Temporary change to University and Te Pūkenga (Polytech) enrolment and scholarship application processes

August 26, 2021

Universities and Te Pūkenga have adapted their enrolment and scholarship application processes in light of Alert Level 4.

Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, students were required to provide certified copies of their results (for example, signed by their principal). As an interim process, neither Te Pūkenga nor the universities will require certified copies of results documents and will obtain confirmation of students’ results from NZQA. Students should, where possible, provide a copy of their results documentation, but this does not need to be certified.

Te Pūkenga and universities ordinarily require learners to provide certified copies of identification documents. During COVID-19 restrictions learners will not be able to get copies of documents certified so TEC has authorised the use of an alternative process. Students who are unable to provide certified copies of identity documents can enrol with uncertified documents until further notice. Students must be prepared to provide certified documents if required once alert levels change.

Students are required to make a declaration in the form set out below if they have not been able to obtain independent verification by an authorised person of their identity documentation. Students should include their declaration at the same time as their accompanying enrolment documents. This can be in the form of a handwritten sheet or a printout with their signature.

Where students are providing photographs or scans of documents, they must ensure that the information on the document and the accompanying declaration is legible.

Te Pūkenga declaration

New enrolling students who have not yet started their study with Te Pūkenga must provide a self-declaration in the following form:

In support of my application to enrol at [subsidiary name], I certify that every document I provide (or have provided) to [subsidiary name] as part of the admission process is a true copy of the original document. 

I will produce the original if requested by [subsidiary name] at a future date. 

Signed: [print full name and signature]

Date: [insert]

Where students are enrolling in programs, but already attend Te Pūkenga, the declaration will not be required but they will be required to verify their ID once they are back on-site.

Universities declaration

All enrolling students must provide a self-declaration in the following form:

I certify that every document I have attached is a true copy of the original document.

Full name: [full name as per identification document]

Signature: [pen or electronic signature]

Date: [insert]

 

If you are unsure about the requirements for submitting tertiary enrolment/scholarship applications please email Mrs Eustace or Mrs Reiha for assistance.