Phone: (64 9) 360-0560 | reception@wellpark.co.nz | 6 Francis Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Statutory Information for Students and Prospective Students

Under the Education Amendment Act 2011, all private training establishments (PTEs) are required to provide prospective students with the following:

The total costs and other financial commitments associated with the programme or training scheme for which the student seeks enrolment. We cannot accept your enrolment until we are satisfied that you are aware of the total costs and financial commitments for your programme of study. We will provide this information at your interview and you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you have seen these. If you have a telephone interview, then we will send you the information and you will need to return a signed copy of the declaration before we accept your enrolment.
The cost of fees charged for student services provided by the establishment. Wellpark College does not charge any mandatory fees for student services. All students are offered a free 9 hour course in Essential Academic Skills. Free lunch time tutorials are held weekly to provide students with additional academic support. Students who require extra academic support beyond this, or who have not attended the Essential Academic Skills course, can opt to pay for one-on-one assistance at a cost of $15 per 30 minutes with an external free-lance provider (contact details available from the librarian).
Any material conflicts of interest of any of the governing members of the establishment. Please see below.
Any interests that any governing member of the establishment has in organisations in the education or immigration sector that provide goods or services to tertiary students. Please see below.

NZQA Report of External Evaluation and Review: Wellpark College of Natural Therapies

In October 2010, NZQA placed Wellpark College in the following categories:

Wellpark College is a Category 1 Provider
Highly Confident in educational performance
Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment

You can view the full NZQA Report here.

Governing Members who are Required to Sign a Conflict of Interest Declaration

Name Position held at PTE Conflict of interest Interests in other organisations
Phil Cottingham Principal and Director 1. Wife Jennifer Cottingham is a director of Wellpark Collegeand a trustee of the Prema Trust. This is managed through the appointment of independent members of both Boards.
2. Trustee of the Prema Trust which runs educational programmes, although not as a PTE
3. Trustee of the Cottingham Family Trust which leases premises to Wellpark College. The rent charged for the premises owned by the Cottingham Family Trust which is leased to the PTE has been independently assessed and is set at market rate.
Trustee of the Prema Trust which runs educational programmes, although not as a PTE
Jenny Cottingham Member of management committee 1. Husband Phillip Cottingham is a director of Wellpark College and a trustee of the Prema Trust. This is managed through the appointment of independent members of both Boards
2. Trustee of the Prema Trust which runs educational programmes, although not as a PTE
3. Trustee of the Cottingham Family Trust which leases premises to Wellpark College. The rent charged for the premises owned by the Cottingham Family Trust which is leased to the PTE has been independently assessed and is set at market rate. Trustee of the Prema Trust which runs educational programmes, although not as a PTE.
Trustee of the Prema Trust which runs educational programmes, although not as a PTE
Grant Litchfield Director None Trustee of Prema Trust which offers courses to tertiary students although not a PTE
Donald Joyce Director Wife Peta Joyce is a trustee of the Prema Trust. This is managed through the appointment of independent members of both Boards Part-time work at AUT Contracts for Polytechnics and PTEs (developing computer qualifications)
Peta Joyce Trustee of the Prema Trust Husband Donald Joyce is a director of Wellpark College Ltd. This is managed through the appointment of independent members of both Boards Trustee of Prema Trust which offers courses to tertiary students although not a PTE
Paul Butler Trustee of the Prema Trust None Trustee of Prema Trust which offers courses to tertiary students although not a PTE
Echo McRae Trustee of the Prema Trust None Trustee of Prema Trust which offers courses to tertiary students although not a PTE
Michelle Clarke College Manager None None
Jill Dunn Academic Leader None None
Lynda Bailey Program Leader Naturopathy None None
Sarah Brenchly Acting Programme Leader Nutrition None None
Felicity Molloy Programme Leader Complimentary Therapies None None
Prema Cottingham SDR None None
Vinay Shah Accountant None None

Contact Us

Wellpark College
6 Francis Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland

PO Box 78-229, 1245 Auckland

Phone: (64 9) 360-0560
Fax (64 9) 376-4307

reception@wellpark.co.nz

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