Work in New Zealand while you study.

New Zealand’s Minister of Immigration has just announced changes that will give work rights to more of Languages International’s students.

From December 2013 students granted a Student Visa for a course starting in 2014 will be able to work for up to 20 hours per week if:

  • they are studying in a full-time course for 14 weeks or more, and
  • they are attending a school, such as Languages International, that has achieved the highest confidence ratings in NZQA’s quality assurance system

The key changes are that students will no longer have to be enrolled for 6 months, and they will no longer have to achieve IELTS 5.0 to qualify for the work right. This is the same work rights scheme that has been being trialled in Christchurch since August 2012. In January the changes will be extended to the rest of New Zealand.

If you’d like more information, please see the Immigration New Zealand website, or contact us.

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