Training and immigration to New Zealand for IT professionals

At the moment, IT specialities are on the skill shortage list in New Zealand. The directions are very diverse: programming and application development, 3D design, technical support, networks and system administration, business analytics, etc. Besides, areas of Internet marketing and project management are gaining momentum. It is necessary to have a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of work experience after receiving a diploma in order to satisfy the requirements of the lists in most areas.

Being on the list means that you get a work visa and if you have an invitation to work, your potential employer will not have to prove to Immigration New Zealand that he did not find anyone suitable in the local labour market. This somewhat simplifies the situation, since not many employers want to do this.

Nevertheless, one must understand that without the experience of working in New Zealand, getting a job is not so easy. You need good English and recommendations. Participation in international projects and work experience in foreign companies will undoubtedly help you with your job placement.

Finding a job remotely is extremely difficult, employers want to see people in person, and most of them would like you to already have a working visa on hand. So, there are two options, in which you could increase your chances of finding a job.

Language courses in New Zealand for IT professionals

You can attend language courses to bring your English up to the required level, and at the same time, you can look for a job in the speciality. If you find it, you can get a working visa, our licensed immigration adviser will be happy to help with this.

More information about the most suitable language courses and opportunities for work.

Professional training for IT specialists

If you cannot find a job, there is a plan B – professional training during the year. At the time of training, you will have the right to work-in-training, the opportunity to improve your skills, get practice, make acquaintances and improve your professional language. In addition, at the time of obtaining a visa for study on a professional program, you can bring family: in some cases, the student’s partner has the right to a work visa, and school-age children can study at public schools for free. To do this, you just need to choose the right training program.

Upon finishing such a program, you automatically receive a working visa. The family also extends their visas. Having a visa and a local diploma on hand, finding a job will be much easier.

IT programs

For starters, you can get acquainted with the education system in New Zealand on our website.
In addition, in this article, you can read about the difference between educational institutions in New Zealand.

Level 9 programs

State Universities programs vary in cost from NZ$ 30 000-37 000 per year.

State Institutes and Polytechnics programs vary in cost from NZ$ 20 000-30 000 per year.

Level 8 programs

State Universities programs vary in cost from NZ$ 30 000-37 000 per year.

State Institutes and Polytechnics programs vary in cost from NZ$ 20 000-30 000 per year.

Private Institutions 1st category, programs vary in cost from NZ$ 22 900. Discounts and free English courses are possible.

Level 7 programs

The cost of level 7 programs, including study materials, insurance and other training expenses, ranges from NZ $ 10,000 to NZ $ 21,000 per year for training in private and public institutions, and at public universities, the cost of such a program will be about NZ $ 30,000. The number of such programs is very large, so we will provide only a shortlist. For detailed information, contact Kiwi Education.

State Universities

State Institutes and Polytechnics

Private Institutions

For IT professionals the choice of training programs and educational institutions is huge. In this list are just some of them.

Contact us and we will be glad to tell you more about various options and answer all your questions.

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