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Required Documents

Items you need to provide for application to progress:

  • Proof of Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Residency Status

(e.g. a certified copy of your passport or birth certificate (not drivers licence)

  • Certified copies of your results / certificates / registration

(if required by programme entry criteria)

  • Verified copies of your English Proficiency Test results

(if applicable)

How can I prove my Legal Name, Date of Birth and Residency?

If this is the first time you have enrolled in a programme/module(s) you can prove your details by providing:

  • Your birth certificate or passport for New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands; or
  • A certificate of citizenship for New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands.

A primary identification document (original birth certificate,  ( NZ full birth certificate that is issued on or after 1 January 1998 and that carries a unique identification number. Note: if the birth certificate was issued before 1998 it can be verified by a Justice of the Peace. ) passport, citizenship certificate, NZ certificate of identification or a NZ firearms licence); AND

  • A second form of official identification that shows the claimed identity is used in the community (driver licence, HANZ 18+ card or IRD number); AND
  • One of the two forms of identification must be photographic, verified in person against the candidate.

Students may supply other evidence of their legal name, such as a marriage certificate, although evidence of citizenship will still be required.

A whakapapa statement may be provided by students who identify themselves as Māori if they have a justifiable reason for not providing a birth certificate, for example, if the birth was not registered. In that case, students may provide an original or certified copy of a statement of whakapapa countersigned by a Kaumātua as evidence of their identity and citizenship.

Occasionally, a student is recorded as a child on their parent's passport. In that case, the student may use the parent's passport as evidence of identity and citizenship.

What is a Certified Copy?

A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document, which is signed by a Solicitor, Justice of the Peace or authorised Wintec person e.g. a Student Consultant in the Student Enrolment and Information Centre, as being a true copy of the original. Check out the Yellow Pages for a list of JP's in your area.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Specific programmes require additional application items to be completed such as forms, reports and portfolios:

Centre for Health and Social Practice

Graduate, Postgraduate or Masters

  • Valid Annual Practising Certificate

Note: Paper(s) chosen for study must be within your Practising Certificate valid dates.

Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery


Bachelor of Social Work and Paetahi Tumu Körero Bachelor of Counselling

Mental Health and Addiction Support, Certificate in Social Services and the Primary Care Practice Assistance Programmes

Cervical Smear Takers

Early Childhood Education

Sport and Exercise Science

Certificate in Fitness Industry Training (Level 4)

  • Have a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate (or acquire one within three months of commencing the programme)
  • Have a level of fitness sufficient to fulfil the practical requirements of the programme.


Certificate in Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (Level 4)

  • Have a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate (or acquire one within three months of commencing the programme)
  • Have a level of fitness sufficient to fulfil the practical requirements of the programme.

Note: The programmes below require a Sport Science VCA to be completed.

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Certificate in Fitness Industry Training
  • Certificate in Outdoor Adventure Recreation
  • Postgraduate in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Masters in Sport and Exercise Science 

If you would like these forms sent to you or have any questions please call us on 0800 2 Wintec (0800 2 946 832)