Client Success Team

Academic Support

Meet Academic Support Officers.

NZIE invests in every student’s academic potential. We know that each student is different, on a unique journey with individual needs and motivations.  The Client Success team features Rajika and Miriam, two highly experienced educators who bring confidence, kindness, and compassion to their role as Academic Support Officers. 

Meet Rajika Vyas – Senior Tutor and Academic Coach

Rajika Supports Students at NZIE

Rajika has been in the teaching field for more than 2 decades and has a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications (MCA). She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed.) and Bachelor’s in Science (B.Sc.) followed by Certifications in Adult Education.    

  • Provides academic coaching on pending tasks for assessments.  
  • Meet students for 1 – 1 discussion of topics that are not clear.  
  • Identify and check in with students who need Academic support. 
  • Assist Jana in creating Student Support plans. 
  • Check student drafts for upcoming assessments 
  • Run Academic writing workshops. 

Meet Miriam Seifert – Programme Leader and Academic Support Officer.

Miriam Supports Students at NZIE

Miriam has been involved in tertiary teaching for over 7 years, teaching marketing and other business courses. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Marketing from the University of Auckland.

  • Supports students along their study journey when faced with personal or study-related challenges. 
  • Provides students with study support options if personal situations change. 
  • Connects students with tutors, staff, and other students to mentor them. 
  • Reviews and suggests students personalised study pathways to support them with their studies. 

A Detailed Academic Support Program on Offer: 

ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS  

Prior to starting the course curriculum, we offer a two-hour academic workshop in the first two weeks. As a result, students gain a stronger understanding of what is required from an academic point of view.  

ONE-ON-ONE TUTOR SUPPORT  

There is also one-on-one support available from tutors every week. Tutors have a calendar with available time slots you can book.  

LEARNING HUB  

In NZIE’s learning management system, there is a learning hub of resources that answers common questions and queries from students. For instance, we have a resource on how to construct your written essays. Moreover, we are continually taking on feedback to improve the student experience by constantly updating the learning hub’s contents.  

 TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP  

Our Product Development Manager, Emily Cordwell, is also a time management specialist. She runs a successful podcast called Managing the Juggle and contributes to the learning hub with her time management workshops. This has been beneficial because some students underestimate the time needed to do their assignments. Furthermore, it is great for full-time students that may also be juggling a full-time job, young family and other commitments. 

Need Academic Support? Contact Jana [email protected] or call 0800 69 33 82 

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Fees 2020

Student loans available through Study Link. Check if you are eligible here. 

Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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