International students enrolled in a tertiary programme of Study are eligible to work upto 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) in New Zealand only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between NZ$ 10 – NZ$ 12 per hour. International students who have graduates from a course in New Zealand that would gain the Skilled Migrant Category may apply for a six month open work permit. Eligible student’s partner may apply for a work permit, valid for the duration of the Study course.
NZ industries work side by side to encourage and sustain the economic activity and the benefits it brings to the people of NZ. Over 60% of NZ GDP is generated by services. This includes : The computer software development industry, film, television and commercial production industry, services like banking, finance, advertising, property, tourism & hospitality, and food processing. The manufacturing sector has shown strong export performance growth, which has encouraged investment and employment growth.