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Key Information

Skills Update prides itself on the success of its students and the strong relationships it has built with industry. The expansion into the international sector by Marsden Technical Institute represents Skills Update’s aim to diversify its educational programmes.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

There are different types of accommodation options available depending on your lifestyle needs. The different types include homestay, boarding establishments, and flatting, also known as apartments.

Homestay

These are usually family homes where the family allocates a room for a person to stay. The prices may vary between $200 and $300 per week depending on the host families. Homestays have a variety of facilities, and some families may offer breakfast and dinner on weekdays and all the meals over the weekend.

Boarding Establishments

These are usually hostels where the residents share the majority of the boarding facilities. Food provision is not assured. However, there are cooking facilities. The prices too vary and mostly fall in between $150 to $250 per week.

 

Flatting / Apartment

It is the kind of accommodation which is part of the house or can be a separate house but shared between two or more flatmates.

The initial costs tend to be high since they fall between $200 and $500 per week. However, in the long run, they prove to be useful since the costs involve utilities like electricity, water, cooking, etc.

Marsden Technical Institute offers accommodation assistance to all the students, however; they are advised to contact the institution four weeks before arrival.

 

ACCIDENT INSURANCE

The accident compensation insurance (ACC) offers accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens and temporary visitors. However, as an international student you may be liable for the other medical insurance and the related costs.

 

STUDENT PASTORAL CARE CODE OF PRACTICE

This code of practice applies to all education providers in New Zealand with international students enroled. Marsden Technical Institute is a signatory to and is bound to this system of practice as provided by the Ministry of Education and administered by NZQA.

 

PURCHASES AND

MONEY MATTERS

(I.E., BRINGING CASH OR USING EFTPOS/DEBIT CARDS)

It is not advisable to bring large amounts of cash all the time due to security reasons. ATMs are readily available all over Auckland for cash withdrawals, and the majority of businesses in New Zealand accept EFTPOS / Debit cards.

ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH SERVICES

The majority of international students are not eligible for publicly funded health facilities in New Zealand. Therefore, if you receive treatment while visiting New Zealand, you will be liable for the full costs.

 

NEW ZEALAND

EMERGENCY SERVICES (111)

Call the emergency number in case of crime, fire, illegal activity or when a person you know is a victim of a crime. It is not always essential to reveal your identity when you make the call.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

+64 9 257 1846

enquiry@marsden.ac.nz

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