From the day they arrive until the day they graduate, all students have access to a friendly and caring IPC Student Support team member who is ready to offer personalized help when needed:
The Administration Centre helps students with such things as receiving packages, mail, organizing insurance, and ordering academic transcripts. IPC’s Career Advisor, Homestay Coordinator and Student Counselor are also stationed nearby.
IPC has a contracted doctor and nurse on campus to deal with student health concerns.
Students are encouraged to consult the student counselor for any personal matters.
A desktop or laptop computer is vital for a full and rewarding student experience, both in and out of the classroom. The IT support team will help students minimize any inconvenience when an IT problem arises.
If there are any problems in the halls of residence or around the campus, the maintenance team will fix problems promptly.
IPC is located in a quiet and safe suburb in the residential area of Aokautere, Palmerston North. Security personnel are always available to ensure student and staff safety.
IPC Tertiary Institute has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/international
Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz
ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH SERVICES
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cots of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz
MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.