Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT)

Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT)

Last updated 18 May 2017
Last updated 05/18/2017

As a part of their residency requirements, some migrants are required to pay English language tuition fees to Immigration New Zealand before arriving in New Zealand.

Information for tertiary education organisations (TEOs)

We administer pre-purchased English tuition funding on behalf of Immigration New Zealand. The funding comes from payments made by migrants to Immigration New Zealand at the time of their visa application. The purpose of the funding is so the migrant can enrol in migrant-focused English language courses.

The total balance of entitlement per migrant varies depending on the migrant's English language proficiency at the time of their visa application.

The funding may only be used for English language courses offered by PELT-approved TEOs. The funding covers the student fees for the course(s) the migrant wishes to enrol in.

We pay the migrant’s student fees to their chosen approved TEO once we receive the TEO’s confirmation of the migrant’s enrolment in their chosen approved PELT course(s).

Enrolling a migrant learner in a PELT course

To enrol a migrant learner, email a:

  • completed enrolment form (Word, 781 Kb) and
  • a copy of the migrant’s visa and passport

to our Sector Helpdesk at sectorhelpdesk@tec.govt.nz.

Note: Submit the form and passport and visa copies 10 working days or more after the student has started the course.

How to apply to be an approved PELT tertiary education organisation

 

Email your expression of interest in being an approved PELT TEO to our Sector Helpdesk at sectorhelpdesk@tec.govt.nz.

Further information

Please contact our Sector Helpdesk by email at sectorhelpdesk@tec.govt.nz or by phone on 0800 601 301 if you have any questions.