Required Documents


You will be enrolled through one of our partner Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs).  They will contact you to collect the required documentation and information needed for the course you are applying for.

All eCampus NZ courses have entry requirements. Your enrolling Institute of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) will look at your academic history when assessing your suitability for a course. However, your ITP may also take into account your work and life experience. Therefore, all learners above the age of 20 are asked to provide a copy of their CV to eCampus NZ.

Documentation will include a verified copy of a least one of the following documents

  • Birth certificate (with place of Birth stated as New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia)
  • New Zealand passport
  • Overseas passport (with NZ Residency stamp)
  • Marriage certificate (If you have changed your name from your birth certificate or passport)
  • Deed poll declaration (If you have changed your name by deed poll)
  • Certificate of citizenship for New Zealand.

Do not post or courier original identity documents, as it’s hard to guarantee their secure return. Your enrolling institution will accept a scanned and emailed copy of verified documentation from New Zealand citizens or New Zealand residents. The verified copy must then be posted to your enrolling institution.

What is a verified copy?

A verified copy is a copy of an original document that has been signed and dated (preferably with an official stamp) by a person authorised to take declarations under the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957. This could be a:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Barrister or solicitor of the High Court
  • Notary Public
  • Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar
  • Member of Parliament
  • Land Transport Safety Authority,
  • Public Trust,
  • Government department (including Internal Affairs and Inland Revenue)

A verified copy of a whakapapa statement is acceptable if you cannot obtain a birth certificate. This must be signed by you and a kaumatua as evidence of identity and citizenship. If you are in a remote community and can’t access someone from the list above, you can use a school principal, minister of religion or general practitioner. Click here to find a Justice of the Peace near you.

Important information for new learners

eCampus NZ as a business unit of Open Polytechnic, is now part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

From 1 January 2023, eCampus NZ will no longer enrol new learners into study plans delivered on the eCampus NZ learning platform.

However, all courses/programmes will still be available for online study through Open Polytechnic - Te Pūkenga.

The eCampus NZ team is here for you. If you are still experiencing ongoing issues related to Cyclone Gabrielle, please contact your advisor or facilitator so we can work with you to get you back on track.