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All SIT2LRN courses may be completed part-time.  On your enrolment form, select the papers you would like to complete during each intake.

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All assignments have due dates which need to be met. All of your assignment due dates can be found on Blackboard by going into any paper in which you are enrolled and clicking on Calendar on the left of the page. 

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The Zero Fees Scheme applies to all SIT2LRN programmes. Usually there are no tuition fees as long as you are a NZ citizen or permanent resident (residing in NZ). Students do however need to pay Student Direct Material costs and some courses require textbooks that you’ll need to buy while studying with SIT2LRN. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.


Students should consider the following additional study costs:

All courses: 

  • Computer and Internet access
  • Personal stationery etc.
  • Each application received for processing incurs a non-refundable $50 administration fee.

Some courses:

  • Required textbooks (may also be available for loan through the SIT Library)
  • Specific software and/or equipment requirements for some courses (e.g. - Diploma in Digital Film/Photography)
  • Cost of applying to NZQA for your New Zealand Certificate or Diploma on the completion of your qualification (currently $15.30).

If you are an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident you must physically reside in NZ while studying to be eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme. Alternatively, if you wish to study in Australia, then you have the option to pay as an international student. International students should contact SIT to enquire about course costs.


The Zero Fees Scheme is available as a result of community funding and present Government policies. Although not foreseen, SIT is unable to guarantee ongoing Zero Fees Scheme provision should present funding arrangements and/or Government policies be reviewed. 

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You will need a computer (PC or Mac) capable of running a modern browser supported by our LMS system, Blackboard. You can view the browsers currently supported by Blackboard here, or contact us for advice.

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Yes, you must have access to the internet and a computer. Internet access may be through a home connection or other reliable source such as your local library. All communication between your and your facilitator must be via your SIT email address. All course materials and assignments details are on Blackboard, and assignments must be submitted through SafeAssign in Blackboard.

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Applications for the following year will start becoming available on the SIT website from mid-October onwards. 

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Your facilitator is always your first point of contact for help. Email details for your facilitator are located on the programme page in Blackboard. They will also have posted an announcement at the start of the course giving their contact details.
If you are still struggling, contact the SIT2LRN on 0800 4 0 3337, or by email to discuss your options.

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Yes, this is optional for SIT2LRN students and costs $10.

If you would like one, please contact your course administrator (details on the programme page of Blackboard). You will need to provide a passport-style photograph and photo ID.

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Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must provide evidence of having passed such tests of English language competence as have been approved by the Academic Board.

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  • Once you have been accepted into a course you will receive an email or letter from us letting you know the conditions of your acceptance. If you have selected invoice as your form of payment you will be sent an invoice with your conditional acceptance letter. The invoice provides the information on how to pay by credit card, cheque or by internet banking. Student loan applicants will also be sent an acceptance letter and invoice. It is your responsibility to apply directly to Studylink if you would like to pay by student loan.
  • Once payment has been received an Important Information booklet and Enrolment Confirmation letter with your login details will be posted to you – please use this to familiarise yourself with our on-line learning environment (Blackboard) and SIT2LRN in general. Students only receive one Important Information booklet each year.
  • Prior to the intake start date you will be sent a Time to Get Started letter confirming your intake details along with any study material required for the course such as DVDs, art kit etc. From the intake start date you will have access to the on-line course material (study guides, readings etc.) on Blackboard and your Facilitator. Study calendars, assignment information and due dates are all posted on
  • If you enrol in multiple papers in one intake, you need to complete the assignments for all papers by the due dates set in Blackboard. Use a calendar to record due dates for all of your papers, then arrange your study to meet the deadlines. It is your responsibility to organise your study so that you meet all of the due dates for all of your papers. In some programmes this will mean working sequentially on papers (i.e. one after the other) but in other programmes this will mean working on all papers concurrently (i.e. all at the same time)
  • Most assignments are submitted to your Facilitator via Blackboard. Interior Décor and some Adult Education assignments are submitted by post.
  • Approximately 6-8 weeks after the intake end date you will receive a progress report or transcript (issued only if you have completed your qualification in the current intake).
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