Current Students


Home » Current Students

Nau mai, haere mai!

Whether you are new to studying at Carey or continuing this year, this is where you’ll find all the key information to help you start your semester confidently, and to ensure you get the best out of your time studying with us.

Think of this page as an orientation resource you can refer to as you get acquainted to life as a Carey student. It’s your first place to come to if you have questions about your programme, support resources, study tools, and more. 

We’re glad you are studying at Carey, and, as always, our staff are here to help. So, feel free to talk to any of us if you need something.

“My prayer is that you would experience transformation, that you would be changed, that you would be deepened, that you would grow, and as a result, that you would be able to participate more fully in God’s mission to bring gospel renewal to people and places wherever Jesus leads you.”

Dr John Tucker, Principal

Your Student Support Team

We care deeply about your support and wellbeing, and our staff are dedicated to helping you flourish during your time at Carey.

For general information about studying at Carey, help with finding books and articles, or basic administrative questions, the Library is the place to go. Mei Ling, Anna, and Siong are always keen to assist.

For student support, such as writing essays, pastoral concerns, and more, connect Eugene. He assists all our Carey students, but is also there for our Māori and Pasifika students as well.

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for here, contact Neroli, our Academic Registrar, if you have any questions about your enrolment or study.

Back row: Tanya Lameta, Eugene Fuimaono, Neroli Hollis Front row: Mei Ling Lee, Anna Tovey, Siong Ng

How Study Works

There is a lot you will need to know about studying at Carey. But, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here with key resources, study modes, fees information, important deadlines, and more!

Know Your Programme

You’re enrolled in a specific programme as per your Study Contract. Are you familiar with the programme structure, courses you will need to take, and graduate outcomes? If not, take a look at your qualification page below, and get to know what you need to do to reach the programme goals.

What courses are offered and when?

If you want to know what a course covers and key content, check out the course description. Some courses are offered every year, some are only offered every two years, but you can see what course is being offered when on the course schedule.

Key Resources

We have a range of key resources to help and guide you whether you are brand new or continuing at Carey.
How do I get access to CareyOnline?

Your login details will be emailed to you one week prior to semester starting.  If you have any questions about access please contact us on 0800 773 776 or email [email protected].

How do I get a student access card?

For students whose preferred mode of attendance is on-site (in-person), you will be issued a Carey student access card, which serves both as your library card and building access card. You can pick it up from the library in your first week of classes.

When and where do I get my textbooks?

Required textbooks should be purchased in advance of the semester of study.  Textbook lists are emailed to you upon enrolment and are also available on CareyOnline.  Carey does not sell books, but the library holds at least one copy of each of the required textbooks.

How do I make changes to my enrolment?
If you need to re-enrol, change courses, or withdraw from study, you can find the forms on CareyOnline.
What if I am an international student?

We have all the information international students will need, including fees and costs, the Code of Practice, procedures for complaints, and external resources such as Nau Mai NZ.

Academic Policies and Procedures

For all key academic policies and procedures (including assessment policy, complaints, etc.) please refer to CareyOnline.

Study Modes

Prior to enrolment, you will have selected your preferred mode of study, which will determine how you engage lectures for the semester:


  • On-site – attending classes on campus, in person
  • Zoom – attending classes live via Zoom link
  • Online – accessing lecture recordings via CareyOnline

Student Handbook

This handy document contains a lot of the info you need to acclimate to study at Carey. Take a look, print it out, and carry it with you.

Cover of the Student Handbook

Fees Information

Anything you need to know about fees, including information from Studying link on financial support, check out the Academic Regulations and Calendar.

Beginning Study

Study at Carey will be challenging, but we have heaps of resources available to help you make the most of your time with us. Our knowledgeable staff, online learning tools, expansive and accessible library, and so much more will be invaluable to flourishing here. Take a look at the resources below to learn more. 

Student using Carey Online on a laptop


All courses have an online component, which is found on our learning management system, CareyOnline.

Lecture recordings, assessment information, important news and updates, forms, and more are housed here. CareyOnline is how we communicate with you.

First Steps

We’ve created a brief course for all new students called First Steps. Each lesson is set up to introduce and guide you through basic academic literacy and academic integrity. Covering searching the library, referencing, the Code of Practice, and more, First Steps is an essential learning tool for you.

Community Life

Community formation is at the heart of what we do. Tuesday chapels, community lunches, prayers and sporting events are just a few of the ways we connect with each other. 

We also have a number of publications available to keep you in the know with what’s happening on campus!

Manakinui and Caleb Te Kahu

Student Support and Wellbeing

At Carey, we have a plethora of resources available to you for your support and wellbeing. Our support staff, student-tailored policies and procedures, and dedication to the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice are a few of the way we are here for you.

Manakinui and Caleb Te Kahu
Shelves of books in the Carey Library

Carey Library

The Ayson-Clifford Library at Carey consists of over 35,000 publications. From electronic books to rare items, the library resources are heavily used by staff and students.

And if you need a laptop for study, the Library staff have a few they are able to loan out each semester. Chat to Siong and the team.

Harassment and Complaints

Carey has systems and processes in place for addressing your concerns or complaints. We aim to provide the best possible solution for resolving complaints as soon as possible, in an amicable manner which will benefit the interests of everyone involved. Read the Carey Student Complaints Procedure.

“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”

– John Tucker, Principal