20 December 2017
Letter from the CE: We look forward to a busy 2018
We know that education providers, agents and others are keen to know what changes the Government will make as it works to honour its commitments to ensure quality services for international students and work rights are set at the right level.
The Government is determined to take careful, well-informed steps that will underpin the long-term sustainability of the international education sector and the highly valuable contribution it makes to New Zealand.
It is important to note that existing settings apply. As in this statement on Immigration New Zealand’s website, there have been no changes to immigration rules to date, and INZ continues to process student visas and post-study work visas as usual. Under changes introduced over the last 18 months, there is already a big correction underway in international education, with a focus on quality at all levels.
Education New Zealand looks forward to another busy year in 2018, working with students, providers and fellow government agencies on a strong future for international education in New Zealand.
In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season.
Chief Executive, Education New Zealand