New Zealand international student film enrolment form
For International Students
2014 - 2015
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Statutory information for students under section 234B of the Education Act 1989
NZ / FILM/ INTERNATIONAL 2013 v4.0
DIPLOMA IN FILM MAKING (PC9573)
Name Diploma in Film Making
Accreditation NZQA accredited
Duration 12 Months - Full Time
Diploma in Film Making (level 5)
The Diploma In Film Making (Level 5) incorporates Technical, Practical and Creative education.
Film Post Production Studio in developing their creative and technical skills using various industry software and control surfaces.
The Diploma In Film Making also incorporates the business aspect of professional creative media projects, providing graduates
the necessary skills to develop their own media-based business in the industry.
Minimum 18 years of age
Proof of Identity (copy of valid passport)
Valid New Zealand Student Visa
Equivalent of NCEA Level 1 in secondary schooling
Minimum Academic IELTS Test Score of 6.0 (or equivalent) if English is a second language
An entry interview may be requested by SAE
Program Start Dates
09 Sep 2013
29 Aug 2014
Mon - Thurs
10am - 1pm
10 Mar 2014
27 Feb 2015
Mon - Thurs
2pm - 5pm
08 Sep 2014
28 Aug 2015
Mon - Thurs
10am - 1pm
12 Jan 2015
11 Dec 2015
Mon - Thurs
2pm - 5pm
22 Jun 2015
10 Jun 2016
Mon - Thurs
10am - 1pm
Tuition Fees are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.
Tuition Fees Payment
• No payment is required when submitting enrolment application.
• The Registration Fee is payable once the enrolment has been approved.
• All fee payments are to be made in New Zealand Dollars by either Telegraphic Transfer or International Bank Cheque if paying
Tuition Fees Protection
• All fees are held by an independent trustee, pursuant to Section 235A and 235B of the Education Act 1989. This arrangement
the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013.
• No refunds will be issued after the tenth working day following the commencement date of the program.
THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS
Almost all international students wishing to study in New Zealand will need to apply for a student Visa. For
The following is a general guide of the immigration process.
The Immigration Process: step-by-step
Enrol at SAE Auckland
1. You will receive an “Offer of Place Letter”. Please sign and return the “Acceptance of Offer of Place” letter
Immigration Service with your Visa application.
2. All Program and Visa fees must be paid in full before a Visa can be issued.
Medical and Travel Insurance
3. While studying in New Zealand, all students are required to have current Medical and Travel insurance. Your
passport must also be valid for 3 months beyond the end of your intended stay. Policies are required to cover
baggage and personal belongings, and commence prior to the departure from their home country. Please note:
you can only apply for Medical and Travel Insurance after your Student Visa has been granted.
Health and References
4. All applicants will need to provide a Character Reference as well as a Police Reference as per New Zealand
5. You must have accommodation arranged or a sponsor stating they will accommodate you for the duration of
in New Zealand, or a completed Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry, or a Financial Undertaking for a
Student, as well as meeting all heath and reference requirements. An acceptable sponsor can be either a family
7. Student Visas can only be obtained for programs with a duration of at least 9 months. Proof will also need
to be supplied that you have NZ$15,000 per year to cover your costs during your stay as well as meeting all
requirements of your Visa as outlined below:
• Attending the place of study stated on your Visa. If you would like to change your education provider or the
program you are studying, you will be required to reapply for a study Visa.
• Upon request, provide evidence that you are meeting attendance requirements for your program and are
completing all work successfully.
• Only undertaking paid employment if your Visa permits this.
• Obeying all New Zealand laws while residing in the country.
All documents must be in order prior to the commencement of your studies.
Without these documents you will be unable to attend the program.
Please consult your Immigration Advisor to ensure your Student Visa is processed before the program
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLMENT FORM
at our organisation. We also need to collect information from you which is required by the Ministry of Education
Print clearly using a blue or black pen
Carefully read and agree to all terms and conditions
Attach all required documentation
Address 12 months prior to enrolment (if different)
1. Personal Details
Number and Street Name
Other given names
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
2. Contact Information
4. Program Details
Phone number (include country and area code if outside NZ)
Full program name
Mobile number (include country code if outside NZ)
Program start date
3. Address Information
Permanent residential address
Number and Street Name
Payable after enrolment application is
Program end date
Includes Rego/Admin and Program Fees
or placed on a waiting list. We will advise you of this
in writing and place your fees in trust.
Do you have any disabilities, impairments or long-term
You must complete an Academic IELTS test
IELTS Score (or equivalent)
Please attach supporting documentation
Please attach a copy of your passport
9. Prior Activity
What was your main activity in New Zealand at 1st
Full fee paying
MFAT scholarship or
diplomatic staff or
College of Education
Unemployed or other
Select up to three which best apply to you
10. Secondary School
What is the highest academic award you hold from a
(tick one only)
Cook Island Maori
No academic award
NCEA Level 1 or
New Zealand Maori
NCEA Level 2 or
Secondary School (continued)
Are you using an education or migration agent to assist
National Student Number (NSN)
11. Tertiary Education
Other skills (computers, music, etc)
What connection do you have to the subject matter of the
If you are applying for credit towards
copy of your academic transcripts
12. Emergency Contact
Close family member not living with the applicant
Relation to applicant
8174 - SAE INSTITUTE REGISTRATION AGREEMENT
AGREEMENT 2013 V3.1
The following terms are used in this agreement
(a) “Applicant” - means the prospective student prior to being accepted into the program by the Institute.
(b) “Date of Commencement” - the scheduled start date of the program, as displayed in our current promotional material.
(c) “Program” - means the series of classes in which the student is enrolled.
(d) “Registration Fee” - means the sum of money paid by the student to reserve a place in an advertised program.
(e) “Administration Fee” - means the sum of money paid by the student to cover administration costs during program.
(f) “Institute” - means the SAE Institute (Auckland New Zealand).
(g) “Student” - means the signatory of these terms and conditions.
Acceptance Into The Program
An entry interview may be conducted with the applicant prior to acceptance into the program. This may also include the request for additional supporting evidence
such as Curriculum Vitae; audio and or visual works provided by the applicant.
- the applicant not meeting the entry requirements
- the applicant not meeting the academic standards required by the Institute
- the applicant owing fees from a previous SAE program and or having deferred from a previous SAE program on more than one instance
Registration Fee Or Administration Fee
The Student agrees to pay the full registration fee or administration fee upon submission of enrolment into the program.
All fees are held by an independent trustee, pursuant to Section 235A and 235B of the Education Act 1989. This arrangement has been accepted by the
In the event that the Student does not pay the full registration fee or full administration fee upon submission of enrolment into the program, their place may be
offered to other applicants.
Student fee protection information: Upon enrolment in the program the Institute undertakes to provide appropriate student fee protection mechanisms according
Content Of Program And Recognition Of Learning
The Student acknowledges that the Institute is entitled to change the content of the program in which the Student is enrolled at any time, allowing for new
equipment and subjects to be introduced and inappropriate subjects to be deleted.
NZQA Unit Standards Credits of Learning can only be given for NZQA approved program components delivered by the Institute.
The Student agrees to pay tuition fees regularly and by the due dates. Government assistance is used for providing lower effective program fees for domestic
students and for maintaining and improving a high standard of facilities.
Late payment of fees will result in cancellation of all facility equipment use and possible cancellation of lectures.
If the Student advises the Institute in writing of their intention not to commence the program prior to the eighth calendar day for domestic students, or prior to
the tenth working day for international students, from the date of commencement, any advance program fee payments will be refunded by the Institute less the
registration fee or administration fee of $500, (pursuant to Section 235A and 235B of the Education Act 1989). All refund payments are issued by the trustee.
Advance fee payments will not be refunded after the eighth calendar day for domestic students, or tenth working day for international students, following the
commencement of the program.
If a student discontinues or terminates the program he or she is attending, the student is liable for any tuition fees outstanding at time of cancellation. The Institute
is entitled to recover from the student all legal and other costs incurred by the Institute arising from the collection of outstanding tuition or cancellation fees.
Student cancellations are to be submitted only in writing. Non-attendance of classes does not constitute cancellation of the program.
Deferral Or Termination By The Institute
Facility Equipment Use
The Student acknowledges that during his or her use of the facility equipment, he or she is responsible for ensuring no equipment is damaged or stolen as a direct
details of the malfunction.
The Institute takes no responsibility for the function and integration, or loss, of third party equipment brought onto the premises. All facility equipment is fully
equipped to enable the student to complete the program. The student is not permitted to use the facilities and or studios for commercial gain.
reasonable care of the facility equipment, the student agrees to pay within twenty one (21) days all cost relevant to replacing or repairing such equipment.
Times lost due to such cancellation will be re-booked in favour of the student.
Disclosure Of Information
and program-related costs, student attendance records, student academic records, information pertaining to the student allowance and loan applications and
information pertaining to the use of government assistance received from the Ministry of Education or its nominated representative (section 236A of the Education
The Student authorises the Institute to release any and all information regarding the student for the mandatory reporting requirements to any and all government
This agreement and Enrolment form may not be issued without the Program Prospectus.
Acknowledgement Of Registration Agreement
the student, and that this Registration Agreement supersedes the guideline policies outlined in other SAE promotional material.
a student enrolling at SAE INSTITUTE, declare that all information given in this document is true and correct; and I
agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement.
date & place (town/city)
date & place (town/city)
1. Select the program you wish to enrol in, noting the different dates and lecture times
2. Complete, sign and detach the Enrolment Form
3. Attach all relevant documentation, including copies of:
• Valid Passport
• Transcripts of previous education
• Transcript of successfully completed Diploma in Audio Engineering (if enroling into the Degree)
4. Send or personally deliver all documents to SAE Institute
5. You will receive and “Offer of Place” letter and an “Acceptance of Offer of Place” letter
Submit the “Offer of Place” letter with your student Visa application
6. Return the signed the “Acceptance of Offer of Place” letter to SAE and any additional information
when SAE receives your signed “Acceptance of Offer of Place” Letter
student Visa application
You are now formally enrolled and will receive further correspondence from SAE Institute.
You have the option of withdrawing from the program prior to the tenth working day from
the commencement of the program.
Enrolment form - completed and signed
(copy of passport)
Proof of Education (copy of secondary and higher education transcripts)
Proof of Language Skills (IELTS/TOEFL if English is your second language)
12 Heather Street
Questions or concerns?
Contact us by phoning +64 9 373 4712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FILM INDUSTRY CAREER OPTIONS
Interactive CD-ROM Producer
Multimedia Developer and Authoring
Advertising and Public Relations
Public Relations Manager
Computer Systems Design
FILM AND TELEVISION
Television Camera Operator
Television Video Editor
Special Effects Artist
Video Pre Production
FILM AND TELEVISION
Video, Motion Picture Camera Operator
Video, Motion Picture Video Editor
Video Post Production
Lighting, Props, Sets Designer
• Most, if not all, of the total list above employ the use of an assistant.
SAE AUCKLAND SUPPORT SERVICES
SAE INSTITUTE is open Monday to Saturday for student lectures and practical sessions. Tours of our facilities
during this time are welcome.
Please phone us on 09-3734712 to book your Personal Tour of our cool facilities.
Prospective students are welcome to see us about academic requirements for our programs. We will assist you to
make an informed choice about your suitability for the program you are interested in.
COUNSELLING AND STUDENT SUPPORT
Students may seek the assistance of their Program Coordinator for any matters regarding attendance, tuition fees,
vocational advice and academic progress.
CAREER PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE
International students will need to obtain a Study Visa for New Zealand. SAE Institute (Auckland) can provide some
recommendations regarding accommodation before your studies with us.
For entry requirements refer to the individual program information. SAE Institute has an equal opportunities policy
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
from a program unit(s) is dependent upon meeting the theoretical requirements of the unit(s) and presentation of a
portfolio which demonstrates relevant practical skills. In the event of credit being granted the program length may be
shortened and fees adjusted accordingly.
Holidays are kept to a minimum during all programs. SAE is closed on statutory public holidays and also for
three weeks during the Christmas holiday period. A list of the holiday dates is provided to the student upon
FILM MAKING PATHWAY
AUDIO ENGINEERING PATHWAY
Diploma In Film Making (PC9573)
offered by SAE INSTITUTE.
The Diploma In Film Making is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and incorporates Technical Practical - Creative education which includes: Preparing a Script for the Screen, Basic and Advanced Digital Editing, Special
Effects, Working with Digital Cameras, Preparation of a Storyboard, Film Production, Location Shoots and Choosing Locations,
The Making of a Music Video, Directing a Short Film, Working with Actors, Using Special Effects, Television News Gathering,
Framing, Working with Blue Screens, Film / Video Financing, Digital Video Editing Theory, Lighting Theory, Digital Camera
Theory, Video Shoot Workshops, Script Writing, Budgeting and Scheduling, Film Project Preparation, Directing Theory, Film
Finance and DVD Authoring.
Advanced film authoring concepts are developed throughout the Diploma In Film Making program. Digital film and animated
Students use individual computer work stations
in our Film Lab and utilise our Film Post Production Studio in developing their creative and technical skills using various industry
software and control surfaces. The Diploma In Film Making also incorporates the business aspect of professional creative media
projects, providing graduates with the necessary skills to develop their own media-based business in the industry.
Successful Graduates are awarded a Diploma In Film Making (level 5)
Bachelor of Film Production Degree
Film Making students wishing to further their career goal may continue their studies with SAE Institute (Byron Bay, Australia).
Students are able to complete the final second year in the Bachelor of Film Production degree program with SAE Byron Bay on
successful completion of their Diploma in Film Making program with SAE Institute, New Zealand.
The Bachelor of Film Production Degree program provides a strong focus on technology, creativity and the development of
academic, practical and business skills. This Degree represents the state-of-the-art in digital and creative media education.
The pathway to your Film Making career
Bachelor of Film Production
12 months Full Time.
1 additional year Full Time with
SAE Institute, Byron Bay, Australia
Degree conferred by
SAE Byron Bay
Enter postgraduate studies with the
SAE Online Graduate College
The Master of Arts/Master of Science Professional
Practice (Creative Media Industries)
Degree conferred by
professional practical training