National Student Number (NSN)
A National Student Number (NSN) is a unique number given to every learner. The NSN makes it easier to manage and share information about learners.
If you are planning to do provider-based study and don’t have a NSN, you will get one when you enrol with your provider.
If you are planning to do industry training and don’t have a NSN, you will get one when you enrol with your industry training organisation.
New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)
The NZQF is a record of all qualifications in New Zealand that have been reviewed and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The NZQF provides information about what knowledge, skills and experience the holder of a qualification should have.
You can find more about the NZQF and levels here.
Optional and occasional fees
These include (but are not limited to) student association and club memberships, some course materials and late fees. These fees are not covered by Fees Free.
Ordinarily resident means you normally and lawfully live in New Zealand, intend to stay here and consider New Zealand to be home.