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Code of Practice

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, which was amended in 2019.

The Code of Practice is a document that clearly outlines the full legal requirements that education institutions enrolling international students must abide by. The purpose of this code is to support the Government’s objectives for international education by:

  • requiring signatories to take all reasonable steps to protect international students; and

  • ensuring, so far as is possible, that international students have in New Zealand a positive experience that supports their educational achievement.


For the safety and wellbeing of all our international students at Howick College, we strictly follow and adhere to the guidelines outlined in New Zealand Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.


The Code of Practice is available in various languages.

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