After you have entered your personal and academic details, you need to supply information regarding your culture, ethnicity and other features. This information is required by the Ministry of Education and other authorised agencies.
- Tick the checkboxes to choose the ethnic groups that you belong to. Note: you can select up to three. If you select the ‘Other’ ethnic group option, please specify your ethnicity by filling in the textbox. If you are of Māori descent, please state the Iwi with which you have the strongest affiliation by selecting an option from the dropdown boxes. Up to three Iwi may be selected. If you don’t know your Iwi or do not want to answer, select the ‘NO DATA ENTERED’ option.
- Select the correct option to answer this question: ‘Is English or Māori your first language?’
If you select no, you must complete the extra language details section. Select your first language from the dropdown box - this is the language you’ve used since birth and are most confident in. Select the language test you’ve completed to achieve AUT’s required English language standards. AUT prefers IELTS. Enter the result type (e.g. ‘Listening’), your result and the date you took the test. Note: Only results achieved within the last two years can be considered.
Click the ‘Add Test to List’ button. Your information should appear on the page.
When you have finished adding tests, click the ‘Next’ button.
- Select an answer to the statement: ‘Main activity on 1st October in the year prior to your first formal enrolment.’
- Select an answer to the question: ‘What was the main reason for your decision to study at AUT?’
- Select an answer to the question: ‘Do you expect to complete the final requirements for your AUT qualification this year?’ Answering this question in the affirmative indicates that you will graduate in the coming year.
- Select an answer to the question: ‘Do you live with the effects of long term illness, injury, disability, or are you deaf?’
- If you live with the effects of long term illness, injury, disability, or are deaf, you may wish to give details by highlighting one of the checkboxes at the bottom of the page. Note: providing this information is optional. Details will help us improve our services.
If you highlight the ‘Other Disability’ box, you will need to specify this disability by filling in the textbox. Listed below are the categories of illness/disability included on the application and a description of each:
- Deaf - People who self-identify as Deaf. These are usually people who use NZSL.
- Hearing impairment - Any degree of hearing loss. Usually students who do not use NZSL.
- Blind - People who self-identify as blind.
- Vision impairment - People who self-identify as vision impaired.
- Specific learning disability - Includes for example: dyslexia (impaired reading abilities), dysgraphia (impaired writing abilities), dyscalculia (impaired mathematical abilities) and all other specific learning disabilities.
- Medical - Includes for example: asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neurological and all other medical impairments.
- Head injury - People who have experienced head injury involving loss of consciousness, such as traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury.
- Mental health - Psychological or psychiatric impairments.
- Mobility/physical - People with physical and/or mobility impairments.
- Speech impairment - Includes speech impairments and speech disorders.
- Temporary impairment - Includes temporary impairment or injury that is expected to last less than 6 months.
- Other disability - If you highlight this box, you will need to specify this disability by filling in the text box.
Disability Resource Service
If you will need additional resources or support on campus, e.g. NZ Sign Language Interpreter, note taker, personal assistance, or assistance with exams, please make contact with the Disability Resource Service as soon as possible and before you commence your studies. The Disability Resource Service provides proactive, individualised support for disabled and Deaf students, working to minimise or eliminate barriers to their learning. Contact the Disability Resource Service.
At this stage you will be almost finished with the application. Next you’ll have to confirm your details.