Policies and Procedures

SAE Policies and Procedures are for the operation of SAE Auckland. Documents are available for download in PDF format and can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Our Policies and Procedures

Most relevant policies and procedures for students are contained within the Student Handbook.

For more detail, please click on the relevant policies or procedure below. 

Student Admission, Graduation, and Tuition Fees Policy and Procedures

Student Admission
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Student Progression and Graduation
Tuition Fees and Refunds

Student Support and Well-Being Policy and Procedures

Student Support
Student Code of Conduct
Access and Equity
International Students – Code of Practice
Student Grievance, Complaints and Appeals Policy
Student Grievance, Complaints and Appeals Procedure


Academic Policies and Procedures

Learning and Teaching
Student Assessment

Academic Integrity
Work Integrated Learning
Attendance Monitoring
Assignment Submission Monitoring

Students are encouraged to read these policies and procedures before signing the:

Registration Agreement – submitted during the application and enrolment process
Declaration of Understanding – to be submitted by Census Date, which is 8 calendar days for domestic students and 10 working days for international students from the commencement of the programme.

Health & Safety

SAE Auckland is committed to promoting wellness and ensuring the health and safety for everyone who works, learns or visits with us. 

This commitment is driven from our Parent company, Navitas. The Wellness, Health and Safety policy applies globally to all Navitas entities. 


The Navitas vision for Wellness, Health & Safety is:

Protecting and enhancing health & wellness 


In achieving this vision and living this value, Navitas will strive to continually improve our wellness, health & safety systems and performance through a pro-active, inquisitive, consultative approach focussed on the following objectives

  • Preventing incidents, injuries and illness at our sites and where we operate
  • Promoting and enhancing physical and psychological health & wellness across our sites
  • Measuring, monitoring and reporting our progress against performance targets
  • Meeting legislative compliance, which is considered the minimum standard for Navitas and striving to achieve the highest practicable performance  

These objectives will be achieved through

  • Promoting a culture of active, visible leadership and shared ownership
  • Establishing annual objectives and targets
  • Providing and using appropriate resources to support the achievement of our objectives and performance targets
  • An effective health & safety management system that is regularly monitored and reviewed
  • Effective and early rehabilitation and return to work programs
  • Proactive and robust risk management programs to eliminate or control workplace hazards
  • Effectively consulting with our people on decisions that may affect their wellness, health & safety
  • Training, promoting awareness & communicating information on wellness, health & safety
  • Prompt reporting and investigation of incidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions with a view to implement controls to minimise a recurrence
  • Selecting suppliers, contractors and business partners with consideration of their health & safety commitment, systems and performance

Students should complete the Hazard Assessment Form when working on SAE projects off-site, or as required by the teaching staff.

SAE Auckland staff and students should report any hazards they identify across campus via our Hazard Reporting System.

Should a Health or Safety incident occur, SAE Auckland staff and students can report the incident via our Incident Reporting System.

All staff and students must ensure compliance with relevant Institute policies, legislative requirements & standards regarding Health and Safety and ensure that safety takes precedence over expediency at all times. Students are drawn in particular to the section of our Student Handbook which outlines Health and Safety matters including First Aid, Fire Exits and Evacuations procedures. 

If any staff or students have questions regarding Health and Safety, please contact the Campus Director, Dr Suzette Major.

Assignment Extension Application Form

If you require an extension to the due date of an assignment, please complete the following online application form. A request for an extension must be made at least 24 hours prior to the due date.

Details regarding student extensions can be found in the Student Assessment policy above.

Student Grievance, Complaints and Appeals

SAE is committed to providing a collaborative and collegial teaching and learning environment by undertaking all necessary actions to resolve grievances in a fair and expeditious manner. If you would like to lodge a formal complaint or academic appeal, please do so using the following online form.
Details regarding complaints and appeals can be found in the Student Grievance, Complaints and Appeals policy and procedure above.

If any staff or students have questions regarding the above policies or procedures, please contact the Campus Director, Dr Suzette Major.