies). Please note: the NZQA Unit Standards concerning First Aid qualification have recently changed, so if you hold a current First Aid Certificate, you can check with the Enrolment Advisor that the Unit Standards covered are equivalent to the present day requirements. For clarification of which courses constitute clinical classes, please also check with the Enrolment Advisor. Please note: First Aid courses usually cost between $150 - $250, depending on the provider with which you choose to enrol.
Books and Materials
In addition to tuition cost, students are required to purchase text books and/ or materials as outlined on the Required Book List and Materials List as provided.
* A programme of study is defined as any course or courses that you enrol in at any one time. If you enrol in additional courses during the year, these constitute a separate programme of study. Please note: the official start date for your programme of study commences on the first day for which your attendance at the College is required.
While we try to keep these costs to a minimum, the companies supplying the books/materials dictate the costs, and these prices are therefore subject to change. The costs for books and materials per year of study will typically range from $600-$2,500 depending on the programme enrolled in.
Loans and Allowances
If you are a domestic student, you may qualify for a government tuition subsidy. Studylink handles all matters to do with loans and allowances for students. It is essential that you contact them directly at your time of enrolment. All application forms are available from the Studylink website www.studylink.govt.nz. or phone 0800 88 99 00. If you are a full-time student (0.8 EFTS or more), you are able to apply for both a student loan and student allowance. If you are studying part-time (at least 0.25 EFTS), you may be eligible for a student loan but not for an allowance. Once you have sent your application to Studylink, you will get a receipt showing it has been received. You should keep this. If your application is pre-approved by Studylink, they will send a Verification of Study (VOS) request to Wellpark College. Once this is confirmed by the College, Studylink will re-assess your application and, if all the information is confirmed as correct, your application will be approved and your fees paid.