Neurodiverse and Disabled Learner Support

If you're one of our students and you have an impairment or disability, medical condition, or injury that might affect your studies, don't worry – we’ve got you. We want everyone to be successful and reach their full potential, and we believe in creating a campus environment that's safe, inclusive, and free from any kind of discrimination.

Confidential support from day one

So, what exactly does this mean for you? Well, when you first enrol at NZST, we’ll ask if there's any specific support you need or if there are any barriers you think you might encounter during your studies. This information is kept confidential, so you don't have to worry about anyone else finding out about it without your permission. After that, you'll get to meet with a Learner Success Co-Ordinator who will work with you to create a dedicated support plan that meets your needs.

A safe space on campus

And if you're someone who's hypersensitive to sensory information or just need a quiet space to self-regulate, we have sensory spaces available at some of our campuses. These spaces are equipped with products that can help with de-escalation.

New Zealand’s most comprehensive sensory space for neurodivergent learners is being launched by Yoobee Colleges at its 360 Queen Street campus, which houses learners studying at New Zealand School of Tourism, Cut Above Academy and Elite School of Beauty and Spa. Read more here.

NZST also offers additional support services like:
  • pastoral care

  • counselling for mental health and wellbeing

  • stress management

  • relationship concerns, and student advocacy.

Plus, if you're looking to connect with disability agencies or organisations in New Zealand, here’s some links to check out.

If you need any further information or assistance, just reach out to your onsite Learner Success Team member and they'll be happy to help you out.