15 August 2018
ENZ refreshes Recognised Agency programme
A refreshed ENZRA was launched at NZIEC on Friday, with the new programming going live in November. Dan Smidt, ENZ’s Manager – Agents, shares what’s new and improved about the progamme.
Following extensive review, ENZ has made key changes to its Recognised Agency programme.
On a yearly basis, educations agencies will need to meet core requirements to gain or retain Recognised Agency status, including meeting a points target and minimum visa approval rate.
“This aims to give confidence to stakeholders that Recognised Agencies are successfully, and consistently placing international students with New Zealand education providers,” said Dan.
“Furthermore, the annual renewal process will ensure that the Recognised Agency information listed on the Study in New Zealand website is up-to-date and providers useful information to students, parents and education providers who are seeking to engage with an education agent.”
The changes to ENZRA broadly align with the objectives of the International Education Strategy, and contribute to the attraction of high-value students through ongoing support of quality education agencies.
“Education agencies play an important role in assisting international students. By engaging more closely with high-quality agencies, we hope to help enrich the student experience by ensuring they are provided with comprehensive, accurate and factual advice regarding studying and living in New Zealand.
The new ENZRA programme will be live from 1 November 2018.
Further information can be found here.
Update from Immigration New Zealand
A brief update as part of ENZ’s joint work programme with Immigration New Zealand.