Disability and Wellbeing Support - Tairāwhiti

We provide support across all EIT campuses and Learning Centres and are committed to providing an environment that gives you opportunities to achieve your maximum academic and personal potential.


Ko wai mātou? | Who are we?
Kei hea mātou? | Where are we?

Simone Shivnan-RuruStudent Support Advisor

Student Support Services
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm
0800 22 55 348 ext. 7750
06 869 3050



Tonoa he hui māu | Make an appointment to see us

If you’d like to use our service you can pop into your local campus Disability and Wellbeing Support office or make an appointment with us. See the Where are We section for contact details or download our registration form, complete it and email it to disabilityhb@eit.ac.nz and we'll be in touch. Click here to download the registration form.


Me pēhea mātau e tautoko i a koe? | How can Disability and Wellbeing Support help you?

Support is available for all students with physical, intellectual, sensory, learning disabilities or who have mental health challenges. We can also support students who are recovering from a short term injury or illness where this impacts upon study. We work closely with the cultural support team and use Te Whare Tapa whā as our guiding model for holistic support and connectedness. Support is available at theTairāwhiti campus and Learning Centres.  

  Support is based on your individual learning needs. These can include:


Information, advice and guidance on community   services and resources



Advice and guidance to you and tutorial staff on reasonable accommodations


On campus mobility parking permits


Loan of ergonomic furniture and equipment



1-1 learning support



Support you to attend meetings with tutorial  staff, community organisations and health professionals in relation to your study


Alternative test and exam arrangements



New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)


Assist you to identify grants and funding to meet your learning requirements


In class and study support

Click here to access Kia Ōrite Achieving Equity. A Code of Practise for an Inclusive Tertiary Education Environment for Students with Impairments.


Te noho matatapu | Confidentiality

Information provided to us is confidential. However we may need to talk with staff and external services to best meet your needs and we encourage you to talk with your programme coordinators and tutors early in your study.


Āheitanga | Accessibility

Our campus is wheelchair accessible.


Tūnga waka | Parking

We have accessible parking spaces on ourTairāwhiti campus. Permits are available for full time and part time students and staff. Click here to apply for an EIT mobility parking permit.

For a general mobility parking permit, visit New Zealand CCS Disability Action.


Ngā pepatono āhei whakakiia e te tauira | Student forms

Listed below you will find the relevant forms related to our service:

Register with Disability and Wellbeing Support
Mobility Parking Permit
Student Application for Assessment Matters

  Alternative Arrangements Request Form

Mā wai kē atu koe e awhi? | Who else can help?

Click here to access EIT’s student services page or click on the icons below.

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Twist Library
501 Gloucester Street
Taradale, Napier 4112

Phone. (06) 830 1045
Email. twist@eit.ac.nz



Tairāwhiti Library
290 Palmerston Road
Gisborne, 4010

Phone. (06) 869 0835
Email. Library1@eit.ac.nz



Floor 6 (Reception)
238 Queen Street
Auckland CBD 1010

Phone. (09) 300 7410
Email. aucklandeit@eit.ac.nz





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