Student Work Rights
- Students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week when the course is in session and unlimited hours during holidays.
- In the case of Dependent family members, there is no limit on the number of hours you may work if the student is enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma or higher level course.
- Students can expect a wage rate of $15 to $17 per hour during part-time work depending on job profile and industry. So a student can expect to earn an average of $1200 to $1360 Per Month.
Post Study Work Rights
Post Study Work Visa (Open): This visa gives you up to 12 months to get a job in a field related to your studies. While you are looking for a job in your field you are allowed to work in any job to support yourself.
Post Study Work Visa (Employer Assisted): This visa lets you stay in New Zealand to gain work experience for a further two years (or three years if work experience is required as part of a professional registration). This visa relates to a specific job with a specific employer.
After your post-study work visa (employer assisted), you may qualify for a New Zealand resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category.