Important information regarding our response to COVID-19 See more
We are now in Alert Level 2 and want to ensure all our learners are kept up to date about actions we are taking to bring you back to our campuses.
The campuses at Richmond, Blenheim, Woodbourne and Nelson are open to students for classes and the libraries have extended opening times. NMIT has a set of Guidelines for Alert Level 2 [PDF, 122 KB] which shows how we will operate. For this and more information specifically for students please read the updated Level 2 Guidelines for NMIT students [PDF, 172 KB]. You can also go to the Ministry of Education website(external link) to find more information on how Alert Level 2 will impact tertiary students. [PDF, 190 KB]
From Monday 8 June, NMIT will be operating under new, more relaxed, guidelines for Alert Level 2 [PDF, 119 KB]. A key change for students from Monday will be the ability to take part in non-timetabled activity on campus.
Yes we do have an app and you can find out more by reading the app fact sheet [PDF, 40 KB]. You will still need to complete a register for each class you attend. The app forms part of our contact tracing layering and you can use it to register each time you enter a building on campus.
NMIT has to apply for the fund but please approach SANITI if you want to know whether you are eligible for this fund and what it covers. You can go to the Education New Zealand (ENZ) website(external link) to learn how the fund will be administered.
NMIT has to apply for the fund but please approach SANITI or Learner Services if you want to know whether you are eligible for the fund and what it covers. Read more about the fund on the Tertiary Education Commission website(external link).
Yes, the SBL service(external link) is operating but you will first need to contact the bus company (ph 03 548 1539) to give them your contact details and the time and bus route you intend to use. This is for contact tracing purposes and to ensure you can get a seat as buses are running at 40% capacity. Tickets must be purchased prior to your journey as they will not be available on the bus.
NMIT will not be issuing any awards until week commencing 1 June. If you require urgent evidence that you have successfully completed your qualification, speak to your curriculum area and we will arrange to have a letter and your academic transcript sent to you urgently.
NMIT libraries are fully open as places to study and stay on weekdays from 8am to 6pm. If you have any queries, the library’s contact details(external link) can be found on the library website.
Only attend campus if you have a class timetabled for on-campus delivery. You can drop off or collect a book from the library or collect food from the Cafe, but mainly you will only be on campus for a class.
Most NMIT facilities and services are now open. Classrooms, Library Learning Centre and practical work areas will have physical distancing, cleaning and contact tracing measures in place.
Physical distancing. Ensure that you continue to keep a one metre distance from others if you are together for 15 minutes or more. Ensure you distance yourself two metres from people you don’t know.
Contact tracing. Keep track of where you have been. NMIT will have contact tracing registers so we can get in touch with you if needed. Keep a pen handy for completing the details of the contact registers. You also need to track your own travels from your home.
Hygiene. Remember to wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitiser. When washing hands, wash with soap and water for 20 seconds. Please do not come to campus if you are sick, instead Contact Healthline.
Do I need to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
There are only a few programmes where PPE is necessary, for example, Hair and Beauty. NMIT will provide PPE for students where it is required.
Yes, you can move accommodation at Alert Level 2.
Yes, the processing of these applications will continue as normal. All supporting documentation can now be submitted online, please try to provide all the requirements with your online enrolment.
NMIT’s student insurance provider, Allianz Partners, has an Automatic Extension of Cover for our international students who are unable to travel home due to COVID-19. To request this cover, please email email@example.com so that Allianz Partners can update your record against your policy. No additional premium is payable for the Automatic Extension of Cover. If you have already paid an additional premium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund.
There is some really useful information about this in the Technology / Online Learning support section(external link) of our website. In the article What's the best internet connection / data plan for online learning?(external link) you'll find a link to a broadband comparison site that helps you choose the best package for your needs. There is also a link to a recent initiative called Skinny Jump which provides low cost broadband targeted at specific groups.
The support package(external link) can be accessed by making a claim via your MyStudyLink account.
The Government wants to give certainty to students that they can continue with their education and will be supported adequately until tertiary education providers can start alternative ways of delivering teaching and learning. The short-term tertiary domestic package is available now and key measures include:
These measures, together with the support the Ministry of Social Development can already give, aim to provide an immediate response to the financial impact COVID-19 is having on tertiary students. For detailed information see the Advice for tertiary students(external link) section on the Ministry of Education website.
While these are trying times for us all, there are lots of good reasons to stay enrolled including:
The Tertiary Education Commission's (TEC) most recent update(external link) covers this in more detail as well as working with providers to understand how programmes may change over the coming months and what to do if you are feeling anxious or low.
You may be eligible for the Government's wage subsidy scheme(external link) if you have been working to cover education costs. There is also now a freeze on rent increases(external link) and you could try approaching your landlord to temporarily reduce your rent. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)(external link) has some useful information for domestic students covering subsidies, fees, StudyLink and other topics.
Yes, it is a condition of all international student visas that students attend and make progress in their studies. Full attendance on campus is not an option under Alert Level 2 with NMIT moving to partial on-site and partial online delivery. We expect that students attend both on-site and online as required. Students need to follow instructions regarding attending and progressing in their studies or they may breach the conditions of their student visas.
Students who are being asked to work more than 20 hours per week will need to ensure their employer applies to Immigration New Zealand for a variation of conditions (VOC). Students are reminded they are expected to keep up with their studies during this time. You can read full details on the Immigration NZ website(external link).
Below are some email addresses you can use to contact NMIT:
Academic queries - email@example.com
Enrolment queries - firstname.lastname@example.org
International Enrolments and Visa queries - email@example.com
International support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Library and Learning Support - email@example.com
Wellbeing Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Māori support and Māori studies - email@example.com
Marlborough and Base Woodbourne Campuses - firstname.lastname@example.org
SANITI - email@example.com
Scholarships - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trades Academy - email@example.com
Trades curriculum areas - firstname.lastname@example.org
For student wellbeing support provided by senior counselling students call 021 246 6711.
No transfer fee will be charged for the short course timetable being adjusted.
We have not received any reports of staff or students being directly affected by COVID-19.
Symptoms reported for people with COVID-19 include mild to severe respiratory illness, similar to influenza. This includes fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
Please call your local medical clinic or Contact Healthline. Please call first before visiting a doctor.
Our Fees, Charges and Refunds policy says that students are not eligible for a refund after a programme start date. We can give you an option to defer your studies to the next available intake. If you decide not to return to complete your studies, you need to apply for a refund from the insurance company. The approval and amount of the refund lies solely with the insurance company.
Please email email@example.com to discuss possible options. You may be able to defer your studies to the next available intake.
When you are in New Zealand, our team can assist you with your visa application. We cannot assist you with your visa application when you are not in New Zealand. If you have an agent, please contact them for assistance.
This is a dedicated COVID-19 helpline (or +64 9 358 5453 for overseas SIMs). It’s free to call, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with interpreters on hand to help with translation.
This helpline is for specific COVID-19 related immigration queries:
Information and advice(external link) for international students under Alert Level 4
COVID-19 Support page(external link) - includes Support Group and Drop In Sessions.
If you are not eligible for support from Work and Income and you don’t have a way to access essential supplies yourself, you can contact Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management on 0800 50 50 75 (Press 1 for Nelson City or 2 for Tasman).