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NorthTec aims to provide equal access to facilities and learning opportunities for students with temporary or permanent illness or impairment.
Te Whare Manaaki (Student Support Champions team) is here to help you on your journey, from enrolment to graduation. We have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through issues that may impact on your study and to help you make the most of your time at NorthTec.
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Our Navigator Equity is based at the Raumanga campus to support ākonga who have a permanent or temporary disability to overcome any disadvantages to their study. Services include assessment for a reader-writer, advocacy and referrals to community services.
Brent is at Te Whare Manaaki, Raumanga Campus from Monday-Wednesday 8.30am-3.15pm.
Phone: 09 470 4685
Academic Learning Support Advisor - Disabilities
Sarah Kippenberger is based at the Raumanga campus to support ākonga who have a permanent or temporary disability to overcome any disadvantages to their study. Services include academic learning support for level 5 students and above, and especially those with experience of dyslexia.
Sarah Kippenbergers’ work schedule is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-3:45pm.
NorthTec works in partnership with agencies such as Workbridge and CCS Disability Action to remove barriers to learning for students with impairments.
Workbridge is a specialist employment service that works with people with all types of disability, injury or illness and administers three support funds that may apply to students at NorthTec:
The funds are available to all disabled people, not just those registered as jobseekers with Workbridge and the agency works with the applicant and any other support service to achieve the best results for the applicant.
Click here for more information on the above and the criteria for the funds.
Provides support and strengthens communities so people with disabilities are included in the life of their family/whānau and community. Services include:
A disabled-led organisation that provides information and empowerment services to the disabled community of Northland, New Zealand.
Phone: 0800 430 3406
NorthAble provides disability support and information in the Whangarei, Mid-Far North and Kaipara Districts.
Phone: 0508 637-200