The New Zealand Government requires all private training establishments (PTEs) registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), to provide protection for fees paid to them in advance. These requirements are outlined on the NZQA’s website.
Under the Fee Protection Plan your money is put into a NZ government trust account, operated by the Public Trust. The Public Trust pays money to Canterbury College, in arrears, as your course progresses. Your unused money is totally safe in the trust account, and if your PTE (Canterbury College) fails to complete teaching the course, for example due to closure, insolvency or loss of NZQA accreditation, your unused money can be refunded to you, or used to help you continue your course at another PTE.
The Fee Protection Plan protects all your fees for:
- Course tuition costs.
- Accommodation costs.
- Living expenses.
- Travel and health insurance premiums, if arranged through Canterbury College.
Fee Protect means the last thing you will need to worry about the safety of the money you have paid for your course.
Further details of the NZQA’s Fee Protection Plan can be seen through the following links:
- Student fee protection
- Public Trust’s Fee Protect information for students
- Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016