We have put together a list of commonly asked questions below, but if you would like to talk with one of our friendly and helpful staff about choosing a course, enrolment procedures, fees, or anything else, just pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 895 895.
How do I know which course is right for me?Choosing the right course to suit your needs can be a little confusing. If you have a particular career or goal in mind, you’ll want to be sure that you’re on the right path. If you’d like help selecting the best option, or would like more information about any of our courses, simply contact us by email or speak to one of our friendly staff on 0800 895 895.
Do you have set start dates or can I start whenever it suits?We have flexible start dates rather than set semesters, so you are able to start any week that suits you.
What equipment do I need to have?For most courses, you will require a computer with internet access and email. If you don’t have these already, we can offer advice about getting set up.
How will I receive my course materials?Depending on the course you choose, you will receive a selection of text books, notes and student handbook which will arrive by courier. You will also receive electronic material which will be emailed to you as required.
How much study time will I need to commit?At Learning Post, we believe that your ongoing education should fit into your current lifestyle. Whilst you will need to set aside time each day to study, the amount of time will depend on the type and length of course you choose. Your tutor will assist with a study timetable to ensure that your study progresses at the right rate for you.
What happens if I need to take a break from my study?One of the great benefits of studying with Learning Post is that you can study at your own pace. If you need to take time out for any reason, just talk with your tutor – they will be able to help you with a study plan that is flexible but also keeps you on track to complete your qualification.
Can I meet and/or talk with other students?Our online site www.elearningpost.ac.nz is the ideal way to meet and chat with other students who are enrolled in the same course as you. It’s a great place to socialise, ask questions, find information, talk with your tutor and take online lessons. You’ll also find some fantastic resources and links to other great sites. Many of our courses also have e-learning components.
Are there any ongoing costs?Your course fee covers all materials, assessments and NZQA credit registration. You may be required to purchase software or hardware depending on your course, however these requirements will be outlined to you at the enrolment stage.
How will I be assessed?The method of assessment varies for each unit. Some units require a verifier to observe you doing practical tasks. Some require answers to theoretical tasks and others require completion of tasks using computer applications. Several unit assessments can be completed online.
I’m ready to enrol, what now?Great! Congratulations on taking the first step toward an exciting learning journey! You can enrol right here or request an enrolment pack on 0800 895 895.
Tell me more about the enrolment processEnrolment is quick and easy. Once we’ve received your completed Application for Enrolment, we will begin processing it immediately. You will then get a phone call from your tutor who will conduct an interview and discuss the programme with you.
Once we have received payment of your fees, we will send out the following:
1. A Confirmation of Enrolment letter
2. A student handbook
3. Your first lot of study materials
Assuming everything goes smoothly, you’ll be ready to start studying 3-4 weeks from the time we receive your application.
What makes a successful distance learner?Distance learning suits those who are willing to engage with and commit to working with our tutorial team who are there to assist you throughout your study. You need to have a quiet place of study at home or your workplace, sufficient time to commit to reading through your work books, practising the tasks, and completing assessments.