Code of Practice

The Education (Pastoral Care for International Students) Code of Practice 2016

When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

WelTec has agreed to observe and be bound by this Code.

The Code of Practice prescribes the required outcomes education providers and their agents need to deliver for their international students. The Code of Practice does not apply to concerns about academic standards.

The Code of Practice is available on the New Zealand Legislation website. Further information about the Code can be found on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website.



If you (or your parents, if you are under 18) have a complaint about WelTec, or about one of WelTec’s representatives breaching the Code, you can make a formal complaint in writing to WelTec. We will work to resolve any problem.

If your complaint is not resolved through WelTec’s complaints process, you can contact the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) by phone on 0800 697 296 or email

The NZQA website provides detailed information on the complaints procedure at