International Student Study

Hungry Creek warmly welcomes international students to study with us.

Hungry Creek is a unique, private art school situated in Glenfield, Auckland. Our campus occupies a large, open plan industrial space with lots of natural light. We are situated close to public transport and the all the resources of Wairau Valley enterprise zone.

Our location is a ten minute drive from Auckland City where you will find many galleries, exhibitions, concerts, events and some of Auckland’s best restaurants and activities.

We are a small school with a supportive, collegial atmosphere of approximately 50 students, 8 tutors and 3 administrative
staff – all with a passion for art. While we take our courses and studies seriously, we try not to be too institutionalized. For  further information on our tutors you can view our Prospectus.

Over the years Hungry Creek has hosted students from America, the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan and Slovakia, Poland & Malaysia. Many of these  students have fond memories of their Hungry Creek experience and often remain in contact with the school after they have graduated.

The school aims to provide a unique, artistically challenging and stimulating environment to assist students in their professional and creative development. Every effort is made to accommodate individual learning styles and modes of creative expression and to tutor students in a manner that best suits their needs.

Class sizes at Hungry Creek are smaller (5-10 people) allowing for one on one time with tutors, peer to peer learning, and a
concentrated skills based teaching method. We find that students are very welcoming and are there to support one another
in their studies.

International Students may study part time or full time towards our NZQA accredited qualifications. The School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Jewellery Qualifications

New Zealand Certificate in Jewellery Level 4 NZ$16,000 per year
New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery Level 5 NZ$16,000 per year
New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery Level 6 NZ$16,000 per year
Diploma in Art & Craft Advanced Jewellery (Level 7) NZ$16,000 per year

Arts & Design qualifications

New Zealand Certificate in Arts & Design Level 4  NZ$16,000 per year
New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design Level 5 NZ$16,000 per year
New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design Level 6 NZ$16,000 per year
Diploma in Art & Craft Advanced (Level 7) NZ$16,000 per year

Bachelor of Visual Arts: $22,010 approx per year.

Intake Dates

July 2019
15th July 2019 – 26th June 2020

February 2020
10th February 2020 – 27th November 2020

Please contact clio@hungrycreek.ac.nz

In order to protect student fees, Hungry Creek Art & Craft School has entered into an agreement with Public Trust to establish Student Fee Trust Accounts. You will be required to sign an application with the Public Trust who will hold your fees in an account and allocate a percentage of your fee to be paid in to our bank account throughout the duration of your course. This protects your fee money in the unlikely event that the school goes out of business. Your fee can be paid directly into the Public Trust Account. Contact the school for the correct bank account number. For further information, contact Public Trust on 0800 494 733 or visit the website www.publictrust.co.nz

Entry Requirements

To read about the Entry Requirements for international students please click here.

Important Links

New Zealand Certificate in Arts & Design Level 4 Full time study
Allow for an extra $100 – $500 per year for materials.

Painting: students are allocated a set of paints at the beginning of the course after this they are to provide their own paint. A variety of paints at different
prices and quality are available from the school.

Drawing: Students are given a sketchbook and provided with drawing paper. Some drawing materials are available initially for students to use and
experiment with. Extra drawing materials: pencils, charcoal, pastels etc. are available for purchase from the school along with better quality cartridge
paper.

Ceramics: clay and glaze materials are provided to complete class projects.
Jewellery: brass and copper supplied for class projects – all tools are available.
Sculpture: the sculpture workshop is stocked with materials to complete class projects.

New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design – Level 5, Level 6 and Advanced.
Extra materials/equipment up to $1000 depending on the student’s major area of study.

New Zealand Certificate in Jewellery Level 4
First year students have the option of purchasing a set of hand tools – approx cost $700. It is not compulsory to have these they are optional. A list is
available on request. These are purchased by the school and sold to the student.

Students should also allow an extra $300 – $500 for materials as follows:

Drawing: Students are given a sketchbook and provided with drawing paper. Some drawing materials are available initially for students to use and
experiment with. Extra drawing materials: pencils, charcoal, pastels etc. are available for purchase from the school along with better quality cartridge
paper.

Jewellery Materials: most of the materials for the course are provided, however if the student wishes to work in precious metals these can be purchased.
Other materials: you may need a some non-traditional materials for design. These are usually available at minimal cost.

General: A small amount of money is required for occasional trips to exhibitions and field trips to artists studios.

New Zealand Diploma in Jewellery Level 5, Level 6 and Advanced
Second year students are required to budget $500 for electric tools and $100-$300 for materials.
Third year student should budget between $300 and $100 per year for materials.

NON-COMPULSORY COSTS
A small amount of money is required for occasional trips to exhibitions and field trips to artist’s studios.

You will also need to pay for printing. Black and White A4 x 1 page is 10 cents per page, Colour printing A4 is 50 cents per page. Keep this in mind as you
will need to print out many items for your research in each class. We recommend $50 printing per term maximum

Off Campus Expenses:
You should budget between $20 – $40 per day for eating out, dependant on whether you will be buying your lunch every day. If you are making your lunch
and bring it with you, then you can budget between $10 – $20 per day.
There are cafes, and bakeries local to the school within walking distance.

Travel:
Most students use public transport to get to and from school. Public transport can ranges between $5.80 to $20.00 per day for travel. It is
important that you look at bus routes, train routes, walking distances to the school at www.at.govt.nz

For information on fares, timetables and pre-paid travel cards for buses, trains and ferries visit https://at.govt.nz

Accomodation:

Types of accommodation that are available to International students include; Homestays, Flatting, Hostels, Family, Friends.

Hungry Creek Art & Craft School does not have on campus living.

We recommend that you live in a flatting situation with other people of your age. You can find information on flatting by visiting www.trademe.co.nz/flatmates-wanted or https://www.nzflatmates.co.nz/flats/auckland

You can also find information about Hostels at www.hostelworld.com.

If you would like to live in a homestay situation, there are many homestay agencies available; here are a few you can look at: http://www.hostfamilies.co.nz/ or https://www.aucklandhomestay.org/ or http://www.staycoolhomestay.com/

We are proud to be an approved school to accept International Students.

When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.
New Zealand educational providers have an important responsibility for international students welfare.

A Summary of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students:

The Codes sets standards for educational providers to ensure that:
•high professional standards are maintained
•the recruitment of international students is undertaken in an ethical and responsible manner
•information supplied to international students is comprehensive, accurate, and up to date.
•Students are provided with information prior to entering into any commitments
•contractual dealings with international students are conducted in an ethical and responsible manner
•the particular needs of international students are recognized.
•International students are in safe accommodation.
•All providers have fair and equitable internal procedures for the resolution of international students grievances.

Full details of what is covered can be found in the Code itself.

Hungry Creek Art & Craft School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from NZQA  or here  at https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/Providers-and-partners/Code-of-Practice/Code-of-Practice-Amendments-2019.pdf

If you enrol for a course as an International student you must obtain a visa to study in New Zealand. The Fee Paying Student Visa allows students to study full-time at the course stated on their visa. There is a possibility you can work
part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying or full-time in the holidays, depending on the visa conditions. Students can live by themselves above a certain age; otherwise they’ll need to come with their parent or legal
guardian.

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz.

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz.

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.

Students must provide evidence of medical and travel insurance on enrolment. The school will keep a record of this cover provided. Southern Cross offers comprehensive insurance cover especially designed for international students studying in New Zealand. For more information on premiums and cover or to apply online go to www.scti.co.nz.

The school is not liable for any costs incurred by the student due to illness or injury that is not covered by the students travel or medical insurance.

If English is not your first language, it is required that your English is of the correct standard for the course you are

studying. Therefore you must provide the results of an English language test. The test must have been taken in the last two years.

An English language test is NOT required if the applicant can provide evidence of ONE of the following:
a) Completion of ALL primary education and at least 3 years of secondary (high school) education at schools using English
as the language of instruction.
b) Completion of at least 5 years of secondary education (high school) at schools using English as the language of instruction.

We recommend completing your English Proficiency test online with https://www.ielts.org/

You can practice for your tests online, and can sit the test online, or with an affiliated NZ test provider in your country.

Hungry Creek Art & Craft School starts their qualifications at the Certificate Level 4, so must meet the minimum requirements for IELTS or any other Internationally recognized English proficiency. Please contact the school for a copy of the requirements at enquiries@hungrycreek.ac.nz

Hungry Creek will do our best to support you in your reading and writing skills in english that will be required for theory and any essays or book work that is to be written in English.

In addition to the conditions listed here, all conditions that are part of the
contracts, the fees refund policy and other school policies also apply.

1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over, or 15 – 18 living in New Zealand with a parent/s.

2. If English is not your first language, it is required that your English is of the correct standard for  the course you are studying. Therefore you must provide the results of an English language test. The test must have been taken in the last two years.

An English language test is NOT required if the applicant can provide evidence of ONE of the following:
a) Completion of ALL primary education and at least 3 years of secondary (high school) education at schools using English as the language
of instruction.
b) Completion of at least 5 years of secondary education (high school) at schools using English as the language of instruction.

3. Accommodation must be arranged prior to entry into New Zealand. Hungry Creek does not have on-campus accommodation, but can provide you with
useful information to help with this.

4. Students accept and abide by rules regarding behaviors and conduct that apply to all Students. Unacceptable behaviors may result in the termination of
tuition.

5. Students must observe the laws of New Zealand.

6. Students must observe the conditions of their Visa and Student Permit. If a student breaks the terms of their visa, the school will notify the New
Zealand Immigration Service, which may result in the student having to leave New Zealand.

7. Because class placements are decided prior to arrival in New Zealand, all information given before enrolment about placement on courses and in
classes is provisional. The school reserves the right to adjust placements and individual programmes at any time if it is in the student’s interests to do so.
7a) Acceptance into a a programme does not guarantee successful completion, or entitlement to residency and/or employment on graduation
7b) Students intending to work outside of New Zealand on successful completion of their programme must themselves check the conditions for entry to their intended profession in that country.

8. The student will attend the school on all occasions when it is open unless prevented by illness or other urgent cause.
8a) The school will not be responsible for any costs not covered by the students insurance providers

9. Tuition may be terminated if the student fails to comply with the school rules or breaches the conditions of their visa.
9a) The student must not work more than 20 hours per week during term time, as per visa requirements.

10. Tuition fees will be paid in full before enrolment, or before enrolment is renewed (Whichever applies).

11. All additional costs (as outlined above) will be paid promptly, as required.

12. The conditions of the Fee Refund Policy will be accepted.

13. All students are required to have adequate travel and medical insurance. The insurance must cover the period from departure from your country to
arrival in your home country. Proof must be provided that the
insurance purchased is adequate and a record will be kept on file of the policy number and type of cover.

14. All disputes will be dealt with in New Zealand law. We (PTE) will aim to deal with a dispute in a timely, cost-effective, and fair manner in accordance to
International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules 2016, and our school’s policies and procedures for managing disputes

1. Request prospectus, Enrolment contract & International Student Handbook from the school on 649 414 7107 Or email enquiries@hungrycreek.ac.nz

2. Complete the enrolment contract, scan and email back to clio@hungrycreek.ac.nz

3. Return the completed enrolment form via post to the school: Hungry Creek Art & Craft School, P O Box 316067, Wairau Valley Post
Centre, Auckland 0760, New Zealand or email to admin@hungrycreek.ac.nz

4. Hungry Creek acknowledges receipt of your enrolment and makes contact with you to either:
a) make an appointment to come to the school if possible, or
b) in the case of student applying from overseas – conduct a telephone/email interview with you. You will be requested to send a portfolio of work to assess your entry level and career intention.

5.If English is not your first language, it is required that your English is of the correct standard for the course you are studying. Therefore
you must provide the results of an English language test. The test must have been taken in the last two years.

An English language test is NOT required if the applicant can provide evidence of ONE of the following:
a) Completion of ALL primary education and at least 3 years of secondary (high school) education at schools using
English as the language of instruction.
b) Completion of at least 5 years of secondary education (high school) at schools using English as the language of
instruction.

6. You are contacted and advised if your application is accepted. A letter offering you a place at the school detailing start dates and an invoice for fees is sent to you. This information will support in your Visa application.

7. You must arrange payment of fees, by telegraphic transfer. The school will give you all the correct information for payment including the Telegraphic transfer form.

8.When the enrolment contract has been received and fees have been paid and received; the following will be provided by the school:
a. A Letter of Placement from the school
b. A receipt as evidence fees have been paid
c. Calendars, Timetables, and any other information you may need regarding arrival.

9. If you have not already started the application process for your Student Visa, begin this now.

You must have the following papers to process the application:
a. An address in New Zealand where you will be staying (We can offer information on finding Accommodation, but do not have
accommodation here – see page 5 of the student handbook)
b. Evidence of medical and travel insurance for the duration of your study.
c. Evidence of sufficient funds to cover the length of your visit.

9. The Visa Application process can take between 6 – 14 weeks. The school will need a copy of your Visa Acceptance Letter, and your visa before your Enrolment is complete. If you are unable to receive a study visa, fees will be refunded in accordance with our Refund Policy

10. Advise the school of your intended date of arrival into New Zealand.

11. Please bring to school your passport, entry details, student visa and medical & travel insurance policy details. The school needs to
keep a copy of this on file.

All the information above and more is available in our International Student Handbook. We recommend that you read this handbook to better understand the obligations for study, information on costs and living in New Zealand, and the support that Hungry Creek Art & Craft School provides as a tertiary establish.

You can find the International Student Handbook here

To find out more about our qualifications that are available to study, you can read the Hungry Creek Art & Craft School prospectus. The prospectus has some valuable information regarding qualifications, components of study, core classes, photographs of student work, information on our staff and international student experiences.

You can find the Prospectus here

If you have any other queries about International Student Study or would like to begin the process of Enrolment, please contact our International Student Coordinator, Clio Hartdegen on +64 9 414 7107, clio@hungrycreek.ac.nz

Hungry Creek External Evaluation Review (EER)
The EER is a regular system of external evaluation and review in which tertiary education providers are held accountable to their students, and other interested parties. The EER review for Hungry Creek Art & Craft School is available to view at https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-reports/8626.pdf