Once we receive your enrolment form, you will be contacted for a time to either come in for an interview (which can be by Skype) or for more details. Some courses require a short essay to be completed and/or references and perhaps a Police check. The pages for each course will explain if these apply to you.
Because we are government funded, we require two forms of proof of identity, such as a birth certificate with at least one having a photograph such as a passport, 18 Plus card, drivers licence or Justice of the Peace verified photograph. These can be brought in at the time of the interview or at a time before the course starts.
If you are accepted onto the course you or your agent (international students) will be sent a Letter of Offer. With this letter, you are formally offered a place on the course. International students use this Offer letter to commence the student visa application process. Domestic students need to confirm that you want to accept your place on the course, by signing and returning the Letter of Offer. Once you have done this you are enrolled in the course.
Most domestic (NZ) students pay their fees by interest-free student loan. You can apply to StudyLink for a student loan and/or allowance even while your application is still being processed by Vision College. For more information about interest-free student loans click here.
If you don’t want to pay for your fees by student loan you will need to pay the course fees in full before your course starts. The bank account details for Vision College can be requested by contacting us.
If international students have not yet paid fees, once you receive an Approval in Principle (AIP) for your student visa you will need to pay fees in full to be sent a receipt and unconditional Offer to finalise the visa. Click here for our refund policy
All student fees collected by Vision College for courses are banked directly into a Trust fund administered by a Chartered Accountant. Periodic payments to Vision College will be affected from that trust on a monthly basis over the term of the student’s course.
You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our programmes have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study, that includes a study fee, can apply to StudyLink.
As soon as you have been accepted on to a programme of study. StudyLink suggest to begin the application process as soon as possible. Click HERE for their website.
Broadly, if you’re a New Zealander who finished school in 2017, 2018 or if you will finish school during 2019, you qualify for a year of fees-free provider-based tertiary education in 2019.
If you’re not a recent school leaver, and you’ve done less than half a year of tertiary education or training (whether in New Zealand or in any other country), you may also qualify.
Follow this link to the Fees Free website to find out more.