Student Information

ICENZ Information for International students (ENG&CN version)

Institute of Commercial Education (NZ) Ltd has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.

International Students – How to Apply:

  1. Complete our Enrolment Application Form and supply all the required documentation.
  2. Upon meeting all entry requirements, we will send you an Offer of Place in the programme of your choice and a Proforma Invoice.
  3. You should then pay on the Proforma Invoice issued to you and we will issue you with a Receipt and Confirmation of Enrolment. Students from China, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Turkey and the Middle East are recommended to apply for ‘Pre-visa Assessment’ at the appropriate New Zealand Immigration Office before paying programme fees.
    Method of Payment:

    • Please Remit by T/T, major credit card, cheque or cash to:PUBLIC TRUST
    • Institute of Commercial Education (NZ) Ltd
    • Bank of New Zealand
      North End Branch, Wellington New Zealand
      A/C No. 020536-0305865-01
    • swift code: BKNZNZ22
  4. Telegraphic transfer form will assists your bank arrange the Telegraphic Transfer of your student fee to a Trust Account with Public Trust, Wellington, New Zealand. ICENZ Public Trust Telegraphic Transfer Form
  5. In order to obtain your Student Visa, you will need to show our Receipt and Confirmation of Enrolment.
  6. Take your passport, the official Confirmation of Enrolment, Receipt, and other documentation required to the nearest New Zealand Embassy/High Commission to apply for a Student Visa.
  7. After receiving your passport with your Student Visa issued, please inform the ICENZ staff member named in our Letter of Offer immediately and fax a copy, or you can scan and email ( your passport details. We will then re-confirm the start date of your course, which will be at least two weeks after you contact us.
  8. Upon your arrival in Auckland, you must contact our Student Service/ Marketing Office for arrangement of your orientation and course enrollment.
  9. When you arrive at ICENZ, ask one of our Student Service Officers for any further help you might need. Bookings for the ICENZ homestay accommodation and airport pick-up services must be made at least two weeks in advance of arrival in Auckland. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee your airport transfer and accommodation during your first two weeks in Auckland.


To comply with the New Zealand Education Act 1989 (section 263A), ICENZ has an established Public Trust Account where your fees will be deposited. This account, combined with the fee protection insurance is designed to protect students and their fees, the integrity of the ICENZ, and the reputation of the New Zealand education sector. We also adhere to the refund policy as set out by the Ministry of Education.


The Institute of Commercial Education (NZ) Ltd. has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) website.


Full details regarding immigration requirements, advice on your rights to employment while studying in New Zealand, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be view on their website.


Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website.


The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand; however, you may still be liable for some or all medical and other related costs that are a result of an accident. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.


International students (including groups of international students) must have the appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

For insurance pricing please check at Orbit Protect Pricing.  (for Chinese version please check at Orbit Protect pricing CN translation)

For more information please refer to

Student Health and Safety:

This is a shared responsibility between students and school management. It is management’s responsibility to ensure that the premises used by the students are safe and that potential hazards (dangers) are identified, minimised and, if possible, removed.   ICENZ gives assurance to all students that their safety is of paramount concern at any premises used for the delivery of its programmes.

For more information please check Student Health and Safety at ICENZ.

General Information For Students:

Please notify the school if you change your address or telephone number. Staff are available to talk about New Zealand culture and systems, which are relevant to everyday life. Bilingual staff are available to talk with students. Students are able to use the Students Common Room from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Basic facilities provided include kitchen facilities, kettle, microwave ovens and fridge. It is expected that all students will assist in ensuring this area is safe and welcoming to all students and it is kept clean and tidy. Student ID cards are available from the receptionist, please provide a passport size photo. Every student is welcome to use the school Library and Student Study Area for information, reading and study. You may borrow items from the Library using your student ID card. Students have access to the computer suites as part of their scheduled learning for processing of assignments and reports. Although we do our best to ensure the security of all property on our premises, the school does not accept responsibility for your property.

For any other matters please refer to your Student Handbook, this will cover issues concerning attendance requirements, student support services at ICENZ and within the community, code of behaviour, termination of enrollment, appeals etc. You are also welcome to speak to a staff member.


Please refer to following document for details

APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS procedure updated in Oct. 2018


Please refer to following document for details

ICENZ Students Leave and Holiday Policies


Please refer to following document for details

Attendance Policy