International students

All our services are available to international students, and we have some resources specifically for international students.

Working in New Zealand while studying

International Students may be entitled to work in New Zealand while studying if they meet the criteria set out by the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Victoria CareerHub provides you with all you need to know about job seeking, career planning and graduate recruitment. You do not need to register for CareerHub, simply log in with your student computing username and password.

Student Job Search  is a good option for part time, casual and one-off jobs if you are currently enrolled as a student in New Zealand.

Preparing for employment

You can book any of our workshop on CareerHub and look out for specific workshops on CV Preparation and Interview Skills for international students.These workshops are similar to the CV Preparation and Interview Skills workshops, but there is special emphasis on applying for jobs in NZ when English is your second language.

To find out about and sign up for upcoming workshops see CareerHub.

Work Ready programme

Work Ready in Wellington , a Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) initiative, is a free programme to prepare international tertiary students for working in New Zealand. This course is specifically designed for international tertiary students who are currently studying or have recently graduated.

You will gain a better understanding of New Zealand workplaces and a broad range of skills to help you find a job in Wellington.

See details and register on the Work Ready in Wellington programme page.

Work Connect

Work Connect is a Migrant Futures initiative brought to you by Careers New Zealand.

The programme is designed to enable graduate international students, and skilled resident migrants and their partners, to find work in New Zealand that uses their qualifications and skills.

Work Connect is offered in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch and is available for skilled migrants, partners of skilled migrants, or international student graduates (Level 7 and above) looking for work.

For more information and to apply, go to Work Connect. You can also find helpful advice from Careers NZ for migrants on how to look for work in New Zealand.

Working in New Zealand after graduation

International Students may be entitled to work in New Zealand after graduation if they meet the criteria set out by the New Zealand Immigration Service. This link sets out the visa requirements for remaining in New Zealand to work, applying for skilled migrant residency status and advice about looking for work in New Zealand.