International

New Zealand

There are no words to describe what living in NZ feels like. It’s a country like nowhere you’ve ever seen. The incredibly safe, modern, civilised, friendly and inclusive atmosphere are what rank New Zealand as one of the countries with the best quality of life in the world.

We could write many pages to try and put New Zealand into words, but instead we invite you to watch this great 2 minute video below, created by the 100% Pure New Zealand campaign organisers.

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Building a career in New Zealand

New Zealand is a highly developed country and also has a fast growing economy. The small population, only 4.5 million, combined with the low unemployment rate, make it challenging for most companies to find qualified professionals, so there is a need to train and retain the talents coming from overseas.

These new Kiwis (kiwi is the nickname for New Zealander) have the opportunity to qualify themselves and pathway into the New Zealand work force.

How do I start?

We are going to show you the pathway to your career provided by NZIE, for each one of these areas of study.

Take your career to the next level and develop your management and leadership skills in a practical environment through our research and internship programme.

The Business Programme with 10 weeks Internship. Choose your major and learn how to lead a team, manage communications and resolve management issues in specific field.

Enrol now to start an exciting career! Learn digital marketing strategies, social media and digital design, email marketing, Google Ads and Data Analytics.

NZIE digital marketing course

Our supportive, experienced and qualified teachers are here to help you to improve your English. The process is fun with a balanced mix of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. 

Living Costs

You’ll find New Zealand is very affordable compared to many other English-speaking countries around the world. This is one of the many reasons why over 100,000 International students come to New Zealand to study.

Here’s a shortlist to give you a bit of an idea about day-to-day living costs. All prices are in NZD ($). We update this section every 3 months to make sure you have the latest information.

General Goods
Food
Clothing
  • Jeans $40 – $150
  • T-shirts $10+
  • Sweatshirt $40 – $100
  • Sports shoes $50 – $250
  • Dress $ 40 – $200
 

Information provided by New Zealand NOW

Transport

Buses

Taking the bus is a great way to get around. It’s cheap, frequent and convenient. 

There are numerous bus stops in Takapuna and most buses coming from and going to the city, pass through Takapuna. The Smales Farm Busway Station is less than ten minutes’ walk away from NZIE campus.

For information, visit Auckland Transport.

Student Discounts

If you are a full-time student, you may be eligible for up to 35% discount on your public transport fares when using your AT HOP card, compared to a single trip cash fare. You can apply for your concession online.

For more information, visit Auckland Transport.

Cycling

Cycling is a great way to get around Takapuna and get fit at the same time. Plus it’s also cheap and ecologically responsible.
Check out the which takes you from Takapuna beach, though parks and along the waterfront finishing at historic suburb of Devonport.

Walking

Walking is free, reliable, and it’s good for your fitness.  

Enjoy Takapuna views while you travel to NZIE Takapuna campus! 

Visit Auckland Transport

Driving

Takapuna is a 10-15 minute drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and a 30 minute drive from the airport, depending on traffic. From central Takapuna, visitors can reach the northern or southern motorway in 5-10 minutes.

Note: it can be a challenge to find parking in the central city.

Get driving directions to and from Takapuna here.

Taxi and Uber

You can also take a cab or use Uber. A cab or Uber ride from Takapuna to the CBD will cost around $30. 

Book a taxi or Uber:

Cheap Cabs – (09) 621 0505

Green Cabs –  0508-447-336

Uber

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; OR Have a student visa.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; or have a student visa.

Fees 2020

Student loans available through Study Link. Check if you are eligible here. 

Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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