International Fees

This fee information is for International students. If you are a New Zealand student please go here to see information about Tuition Fees.

International Fees for 2018

For students who are not residents of New Zealand, the Tuition Fees are NZ$31,250 including GST.(International student are not charged more than local students.  50% of the local study fees are subsidised by the New Zealand taxpayer). All tuition fees are due to be paid prior to applying for a Student Visa.  A registration fee of NZ$150.00 will also apply.

Insurance Fee

Not included in the fee of  NZ$31,250.00:
Under the Code of Practice international students must have current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. This Fee TBC.

Associated Costs

There are essential associated costs in the successful completion of this programme.  

Students are required to purchase the following or one with equivalent specs:

CalDigit AV Drive - AVDrive-D-1TB Single Drive 1000GB, USB 3.0 & FW800.  (  - $325.00 approx.

16gb pen/flash drive formatted to ExFat so it can be read on a pc and mac. 16gb is the minimum and, of course, more memory is better - $20.00 approx.

As a minimum a 16gb SDHC card with a bit rate of 45mb/sec. 16gb or more will ensure you have enough data space to record what you need and more.  It is important to buy a card which has a bit rate of 45mb/sec as you will be dealing with moving pictures and audio. When purchasing, look for a SDHC Class10 45mb/sec product - $55.00 approx.

It is strongly advisable to equip yourself with the following:

A pair of steel caps boots and hard wearing leather gloves for when working onset (health and safety). This should last you well into your career - Gloves:$20.00 approx; Steel cap boots: $60.00+ approx.

Students should also allow about NZ$600 for associated course costs, especially for transport, catering and art department materials on productions. There are no compulsory textbook or material costs. There are no examination fees, nor are there any compulsory stationery costs. Students may wish to purchase a video camera or a computer, however, these are not compulsory and the school provides this equipment for the use of students.

The Public Trust

The New Zealand Government requires all private training establishments registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), to have some form of protection for fees paid to them in advance.

Fee Protect is a student fee trust account which ensures you receive a refund of the fees (or portion of fees) you pay to a training provider if the provider is unable to complete the course, for example due to closure, insolvency or loss of NZQA accreditation.

Fee Protect means the last thing you will need to worry about is what happens to your fees.

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