STUDENT WORKING RIGHTS
- Student can work upto 20 hours each week during the academic year provided he/she is enrolled in a full time course of study that meets one of the criteria listed below:
- The student is undertaking at least 1.5 to 2 years long course at a private/ public training establishment or tertiary institutions.
- The course leads to a New Zealand qualification that qualifies for points under the Skilled Migrant Category of Immigration New Zealand’s Residence Instructions..
- The Student can work full time during the Vacations.
- The work rights for Dependents i.e Spouse of student on Work Visa can work full time in NZ. However, the dependents of students on visitor visa have no work rights
Education system in New Zealand follows the three-tier model of primary, secondary, and tertiary or post-secondary. This generally includes universities, private institutions, colleges, and polytechnics. New Zealand’s educational institutions offer quality secondary school education, a well-established network of English-language schools, and internationally respected and recognized tertiary education providers. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) regulates post-secondary education. As well as state-owned education providers, there are approximately 860 private training establishments (PTEs) in New Zealand. They are privately owned and funded, although some of their courses attract government funding and they include quality English-language providers. They offer a wide variety of courses that lead to qualifications in a large range of vocations from scuba diving to hospitality to business.