TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018

TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018

Student Handbook

National Certificate in
Real Estate (Level 4)

  6 Mitchelson Street, Ellerslie, Auckland
   Postal: PO Box 11514, Ellerslie 1051
  Ph: (09) 579 3088 Email: info@tafe.ac.nz

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TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018
Ngaire Johns
International Student Coordinator
Ngaire is accountable for the quality of the learning experience at TAFE College
NZ Ltd. She is proud of TAFE’s standing in the Real Estate industry and wants to
make sure TAFE maintains its status of recognition for delivering high quality
support and training to all their students.
Ngaire has extensive experience in Teaching and Training of adult students and recognises
the importance of continuous development and relevance to maintain up to date
programmes. After three years in Real Estate she joined TAFE College NZ Ltd as a
workplace trainer/assessor and after managing TAFE College for a year she became the
new owner in 2014.

Tony Bailey
Manager and Tutor

Tony has been in Real Estate since 2004 has a Graduate Diploma in Real Estate
from Massey University and has his AREINZ. Tony has owned 4 real estate
offices, has property management experience and staff training experience.

Outside of real estate Tony enjoys cycling, cooking, photography, fishing and
ballroom dancing.

Gary Stone
Contract Tutor
Gary entered real estate in 1989 as a salesman in Howick and qualified as an
agent (AREINZ) in 1994.

Once qualified he tutored real estate night classes for UNITEC and The Open
Polytechnic while working as a branch manager and an agent licensee.
In 2008 he became a full time tutor for The Open Polytechnic in Auckland and in 2012
moved to TAFE College.
In the 12 years as a part time tutor and 9 full time he has guided well over 1000 students
through the salespersons course.

Liz Adams
Elizabeth Adams (Liz) immigrated to New Zealand from South Africa 17
years ago and worked a Facility Services Supervisor for Chevron NZ and
then as a Property Services and Procurement Manager for HSBC Bank
Liz then decided to downsize her work in corporate to make time
available for community volunteering services. On Fridays you will find Liz diligently doing
volunteering work for SPCA/St John pet therapy program.
Outside of work Liz is an avid cook and dancer and is happy to be living in New Zealand.

TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018
    1.  About This Qualification
    2.  TAFE College NZ Ltd
    3.  What Is Distance Education?
    4.  Domestic Student Enrolment Requirements
    5.  Restrictions For Obtaining A Licence
    6.  International Student Enrolment Requirements
    7.  The Student Handbook
    8.  Enrolment
    9.  Student Course Fees
    10. Student Course Material
    11. Computer Hardware And Software
    12. How Long Do I Have To Complete The Course?
    13. Recognition Of Prior Learning/Cross Crediting
    14. Before Starting Your Assessments
    15. Workplace Documents
    16. Submitting Assessments
    17. Practical Elements
    18. Impaired Performance
    19. Plagiarism
    20. Feedback/Evaluation
    21. Moderation of Assessments
    22. Achieving Competency
    23. Reporting Credits To NZQA
    24. Student Support, Guidance And Welfare
    25. Unit Standard List
    26. Core Logic - Property Guru
    27. Privacy Policy
    28. Computer—WI-FI Policy
    29. Disclosure Of Withdrawal/Closure/Refund Policy
    30. College Rules
    31. Complaints And Appeals Process
    32. Unit Standard Assessment Explanations
    33. Answering Questions

TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018

National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4)

This qualification is the entry-level qualification to the real estate
industry and meets the legislative requirements for a licence to operate
as a salesperson in the industry.

Qualification Pathways
The qualification shares several standards in common with the National
Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager) (Level 5).

Students are encouraged to undertake further training to progress to
    National Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager) (Level 5)

    National Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) (Level 5)


TAFE College commenced real estate training in 1998 and soon
became Auckland’s No.1 Real Estate Training Provider. We were the
first provider to teach the salespersons course in a classroom situation
but now we combine distance learning with personalised tutor support.
The reason for this change to a distance learning course is that we
have found over the years that students different learning styles and
levels of understanding resulted in the slower students holding up other
students which caused frustration. Operating from home at your own
pace has proved more satisfying for students.
We aim to provide all students with an optimal total learning experience
- they are welcomed into TAFE College and treated with cultural
understanding and respect. They are provided with quality teaching
and learning support, given help and guidance by their dedicated tutor
and we can offer help if assistance is required in finding employment
once you have finished.

TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018
Distance education, or distance learning is instruction that is delivered
to a student who studies “remotely”, not in the traditional on site
classroom. TAFE has provided distance education since 1999, through
traditional correspondence study, which is print-based.
Distance education with TAFE involves enrolling and participating in a
fully-accredited course through correspondence.
Our distance Learning courses operate on an open enrolment basis.
Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old.
Staff members consider all applications from prospective students. At
the time of enrolment, students must produce their passport or a
certified copy of it to establish their identity, nationality and residency
status at the time of enrolment.
All students for whom English is their 2nd language must have an
IELTS overall test score of 5.5. Students will be required to provide a
verified copy of their English proficiency prior to enrolling in the course.
TAFE reserves the right to withdraw students and pay a proportionate
course fee refund if literacy skills prove inadequate. This would be
done after the first assignment is submitted and reviewed by the tutor.
All certificates (including those for academic achievement) must be
bona fide and translated into English where necessary.

Students need to be aware that criminal convictions and bankruptcy
may prevent them from obtaining a licence as a real estate salesper-
son. Please contact the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) by phone
on 0800 367 7322 or email at info@reaa.govt.nz for further information.

TAFE COLLEGE Student Handbook 2018

Our distance Learning courses operate on an open enrolment basis.
Staff members consider all applications from prospective students.
over 18 years of age. To enrol, students must produce their passport
or a certified copy of it to establish their identity, nationality and
residency status at the time of enrolment.
All students for whom English is their 2nd language must have an
IELTS overall test score of 5.5. Students will be required to provide a
verified copy of their English proficiency prior to enrolling in the course.
All certificates (including those for academic achievement) must be
bona fide and translated into English where necessary.
If you are already in New Zealand and studying or working on a visa
you must have 6 months left on your current visa that allows you to
enrol in a study a course that is of 6 months duration.
You will also need to provide TAFE College with a copy of your
• Valid Visa - with 6 months remaining on it

• Travel & Medical Insurance Policy—refer Pastoral Care Handbook.

If you need to renew your student visa in New Zealand, you can apply
directly to Immigration New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand will
only accept completed applications.
At the Interview TAFE College International Student Coordinator will
endeavour to assess the course suitability in terms of your expected
TAFE reserves the right to withdraw students and pay a proportionate
course fee refund if literacy skills prove inadequate. This would be
done after the first assignment is submitted and reviewed by the tutor.
Students need to be aware that criminal convictions and bankruptcy
may prevent them from obtaining a licence as a real estate
salesperson. Please contact the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA)
by phone on 0800 367 7322 or email at info@reaa.govt.nz for further
International Student Coordinator is Ngaire Johns and will help
you with any questions you may have.
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You can apply or a variation to your student visa at Immigration New
  • are already in New Zealand at the time of application

  • currently hold a valid New Zealand visa (study, visitors or work)

  • are or will be a full-time student

If you don’t meet all of these conditions, you need to apply for your
student visa directly with Immigration New Zealand.
Applications must be submitted directly to Immigration New Zealand
and there is no guarantee they will be accepted.
Students from overseas or on student visas or working visas should
seek permission from the Immigration department before enrolment
and need to supply a copy of the Visa.
All Students have a responsibility to inform TAFE College International
Student Coordinator of any changes to their circumstances or details.
These include but are not limited to contact details, changes in Visas or
Insurances Policies.
There is an Update my Details Form in the Portal and the full policy for
International Students s available in the Pastoral Care Handbook.
This is available on the TAFE College website and includes more infor-
mation on Visas and your responsibilities for maintaining current Visas
and Insurances Policies.
The Student International Coordinator, Ngaire Johns contact details are
listed in the Portal under Contact TAFE. She should be your first point
of contact and is available 24/7 for all International students
In the event she is unavailable the next person to contact is the TAFE
College Manager, Tony Bailey who can help you.
There is a further back up available, the TAFE College Administrator.
Their contact details are listed in Contact TAFE and on the Emergency
Number Business card you supplied at enrolment.
The Student Handbook includes an overview of the course, explains
procedures, study order and provides information on answering the
questions. The Student Handbook is also available in the Portal.
• Student Privacy Policy

• Computer and Wi-Fi Policy

• Withdrawals & Refunds Policy
• TAFE College Rules

• Student Complaints Procedure

There are many ways to enrol in our distance education program:
through the mail, internet, or in person at our offices. If you enrol by
mail be sure to include all required residency documentation.
NOTE: Your registration cannot be completed until proof of Permanent
Residency or Citizenship has been received. Do not send your
passport or birth certificate into us, we just require a certified copy of
the original. It can be sent by email or post. Our contact information is
on the first page, so if you have any questions, please contact us.
The course starts on the day your enrolment is accepted. Enrolment's
are accepted by email or in person and processed on any business day
(Monday-Friday, excluding holidays).
All Students have a responsibility to inform TAFE College of any
changes to their circumstances or details. These include but are not
limited to contact details, changes in Visas or Insurances Policies.
There is an Update my Details Form in the Portal and the full policy for
International Students available in the Pastoral Care Handbook.

All fees must be paid prior to the commencement of the course unless
other arrangements have been approved by Management.
All Fees unless exempt under the Students Funds Trust Deposit
Exemption Rules 2016 will be paid to the Public Trust under the
Student Fee Protection Rules 2013. These Rules are made under
Section 253 of the Education Act 1989.
It will be stated in all documents, on the website and in any brochures
that the full cost of the course is $1875.00 which is held by the Public
Trust under a Fee Protection Scheme.
The fees are paid into the Public Trust Fee Protection Scheme
• The Fees cover the 26 weeks of the Course
• Student to signs the Fee Protection Acknowledgement Form
• On signing the Acknowledgement form you are signing a payment
  schedule showing monthly payments to TAFE College.
• These Fees are government guaranteed.
• The signed form is then emailed to Public Trust – Fee Protection
• Payment can be made by Direct Credit or Credit Card.
• Credit card transactions incur a 2% surcharge.
• The course cost includes all the material required to complete the
• Once Public Trust send us a Receipt acknowledging payment of
  Fees this will be forwarded to you with TAFE College’s GST details.
Students must also be aware that they will NOT be able to commence
the course until the Public Trust have confirmed receipt the fees.
If fees have not been paid by the end of 1 month after Enrolment then
the student will be withdrawn from the Course.
NOTE: GST is included in this price.
The Course cost includes all the material supplied by TAFE
College. It contains all the required information to complete the


There are 11 unit standards, each unit has an Assessment Book, a
Trainee Guide and additional resources. These include video tutorials,
templates, REINZ best practice guides, the REAA Guides, a copy of
the REAA Act and many more.

The assessments are “open book” and all answers can be found in the
Trainee Guide. Please be aware however, that these answers must
not be copied (see plagiarism). Each student is required to express
answers in his or her own words and original examples (actual or
hypothetical) should be supplied by the student

Course Induction
Each Student will have an Induction with their allocated Tutor. This can
be completed in person or via Skype.
Topics explained include:
          • College Work stations
          • Access Hours
          • Sign in Book
          • Toilets
          • Computer Access and Policy
          • How to submit Assessments
          • Corrections process
This is explained in more detail later in the Student Handbook.
The Course material supplied by TAFE College contains all the
required information to complete the Course.
Your allocated Tutor will be your Manager /Workplace Assessor
for the duration of the Course.

Course Tutorials
Each Assessment has a short video clip explaining the purpose of the
Assessment. These videos and the Key Notes will provide clarity as to
the evidence required for each Assessment and specific questions.

You will be given a login and password to access the Tafe website
portal where all the material for the course sits. The assessments are
in Microsoft Word so once you have downloaded them, save them to
your desktop and then type your answers directly into the document.
Remember to save frequently.
If you have any problems please email us at info@tafe.ac.nz. Send all
your completed assessments one at a time to your tutor via email, they
will then email through any corrections or results to you. If posting
please make sure you take a copy of your assessments first.
In order to participate in the course there are some computer skills that
are necessary before you begin:
  •   General knowledge of keyboarding
  •   Familiarity with Microsoft Word
  •   Ability to save and find files on your computer’s directories
  •   Ability to send & receive emails with attachments

Students may enrol at any time and need to complete their course
within 26 weeks from the date of enrolment (6 MONTHS).
All units on the NZQA framework are given a credit value. A credit
equals approximately 10 hours of learning time. The salespersons
course has a value of 47 credits which equates to 470 hours of
learning. You have up to 26 weeks to complete the course, but past
experience has shown us that a motivated student could finish earlier.
If you have already passed courses, from either TAFE College (NZ)
Ltd or another educational provider that you think will exempt you from
some of the papers in this course then please contact us by email and
we can look up the NZQA Register. This may reduce the course fee.
Email: info@tafe.ac.nz and include your full name and date of birth.

Before you start each assessment you should read the Trainee Guide
and then the assessment document so that you understand what you
have to do.
For each assessment you must complete Pre-Assessment
Statements to confirm that you understand the following things:
    • Health and safety
    • Special needs
    • Requirements to gain competency
    • Submitting assessments
    • Getting your results
    • Reporting results to NZQA.

If you are unsure of any of the above when you are about to start
completing the assessment, refer back to this handbook or read the
assessment document. If you are still not clear, ask or email your tutor
at TAFE College.
1. Complete your assessment and either sign and scan the front cover
   of the assessment or complete the declaration pages in the portal.
2. Attach all files to the email to submit your assessment to your tutor.
All filenames should contain:

         Unit standard number _Your name_Tafe number

Note: If you are posting your assessments your tutor will keep a copy
of your assessment for moderation purposes. It is therefore essential
to keep a copy yourself so you can refer back to it or in case the
assessor needs further evidence or information.


Any workplace documents that you submit as evidence must be
clearly labelled with your name, the unit standard number and the task
number so as to match up with the relevant assessment task.
You may use the same piece of evidence for more than one ER, or
more than one unit standard. You must make it clear on the document
where each part of evidence is found. The assessor needs to be able
to go straight to the right part, without reading the whole document.


Firstly make sure you have signed and completed the first 2 pages
and the page headed up “Before Completing the Assessment” or
complete the Declaration pages in the portal.
Assessments are typed and emailed, posted or delivered in person to
your Tutor. (if posting please retain a copy for your reference).
You must submit Assessments one at a time. Our aim is to mark your
assessments within 5 working days and once marked you will receive
your work back stating “Achieved” or an email identifying any
corrections that you need to make. The marking sheet will include
feedback that will guide you as to where you went wrong.
We mark your assessments online so please make any corrections to
your original assessment and resubmit by replying to your tutor’s
email. All corrections must be completed before you submit any
further Assessments.
Unit Standard 26148 has a Property Description form and an Agency
Agreement form that needs to be neatly handwritten and coded. It
must be hand delivered, posted or scanned and emailed to your tutor.


Unit Standard 23140 has an observation part which is a presentation
of your Marketing Plan and Unit Standard 26148 is explaining and
completing the agency agreement process.
Make sure you are familiar with the content of the observation
components before the meeting. Each unit standard has a checklist
that you can practise against.
These observations will all be completed in a simulated environment
at the final Face to Face roleplay of writing up the Sale & Purchase
You will receive a letter from your tutor about this after you have
completed the first eight units.

Unit Standard 23140 is a presentation of your Marketing Plan.
Unit Standard 26148 is explaining an appraisal, the Property
Description and Agency Agreement.
Unit Standard 23137— You will receive a letter from your Tutor about
this after you have completed the first eight units. This assessment is
completed at the end because it draws on knowledge learnt through
the other unit standards.
The 23137 video in the portal shows you exactly what your final
assessment, the face to face will be like.
You will need to phone or email your tutor to make a booking for this
face to face assessment. You should only arrange this assessment
once you have completed all your other assessments.

What do I bring to the 23137 Assessment, 23140 and 26148
•   A copy of your 23140 Marketing Plan and budget
•   A copy of your 26148 Appraisals, Property Description and
•   Agency Agreements

Communication is very important and if you have a genuine reason or
due to impaired performance like illness or bereavement and this is
stopping you from completing your Assessments then you need to
email the College and your Tutor so they can be supportive and under-
For Domestic students who in in exceptional circumstances can not
complete the course before the end of the 26 weeks then a 3 month
extension may be approved at the discretion of the Tutor and TAFE
College. The cost for this is 12% of your original fee and will cover on
going Tutor support and guidance to assist you to complete the
International Students will need to discuss possible options with the
International Student Coordinator at TAFE College because individual
Immigration and Visa status’s will vary.


Students will be required to confirm assessment work submitted is
their own. All answers must be in your own words as copying directly
from any learning resource or submitting someone else’s work without
acknowledging the original source through full and accurate
referencing is considered plagiarism and will lead to your
assessment being invalid. Plagiarism is prohibited and will be
regarded as a disciplinary issue and the student may be withdrawn
from the course. If you include information in your assessments from
other sources you must reference the source.

Students are encouraged to give feedback throughout the course, so
issues can be immediately addressed. This two-way communication
process supports a friendly open dialogue between students and Tutor.
During your course you will receive a minimum of three questionnaires
to complete and return to us.
   • The month following your enrolment

   • On completion of the course - “Course Evaluation Form”.


TAFE College has their marked assessments moderated externally
and internally. This ensures that judgements are appropriate and the
quality and consistency of our marking is consistent and meets the
evidence required of each unit standard.

It is your responsibility to collect and provide all the specified work-
place documents or evidence you need.
The evidence that you collect must show that you have complied with:
• the policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations

• the standards of relevant professional bodies, including their code of

• any relevant legislation or regulations.

Assessments are marked Achieved or Not Achieved. Students need to
resubmit assessments which are marked Not Achieved.
Remember when you gather any evidence make sure it is:
Valid – it must relate to the unit standard you are being tested for
Direct – it must be or must represent a real situation that you would
          come across in your day-to-day workplace
Authentic – it must be your own work
Sufficient – it must prove that you can perform the task at the stated
             level all the time
After your work has been assessed (marked), your assessor will
inform you whether or not you have met the assessment criteria.
If the assessment criteria has been met, your assessor will inform you
via email that you are “Competent” for this Unit Standard.
If the assessments criteria has not been met, your assessor will in-
form you of where you need to provide further evidence in order meet
the required standard.
You will be given two opportunities to re-submit your work to meet the
evidence required and gain competency.

Competency in a unit standard is achieved
  • When all the answers and observations in the assessment are

  • When all the required workplace documents are provided

  • When the work meets all of the required criteria.

Students are required to meet all the performance criteria in order to
achieve credit for each component or unit standard. Should a student
not meet all the criteria, they shall be given opportunities to re-sit part
or all of the assessment. The student need only re-sit the element or
performance criteria not achieved.
You have 3 opportunities to achieve competency. Once the initial
Assessment has been returned for rework then the next submission is
considered the second submission. Before the third and final
re-submission students should contact their Tutor for guidance and
support to ensure you achieve competency.
At the discretion of the tutor, students may have the opportunity to do
verbal corrections if only minor errors or omissions have been made.
When appropriate and at the discretion of the tutor, students may be
asked to provide supplemental verbal questions if written English
proves to be a barrier.


All courses offered by TAFE College (NZ) Ltd are based on unit stand-
ards and national certificates. Once you are competent in an
assessment, it will be recorded on the Student file, in TAKE2 and then
TAFE will upload the achieved unit standard credits into the NZQA
website for registration on your Record of Learning.
Assessments and all results are e-mailed directly back to the student.


Our tutors are all real estate professionals with real estate licences
and many years experience. Just because you’re learning from home
doesn’t mean you won’t be supported every step of the way. We care
about our students and we want them to succeed.
A Tutor will be freely available on weekdays between 9am and
4.30pm and as a TAFE student you’ll be able to contact them by
phone, email, skype or you can make an appointment for 1 to 1
assistance. Students in the greater Auckland area also have the
option of working at the College during the week. On Tuesday
evenings there is a Tutor available to assist you up until 8pm, you can
pop in, phone or Skype for assistance.
Student to Tutor ratios shall be maintained at a level that provides for
adequate support and guidance to all students. This will be constantly
reviewed to ensure the ratios for all students shall be a maximum of
50:1 active students.

Staff shall be available during office hours for students’ guidance and
support. Students are encouraged to discuss in confidence any
problems that they have or situations that may have arisen that is
impacting on their ability to progress through the Course.
If there is a need for support and this falls outside the expertise of the
Tutor they will be directed to other sources of support including that of
outside agencies which provide both specialised and general
counselling and support. Our College has information on counselling
services available in the area.
Details of requests for support and guidance (which fall outside the
normal support that a tutor can provide) will be recorded by the Tutor
and shall be available confidentially to Management.

25. National Certificate in Real Estate Level 4
This course is made up of 11 unit standards.
We recommend you complete the Course in this order.

 Standard                        Title                       Credits   Hours

 US 23134   Demonstrate knowledge of land ownership,
                                                                4       40
            transfer of ownership and titles
 US 23135   Demonstrate knowledge of the law of contract
                                                                5       50
            and the law of agency in a real estate context
 US 23136   Demonstrate knowledge of misleading and
            deceiving conduct and misrepresentation for         4       40
            real estate practice
 US 23138   Demonstrate knowledge of council zoning and
            building law needed to act as a real estate         3       30
 US 23141   Demonstrate understanding of legal matters
                                                                4       40
            affecting real estate licensees
 US 26149 Demonstrate knowledge of licensing and code
            of professional conduct under the Real Estate       4       40
            Act 2008
 US 26150   Demonstrate knowledge of Methods for Sale of
                                                                4       40
            Real Estate in New Zealand
 US 15500   Establish a presence in the real estate market      4       40

 US 23140   Develop marketing plans for real estate             4       40
 US 26148 Demonstrate knowledge and use of inspection,
            appraisal and agency agreement for real estate      6       60
 US 23137 Demonstrate knowledge of the sale and
            purchase agreement and facilitate sale of real      5       50

 TAFE College invites feedback on our assessment materials
 from both trainees and assessors via our email address.


You are given a complimentary 3 month subscription to Property
Guru. Please download and fill in the Property Guru licence form from
the portal before you start Unit 23140. Email this form directly to
Property Guru. You will need access to the site for completing units
23140 and 26148.
This website is widely used in the real estate industry and allows you
to identify the owner of a property by address, or identify what proper-
ty a person owns, sales statistics and so on. The best way to learn
your way around this website is to log in and start using it. There is an
online training module you can use.
Another website that is free to the public that contains information on
property in the greater Auckland area is the Auckland Council Viewer
at http://maps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/AucklandCouncilViewer.
This site is widely used by town planners, surveyors and architects. It
allows the user to trace and measure dimensions of properties,
identify manholes, storm water and sewerage lines, the topography of
land and so on.
Using the above websites is optional but we believe that becoming
familiar with them will help prepare you for your new career.


TAFE College (NZ) Ltd assures the confidentiality of educational
Records and will comply with legislative reporting and recordkeeping
requirements in accordance with NZQA requirements and as otherwise
permitted by the Privacy Act 1993.
TAFE College NZ has a comprehensive Privacy Policy in the Portal
Your personal information collected by us, or on our behalf, throughout
your enrolment as a student at TAFE College NZ Ltd is collected for
the primary purpose of providing you with the programme/s of study for
which you are enrolled.
Other purposes of collection include:
• Corresponding with you.

• Attending to day to day administrative matters.

• Informing you about your course assessments, progress and any

  relevant events.
• Informing you about opportunities to engage with your tutor

• Facilitating appropriate assistance, support programmes and

  integrated learning activities such as student-to- tutor learning
• Surveys for the purpose of seeking your feedback in relation to

  benchmarking, analyses, quality assurance and planning activities.
The information collected may be disclosed to:
• Government departments such as the Ministry of Education, Inland

  Revenue Department and the Department of Work and Income
• External organisations such as stakeholders to verify your level of

  readiness for the work place.
• Other tertiary institutions that you transfer to or from.

You have a right to access your personal information or enquire about
the handling of your personal information, subject to any exceptions in
the Privacy Act 1993. Please contact the Privacy Officer by email
at info@tafe.ac.nz if you require access to your personal information.

    This privacy statement applies to personal information collected by
       any method (including hardcopy, electronic or verbal means).


TAFE College has computers set up for students to use at the
College or you can bring in your own. This service is a free public
service provided access by us for the duration of your course
Acceptable Use of the Internet Service
Internet includes the Internet, and any intranet provided by TAFE
College NZ Ltd and shared computer storage;
The TAFE College NZ Ltd supports the free flow of information and
ideas over the Internet. Your access to the Service is conditioned on
legal and appropriate use of the Service. Your use of the service and
any activities conducted online through the Service shall not violate
any applicable law or regulation or the rights of the TAFE College NZ
Ltd, or any third party.
Access to this service is completely at the discretion of TAFE
College NZ Ltd, and your access to the Service may be blocked,
suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason including, but
not limited to, violation of this Policy, actions that may lead to liability
for the TAFE College NZ Ltd or its owners, disruption of access to
other Users or networks, and violation of applicable laws or
The TAFE College NZ Ltd may revise this Policy at any time. You
must accept this Policy each time you use the Service.
It is your responsibility to review it for any changes each time.

The full policy is available on our website.

29. Disclosure of Information on Withdrawals & Refunds from the
National Certificate in REAL ESTATE Level 4 Course
If you withdraw from the course you must advise TAFE College (NZ) Ltd
in writing. We take the date of withdrawal as the postmarked date on your
written notification.
1. Domestic students have 10 days after the commencement of their
   course, to withdraw and receive a refund of their fees equal to the
   amount paid, less a deduction of 10 percent of the fees paid.
2. International students have 10 days after the commencement of their
   course to withdraw and receive a refund equal to the sum of the
   amount paid, less a deduction of 10 percent of the fees paid.
3. There is no entitlement to a fee refund for withdrawal after
   commencing the Course.
Cancellation of Training
TAFE College (NZ) Ltd reserves the right to cancel training courses due
to insufficient demand, unavailability of suitable training staff or facilities
or similar major problems. If you are enrolled on the cancelled course you
will be offered alternative training dates or a full refund.
For more information on Student protection in the event of
receivership or liquidation go to:
Also the NZQA web-site for more information – www.nzqa.govt.nz.
Credit Transfer: All courses offered by TAFE College (NZ) Ltd are based
on unit standards and national certificates. As you progress through the
course you gain credit for each unit standard you complete. Should TAFE
College (NZ) Ltd fold, you will have a current record
of learning from NZQA listing the units for which you have achieved
credit. Other providers offering similar framework based courses are
obliged to recognise this record of learning. Therefore you will be able to
continue your training course with a new provider.
Statutory Information Statement for Students. Required under Section
234B of Education Act: TAFE College (NZ) Ltd charges no service fee for
29. Disclosure of Information of Fee Refunds if TAFE College NZ Ltd
Ceases to operate as a PTE Course Refund
In the event of TAFE College closing or ceasing to operate as a PTE, the
Public Trust Fee Protection Scheme allows for refunds or outstanding fee
balances to be paid to Students.
For Domestic Students refunds will be paid if TAFE College:
 • Ceases to provide this course as contracted with a student, whether
   by its own accord or as required by an education quality assurance
 • Ceases to be a provider

Prior to commencement
     If the course is cancelled prior to you commencing the course then
      you will receive a full refund from the Public Trust
After commencement
     If the course is cancelled after you have started the course you will
      receive from the Public Trust the balance of your funds held by the
      Public Trust.
For International Students refunds will be paid if TAFE College:
 •   Ceases to provide this course as contracted with a student, whether
     by its own accord or as required by an education quality assurance
 •   Ceases to be a provider
 •   Ceases to become a signatory and is no longer able to accept
     International Students
Prior to commencement
      If the course is cancelled prior to you commencing the course, then
      you will receive a full refund from the Public Trust
After commencement
      If the course is cancelled after you have started the course you will
      receive from the Public Trust the balance of your funds held by the
      Public Trust.
Should this happen, TAFE College CEO will notify Immigration on
behalf of all International Students of this change in circumstances


Our Expectations
Students are expected to behave as a professional, that is friendly,
courteous, and sensitive towards others, have a positive outlook, and
interact with others in all situations.
Students have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas while
following these guidelines.
 Respect for other students when you come in to the College.
 Arrive on time for any appointments with a Tutor
 Positive attitude and professional manner when at the College
 Maintaining a respectful relationship with all fellow students and staff
 Taking constructive feedback on board

Disciplinary procedures will occur for inappropriate behaviour.

Unacceptable Behaviour may include but not limited to:
 Not showing up for appointments or resits.
 Poor attitude
 Demonstrating a lack of respect for staff or fellow student
 Inappropriate behaviour
 Unacceptable language

Discussions will be held with you and the Tutor to resolve this. Notes
on this discussion will go on your file. If the behaviour continues, it
could affect your eligibility to complete the course.
In this case you would have a meeting with the College Manager to
discuss whether you want to and are able to continue with the course.
You will be given the opportunity to bring along a support person to this
meeting. Further occurrences of the concerning behaviour may result
in another meeting where a final warning or expulsion may occur.


Major / Expulsion Behaviour

The following behaviours will be viewed seriously and may result in in-
stant expulsion or in the circumstances where management does not
consider that expulsion is appropriate, a final warning will be issued
even if no other warnings have been issued previously.
Regardless of the decided outcome, a meeting with the College Man-
ager and your support person will be arranged.

Regardless of the decided outcome, a meeting with the College
Manager and your support person will be arranged.
In the interim, you may be asked to stay away from the College.
If expulsion is the outcome, you will be given this in writing as well as
a copy of your final academic record of learning.

The behaviours listed are examples only and the list is not intended to
be exhaustive:

 •   Harassment of a staff member or another student
 •   Plagiarism or cheating of any description
 •   Theft
 •   Willful abuse of or damage to college property
 •   Bringing the college into disrepute or behaviour that has the
     potential to damage its reputation
 •   Assault or abusive behaviour towards other students or staff
 •   Inappropriate or offensive sexual behaviour or sexual misconduct
 •   Drunkenness or being under the influence of or in the possession
     of, or misuse of illegal drugs


There are no governing members of TAFE College (NZ) Ltd that have
material conflicts of interest.
Student complaint process for non-compliance of the Code
There is a formal process in place for you or your parents to follow if
you have a complaint about TAFE College's compliance with the
Pastoral Care Code.
To lodge a complaint about TAFE College breaching the Code, you can
make a complaint in writing to the Director of TAFE College. The
Director will take all steps necessary to ensure that the grievance is
          Ngaire Johns (Director) TAFE College.
          PO Box 11514
          Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
          E-mail: admin@tafe.ac.nz

If your complaint is not resolved, you can contact the NZ Qualifications
Authority (NZQA) by phone on 0800 697 296 or
email qadrisk@nzqa.govt.nz.

For International students they should firstly raise the issue with their
provider and give them an opportunity to resolve it. Once the student
and the provider have reached the end of the provider’s complaint
process and the student is not happy with the outcome, iStudent
Complaints may be able to help. If unsure, contact NZQA first for ad-
If their complaint is a contractual or financial issue or both, you can
lodge a complaint with iStudent Complaints on 0800 006 675, or by
email, post, or via our online form. Once they receive the complaint,
they will acknowledge receipt in writing within 10 working days by
email or post. If the complaint is not a contractual or financial issue,
you should direct the complaint to NZQA for follow-up.
Refer to the:
NZQA brochure for students about the complaints process.
For assessment complaints, please go to Page 28 Complaints Policy


Where a student has a complaint about any aspect of the course, staff
member or TAFE College in general the student should firstly see the
tutor and/or tutor’s direct supervisor in an attempt to resolve the
matter and a record is to be written up and brought to the attention of
the management team immediately.
If the complaint is not resolved, then the student shall be advised to put
the complaint in writing addressed to:
          Ngaire Johns (Director) TAFE College.
          PO Box 11514
          Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
          E-mail: admin@tafe.ac.nz
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of an assessment you are
entitled to take up the appeals process. The procedures for appeals is
laid down by SKILLS.
•   The first step is to try to come to an agreement with the assessor.
• If no mutual agreement is reached, you can make a formal appeal

    to TAFE College. Use the assessment appeals form on the TAFE
    College website. The appeal must be lodged within 14 days of
    receiving the assessment decision.
• TAFE College Director will complete the review of your appeal within

    three weeks of the date they receive it.
If satisfaction is not reached, the case shall be referred to the
relevant Internal Moderator. Should a satisfactory resolution not be
reached to the satisfaction of the student, they shall be referred to
Skills or NZQA where they can make a formal complaint. NZQA
prefers complaints to be in writing and stated as specifically as
possible – what the problem is and what they have already done to
obtain resolution - and any copies of relevant documents provided. If
students need advice about lodging complaints they can check on the
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/services or 0800 QA HELP (0800 724357).
Record of any appeal and outcome will be kept on file.


If you have never been assessed before under unit standards, you
will find it quite different to the more traditional way of tests and
assignments. Unit standards focus on applying theory to the every-
day working environment.
Unit standards are broken up into:
  Outcomes – what you are required to do overall
  Evidence requirements (ERs) – more detail on what is expected
  as proof
  Range statements – what you need to show or do, as well as
  examples that you can use as evidence
  Explanatory notes – important information relating to the
  assessment that you and the assessor need to know, e.g.
  Definitions, References, and special information relating to the unit
You may read the unit standard you are being assessed against if
you wish to get more information on what you are expected to do.
Copies of unit standards are available from the NZQA website
The Tutor marks your answer against this criteria, which could be key
words, important information referenced to Acts and Rules .
An example of Evidence Required is shown in the Assessments as
(ER 1.1) and is for the Tutor Reference.

In your assessments, some questions have only one correct answer
and this will be the same as in the Trainee Guide .

Describe: Explain, tell about it, define, give attributes, illustrate
             Describe, tell why, solve, give reasons, give details, tell
             about it, show in writing, interpret, justify, discuss

Analyse:     Evaluate, examine, take apart, break it down, look at
             closely, investigate


Each unit standard has its own assessment which you must complete.
There are four main types of assessment used to assess competence
of the unit standards within this qualification:
Questions - for you to demonstrate knowledge of the subject or
Observation – for the observer to watch you undertaking specific
tasks/practical tests to prove that you are competent in a particular
Questions about the observation activities – to support the
observation activities and to prove that you understand the processes,
or explain what you did and why you did it.
Workplace documents – these are sometimes completed during the
observation exercises. These are documents that you have created or
completed and must be attached to the assessment when required.
Any workplace documents that you attach as evidence for your
assessments MUST have any personal and/or confidential
information ‘blacked out’ to protect the privacy and confidentiality
of the people and organisations referred to in the documents.
See each individual assessment for information on the evidence you
need to provide.
NOTE: You will see the following red icons in the assessment
material. The meanings of the icons are found below:

      Something important that the trainee / assessor needs to be aware of
      Workplace documents
      Questions for the trainee to answer

      Observation from the assessor or supervisor required


Example 1
Q. How long is the cool off period for Real Estate Contracts?
A. 5pm next working day √
Some questions will ask you to ‘describe’, ‘ explain’ and ‘analyse’. These
words imply that your answer must be detailed.
What do they really mean?
When you are answering a question that contains the word, describe,
explain or analyse your answer needs to be detailed in order to show the
assessor that you have understood the information. You must write your
answers in your own words with examples wherever possible.
Example 2
Explain one element that makes a contract a valid contract.
Answer 1
Answer 2
There must be a consideration (some value given or foregone), e.g. the
price to be paid for the house—$400,000. Exception is deed of gift. (To be
found on page 5 of the Trainee Guide )
Answer 3
There are six elements that make a contract a valid contract. One of them is
Consideration. Consideration is the promised value that must be paid when
something is being purchased.
For example, A agrees to pay $300,000 to B in return for B’s house.
Consideration could also be a promise not to act in a particular manner.
For example, M agrees to pay N, his neighbour a sum of $500, not to paint
his house any colour other than white.
Answer 1 is clearly inadequate.
 It does not ‘explain’ the element. It therefore does not demonstrate your
understanding of the topic.
Answer 2 is plagiarism.
It is a direct copy of the material in the Trainee Guide . This is not allowed.
Answer 3 is detailed. √
A clear understanding of the topic has been demonstrated.

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