Student identity cards

As an enrolled student*, you’ll have access to a wide range of services, some of which you’ll need to present your student ID card.

Our Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero), on each campus, issue ID cards for all students and staff.

*If you’re enrolled in a course that’s less than three weeks long or are enrolled in an IELTS Preparation Course, you’ll not be eligible for a student ID card.

What can I use my Student ID for?

Please note: misuse of a student ID card may breach the Code of Conduct and can lead to serious consequences under the Student Discipline Statute. You can find all our polices on our Unitec Policies Page.

Getting your ID card

There are three ways to get or request a student ID card: in person, via email, or by mail. There is no charge for the first card, however, getting a replacement card may have a cost.

In person (click to expand)

Visit Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero) on campus where our friendly advisors will take your photo. We suggest getting in early to sort your ID, to avoid any long waiting periods or queues at the start of semester.

For locations and hours, please visit our Student Central page.

Go to Student Central page

You may be asked to verify that you’ve paid your fees or have made arrangements to pay your fees, e.g. via student loan, and show some form of personal identification in order to get a student ID card.

Email (click to expand)

​Send us an email with the following:

  • A passport-sized photo of yourself (no sunglasses or hats please), saved in Jpeg, Jpg, or Png file format
  • A copy of your passport or driver's licence (to ensure your identity and the spelling of your name is correct)
  • A copy of your Unitec fee invoice to confirm your student ID number and programme of study
  • If applicable, a copy of your receipt or StudyLink Loan Entitlement Advice (LEA) letter

Please email these documents to us at photo@unitec.ac.nz and we’ll process your student ID card as quickly as possible.

Mail (click to expand)

Send us a letter with the following:

  • A passport-sized photo of yourself (no sunglasses or hats please)
  • A copy of your passport or driver's licence (to ensure your identity and the spelling of your name is correct)
  • A copy of your Unitec fee invoice to confirm your Student ID number and programme of study
  • If applicable, a copy of your receipt or StudyLink Loan Entitlement Advice (LEA) letter.

Please mail these documents to:

Student Central 180
Attention: ID Cards
Unitec Institute of Technology
Freepost 3208
Private Bag 92025
Auckland

Faulty, damaged or lost ID cards

Our friendly staff at Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero) can help you replace any ID cards that are faulty, damaged or lost.

  • If your card is faulty, there’ll be no charge for a replacement.
  • If you’ve lost your student ID card, your first step is to check with our Campus Security Team as it may have been handed in. Otherwise, there’ll be a small fee of $5 to replace your lost ID card, which you can pay for at our Cashier desk inside of Student Central.
  • If you’ve damaged your student ID card, there’ll be a small replacement fee of $5, which you can pay for at our Cashier desk inside of Student Central.

You may be asked to show some form of personal identification in order to get a replacement ID card.

Found an ID card?

If you’ve found a Unitec student ID card, please make sure you hand it in to any Ask Me desk, Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero), or Security Centre on campus.

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