New Zealand has move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1. ACMI's Healthy and Safety measure will remain in place.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  • Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  • Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  • People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself

Pastoral Care and Student Support


ACMI offers comprehensive support to students from the time they arrive in New Zealand until they depart. We have well-trained and compassionate staff from a number of cultural backgrounds who can assist you, often in your first language, to settle into your new environment and with any on-going problems you might face. Services include

  • airport pickup and transportation to your accomodation.
  • assistance with accommodation
  • assistance to open bank accounts
  • medical and travel insurance
  • induction and orientation
  • social activities
  • dealing with personal issues including referral to other agencies
  • providing advice and/or any assistance on any other issues you may face

You can contact the Student Support team or any other staff member at any time, regarding any issues, concerns or problems you are facing as we can often offer very practical support and advice. You can see the section in the Student Handbook that lists community support and helping agencies.

Emergency Contact:

Ms. Maria Gorethi is the person to be contacted in an emergency for pastoral care needs, Email id: The 24/7 emergency contact number is 09 3022266. This number is monitored continually by our own student support services team.