Undertaken study and/or training

To have undertaken study or training, a learner has previously enrolled in tertiary education. For the purposes of Fees Free eligibility, this includes:

  • study or training undertaken in New Zealand and overseas.
  • part-time and full-time study or training
  • workplace training and apprenticeships
  • New Zealand study or training that pre-dates the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) or New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)
  • incomplete study or training, including where a learner withdrew after the refund period
  • study or training that received a fail grade
  • study or training as a domestic or international student
  • study or training that had no fees associated with it, and
  • study or training that you may have accessed a student loan for or paid yourself.

Withdrawing from study or training

A “withdrawal” is when a learner stops participating in a course, programme or training scheme (regardless of whether they have been refunded any fees), either:

  • by providing notice to their organisation that they wish to withdraw participation, or
  • as a result of non-attendance or non-participation for any reason.