Starting October 9, 2023, New Zealand will be making changes to its part-time work rights for students. The changes are designed to make it easier for students to work while they study, and to align with the new criteria for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.
The main changes are as follows:
– References to the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa will be removed from the in-study work instructions. Instead, the instructions will state the eligible qualification’s program level and type.
– The requirement for a course to be relevant to an ANZSCO occupation at skill levels 3-5 will be removed.
This means that all students studying a full-time program resulting in a New Zealand qualification at Level 4 or above on the NZQF will be eligible for in-study work rights.
The changes are intended to benefit students by giving them more flexibility to work while they study, and by making it easier for them to stay in New Zealand after they graduate and find a job.
Here is an example of how the changes could benefit students:
– Under the current rules, a student studying a Level 7 diploma in nursing would be eligible for in-study work rights because their qualification is on the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa list.
– Under the new rules, the student would still be eligible for in-study work rights, even if their qualification was not on the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa list.
The changes are also beneficial to New Zealand’s economy, as they will help to attract and retain skilled workers.
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