An Indian student arrived in New Zealand to undertake a course at a Private Training Establishment (PTE). Due to air travel delays associated with COVID-19 in early 2020, they arrived late on the day their course commenced and went straight to the school. The student asked to start a day later as they were fatigued from their travel, however, this was declined and due to missing the first day of class, the student was told that they would not be able to take part in the course.
Communication between the student and education provider staff had become strained. The student was feeling frustrated and disappointed that they were likely to not achieve their Level 5 qualification.
A student was unable to attend their course in New Zealand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They withdrew before the start date of their course and did not take up the offer of online classes as an alternative. Upon reviewing the refund policy, the student saw that the education provider could deduct up to 25% of the fee, which amounted to thousands and was a huge amount for the student.