NSI Releases

Information about the latest release for the National Student Index.

If you have any questions regarding this release please contact the Education Service Desk on 0800 422599 or service.desk@education.govt.nz during business hours.

November 2019 - New release of NSI (v1.5.0)

Implemented Saturday 9 November 2019.

This NSI release features:

  1. Renaming of “Permanent Resident” to “NZ Resident Class Visa”. Resolving: confusion around what “Permanent Resident” included. NZ Resident Class Visa applies to: NZ Resident Visa and NZ Permanent Resident Visa. For REST and BATCH – the existing “P” value applies.
  2. IQ Office Search Upgrade – upgrading the search engine to latest version.
  3. NSI Session Timeout – NSI web interface will now have a count-down of 3 minutes before it times out at 20 minutes non-activity. Within this 3 minute period if a user uses functionality, the session will re-establish. Where the session counts down, the user is automatically directed to the Login Screen to login again.

August 2019 - NSI moved to primary data centre

NSI was moved to the primary data centre on 24 August 2019. 

July 2019 - NSI moved to secondary datacentre

NSI was moved to the secondary datacentre on 6 July 2019.

June 2019 - New release of NSI (v.1.4.3.0)

Implemented Saturday 22 June 2019.

This NSI release featured:

  1. Defect fixes.
  2. Removing the ability for users that are NOT Batch enabled to upload batch files through the Web User Interface.
  3. Change Notification versioning for ENROL users.
  4. ENROL users only – able to modify previously verified name and date of birth records for student’s under 8 years old.

November 2018 - New release of NSI (v.1.3.0.0)

Implemented on Saturday 17th November 2018

The NSI release featured:

  1. A server upgrade
  2. Resolution of minor defects affecting batch search notification, provider codes displaying incorrect values and style/format changes to pop-up messages.

June 2018 – New Release of NSI (V.1.2.3.0)

Implemented on Saturday 16th June 2018.

The NSI release featured a defect fix as well as the introduction of the capability to receive Gender D (Diverse) in the BATCH and REST Interfaces.

Gender D received via Batch and REST

  • NSI will be able to receive a Gender D value in Add, Modify and search requests via the REST and Batch interfaces.
  • NSI will not store Gender D – All records received with a Gender D will be stored in NSI with a gender U.
  • If your system does not send in Gender D records, there will be no impact on existing SMS and other users as a result of these changes.
  • If your system does send in Gender D records, you will receive Gender U in the output record from NSI. Your system will need to accommodate this output.
  • SDR will be making changes as well that will mean that you won’t receive an error if your SMs holds Gender D and NSI holds Gender U.

TEC will be sending out further information re the SDR related changes.

March 2018 - NSI Release (v.1.2.2.0)

Implemented on Saturday 17th March 2018.

This NSI release was to fix some minor defects.

October 2017 - NSI Release (v.1.2.1.3)

Implemented on Saturday 21st October 2017.

Changes include:

Search results

  • These will return the same number of records and the same scores whether searching via the web UI or via the REST and Batch Interfaces.

Alternate names

  • Adding a duplicate alternate name with a higher level of verification will be allowed. The alternate name will return the higher verification level.

Primary names

  • May be updated to an existing alternate name (the alternate name will be deleted)
  • Primary name verification can be updated to an equal or higher level of verification