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WD1.10 Qualification requirements (to 25/11/2018)
  1. Applicants must have successfully completed a New Zealand qualification(s) that would qualify for points under the Skilled Migrant Category (see SM8) and meet one of the requirements set out in (b) below.
  2. Applicants must have completed:
    1. a programme of study that results in a qualification at level seven or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) that they have studied for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand; or
    2. a programme of study that results in at least one qualification at levels four to six on the NZQF that they have studied for at least 60 weeks in New Zealand; or
    3. two programmes of study that result in at least two qualifications (at least one for each programme) at levels four to six on the NZQF provided each programme of study has involved at least 30 weeks study in New Zealand (60 weeks in total) and the final qualification is at a higher level.

Note: Study weeks includes exam preparation time and excludes holiday periods.

Effective 07/12/2015

Previous Immigration Instructions

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (30/03/2015)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (02/12/2013)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (30/07/2012)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (02/04/2012)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (30/03/2015)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (02/12/2013)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (30/07/2012)

WD1.10 Qualification requirements (02/04/2012)

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