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Fee Free Study Options

Youth Guarantee & Foundation

Take the first step with our Level 3 course. If you are aged 16-24 you might be eligible for Youth Guarantee Funding. *All free study is subject to funding confirmation.

First Year Fees Free

If you’re planning to start tertiary study for the first time, you may be eligible for fees-free support*

Fees-free study includes all compulsory fees (tuition, compulsory students services fee, etc.) up to $12,000 for tertiary study at any level.

*Terms and conditions apply. 

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To be eligible for fees-free study, you must meet certain criteria and be enrolled in an eligible course.

All NZST Certificate and Diploma programmes are eligible for fees-free study under the current government scheme. To access Youth Guarantee funding (for ages 16-24) you must apply for our Level 3 Certificate in Tourism only.

To check if you meet the requirements for fees-free, visit the Fees-free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN). If you don’t have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor. 

Find out more about Youth Guarantee options here.

You may be eligible 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.

The NZST team can help you through the application process. Once your enrolment is confirmed, you don’t need to do anything else.

If you are enrolled in classes and are eligible for fees-free study, you will receive a statement showing that your fees have been paid, within the limits outlined on the Fees-free website.

If your eligibility check returns a ‘Maybe’ status but you believe you meet the fees-free criteria, you can complete a Statutory Declaration Form on the Fees-free website.

Your eligibility check will return a 'No' if you fail to meet the fees-free criteria. Your enrolment will progress as normal and you will receive an invoice. The NZST team can help you through the completion of your enrolment.

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FREE study options

Certificate in Tourism (Aviation, Tourism and Travel)

Icon - LevelLevel 3
Icon - Duration22 weeks

Take off on an adventure with our tourism, travel, and aviation program! Gain customer service and communication skills, and learn about tourism destinations, aviation law, and more. The perfect place to start your career in the travel and tourism industry, or launch your dream job in flight attending.

FREE study options

Certificate in Tourism

Icon - LevelLevel 4
Icon - Duration16 weeks

Elevate your tourism game! Gain a deep understanding of NZ's tourism industry, special interest tourism, hotel and hospitality operations and more. Your tutors are industry experts and you'll learn from them in a fun and collaborative environment. Take that next step towards an exciting career in tourism.

FREE Study Options

Certificate in Aviation (Flight Attending)

Icon - LevelLevel 4
Icon - Duration14 weeks

This course covers all things aviation, from grooming to customer service, safety and emergency procedures and more. Ideal for those dreaming of a career as a flight attendant or cabin crew member, or in airline operations.




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