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Code of Practice

When you come to New Zealand to study as an international student, education providers have a responsibility to ensure that you are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the:

Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016

Carmel College  has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Carmel College  has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice 2016.  For further information on the legislation, please click HERE

We are sure that your daughter’s time at Carmel College will be a happy one.  However, should you have a problem with the service we provide, please contact us directly in the first instance.  If you feel that the problem has not been resolved and the problem is concerning financial or contractual obligations then you can contact:

iStudent Complaints and the DRS (Disputes Resolution Scheme)

iStudent Complaints is an independent dispute resolution scheme established by the New Zealand Government to encourage swift settlement of contractual and financial disputes between international students and their providers in New Zealand

Code signatories are required to comply with the International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules 2016 

For other matters, please contact  NZQA for the procedure to follow. Click HERE

A short information leaflet which provides an overview of the Code and the procedure you can follow to raise concerns about the treatment received from a provider is available in other languages HERE