Qualifications Globally Recognised
Students who have studied are earning a reputation of being called innovative thinkers and are being addressed as “The New World Class”. It has a progressive education system with state of art facilities. Qualifications are internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programme offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in New Zealand, maintain international recognition.
Equally strong focus on Academics and Welfare
Most of the universities have been taking International students for the last 50 – 60 years and hence have gained a multicultural/national perspective offering a balanced curriculum which finds relevance in work places around the world. The same perspective enables it to offer excellent welfare services to students from around the world. The polytechnics in NZ are known for the programs which are “Read to Enter the Job Markets”.
“BEST OF BOTH WORLD” qualifications.
The best thing about studying in NZ is that the expenses involved are comparatively less than the other major destinations viz. USA, UK, Canada or Australia. In fact it is almost 50% less than that of USA and UK. Coupled with the lesser costs and International recognition of its qualification, NZ essentially offers “Best of Both Worlds” qualifications. Kiwi Life : Even though the country might be small the people think big. The people popularly known as Kiwi’s are renowned for their hospitality and their love for sports and the outdoors.
Migration and Job search Opportunity
Students are given a visa to search for a job after completion of their course and also have a good opportunity to migrate.
English widely spoken
As English is the day-to-day language in NZ, Indian students find it very easy to study, live and interact in NZ. Moreover the NZ accent is easy to understand.
Excellent Climatic Conditions
New Zealand enjoys temperate climate which is moderated by the sea’s surrounding it. This-results in mild summers and cool winters. This excellent climate encourages all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. One can indulge in sports as varied from Football, cricket to White water rafting and Bungee jumping. In fact it is widely accepted fact that NZ enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. It enjoys the four distinct seasons, viz, Summer (Nov. to March), Autumn (March to June), Winter(June to Sept.) & Spring( Sept. to Nov.) & hence people enjoy high quality living conditions.
Clean, Green and Safe Country
New Zealand offers a safe learning environment. It is the first country in the world to declare itself as a nuclear free zone. The environment is green, clean and uncrowded with a small populations and wide open spaces.
Code of Practice
A code of practice that ensures protection of international student’s welfare by all education providers came into force in 2002. Only signatories to the code will be allowed to enroll international students. Ensuring that New Zealand education providers act fairly and reasonably when recruiting students, the Code gives prospective students that they can trust the institution in which they choose to enroll.
To ensure that both the Government and individuals are investing in quality education, training and assessment, the Government has set up nationally recognised processes of quality assurance. There are a number of government appointed bodies responsible for approving qualifications in New Zealand and for the quality that determines the delivery of qualifications. These bodies are:
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and priva1te training establishments
New Zealand Vice-Chancellor’s Committee (NZVCC)
responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand universities.
New Zealand’s education system has three levels:
· Primary, which includes intermediate (ages 5 – 12)
· Secondary (ages 13 – 17)
· Tertiary (ages 18+)
All children in New Zealand must attend school from age 6 to 16 however most children start when they turn 5. Compulsory education is divided into primary, intermediate and secondary schooling.
Primary schools cater for children aged from 5 to 10 (years 1 to 6)
Children aged 11 to 12 (years 7 and 8) are mostly in a separate intermediate school but may be part of a primary, secondary or composite school.
Secondary schools provide for students aged from 13-17 years (years 9 to 13).
Teamup has lots of information about kids’ activities, schools in New Zealand and ideas for parents to help you get more involved with your kids’ learning. They have free booklets for parents of children from migrant or refugee backgrounds. The booklet is available in 6 languages – Arabic, Chinese, Dari/Farsi, Hindi, Korean and Somali
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