Qualifications for Republic of Korea Special Work

To apply for a visa under the Republic of Korea Special Work Instructions, you’ll need to have the necessary qualifications and/or practical experience to work in an occupation that’s considered special work under the Republic of Korea Special Work Instructions.

Qualifications

The specific qualifications and/or experience you’ll need to be granted a visa under the Republic of Korea Special Work Instructions will depend on your occupation.

The qualifications you need will be listed under your occupation type.

Biomedical Engineer

You must have either:

  • a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree that is relevant to the job you’ve been offered
  • a Bachelor of Engineering or an equivalent qualification.

Food Technologist

You must have both:

  • a Bachelor of Food Science or an equivalent qualification
  • at least 3 years’ industry work experience after you became qualified.

Forest Scientist

You must have a Bachelor of Forestry Science or equivalent.

Korean Language Instructor

You must have a Certificate of Korean Language Teaching issued by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Korean Tour Guide

You must have a Valid Tour Guide Licence issued by and registered with, either:

  • the Korea Tourism Organization
  • the Korea Tourism Association (entrusted by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism).

Multimedia Designer (Film Animator)

You must have at least 3 years’ specialised work experience in film animation.

Taekwondo Instructor

You must have Taekwondo certificate that’s recognised by Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) as grade 4 or above.

Traditional Korean Medicine Doctor

You must have a Korean Medicine Doctor license issued by the Minister of Health and Welfare.

Software Engineer

You must have a Bachelor of Engineering or an equivalent qualification.

Veterinarian

You must have both:

  • a Bachelor of Veterinary Science or an equivalent qualificaiton
  • New Zealand registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

For information on New Zealand registration, contact:
the Veterinary Council of New Zealand