ADVISORY FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
An increasing number of educational institutions in New Zealand, particularly the Private Training Establishments (PTEs) are coming under the scrutiny of the New Zealand authorities for reasons of not maintaining the quality of education required as per rules laid down by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). In some cases, NZQA has cancelled the registration of certain education institutions causing problems to the students enrolled in those institutions.
2. NZQA has defined four categories of capability for an education institution, from Category 1 being the highest, to Category 4 being the lowest. A list of PTEs with their assessment by NZQA and their Category is available at the following link: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/index.do
3. The High Commission of India would like to advise all potential students who aim to study in New Zealand to perform due diligence about the credentials of the education institution before securing admission. It is also advised that, owing to the current overhaul of the education sector being carried out by NZQA, admission to only Category 1 institution be contemplated.