Accommodation and pastoral care

Our commitment to students is to provide you with a memorable, safe and valuable experience.

A key objective is to allow you to take personal responsibility for a project so that you have proven and documented work experience that will aid the development of your future career.

If you come from outside of Waitaki Council may provide you with accommodation in a shared-house setting, in properties that Council owns or leases. Council may help with travel around the district and within Oamaru depending on the student and the available Council resources at the time.

Pastoral care

The Council's objective is to fully comply with the relevant sections of the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. This government code provides information for you as an international student and your parents on what to expect from an education programme, how you will be provided for, and how processes work in the event that the experience goes wrong in some way.