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Education NZ’s new agent training programme

This month Education New Zealand launched its Agent Programme introducing three tiers of collaboration with the government's new branding campaign: a trained agent, a recognised agency and official partners. Alongside the launch, ENZ has also introduced an agent search page on its Study in New Zealand website with map locator.

Four years after quake, signs of recovery in Canterbury, NZ

Recent efforts by New Zealand’s government to increase international students to the Canterbury region are starting to have a positive effect. Figures show that after two years of significant decline the industry grew by 11% in 2013 led by the ESL sector which says study work rights have made the region competitive.

Education NZ targets intrepid Japanese

Hundreds of dollars of adventure activities are available to Japanese students as part of a new marketing campaign from Education New Zealand (ENZ) and Tourism New Zealand to attract Japanese ESL students to the country. Activities ranging from a bungee jump in Queenstown to a jet boat ride on Auckland’s harbour are available.

Education New Zealand’s new plan for private sector

As new research reveals international education was worth NZ$2.6 billion in 2012/2013, Education New Zealand has released an engagement plan to bolster its struggling private sector. The initiative will focus on advocating for regulatory reform, increasing access to government grants and boosting offshore marketing. There is a clear focus on leveraging opportunities presented by vocational training too.

NZ pilots online agent-training course

Education New Zealand is piloting an e-learning training programme for approved education agents ahead of an expected rollout this summer. The course will give New Zealand Specialist Agents greater flexibility in how they train, and ENZ better data.