Tuition Fees, Course Costs and Student Services Levy

All fees and associated costs must be paid in full before the first day of the first term. Fees are made up of:

  • Tuition fees (and course related costs, if applicable)
  • Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF)
  • Equipment Bond (refundable at the end of the year)*

Tuition fees (domestic students only) for all our courses (except Set & Props) in 2018 are NZ$6923. Tuition fees for Set & Props are NZ$7060. Some courses may have an additional course costs component of up to NZ$500 (e.g. Costume Construction and Set & Props).

The CSSF in 2018 ranges from NZ$142.50-$340 (depending on year of study and domestic/international student status)

The CSSF includes:

  • ID and Access card
  • Health Services (through Massey Health)
  • Internet Access & free local telephone
  • Student Common Room facilities (computers, printers, kitchen, tea, coffee, milk etc)
  • Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care
  • Recreational, Cultural, Sport and other extra-curricular activities services and support

*The Equipment Bond of NZ$200 will be refunded at the end of the academic year as long as the student has not incurred any cost to the school through the damage or loss of equipment that has been loaned to them.

The student representatives will be consulted annually about any proposed increase in tuition fees and in the setting of the CSSF for the following year. At their request it can also be discussed in kōiwi with the whole student body. Any student’s questions about the CSSF should be directed to the student reps (Board of Trustees and Academic Board) in the first instance.

Student and Academic Policies

The following Rules and Regulations are to be strictly adhered to by students during their time at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School.

Board Policies (164KB)

These policies relate to matters of governance and terms of reference for Board sub-committees. The Board of Trustees is the legal authority for the School, and its members are entrusted to ensure that the School is soundly managed for the benefit of all.

This is reflected in the policies outlined in this document, policies that encourage best practice and compliance with the legal obligations stated in the Charities Act 2005.

Toi Whakaari Student Handbook 2018

This handbook outlines general information about the School, and contains policies and procedures that relate to enrolment, student policy, programme delivery and pastoral care.

Academic & Student Policies

This document outlines general academic and student policies regarding things like admission, enrolment, deferral and academic progression.

Academic Policy (Assessment & Moderation and Exceptional Circumstances)

This document outlines the Assessment and Moderation Policy and the Exceptional Circumstances and Assessment Review Policy.

Toi Whakaari Research Policy

This document outlines Toi Whakaari’s approach to research and developing a research culture within the school.

Toi Whakaari Programme Review Policy

This document outlines how Toi Whakaari maintains a high quality teaching and learning environment through a cyclical review of our programmes and their delivery.

Disciplinary and Grievance Resolution Policy

This document outlines Toi Whakaari’s Disciplinary and Grievance policy and procedures.