DOC is currently reorganising how we process our permissions. This is an internal change and your interactions with DOC and the time it takes to process your application should not change. If you have any questions talk to your local contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary and secondary schools do not need a permit to camp on public conservation land unless a commercial organisation is organising the trip. Tertiary institutions organising a research trip for students are likely to need a permit.