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WL2.15 Silver Fern Job Search qualification requirements

  1. Applicants must hold a:
    1. qualification that is equivalent to a New Zealand Bachelor's degree (Level 7) or higher; or
    2. trade qualification that is equivalent to a National Certificate (Level 4) or a New Zealand Certificate (Level 4) and have two years of relevant work experience.
  2. Applicants whose recognised qualification is required for employment in one of the occupations where registration is required by law in New Zealand (SM10.5) must show that they:
    1. hold full or provisional registration in that occupation in New Zealand; or
    2. can meet the necessary New Zealand registration requirements.

WL2.15.1 Trade qualifications

  1. To be considered a trade qualification, a qualification must be relevant to an ANZSCO (Major Group 3) Technicians and Trades Workers occupation at skill level 3.
  2. Applicants holding a trade qualification must also show they have a minimum of two years of work experience which:
    1. is relevant to their qualification; and
    2. has been gained in a comparable labour market (SM7.15.1); and
    3. meets the additional requirements for recognition of work experience (SM7.20); and
    4. has been gained after their qualification (including any work experience required as part of the qualification) was completed.

Note: Immigration officers must ensure that the qualification is a National Certificate or a New Zealand Certificate (Level 4) or comparable to a National Certificate or a New Zealand Certificate (Level 4) and may refer to the following for confirmation:
~ the www.kiwiquals.govt.nz website,
~ written confirmation provided by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to the Tertiary Education Provider confirming the qualification is a National Certificate,
~ a NZQA International Qualification Assessment (IQA), or
~ a NZQA Qualifications Assessment Report (QAR).

Effective 19/02/2018

PREVIOUS IMMIGRATION INSTRUCTIONS

WL2.15 Silver Fern Job Search qualification requirements (28/08/2017)

WL2.15 Silver Fern Job Search qualification requirements (07/11/2011)

WL2.15 Silver Fern Job Search qualification requirements (29/11/2010)

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