Working Holiday Learning Options
New Zealand has working holiday scheme agreements with many countries, allowing you to work in and explore our great country.
Eligibility and criteria for working holiday visas
Working holiday visas are available to young people, usually aged 18 to 30, but 18 to 35 in a select few countries. They let you travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, or 23 months if you are from the UK or Canada. If you apply for a 23-month visa, you must provide a General Medical Certificate.
Residents from eligible countries can apply online now without the complexity of a student visa application and can work immediately upon arrival.
Eligible countries include -
Studying and training courses
With your working holiday visa you can study one or more courses for up to 6 months in New Zealand. For example, you could study English for up to 6 months, do a Study Abroad programme for up to 6 months, or do a short training course in New Zealand.
If you are not from a English-speaking country, we would require you to complete an Upper-intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Some of the training options available are -
- Certificate in Cookery, Level 3
- Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Level 5 (Part-time)
- WSET Level 1 - 3 Award in Wines, WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits or the French Wine Scholar and pathway into restaurant work or vintage 2023.
Please look at the NZ Immigration page for more information.