Please be aware that due to limited availability of rental accommodation nationally, Avatar is unable to assist with accommodation for enrolling students any earlier than four days prior to the course start date.
Our Accommodation Policy is available. It explains the key rights and responsibilities of the student when using our accommodation. These rights and responsibilities are extracts from the NZ government’s tenancy website, and have been made relevant for Avatar’s students.
New Zealand Government Tenancy Website: Key rights and responsibilities
Students are welcome to source their own accommodation while enrolled in CAP. Please be advised that access to private rental accommodation is unlikely due to the short delivery period of CAP, and the accommodation shortage within New Zealand.
It is necessary for the Training Manager to allocate rooms based on availability at the time of confirmed enrolment, and in consideration of sensitivities relevant to room sharing.
Avatar’s accommodation service includes:
Avatar’s accommodation service does not include:
The Training Manager will allocate places according to availability:
Hut: 20 Pohutukawa Place
144: 144 Henwood Rd.
Students who wish to live independently can rent an apartment or share a house with others (often called ‘Flatting”). In a “flat”, you can have your own room or share it with other students. Flats are usually unfurnished. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared. Rent is paid per room with all other expenses (food, power, phone, and internet) along with cooking and cleaning shared.
If you choose this type of accommodation, you will need to find your own rental property.
Costs for flats in New Plymouth range from $150-$250 a room per week.
There are other rental options available through TradeMe.
For advice and information about New Zealand’s tenancy legislation including rights and responsibilities as a tenant in New Zealand, see these links:
The Manor: 29c Warkworth Grove.
448: The Lake House
Short term accommodation may be available with a private host, if your clinical placement is in Hawera. Avatar can help to arrange this, or you can source your own accommodation.