Code of Practice

When students study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, which comes into force on 1 January 2022.

The purpose of the Code

The code sets out the expectations that tertiary education organisations such as BTI (as well as schools) enrolling international students must meet for learners’ safety and wellbeing.

The new code brings together existing codes for domestic and international learners with separate parts for:

  • student accommodation
  • tertiary providers enrolling international learners
  • schools enrolling international students (this part restates existing requirements for schools).

For information about the code: 

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