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Term Dates 2019

Term 1            4 February - 5 April
Term 2            29 April - 28 June 
Term 3            22 July - 20 September 
Term 4            14 October - 13 December

Closing Dates for Enrolment

We must receive all enrolment documents at least two weeks before your intended start date.
For new on-site students, there are four intakes per year, at the beginning of each term.

Distance Delivery students may start their programme on the 1st, 4th or 7th Monday of each term throughout the year. Distance students need to work for nine weeks, and can then take a three-week break. Students must advise their mentor or Programme support of the decision for planning purposes.

Study break over the end of year (Christmas) holidays

So that the delivery of our new national qualifications in Creativity complies with the NZ Qualifications Authority and other government agencies including StudyLink, The Learning Connexion now takes a three week term break over the end of year (Christmas) holidays. Any student who’s study period extends beyond this end of year term break needs to undertake independent study and complete their independent work log. Students receiving a study allowance, limited full-time allowance or living costs, no longer need to apply for the JSSH (Job Seeker Student Hardship benefit) over this holiday period. We encourage students to talk with their tutor or mentor before the end of year break to discuss what work they will do during this time.

Start and end dates will be confirmed individually with student’s upon enrolment.

Should you have any questions later on, you are most welcome to contact either our admissions department on admissions@tlc.ac.nz or our compliance department on compliance@tlc.ac.nz.

Fees-free study

As a private training establishment we are pleased to offer first-time tertiary learners the opportunity to study fees-free from 2019.

Broadly, if you’re a New Zealander who finished school in 2018, or if you will finish school during 2019, you qualify for a year of fees-free provider-based tertiary education or two years of industry training in 2019.

If you’re not a recent school leaver, and you’ve done less than half a year of tertiary education or training (whether in New Zealand or in any other country), you may also qualify.

Domestic Student Fees:

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (NZQA level 4: 60 credits)
• Full-time (20wks) Part-time (1 year): $3033.00

New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (NZQA level 5: 120 credits)
• Full-time (34 hrs per wk) Part-time (2 years):$5663.00 / $2831.50 (per yr)

New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (NZQA level 6: 120 credits)

• Full-time (34 hrs per wk) Part-time (2 years):$5665.00 / $2832.50 (per yr)

Diploma of Art and Creativity (Advanced Diploma level 7) 

• Full-time (30 hrs per wk) Part-time (2 years)  $5556.00 / $2778.00 (per yr)

Those studying the New Zealand Certificate programme students receive an art kit with a selection of materials to get started on the projects in their programme.

Please note: Students studying from overseas do not receive a starter kit.

View International student fees here

Part-time students 

If paying by Student Loan, students studying part-time must make two separate loan applications to StudyLink. The first one is to pay for the first half of the programme. The second one (40 weeks later) is to pay for the second half. Please note - this is a condition by StudyLink, not TLC. If you enrol part-time with TLC you are enrolling in the full two-year programme.

Withdrawal From a Programme

Students may withdraw from the programme they have enrolled in, with a full refund of tuition fees, within eight days of the starting date of their programme. After that time, The Learning Connexion Ltd has no obligation to make refunds.

Students must apply for a withdrawal in writing and, if applicable, must notify StudyLink of the change in their status. Refunds for overseas students will be made at the exchange rate of the day the withdrawal is approved for action.

Fee notes - please read:

• All fees are GST inclusive and in New Zealand dollars if studying in New Zealand
• All fees are for 2019 enrolments
• For part-time students- fees for the second year of study are subject to change
• Fees are as stated below provided students qualify for the funding subsidy which is available, with a few exceptions, to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, this includes permanent residents and Australian citizens living in New Zealand who meet with minimum residency requirements.

If a student’s full-time status changes during their period of study, fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Additional Costs

Students will need to budget for purchasing any materials, dependent on the type and scale of work they choose to do. The range of material costs is typically between NZ $10 and NZ $50 per week for full-time students.

If you are living outside of New Zealand, your programme study resources parcel may be subjected to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the country you live in. These charges are always the recipient’s responsibility.

Customs policies vary widely from country to country. Contact your local customs office to find out if there will be associated costs when picking up your parcel.

To find out what the actual monetary value of your programme supplies parcel will be, please contact materials@tlc.ac.nz or phone +64 (04) 568 0320 during working hours and ask to be put through to the Materials Shop.

Term Dates 2020

Term 1            3 February - 3 April
Term 2            27 April - 26 June 
Term 3            20 July - 18 September 
Term 4            12 October - 11 December