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SIT2LRN FAQs

Learners may be withdrawn from their course by SIT2LRN if they fail to email their Facilitator within two weeks of the intake start date. Faculty withdrawals can also be requested if learners fail to complete assignments/assessments without reasonable excuse. A faculty withdrawal may affect any future applications to study with SIT and your eligibility for the Zero Fees Scheme. 

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  • Programme specific enquiries should be directed to your Facilitator. Email details for your Facilitator are located within Blackboard. 
  • Enrolment/ Withdrawal/ Transfer enquiries should be directed to your Administrator. Email details for your Administrator can also be found on Blackboard. 
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If you want to withdraw from your programme or course, you must formally withdraw by filling out a SIT2LRN withdrawal form (available from your Enrolment information booklet or Administration).

 

Withdrawal is confirmed from the date this form is received by Southern Institute of Technology.

  

Timing 

Refund due 

Administration fee 

Academic record 

  

  

Full time 

10% or one month (whichever is the smaller) of the course date 

Full 

Nil 

No academic Record 

After the Designated Withdrawal period 

Nil 

Nil 

Withdrawn (WD) 

After 75% of course 

Nil 

Nil 

Failure to complete Qualification 

  

  

SIT2LRN Distance Students 

10% or one month (whichever is the smaller) of the course date 

Full 

$50.00 

No academic Record 

After the Designated Withdrawal period 

Nil 

Nil 

Withdrawn (WD) 

After 75% of course 

Nil 

Nil 

Failure to complete Qualification 

 *Verbal nortification to any member of staff will not be accepted as official notice of a student's withdrawal from a course. Withdrawal Forms must be completed according to the instructions on the form. 

 

The "Withdrawal Date" for each course is the earlier of: 

  • 1 month after the course starts; or 
  • the date at which 10% of the course has been completed. 

SIT will not refund the costs of Student ID Cards, NZQA registration fee, credit registration fees and SIT2LRN administration fees. 

Where SIT has provided materials to the student SIT will not refund the cost of those materials consumed by the Student. SIT will refund any unconsumed Materials Fee provided the student withdraws by the Withdrawal Date. SIT will not refund any of the Materials Fee if the student withdraws after the Withdrawal Date. The $50 administration fee is non-refundable.  

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Follow the login instructions and familiarise yourself with Blackboard. Remember that your course material will only be available from the first day of the intake. In the meantime, if you are new to SIT2LRN read through the Important Information booklet. If you have problems logging into Blackboard please contact the Helpdesk on 0800 748 435. 

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In most cases your communication with your Facilitator will be via Blackboard and email. Our policy is that facilitators are to respond to email communication within 48 hours during working days (we do not require them to work weekends) and the expected assignment marking turnaround timeframe is 10 working days.

 

If you are experiencing specific issues communicating with your Facilitator, please message us with your student ID number or contact details or phone/email us direct so we can assist. 

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Yes, in extenuating circumstances. Transfers must be requested in writing on a SIT2LRN transfer form prior to, or within, the first two weeks after an intake start date. 

 

Each transfer requested will incur an administration fee of $50. 

 

Transfers from one academic year to the next are not allowed. 

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Once you are fully enrolled you will receive an Important Information Booklet and letter in the post which will have all the information that you need to successfully undertake your study. It is vital you read this documentation.

 

All your course information will be available on Blackboard.

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This information is contained in the course information page on the website. Not all programmes require textbooks - if your papers is not listed then you do not need to purchase a textbook. 

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SIT operates a 24-hour helpdesk. You can either email helpdesk@sit.ac.nz or telephone them on 0800 748 435. Be sure to quote your name and Student ID Number with your enquiry.

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Verified ID is an active NSN in the name you are applying for, or a copy of either your birth certificate or passport which has been stamped and signed by any of the following: Justice of the Peace/ Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar or Lawyer.

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