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FAQ

What are the Term start and finish dates for 2018?

Term 1 Starts: 5 February 2018
Term 1 Ends: 13 April 2018

Term 2 Starts: 30 April 2018
Term 2 Ends: 6 July 2018

Term 3 Starts: 23 July 2018
Term 3 Ends: 28 September 2018

Term 4 Starts: 15 October 2018
Term 4 Ends: 21 December 2018

When do NZIS programmes commence for 2018?

All one year full-time programmes at NZIS start in early February and finish in late December. Mid-year intakes for Personal Training and our Diplomas start in July. Youth Guarantee Level 2 may be entered at the start of each of the four terms - February, April, July and October. For exact dates and times please call your local campus for more information.

Where is NZIS located?

NZIS has campuses in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch

Can I study by correspondence / distance learning? Or part time?

NZIS offers a part-time Certificate in Personal Training (Level 4) that is undertaken through a blended delivery mode of face-to-face and online delivery. Other programmes are full time and held onsite at our various campuses. This enables our students to get the full attention and guidance of our Tutorial staff. 

Are your qualifications nationally and internationally recognised?

NZIS is an NZQA (New Zealand Qualification Authority) registered and accredited provider of tertiary qualifications. All our programmes, certificates and diplomas are NZQA-recognised.

How many hours are in an average day at NZIS?

Courses and programmes run from Monday to Friday and on average commence at 9.00am and finish at 4pm (though these hours may differ between sites). Coaching sessions, Fitness Testing, Event Management and Sports Tours may be scheduled outside of these times.

Do you supply accommodation for students?

NZIS can assist in finding students safe, centrally-located accommodation to make their stay at NZIS enjoyable, cost-effective and hassle-free.

NZIS has pastoral guidance and support personnel at all sites and can assist students with their accommodation needs, either through managed hostels, student flats or apartments.

Does NZIS offer financial assistance?

NZIS is a NZQA-registered and accredited provider of tertiary qualifications. This means that all of our full time students are eligible for student loans and allowances, except for Zero fees Youth Guarantee students (who are not eligible for loans but who may be eligible for allowances). You can apply directly online www.studylink.govt.nz

Are there scholarships available?

Each year NZIS offers a selected number of part or full tuition fee scholarships across our three sites in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Scholarships are awarded on the following criteria:

  • Academic Achievement – Exceptional Academic Record
  • Sporting Achievement – Representative level in one or more sports
  • Club/Community Contribution – Commitment to Club and/or community events
  • Financial hardship - For those who otherwise wouldn't have an opportunity to study.

How do I apply for a Scholarship?

To apply for scholarships, individuals are required to send a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Covering Letter and Two written references of support (from coaches, teachers or members of the community) along with the application of study.

How long is the Personal Trainer Programme?

The NZIS Certificate in Personal Training Level 4 is designed to fast-track candidates into the personal training industry. This course concentrates on sport science and exercise prescription as well as 30 hours of workplace experience. Our first intake commences in February and the second intake is scheduled for July. For exact times and dates please contact your local campus. The part-time programme has a longer duration with fewer contact hours.

What are the Youth Guarantee / Zero Fees Programmes?

You may be eligible for our Zero fees youth Guarantee Programme (Please note as the course is fully funded, it is not eligible for student loans and allowances).

To qualify students must meet the following criteria:

  • 16 to 19 years of age at the start of course (if the candidate is 15 years, an exemption letter from Ministry of Education is required)
  • A commitment to completing the full year of study
  • A passion for sport and motivation for learning
  • You may also qualify for assistance for your travel needs. This can be discussed in more detail during your interview as a number of factors will need to be considered.