Public Trust

Fee Protection for Students

Kalandra Education Group uses Public Trust.

The New Zealand Government requires that all private training establishments registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), to have some form of protection for fees paid to them in advance. These requirements are outlined in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Student Fee Protection Policy: Click Here

Fee protect is a student fee trust account which you deposit your fees into. Public Trust then pays Kalandra Education Group on a fortnightly basis, this ensures that your money is safe and can be returned to you either in full or a portion in the instances such as the provider is unable to complete the course due to closure, insolvency or loss of NZQA accreditation.

Student fees include:

Fee protect means that the last thing you will need to worry about is what happens to your fees.

Kalandra Education Group uses a Standard Trust, where each student’s fees are paid into an individual student trust account by the student.

Here’s how it works for students enrolling in New Zealand.

For International Students you will need to pay your fees before arriving in New Zealand and sign the Public Trust application form once your arrive.

  1. The provider establishes your student fee trust account with Public Trust as part of their enrolment process.
  2. You deposit your fees into the Public Trust account, by electronic transfer or Telegraph Transfer, using details given to you by the provider (including the Public Trust reference number).
  3. Your provider will provide you with the Public Trust receipt to use for your student Visa application.
  4. You then sign the application form once you are in New Zealand and the provider sends it to Public Trust.
  5. Public Trust confirms the Student Fee Trust Account in your name and starts making payments to your provider over the duration of your course, commencing on the first day of your course.

If you require any extra information please see the appropriate brochures on this website:


Updated: 28 February 2019

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