Study and Work in New Zealand with Level 7 courses


LEVEL 7 COURSES are very popular in New Zealand as they allow students to get post study work permit after studying one year. Level 7 courses are highly skilled and specialized. Level 7 courses could variety of courses and are offered by both universities and colleges.

Popular subjects for Level 7 Courses:

  • Computing
  • Business
  • Hospitality
  • Media- communication
  • Information Technology

Institutions offering Level 7 Courses:

  1. Unitec New Zealand, Auckland
  2. Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton
  3. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch
  4. Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland
  5. New Zealand School of Education, Auckland
  6. Whitireia College Auckland campus and more
  7. Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Plymouth
  8. Queenstown Resort College, Queenstown

All courses offered by institutions are NZQA approved.

Universities offering Level 7 courses:

All 8 universities in New Zealand offer Level 7 courses.

  1. University of Auckland, Auckland
  2. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
  3. Massey University at all three campuses Portsmouth, Wellington and Auckland
  4. Waikato University, Hamilton
  5. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
  6. Lincoln University, Christchurch
  7. Canterbury Christchurch University, Christchurch
  8. Otago University, Dunedin

Level 7 courses are offered by universities as first year of the Masters degree. You can opt for the same by dividing your Masters degree in level 7 and 8 which is Masters Degree first year and second year respectively.


Advantages of dividing Master’s degree for Level 7:

In New Zealand, with the current visa rules you are allowed to take up the job search visa twice.

  • Post Graduate Diploma – Level 7 studies – first year of Masters degree
  • One year job search visa
  • Masters Degree – Level 8 studies – 2nd year of Masters degree
  • One year job search visa

Benefits for Married students:

  • If you are studying a Postgraduate course or a Level 7 course listed on long-term skill shortage list, your spouse will be eligible to accompany you to New Zealand
  • Spouse can work full time

Who can study Level 7 courses :

All students who wish to study courses at level 7 and above need to a graduate degree from India. All student applying for Bachelors, Graduate Diploma or Diploma need to check level of the course at the time of making application in New Zealand universities or Colleges. Irrespective of name of the course, level 7 courses require Bachelor degree level background from India for admission. Some technical courses networking, their requirement may differ.

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About Shahina Khan

Shahina Khan has more than 16 years of experience in higher education consultancy. She is recipient of multiple awards and renowned expert for international education, visa and culture. Ms. Khan continually explores new study destinations for Indian & South Asian students, and works on promotional strategies with a number of trusted institutions of higher education in various countries.

6 thoughts on “Study and Work in New Zealand with Level 7 courses

  1. I am doing a job after +2 for 2 year now i am plan to do my further study in canada and i regulate my study for having more experince. so please tell me, can i apply for study visa in canada . I covered my gap with my job certificate.Please tell me will it create any problem in my visa or not.

  2. Hello sir/madam

    I m from India
    I want to know that can I apply to your school with 5.5 band and I scored 5.5 band in each module
    And I am graduate in bsc it
    So please send me information immediately

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