Client Success Team

Wellbeing Support

Meet Shirley, NZIE’s Wellbeing coach.

Shirley has been working at NZIE for 14 years. She has experience as a 24/7 phone counselor, as well as many years of experience teaching students of all ages.

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NZIE’s Wellbeing Support 

  • Provides over the phone/Zoom counselling to students who are struggling. 
  • Offers wellbeing tips and resources.
  • Refers students to external counselling and wellbeing services if necessary.   
  • Trained as a 24/7 phone counsellor.  

Tools and resources that can help improve your wellbeing:  

  • Meditation  
  • Yoga  
  • Health and fitness advice  
  • Diet and nutrition  
  • Improving sleep  
  • Stress reduction   
  • Arts and crafts  

Top 5 Wellbeing Tips While Studying Online 

 

1. Set boundaries   

Shirley recommends setting boundaries, both personally and within relationships, to navigate a study schedule. “At 5 pm, close your computer, and go for a walk around the block to mark the end of your work or study day. Have a bit of detox with screen time.” 

2. Find a study group   

While you are studying online, there are many students studying with NZIE all over New Zealand. Shirley recently spoke to a student who formed a study group in Christchurch with fellow NZIE students. “It’s really cool to hear. Connecting in person – that’s encouraging.”   

3. Don’t be afraid to reach out   

“It’s fine not to be okay. Don’t feel afraid to reach out. It’s a sign of strength if you need some support. Don’t struggle on, don’t wait until you’re at breaking point. It’s better to come in earlier, then we can set you up with tools to help.   

That’s the whole point, we’re in this together. We really want you to succeed. For you and for us as well.”   

4. Set good routines   

“Set up good self-care routines and make it a priority. When you are feeling the pressure with your studies…take a break. Get out for a walk and do something that you enjoy. Look into breathing exercises or simple yoga.”   
 

Shirley is available to chat with if you are seeking support. Please contact Jana at [email protected] 

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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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