Paid and Non-paid positions*
Our Student Services team are happy to assist you in finding a work or volunteer position in New Zealand. Remember that you will need to have a valid work visa.
Work rights for student visa holders
You can work up to 20 hours a week while studying full time for a minimum of 14 weeks at a category 1 school
NZLC's Job Preparation Workshops:
- CV Writing
- Job Interview Practice
- IRD Number application assistance
- Where to search for jobs in New Zealand
- Work Experience or Volunteer Placement
- Fruit Picking or Vineyard work
- Assistance with WWOOF Registration (approximately $40 registration fee)
- Au Pair Placement
- Internship Programme
Cafe / Bar / Restaurant / Tourism / Hotel / Backpackers / Assistant Teacher / Administrator / Nursing / Social Work / Retail
*Visa conditions apply. There will be no service fee unless any costs occur.
Work rights in New Zealand
As an international student in New Zealand you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week. But working in another country can be very different from working in your country. In New Zealand there are laws to protect all
workers, and this includes international students. Find out more about your rights and responsibilities working in New Zealand here.