Massey University Approved Pathway for NZDB5 and NZDB6 programmes

AEI and Massey University have confirmed an articulation that enables AEI NZDB5 and NZDB6 graduates to be recognised by Massey University.

Visit the NZDB5 and NZDB6 programme information to see further details.

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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus outbreak

AEI Emergency contact numbers (24/7) +64 21 303133 OR +64 27 221 5337

Update: Friday 14th February 2020

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand to date but the likelihood of importing a case is high. The risk of an ongoing outbreak in New Zealand is low-moderate, but the Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation closely.  If any public health measures are needed for this virus, the Ministry of Health will advise.

Click here for updates from Ministry of Health

What is happening?

In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. The NZ Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from the World Health Organization. The likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks remains low.

The technical detail relating to the Coronavirus in the answers to FAQs have been quoted from the New Zealand Ministry of Health website

Travel advisory update

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have updated their travel advisory and now recommend that New Zealanders do not travel to any part of mainland China.

Additional border measures came into effect from 2 February 2020.

These measures will deny entry to New Zealand for anyone who has left or transited through mainland China from 2 February 2020, with the exception of:

  • New Zealand citizens (including those from the three Countries of the Realm: Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands), permanent residents and their immediate family
  • Air crews who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

This also applies to passengers who are transiting through New Zealand, unless they are New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or their immediate families.

Aircrew who have been in or who disembarked in mainland China after midnight on 2 February will need to self-isolate.

We are specifically considering the situation for Pacific Island nationals returning from mainland China via Auckland Airport.

For specific coronavirus related immigration enquiries, contact Immigration Contact Centre on 0508 225 288 (within NZ) or +64 9 952 1679 (outside NZ).

People who departed from mainland China before midnight 2 February are not required to self-isolate unless they have been in Wuhan City or Hubei Province in the last 14 days.

Dedicated 0800 number for health advice and information

The number is 0800 358 5453 – it is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Or for international SIMs +64 9 358 5453

People calling that line will be able to talk with a member of the National Telehealth Service. They have access to interpreters.

You should call that dedicated number:

  • For any coronavirus health advice and information and any questions you have about coronavirus, self-isolation etc

There has been a positive uptake of the newly established 0800 number dedicated to novel coronavirus, with people registering via Healthline for follow-up health support.

Advice about self-isolation

Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. This means all situations where you may come in contact with others, such as: social gatherings, work, school, child care/pre-school centres, university, faith-based gatherings, aged care and healthcare facilities, prisons, sports gatherings, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, and all public gatherings.

If you are a visitor to New Zealand, this means you should avoid sitting in a restaurant, participating in any type of tour group, or using public transport, including flights, buses, and trains between cities in New Zealand.
If you are unsure if you should be self-isolating, please contact Healthline for free on 0800 611 116.

Read more about self-isolation.

Ministry of Health Resources

Questions and Answers

The Ministry has developed a novel coronavirus question and answers page. As the situation regarding novel coronavirus can evolve rapidly, the questions and answers page will be updated with the latest information.

Updated factsheet for travellers

The information for travellers arriving into New Zealand has been updated with the latest information. It is available in English (PDF, 161 KB) and simplified Chinese (PDF, 141 KB).


Frequently Asked Questions?

Is coronavirus in New Zealand?

No cases of the virus have yet been identified in New Zealand, however the NZ Ministry of Health advises that the likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks remains low.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing can be a sign of pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. We don’t yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected, but current WHO (World Health Organisation) assessments suggest that it is 2-10 day.

People who have recently been to Wuhan or Hubei province, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus, are at risk of contracting 2019-nCoV.

What can I do to protect myself?

Everybody should follow the basic principles of hygiene and cough etiquette to reduce the risk of getting an acute respiratory infection or passing it onto others.

This includes:

  • regularly washing hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
  • covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze
  • staying home if you are sick
  • avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • if you feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events.

What should I do if I think I have the virus?

If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing please telephone Healthline (for free) on 0800 611 116.

As a precaution, we ask that you stay away from the AEI for a period of 14 days.

Please also notify AEI via regarding your situation.

To enable AEI to provide students with the best support and guidance (including any concerns you might have about missed classes, etc.), please contact us via so we can contact you to discuss further.

What should I do if I think someone else at AEI has the virus?

To date, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, and the chances of any individual here having the virus are very small.

If you are concerned about someone, please encourage them to seek medical advice by calling Healthline at 0800 611 116 or contacting their GP.

What should I do if I have recently travelled to an affected region?

AEI is following the guidance of the NZ Ministry of Education on this issue:

  • People who have recently been to Wuhan or Hubei province, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus, are at risk of contracting 2019-nCoV. If this applies to you, we ask that you stay at home, for a period of 14 days and contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice.
  • To enable AEI to provide students with the best support and guidance (including any concerns you might have about missed classes, etc.), please contact us via so we can contact you to discuss further.

What happens if travel restrictions mean I cannot return/come to New Zealand? What should I do?

To enable AEI to provide existing students and incoming students with the best support and guidance (including any concerns you might have about missed classes, etc.), please email us on  so we can contact you to discuss further.

What happens if this situation disrupts my course work?

Please be reassured that AEI will do everything possible to ensure our existing students and incoming students are not disadvantaged by this situation. If you have any concerns, please email us on so we can contact you directly.


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Facebook Updates

7 hours ago

AEI - Alpha Educational Institute

Our lovely English teacher Christina has left us. Some of her students prepared a farewell video for her. Thank you for being a part of our team and good luck with your next projects!
#englishteacher #englishprogram

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For our October-intake students the end of the first semester is coming soon. This week they have started to present their first group projects, displaying how they can apply their knowledge in marketing, strategy and finance to real New Zealand companies and what ideas of improvement they can suggest to these businesses. Great job! Congratulations to those groups who have passed this tough task!

#groupproject #groupprojectpresentation #newzealandbusiness #internationalstudent #pptpresentation #endofsemester

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Some of the groups project require running surveys of customers or company’s employees. We would suggest for you to use the following free instruments for surveys:

• Google forms
• Survey monkey
• SurveyHero
• SoGoSurvey
• TypeForm
• SurveyPlanet

#freesurveyplatforms #freesurveyinstruments #surveycustomers #runsurvey #whattouseforsurvey #surveytools

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One of the most difficult aspects of being overseas is that students are separated from their family and friends. Some of our students share their thoughts about how they feel after several months of being away from their home country and what they've done to overcome moments of loneliness.
#studentlife #livingaoverseas #livingabroad #migrantslife

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Our February-intake students had their first team-building activity, an amazing race across Auckland. The task was to take group-photos with several attractions in the city-center. The winner is the first group which managed to take photos with all of them.

#teambuilding #aucklandrace #raceacrossauckland #studentrace #aucklandsights #aucklandsightseeings

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Happy Valentine's day to our students and facilitators!
Have an awesome Valentine’s Day. Make it the best one you’ve ever had!
#Valentine'sday #Happyvalentinesday

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1 week ago

AEI - Alpha Educational Institute

We are so excited to welcome our new students, who have just arrived to start their Business Management program. We wish you good luck with your studies and want to encourage you to make the most of your time here. Your studying experience will be what you make it, and your opportunities will only be limited by the limits you place on yourself. Welcome!
#studyinnewzealand #diploma #businessmanagement #studyinauckland #studyinchristchurch #brandmanagement #digitalmarketing #informationtechnology #firstday #newstudent

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Our students that got the best results in their Quiz and Mid term exam in Financial management have been rewarded with the Certificates of Merit. Congratulations! And good luck at your Final exam!
#Financialmanagement #Businessmanagement #beststudents #businessmanagementstudents

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Just one week is left for our Business Management Program students to finish their group projects. After this job is done, they have to create a power point presentation about their projects and to perform it for their facilitators.
Here are some useful tips for an effective power point presentation:
1. Limit bullet points & text
2. Simplify and limit the number of words on each screen. Use key phrases and include only essential information.
3. Use high-quality graphics
4. Use appropriate charts
5. Insert video or audio
6. Google for some Power Point templates, for example here you can find 250+ templates
7. Choose a font style that your audience can read from a distance
8. Use high contrast between background color and text color

More tips and examples of good and bad slides you can find here
#powerpointpresentation #tipsforpresentation #tipsforeffectivepresentation #examplesofpresentation

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Meet one more our Student Ambassador from Auckland campus, Sheena Joyce Pedro. Congratulations, Sheena, on your achievement! “Kia Ora! I’m your humble friend Sheena from Philippines serving and representing my campus AEI- Alpha Educational Institute as a Student Ambassador. Being a Student Ambassador is a great opportunity to grow as an individual for it strengthens my skills that applies to the real world. I have always wanted to get more involved on campus activities and meet new people with diverse cultures. I noticed that the ambassador role is something that I wanted to be a part of, so I decided to go through the interview process and set my mind in getting the position that I was very excited about. After going on my training week, I have realized the significance and honor that is attached to my position as a Student Ambassador.

I can share all the good things about my school which will prove that the community is so loving, welcoming and accepting. I would love to share my personal experiences and tell my story behind why I fell in love with the school and why I decided to make it my second home.

I am so excited and proud to be a Student Ambassador and I am looking forward to more experiences that lie ahead. I have learned the importance of teamwork and patience especially handling situations with the utmost professionalism. These valuable lessons will stay with me as I transition into the real world after graduation. There is still so much room for me to improve, and I think that is the most exciting aspect at all.” #studentambassador #aeistudentambassador #studentambassadorrole #aucklandstudentambassador #studentlife #studyinauckland

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