Connecting NZ employers with skilled migrants


New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study. It is world-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscape and relaxed lifestyle. New Zealand schools, universities and institutes are known worldwide for their high standards. The education system of New Zealand is similar to British education system. The high-quality teaching will make you even more attractive to employers and open up exciting post-graduate opportunities.

Education providers offers qualifications at every level – certificates, diplomas, graduate and post-graduate degrees. They’re all ranked on what’s called the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. Educational institutions as well offer a wide variety of courses and New Zealand welcomes international students at most of its institutions, which include schools, universities, institutes of technology, polytechnics and private training establishments.

There are many different pathways on which courses to study in New Zealand and the visas available to you and your family. BNAC will ensure you are advised of the best educational pathway and offered options available to meet your long-term goals.

Qualification Levels For New Zealand:

Level 1 – 4

Level 5 – 6

Level 7

Level 8

Level 9

Level 10



Bachelors Degree, Graduate Diploma and Certificate

Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate, Bachelor Honours Degree

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree


Orientation and Assessment

Admission and Enrollment

Visa Assistance

Interview Briefing and Coaching

Travel & Settlement Arrangements

Visa Entitlements:

Part-time work for up to 20 hours a week if:

  • Your course is at least 2 years in duration
  • Your study leads to a New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category
  • Your course is taught at a private training institution or tertiary institution, and the main purpose is to develop English language skills.
  • You must have an IELTS overall band score of 5.0 that’s no more than 2 years old Your course is full-time English language study lasting at least 14 consecutive weeks at a university

Full-time work during all scheduled breaks if:

  • Your study programme is for at least 1 academic year and course is worth more than 120 credits

Full-time work during the Christmas and New Year holiday period if:

  • Your study programme is for at least 1 academic year BUT course is worth less than 120 credits

Note: If you’re enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree programme awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution, then there are no restrictions on the hours you can work.

Post-study Work Visa:

This is a great option for many students after successful completion of their qualification in New Zealand. The purpose of this visa is to provide former international students with the opportunity to find work that is relevant to their studies and utilise the skills and knowledge they have acquired.

The study to work pathway currently has two steps:

  • Post Study Work Visa (Open)
  • Post Study Work Visa (Employer Assisted)

However, INZ policy is changing and they will only grant Post Study Work Visas (Open). These changes will come into effect on 26 November 2018.

New Post-Study Work Right Rules:

Partner Schools:

BNAC has accreditation with different educational institutions throughout New Zealand.

The following below are the schools which we have an affiliation with. This means that we can recruit and facilitate enrolment for international students wishing to study in New Zealand.

Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology is one of the largest tertiary providers in the Bay of Plenty, centrally located on the North Island, with five main campuses and home to over 14,000 students. Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is an amalgamation of two high performing institutions – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga and Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua. The institutions merged in May 2016 to better meet the education and employment needs of the region. Students can choose from over 150 programmes ranging from certificate to postgraduate levels, as they enjoy the regions stunning lifestyle, beaches, lakes, mountains and thermal wonderland attractions. With qualifications in business, creative arts, engineering, forestry, health and nursing, hospitality, marine science, tourism, trades and more, there’s something for everyone! The institution has a diverse student population with students from many places such as India, South America, Japan, China, Fiji, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and more. The friendly, caring, professional staff in the international student centres speak a number of languages, provide excellent pastoral care, and assist international students throughout their studies.

Auckland Institute of Studies

Auckland Institute of Studies was established in 1990 and one of the largest privately-owned tertiary institute in Auckland, New Zealand. The institute has two campuses located in Mount Albert in Central Auckland. St Helens campus is situated in a park-like setting next to Chamberlain Park Golf Course and was once the St Helens Auckland Maternity Hospital. The Asquith campus is located a five-minute walk away, close to St Lukes shopping centre and with excellent transport links to the city and the central and western suburbs. Auckland Institute of Studies provide a wide range of NZQA-approved qualifications, including certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate diploma, and postgraduate diploma and degree programmes for domestic and international students. It offers a variety of courses in business, tourism management, hospitality management, information technology and business administration. The fast-growing MBA programme is one of the largest in New Zealand, and English Language Centre offers qualifications in EFL (English as a Foreign Language), EAP (English for Academic Purposes), IELTS Preparation and Business English.

Aspire2 International

Aspire2 International is a leading New Zealand training provider that offers people the education and skills to succeed in work and life. They have been a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) since 1996 and are one of the largest NZQA-accredited PTEs in New Zealand. Aspire2 International was created by consolidating two of New Zealand’s specialist international private academic institutions, NTEC Consortium and Queens Academic Group. Aspire 2 International has campuses in Auckland, Henderson, Tauranga, and Christchurch, which are all equipped with modern facilities, including computer areas and a comfortable student lounge. Each campus is located in the city centre, a short walking distance to accommodation, cafes, food courts, cinemas, shops, bus and train stations. Aspire 2 International programmes are industry relevant and provide students with good job prospects. Subjects available to study are Hospitality Management, IT and Computing, Business, Accounting, English, Cookery and Culinary Arts, Engineering and Health Services Management. Students who study at any of Aspire2 International group of schools can be assured of receiving the highest quality of educational experience possible – and group institutions are ranked Category 1 by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the New Zealand government regulator.

NOVO Education Consulting Ltd. (Choose New Zealand)

The Choose New Zealand brand is owned by Novo Education Consulting Ltd, whose Chairman is a Licensed Immigration Adviser, bound by the Code of Conduct of the Immigration Advisers Authority. It promotes education in New Zealand in general, and certain preferred schools and institutions, through digital marketing, and in-market activities. Novo, through Choose New Zealand, also promotes New Zealand as a migration destination, and employs Immigration Advisers licensed under New Zealand law. The Choose New Zealand Education Alliance is a collective of primary, secondary, and tertiary schools throughout New Zealand that works to promote excellent education system to the world. Their motto is “Learn in the world’s best destination”, and New Zealand’s friendly people, pleasant climate, and clean, green environment all support that. International students will have the opportunity to experience employment and culture in Western life, and smart, hardworking migrants are encouraged to apply for residency. Although schools are required to provide pastoral care, their multi-lingual staff and partner agents offer additional support for international students and their parents. This starts before they arrive and ends after graduation. Their links to the New Zealand education system and a large number of schools and institutions means they can support agents to liaise with schools, solve any problems, and find courses outside their own alliance.

ACG Education

ACG Education is a New Zealand-based private education company that operates schools and other educational services in New Zealand and Asia. ACG offers education at all levels, starting at preschool and all the way through to university foundation programmes and vocational training. Its first school was established in 1995 and now delivers education to over 17,000 students of every age and level, in three countries through its 50 campuses located in 10 cities in New Zealand, Vietnam and Indonesia. It is New Zealand’s largest independent educational services provider and offer international students a complete education pathway. Their 13 industry-leading colleges below offer certificates, diplomas and degrees in creative industries, IT, tourism, hospitality and cookery, trades, services, business, health, beauty and early childhood education. With 23 campuses across New Zealand, they prepare their students to be skilled and highly employable in their chosen career.

  • New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA)
  • The Professional Hospitality Academy (NSIA)
  • Academy New Zealand New Zealand College of Massage
  • New Zealand Institute of Sport
  • New Zealand School of Tourism Cut Above Academy
  • Elite International School of Beauty and Therapies
  • Yoobee School of Design
  • AMES – The Institute of IT
  • Animation College
  • South Seas Film and Television School
  • Design and Arts College of New Zealand

Each of New Education Group’s specialist colleges offers real-world training in an exciting industry – not just theory, but industry-ready, practical experiences to support the student into their chosen career.

They deliver the latest skills, the most industry-relevant qualifications and the very best employment support– it’s their job to make sure every one of their students graduates work ready and world ready.

Overseas Registration And Practicing License:

Some professions in New Zealand needs to obtain occupational registration before they can practice like Accountants, Nurses, Medical Technologist, Teachers, Engineers or Plumbers, among a few. BNAC can facilitate your registration in New Zealand. We can contact professional registration bodies like Institute of Chartered Accountants, Education Council New Zealand, Nursing Council of New Zealand, Medical Sciences Council, Electrical Workers Registration Board and the like to facilitate entry and completion of competency programs if required. For those occupations requiring NZ registration, assessment is required by the industry’s regulatory body.

No matter where and when you want to go …

Immigration Placement Service can help you get there.

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