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Getting Started as Student

You may be withdrawn from your course if you fail to contact the Programme Manager within two weeks of the start date. 


Faculty withdrawals can also be requested by the Programme Manager if you 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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Yes. Transfers must be requested in writing on a Transfer Form prior to, or within, the first two weeks after the programme has started. A transfer of programme may incur further fees.

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No. Further enrolment is the responsibility of individual students. There is no automatic enrolment rollover. Application forms are completed on a year by year basis.


Please note: applications must be submitted online via the SIT website.

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Familiarise yourself with the online environment. You will gain access to your paper in Blackboard on the first day of the paper.

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It is a Tertiary Education Commission requirement that all learners enrolled in programmes at Levels 1, 2, or 3 must complete online literacy and numeracy assignments at the beginning of their studies.

If you are required to complete these assignments you will receive information about the assignments, and how to complete them, during the first two weeks of your study.

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You will be sent an official SIT Academic Transcript for each programme of study that you complete.

This shows the units / papers studied and the results for each one.


If you have successfully completed a New Zealand Certificate or New Zealand Diploma you will receive an NZQA application form to apply for your certificate along with your final transcript from SIT. (Students will have to pay a fee to NZQA to receive their certificate).


For all other qualifications, if successful, a certificate will be sent together with a final transcript directly from SIT or awarded at graduation.
Students are invited to attend a graduation ceremony.

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As a guide, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours of study. For example, a 15-credit paper involves 150 hours of study.


All papers selected within an intake must be completed within the intake unless a transfer or extension is requested.


If you need to study full-time to access loans and allowances, please contact Studylink for guidance on the number of credits you need to take.

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If your contact details change you need to inform us.  This is important as all letters, exam results and correspondence will be sent to the address that appears on your file. Please update your details online (, or pop in and see our friendly Administration staff.

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If your programme lasts for more than one year you need to enrol again each year.

The reason for this is that SIT needs to ensure that all the information held about you is correct, and government requires a new enrolment form for each year or each programme of study.

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Programme specific enquiries should be directed to your Programme Manager through their announcement on Blackboard where they are introducing themselves or speak to them in person. Enrolment/Withdrawal/Transfer enquiries should be directed to your Programme Manager.

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