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Work and study options

Work and study in New Zealand

There are several options and possibilities for students to work while they are studying English in New Zealand.

1. WORK RIGHT ON A STUDENT VISA

New Zealand allows any student on a student visa (studying 14 weeks or more, 20 hours a week minimum course and at an NZQA Category 1 School) the right to work 20 hours part-time per week.


An English language student must be enrolled in a full time course (20 hours or more per week) of study at an NZQA category 1 school (Worldwide School of English is a Category 1 school). For a list of NZQA schools to find if a school is a Category 1 please go here:

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/external-evaluation-and-review/eer-reports/


Most students will get jobs in the hospitality area. Hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes etc or in the tourism area. Other work will depend on student’s skills and qualifications. There is currently a lot of work available in the Auckland region. They can work 20 hours per week. A one year student (48 week course) can work full time during summer holidays. Depending on student visa expiry date that is at least 4 weeks. (Note we have a FREE work placement "Job Club" service)

Any student on a course of 14 weeks or more (our Full-time 20 or our Full-time 25) we will help them to find a job (work placement assistance) for FREE. 

This is run in our Job Club programme .

We also work with other partners providing job placement services. 

One of these is called Function Staff. They provide FREE training and jobs for our students. 


2. STUDY ON A WORKING HOLIDAY VISA

Many countries have a Working Holiday visa agreement with New Zealand.

The list of countries is here: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/workingholiday/

You can study up to 6 months on a Working Holiday Visa. There is no limit on the number of hours you can work.

3. STUDY ON A WORK VISA

You need a variation of conditions to study while on a work visa. 
This is usually quite easy to do.