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Study to become work ready

Studying at New Zealand’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) will give you the skills, qualifications and experience you need to work anywhere in the world.

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What puts New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics ahead

Work while you study and after your study

While studying

If you're a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*:

20 hours per week during the year

Full time during scheduled breaks

After study

After your study is complete, you may be eligible for a work visa under our Study to Work category. **

Post-study work visa (open) for 12 months

Once working, visa options for a further 2 or 3 years.

Get the skills New Zealand needs

There are lots of different industries that really need skilled people. If you’d like to stay in New Zealand long-term, you can increase your chance of getting a work visa if you have experience or qualifications in these areas.

Information Technology


Agriculture & Forestry

Health & Social services

New Zealand’s social services and health industries are both very strong. They provide many areas in which you could find work.

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Next steps

Institution representative

If you'd like to handle things yourself and know what or where you’d like to study, a representative from an institution can give you all the information you need.

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New Zealand Education Expert

Your New Zealand education experts are approved and registered with Education New Zealand and trained with specialised knowledge. You can be confident they will help you make the best decision.

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