How to become an ENZ Recognised Agency
Update on the ENZ Recognised Agency programme
As COVID-19 continues to impact globally and the New Zealand border remains closed to visitors, ENZ understands that education agencies will not have a reasonable opportunity to meet the core objectives to gain Recognised Agency status.
Given how the effects of the pandemic have resulted in the inability of education agencies to place students with education providers in New Zealand, ENZ has decided to not open applications for education agencies to become an ENZ Recognised Agency in 2020. At this stage, ENZ intends to open the next round of applications to the ENZ Recognised Agency programme in early 2022.
All current Recognised Agencies will remain in the ENZ Recognised Agency programme until February 2022 as long as they:
• sign an updated agreement
• remain a viable business
• meet conduct requirements.
Quality education agencies who continue to be highly engaged in the New Zealand education proposition remain critical to the recovery of the international education sector in New Zealand. Agents have also played a significant role in supporting students already in New Zealand and their families during COVID-19. We are aware that many students would turn first to their agents for information and support, ahead of their study provider. Agents have been instrumental in providing the support and access to information students have needed.
We acknowledge and appreciate the strong interest in education agencies wanting to join the programme. Further announcements will be made in due course. We will continue to engage with education agencies via ENZ's AgentLab platform.