ALE011: TEO to verify learner identity

Type:
Condition

The TEO must verify the identity of each learner enrolled in a programme of study or training of more than 0.03 EFTS by doing one or more of the following:

a)    confirming that all data fields match the learner’s NSN; or

b)    receiving an assertion through the Department of Internal Affairs’ RealMe® online identity verification service; or

c)    sighting the original or certified copy of a current passport; or

d)    sighting the original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:

       (i)    a birth certificate; or

       (ii)  a certificate of identity; or

       (iii) a New Zealand certificate of citizenship; or

       (iv) an expired passport that has not been cancelled; or

e)    if a student is unable to obtain a birth certificate for the purposes of (d)(i) above, contacting the TEC to confirm that a whakapapa statement signed by both the student and a kaumātua is acceptable evidence of identity.

For the purposes of this condition a certified copy is a photocopy that has been endorsed as a true copy of the original. To be certified, the document must:

a)    be certified by an official of the issuing authority or a person authorised by law in New Zealand to certify documents, such as a Justice of the Peace, a lawyer or a court official (Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar); and

b)    have the official's signature on each page, with the name and title of the official shown clearly below his or her signature.

  • Last changed: 1 March 2016
  • Last verified: 1 March 2016