Some students can work while they are studying here.
• if they need to meet course requirements for practical work experience, or
• during the Christmas and New Year holiday period if they are in a full-time course of study lasting 12 months or longer, and/or
• for up to 20 hours in any given week during the academic year if they are in full-time study, providing they meet certain criteria.
Before employing a student you must check to see if their visa conditions give them the authority to work in New Zealand.
For more information on this, please view the Related Answer: "How do I know if a worker from overseas has the right to work in New Zealand?"
This answer was last updated on 26 January, 2012.
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