Transferring or Withdrawing

Have your plans changed? Here is information on how to withdraw, transfer or change your enrolment.

To be eligible for a refund and to have your Academic Record amended a withdrawal application must be received in writing. You can complete a withdrawal application form (see below) and return it or you can withdraw formally by sending an email to State the programme and include your full name and student ID in the email.

Refunds will be made under the following circumstances: 
  1. If WelTec cancels a programme any fees paid will be refunded in full.
  2. If your written application to withdraw is received before course start or within the approved refund period (see table below) WelTec will refund your fees. 
  3. If your withdrawal application is received after the approved refund period no refund will be paid except in exceptional circumstances. In such cases, you must complete an Exceptional Circumstances Application Form and provide documentary evidence of the exceptional circumstances. Generally, exceptional circumstances are events outside your control such as illness, accident, or an unexpected change in circumstances. A refund or transfer of fees may be considered.


Course duration                          Last date for a refund

17 Weeks                                     10 working days from the course start

32-34 Weeks                                20 working days from the course start


Trimester and refund dates

Withdrawals and refund dates apply to courses, not programmes. Course details are on your Enrolment Contract.

If you have completed between 10% and 75% of course duration and choose to withdraw your fees will not be refunded; you will receive a withdrawn result on your academic record.

Courses Course Start Course End Last date to withdraw with refund Last date to withdraw (75% of course)
Full-year courses 2019-2020 15 July 2019 26 June 2020 13 August 2019 6 April 2020
Trimester 3 2019 12 November 2019 28 February 2020 25 November 2019  3 February 2020
Trimester 1 2020 2 March 2020 26 June 2020 16 March 2020 1 June 2020

Trimester 2 2020

13 July 2020 6 November 2020 27 July 2020 12 October 2020
Trimester 3 2020 9 November 2020 26 February 2021 23 November 2020 1 February 2021
Full-year Course 2020 2 March 2020 6 November 2020 30 March 2020 7 September 2020
Unpaid Fees
  1. If you withdraw in writing during the refund period the invoice will be withdrawn.
  2. If you withdraw after the refund period fees must still be paid. Normal debt collection processes will be followed
  3. If you do not withdraw formally you are liable to pay fees, even if you do not attend classes.
Course change forms



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Mailing Address: Wellington Institute of Technology, Private Bag 39814, Lower Hutt 5045 

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