Acceptable qualifications for a Post-study work visa

To apply for a Post-study work visa, you must have a New Zealand qualification. Find out which qualifications are acceptable.

Work out if your qualification is acceptable

To be acceptable:

New Zealand Qualifications Framework | NZQA website

Your qualification is Level 7 or higher

Your qualification at level 7 or higher is acceptable if your course lasted 30 weeks or more.

You studied at Levels 4 to 6

Your Level 4, 5 or 6 qualification is acceptable if you:

Qualification requirements if you were studying, or had applied for a student visa, by 8 August 2018.

You studied English language

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications are not acceptable.

You want to work for longer

You can apply for another Post-study work visa, but only if you complete another qualification in New Zealand that: