Admission and Fees
Important dates - National Certificate Programme
Application to enrol forms available.
Application closing date. WILSS then confirms receipt of applications and invites applicants to attend a pre-entry interview to ascertain eligibility. Confirmation in writing is given to all applicants advising acceptance and non-acceptance.
Assessments and confirmation completed.
September & December
Full time courses: as above.
Short courses: 10 days prior to course commencement.
Full time courses: late applications will be accepted at the discretion of WILSS and a late application fee of $110.00 may be charged.
Short courses: late applications may be accepted at the discretion of WILSS.
Full time courses: applicants need to submit proof of legal name and citizenship or permanent residency with admission forms.
Proof required may comprise of a copy of:
birth certificate, or
a marriage certificate (if you are using your married name) or
Short courses: no admission documentation is required.
Cancellation of courses
Courses may be cancelled at the discretion of WILSS or if there are insufficient enrolments by the closing date. Please refer to WILSS' Refund Policy.
Qualifying for admission
Information relating to entry criteria is specified in each course information section in this document. Participants not meeting the specific entry criteria - but who believe they have equivalent skills and knowledge - are invited to submit documentation that substantiates their expertise for assessment through the principles of Recognition of Current Competency (RCC), as specified by NZQA.
Students are required to pay fees on acceptance into a WILSS programme. In special circumstances and at the discretion of WILSS, payment by instalments will be considered.
National Certificate in Sport scholarship students are required to pay a $110 non-refundable fee.
WILSS will send you an invoice detailing your tuition fees and any course-related costs.
Upon successful admission into a programme each student will receive a Participant Handbook that will document information relating to the fees involved in that particular programme.
Fee information will include:
New Zealand Qualifications Authority record of earning registration fee.
reporting credits to NZQA.
course materials, equipment, books and/or other items provided to the participant.
course materials, books and/or other items the participant has to purchase.
any optional but recommended equipment, books, activities and materials.
NB: The Qualifications Authority and Ministry of Education require that all Private Training Establishments hold Fee Protection Insurance as part of registration criteria in the unlikely event of insolvency and/or egulatory closure or withdrawal of accreditation, or fees that are held in a trust account and disbursed to the organisation upon the reporting of credits to NZQA. WILSS has a trust account for the purpose of fee collection and holding, upon credit reporting.
Withdrawal and refund policy and procedures
Any participant wishing to withdraw from a programme or course must inform the Sport Programmes Coordinator of WILSS in writing. The date for withdrawal will be recorded as the date of first notification.
Refunds will be calculated automatically upon receipt of written notification of withdrawal. Any unused course resources previously distributed to the participant should accompany all written withdrawals. Used course resources will be charged to the participant.
Refunds - less an administration fee of 10% of the course fee - will be provided to those participants who give notice, in writing to the Sport Programme Coordinator of WILSS within seven days of the start of the course, and who return all course resources unused to WILSS.
Where notice is given more than seven days after course commencement - or where course resources returned are not reusable - the proportion of fees refunded will be the balance of the fees not already spent, and/or not recoverable by WILSS ie. administration costs, resource costs, etc
If WILSS cancels a course before it runs, a full refund will be made within 14 days of the cancellation. Refunds will not be provided for used materials, equipment and books purchased by the participant, in addition to the course resources.
StudyLink manages student loans and allowances. Students who intend to pay fees by student loan must apply directly to StudyLink, preferably at least six weeks before fees are due. Application forms or information are available by calling the StudyLink freephone on 0800 889 900.