Student Fee Protection - What is this?
The New Zealand Government requires all PTE’s who are registered with the NZQA to have some form of protection for student fees received in advance.
For Professional IQ College the criteria means any student who is not claiming their enrolment expense from any company (either their own or an employers company) then the rules need not apply.
For our students the rules also do not apply to enrolment under $575.
Professional IQ College use the Public Trust to satisfy the student protection criteria.
If eligible your fee will be paid directly to them, and they will in turn release funds to use based on the learning time set for your course. This means that if anything happens to the College that prevents you from completing your learning then funds are recoverable from the Public Trust.
This arrangement has been accepted by the NZQA as meeting the requirements of the Education Act 1989 and the student fee protection rules 2013.
Can I Still Enrol?
Students paying their own fees (in part or full) will be required to deposit their payment directly into the Public Trust Student Fee Protect account.
You can still login and book on line but we wont take your payment via credit card if the student fee protection rules apply to your enrolment.
If you are required to pay directly to the public trust then we will contact you on completion of the full enrolment process with their account details and reference number to ensure your payment reaches them correctly, and ties into your enrolment with us.
If you have any questions about the Public Trust Student Fee Protection, email email@example.com or you can find out more about the NZQA rules here..... or the Public Trust website here.....