Te Pūkenga has developed Te Kawa Maiorooro, Te Pūkenga educational regulatory framework.  
Te Kawa Maiorooro covers regulations that affect learners, like enrolment, assessment, complaints and graduation. Te Kawa Maiorooro has not yet replaced all of the policies and procedures of Unitec (now part of Te Pūkenga), so where Te Kawa Maiorooro does not cover something, the individual, former Unitec policies and procedures still apply.  
If you have any questions, email us at tkk@unitec.ac.nz.


Academic Integrity Procedure

The Academic Integrity Procedure defines Academic Integrity at Unitec and to promote the commitment of its staff and students to maintain Academic Integrity.

Academic Integrity Procedure (PDF, 235KB) »

Academic Statute

The Academic Statute details the regulations that affect every programme you can enrol in at Unitec. It contains information on the rules governing student study and sets out how a student might be ‘excluded’ from Unitec for continued poor academic performance.

Academic Statute (PDF, 128KB) »

Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy

The Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy explains the entry criteria for Unitec programmes, including the conditions you need to meet and the reasons we might decline an application. It also covers the enrolment process and how and when to pay tuition fees. This policy must be read with the Admission & Enrolment Procedures and Fees & Refunds Procedures.

Admission, Enrolment & Fees Policy (PDF, 198KB) »

Admission and Enrolment Procedures

The Admission and Enrolment Procedures outline Unitec’s procedures for Admission and Enrolment and ensure our students are treated fairly and consistently regarding all Admission and Enrolment matters. This document is consistent with relevant New Zealand legislation and should be read alongside the Admission, Enrolment, and Fees Policy.

Until 31 December 2022: Admission and Enrolment Procedures (PDF, 341KB)

From 1 January 2023: Admission and enrolment procedures

Accommodation for International Students Policy

The Accommodation for International Students Policy outlines Unitec’s responsibility to arrange accommodation for international students and to ensure the accommodation meets our obligations under the Code of Practice for International Students – particularly for persons under the age of 18.

Accommodation for International Students Policy (PDF, 63KB) »

Admission Requirements Guidelines

The Admission Requirements Guidelines (formerly known as Admission Requirements Policy or Admission Requirements Procedure) provide standard Admission Requirements for Unitec Programmes to be included in Programme Regulations. They are designed to ensure that Unitec students will likely succeed in their chosen qualifications.

Admission Requirements Guidelines (PDF, 373.89 KB) » 

Ākonga Complaints Procedure

Ākonga Complaints Procedure is to outline the processes to raise, investigate and resolve complaints at Unitec in accordance with the Ākonga Complaints Procedure Policy.

From April 2023: Ākonga (student) complaint procedure

Guidelines for resolving complaints informally (PDF, 289KB)

Ākonga Concerns and Complaints Policy

The Ākonga Concerns and Complaints Policy If you feel you’ve been let down by service, process, or another member of the Unitec community, this policy explains how Unitec deals with formal complaints to reach a fair resolution. The Student Advocate service is also here to support and help you work through the complaints resolution process if needed.

From 1 January 2023:  Ākonga Concerns and Complaints Policy (PDf 180KB)

Assessment and Grading Procedures and Regulations

The Assessment and Grading Procedures and Regulations outline Unitec’s approach to implementing assessment practice and clarify responsibilities for assessment and the awarding of course grades.

Assessment and Grading Procedures and Regulations (PDF, 529KB) »

Assessment, Moderation, and Grades Policy

This Assessment, Moderation, and Grades Policy and its associated procedures outline Unitec's approach to assessment, moderation, and the awarding of course grades and credits towards courses, programmes, and qualifications.  

It ensures assessment activities are: fair, reliable, valid, consistently applied, and support learning and teaching. It also ensures grades are awarded based on the valid assessment of outcomes.

Assessment, Moderation, and Grades Policy (PDF, 255KB) »

Assessment in Te Reo Māori Procedure

The Assessment in Te Reo Māori Procedure facilitates, supports, and promotes using Te Reo Māori in students' work submitted, performed, or presented for assessment. 

Assessment in Te Reo Māori Procedure (PDF, 280KB) »

Guidelines for Writing/Submitting/Presenting in Te Reo Māori (PDF, 226KB) »

Whakatika Whanonga I Bullying Harassment and Discrimination Policy

The purpose of this policy is to support a safe learning environment for Students that is free of Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination. The aim is to inform Students of the resolution processes available to address any concerns.
The policy reinforces Unitec’s commitment to be proactive and minimise the risk of Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination to all Students.

Whakatika Whanonga I Bullying Harassment and Discrimination Policy (PDF, 389KB) »

Children on Campus Procedure

The Children on Campus Procedure acknowledge that many staff and students have childcare responsibilities which may, from time to time, require bringing children onto Campus and outlining the procedures to ensure the safety and proper supervision of children on campus.

Children on Campus Procedure (PDF, 248KB) »

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct is intended to provide clear expectations and boundaries for how we behave in the workplace, perform our duties and conduct our outside interests and activities relevant to our work or the work of Unitec. 

The Code of Conduct is supported by the Speak Up Process.

Code of Conduct (PDF, 760KB) » Speak Up Process (PDF, 293 KB) » 

Disciplinary and Performance Management Policy

The Disciplinary and Performance Management Policy sets out the principles Unitec will apply when the standards of performance, behaviour, and compliance are not met by employees. This includes inconsistent or poor performance, misconduct, breach(s) of Unitec’s Code of Conduct or any other Unitec policy.

Disciplinary and Performance Management Policy (PDF, 190KB) »

Disciplinary and Performance Management Procedures

The Disciplinary and Performance Management Procedures outline the process for implementation of the Disciplinary and Performance Management Policy in respect of standards of performance, behaviour, and compliance. This includes inconsistent or poor performance, misconduct, breach(s) of Unitec’s Code of Conduct, or any other Unitec policy.

Disciplinary and Performance Management Procedures (PDF, 229KB) »

Electronic Devices and Systems Policy

The Electronic Devices and Systems Policy explains the responsibilities of everyone who uses Unitec’s electronic devices and systems. It exists to make sure information technology use at Unitec is as secure and risk-free as possible while still allowing people access to software and devices.

Electronic Devices & Systems Policy (PDF, 395KB) »

Examinations Regulations

These Examinations Regulations govern the conduct of examinations at Unitec.

Examinations Regulations (PDF, 386KB)»

Fees and Refunds Procedures

The Fees and Refunds Procedures ensure our students are treated fairly and consistently regarding all Fees matters. This document is consistent with relevant New Zealand legislation and should be read alongside the Admission, Enrolment, and Fees Policy.

Until 31 December 2022: Fees and Refunds Procedures (PDF, 386KB)»

From 1 January 2023: Fees and refunds procedure

Health and Safety Policy

The Health and Safety Policy ensures that Unitec provides the very best health and safety practices, providing a healthy, safe working and learning environment where all staff members, students, contractors, and visitors understand their responsibilities concerning Health and Safety at Unitec, and in turn, help set their expectations of Unitec.

Health and Safety Policy (PDF, 227KB) »

International Student Refunds

If you are an International student and you would like to apply for a refund from Unitec, you must fill in our International Student Refund Application form.

International Student Refund Application form

Privacy Policy

The purpose of the Privacy Policy is to ensure that Unitec complies fully with its obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 (“the Act”). This policy should be read alongside Unitec’s Privacy Procedures and the Act.

Privacy Officer: Kara Hiron

Privacy Policy (PDF,178KB) »

Privacy Procedures document

The Privacy Procedures document refers to the Privacy Act 1993 and sets out the principles to be applied when managing personal information at Unitec.

Privacy Procedures Policy (PDF,299KB) »

Student Alcohol and Drug Policy

The Student Alcohol and Drug Policy applies to all Unitec students while they are on campus or otherwise undertaking work-based learnings at Unitec, whether onsite or offsite.

Alcohol and Drug Policy (for students) (PDF, 200KB) »

Student Appeals Procedure

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may be able to appeal the decision within 7 working days of receiving the outcome of your complaint if you have grounds to appeal.

From 1 January 2023:  Ākonga Appeals Policy (PDF 225KB)

Student Disciplinary Statute

The Student Disciplinary Statute sets out the behaviours that are unacceptable at Unitec and the disciplinary process for those who break the rules. It also sets out your right to a fair hearing and the support available if you ever find yourself under investigation for misconduct.

Student Disciplinary Statute (PDF, 231KB) »

Student ID Procedures

The Student ID Procedures sets out the requirements for the issuing of and holding of Unitec student identity cards.

Student ID Procedures (PDF, 280KB) »

Smoke and Vape Free Policy

The Smoke and Vape Free Policy explains the rules around smoking and vaping on Unitec campuses.

Smoke Free Policy (PDF, 483KB) »

Social Media Community Guidelines

The Social Media Community Guidelines provide clear guidance on how to engage with Unitec's social media accounts. To ensure that our social media accounts are used appropriately, we ask that people follow our community guidelines.

Social Media Community Guidelines »

Traffic, Safety, and Parking Policy

If you drive to Unitec, the Traffic, Safety, and Parking Policy sets out the rules for using your vehicle on campus. It also outlines your rights and obligations when parking at Unitec.

Traffic, Safety and Parking Policy (PDF, 772KB) »