The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021

Palmerston North Girls’ High School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 published by New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Qualifications website.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority has released a series of videos outlining what support international learners can expect for their wellbeing and safety while studying. These videos aim to support learners' understanding of the Code of Practice. 

You can view the videos here.​​​​​​​


Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed on the New Zealand Immigration website.

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 full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to public funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on the Ministry of Health website.

Accident Insurance

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.

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. The International Department can assist you with this.