Supporting documents

These are the supporting documents that you'll need to provide as part of your application. When all supporting documents have been received by Unitec, your application will be assessed. 

Identification and residency documents

You will need to provide verified evidence (eg. the original or a verified copy of your New Zealand birth certificate, passport resident permit etc) of your:

  • Legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Residency status

You can either scan and attach verified copies to your online application or if you have original documents, please bring them to your nearest Student Central centre for verification.

If you've studied at Unitec before and your details (as above) have not changed then you won't need to provide the documents again.

Academic documents

If you're an applicant who has previously studied at another tertiary institution, you'll also need to provide:

  • Verified copies of your official academic transcripts from the institutions at which you studied.
  • Evidence of degree/qualification completion (if the qualifications were completed).
  • If you are applying for credit recognition/cross credits then the necessary details regarding the programme/course you completed at another tertiary institution. Download Cross Credit Application Form (PDF)

You can either scan and attach verified copies to your online application or if you have original documents, please bring them to your nearest Student Central centre for verification.

Secondary school applicants

If you're an applicant from a secondary school, you'll need to provide certified copies of your highest secondary school qualification, along with your marks/grades.

Please note: If you are an applicant from a NZ secondary school studying NCEA, you will not need to provide this information. If you're a domestic applicant whose first language is not English, you may also be asked to provide evidence of your competence in written and spoken English.

You can either scan and attach verified copies to your online application or if you have original documents, please bring them to your nearest Student Central centre for verification.

Additional requirements

Some programmes require additional information such as supplementary forms, a portfolio, interview, or audition. Supplementary forms do not need to be verified. We'll advise you of any additional requirements when you apply. The admission requirements for each programme also outline what is required.

Some programmes (such as Nursing and Social Practice) will also require consenting to a Safety Check which includes a New Zealand Police vet check. This Safety Check also includes providing two forms of ID and evidence of any name changes. One form of ID can be the verified evidence you have provided us for identification and residency purposes, the other can be any one of the below photo identifications:

  • Driver's license
  • 18+ card
  • Fire arms license
  • Photo Student ID
  • Photo Employment ID
  • NZ birth certificate or passport if not submitted previously