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Education in New Zealand general

  1. 1. By Suad Alhalwachi Education in New Zealand
  2. 2. Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand Welcome to New Zealand
  3. 3. The Land • Two main islands separated by Cook Strait • Similar size to United Kingdom/Japan • Snow-capped mountains • Golden beaches • Wide open spaces & natural bush
  4. 4. New Zealand & The World • Situated in the Southern Hemisphere the South Pacific • East of Australia • 3 hours from Sydney • 18 hours from Dubai (via Singapore, Hong Kong, KL or Bangkok)
  5. 5. Kiwis New Zealanders are often called „Kiwis‟ after the name of their national bird the Kiwi.
  6. 6. Kiwis - The people •Multicultural society •Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle •Enjoy meeting other people •Value independence and equality •English speaking •Well known for their warm and friendly welcome
  7. 7. Kiwis - The people Population 4 million 77.5% of European descent 14% NZ Maori 5% Pacific Islanders 2% Chinese 1% Indian 0.5% other nationalities
  8. 8. Climate • Temperate climate year round • Seasons are: – Summer (January March) 20 -25ºC – Winter (July September) 8 -12 C • January and February are the warmest months • July is the coldest month
  9. 9. Safety and Security • New Zealand is safe, secure and stable • Clean and unpolluted environment • Wellington is the 19th best city in the world • New Zealand is amongst the top OECD countries with low corruption rate along with Finland and Iceland • Voted the Best Destination in the World by “Lonely Planet 2004, 2005, 2006”
  10. 10. New Zealand Provides the Perfect Growing Conditions
  11. 11. Education System Level Age • Pre School 3 - 5 years • Primary 5 - 10 years • Intermediate 11 - 12 years • Secondary 13 - 17 years • Tertiary 18 + years
  12. 12. Figure 1: The New Zealand Education System Sector Universities Year of study Institutes of technology Colleges of Education Wänanga Private training ** 7 to 8 Doctorate~ & polytechnics establishments (including 10 6 English language schools) 5 Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters 9 Tertiary 4 Honours, Postgrad Dip & Cert Honours, Postgrad Dip & Cert Honours, Postgrad Dip Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma 8 3 Degree^, Grad Dip & Cert Degree^, Grad Dip & Cert Degree^, Grad Dip & Cert Degree^ Degree^, Grad Dip & Cert 7 2 Diploma Diploma Diploma Diploma Diploma 5,6 up to I Certificate Certificate Certificate Certificate Certificate 2,3,4 Non-certificate courses Year of schooling Year 13# Year 7-13 schools Year 9-13 secondary schools Wharekura Composite/ Special Correspondence 17 3,4 Year 12 schools area schools School 16 2 Year 11 schools 15 1 Year 10 Restricted 14 Primary Year 9 composites 13 and Year 8 (middle Intermediate Full primary Kura 12 Secondary Year 7 schools) schools schools kaupapa 11 Schools Year 6 Contributing primary schools Maori 10 Year 5 schools 9 Year 4 8 Year 3 7 Year 2 6 Year 1 5 Playcentres Kindergartens Education and Homebased Te köhanga Nga puna Pacific Playgroups 4 Early care centres services reo kohunga- Islands 3 Childhood hunga language 2 Education groups 1 0 Modal age # The majority of students complete their schooling within 13 years, but a small number continue to study in the school systemfor another 1 or 2 years. ^ A small number of degrees are in excess of 3 years. * Certificates can be registered at any level, and diplomas can be registered at any level beween 5 and 10. ~ One of the institutes of technology also offers a doctorate ** PTEs include a large range of institution types and sizes, many of which are focussed on short certificate or non-certificate level courses NewZealandRegisterqualificationlevel* Compulsoryschooling
  13. 13. Tertiary Institutions in New Zealand Approved by NZQA • 8 Universities • 21 Institutes of technology and Polytechnics • 4 Colleges of education • 3 Wänanga (Mäori tertiary education institutions) • 46 Industry training organisations. • 840 Private training establishments
  14. 14. Universities in New Zealand Welcome to New Zealand AUCKLAND The University of Auckland Auckland University of Technology Massey University, Albany Campus WELLINGTON Massey University, Wellington campus Victoria University of Wellington CHRISTCHURCH University of Canterbury Lincoln University DUNEDIN University of Otago PALMERSTON North Massey University HAMILTON The University of Waikato
  15. 15. University Programmes • Undergraduate • Postgraduate
  16. 16. English Language Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes • IELTS 6.0 or higher • TOEFL 550 or higher
  17. 17. University Tuition Fees • Undergraduate Arts DHs 38,000 – 44,000 p.a. Commerce DHs 39,000 – 45,000 p.a. Science DHs 40,000 – 48,000 p.a. PHD Dhs 12000 only NZ$1 = DHs 2.7 (October 2009) Intakes February and July
  18. 18. Features of Universities • Entry level is 13 years of schooling (American high school 75% or above plus sat one and two may qualify the student to skip the foundation year, CBSC 75% also qualifies the student to enter directly into the programme) • Research Based • Lecturers involved in research and teaching • Latest technology is used • Many visiting lecturers and professors
  19. 19. Institutes of Technology • 21 Institutes • Government established • Offer a range of programmes • Situated throughout New Zealand
  20. 20. Institutes of Technology Qualifications • Degrees • Diplomas • Certificates
  21. 21. Features of Institutes of Technology • Many entry levels • Work ready graduates • Small tutor to student ratio (15:1) • Latest technology • Strong industry links
  22. 22. Academic Entry Requirements for Institutes of Technology • Degree Courses ( Foundation programme or a diploma programme) • Diploma Courses (New Zealand Sixth Form or Equivalent- American high school 62% or above)
  23. 23. Institutes of Technology • Intakes February and July • Fees DHs 30,000 – 40,000 pa
  24. 24. English Language Providers • Universities • Institutes of Technology • Private Tertiary Institutions • Secondary Schools • Private Language Schools
  25. 25. Living Costs in New Zealand Accommodation, food, textbooks, toiletries, some domestic travel DHs 25,000 – 30,000 pa
  26. 26. Types of Accommodation • Halls of residence/hostels – DH 400 - 450 per week • Flats/apartments – DH 280 - 350 per week – food costs DH 160 - 180 per week • Home stay – DH 410 - 460 per week
  27. 27. Homestays Provide the chance to live with New Zealanders in a family environment • Provides the chance to live with New Zealanders in a family environment
  28. 28. Support for International Students • Additional academic support • Counselling services: Courses, careers, financial, personal • English language assistance • Orientation and on-going support
  29. 29. Why is New Zealand the New World Class? • International recognition • Research based teaching • High standards, quality programmes • Interdisciplinary teaching • Excellent computing and library services • Transferable Credits
  30. 30. Advantages of studying in NZ • British Based Education System • Recreational Paradise • Warm & Welcoming Environment • New Zealand Provides the Perfect Growing Conditions • Association with Fresh Thinkers • High Quality Living Conditions
  31. 31. You may apply for authorisation to work under the following circumstances: • to fulfil course requirements (two years and longer) • up to 20 hrs a week for tertiary students undertaking a long term course of study • during the summer and New Year holiday period • on completing your course of study • as a postgraduate student Studying and Working in New Zealand
  32. 32. Student Visas • Proof of funds • Accommodation • Fee Payment • Academic Records • Genuine offer of Placement in a Course • Police clearance report • Clear Medical report • Air Ticket
  33. 33. Help Us Create a Knowledge Society

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