Victoria University of Wellington Act 1961

2 Interpretation
  • (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,

    assisted student means a foreign student who is in New Zealand to study under an assistance programme administered by the New Zealand Government

    the Council means the Council of the Victoria University of Wellington constituted in accordance with Part 15 of the Education Act 1989

    domestic student means a person who is not a foreign student

    exempt student means a foreign student who—

    • (a) is in New Zealand to study under an exchange programme approved by the New Zealand Government; or

    • (b) is for the time being exempted under section 48B(2)

    foreign student means a person who is not a New Zealand citizen and is—

    • (a) a person to whom section 15 or 16 of the Immigration Act 2009 applies; or

    • (b) a person obliged by or under that Act or any other enactment to leave New Zealand immediately or within a specified time; or

    • (c) treated for the purposes of that Act as being unlawfully in New Zealand

    lecturer means a member of the staff of the Victoria University of Wellington who is in terms of his appointment an associate professor, a reader, a senior lecturer, or a lecturer of the University; and includes such other persons and classes of persons as the Council from time to time determines

    Minister means the Minister of the Crown for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

    professor means a professor of the Victoria University of Wellington; but does not include an associate professor

    the Registrar means the Registrar of the Victoria University of Wellington

    Secretary means the chief executive of the Ministry of Education

    the University means the Victoria University of Wellington constituted under this Act.

    (2) In the absence of proof to the contrary,—

    • (a) a certificate signed by the chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade that on a specified day, or for a specified period, a specified person was or was not, or will or will not be in New Zealand to study under an assistance programme administered by the New Zealand Government; or

    • (b) a certificate signed by the Secretary that on a specified day, or for a specified period, a specified person was or was not, or will or will not be in New Zealand to study under an exchange programme approved by the New Zealand Government,—

    is, for the purposes of subsection (1), conclusive evidence of the matter certified; and judicial notice shall be taken of the signature on any such certificate of the chief executive or (as the case may be) the Secretary.

    Compare: 1933 No 26 s 2; 1957 No 24 s 2

    Section 2(1) academic staff: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) assisted student: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 39(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

    Section 2(1) the Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) the Council: amended, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) Deputy Vice-Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) domestic student: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 39(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

    Section 2(1) exempt student: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 39(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

    Section 2(1) financial year: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) foreign student: replaced, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

    Section 2(1) general course of study: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) Minister: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 39(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

    Section 2(1) personal course of study: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) the Pro-Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) Professorial Board: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(1) Secretary: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 39(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

    Section 2(1) the Vice-Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

    Section 2(2): inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 39(3) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

    Section 2(2)(a): amended, on 1 July 1993, pursuant to section 9(2) of the Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 48).