- Current students
The role of an Authorised Agent
Our Agents play a pivotal role in providing you with relevant study options, aiding in your decision making, and giving you an outstanding overall experience through your journey to studying abroad.
Agents are required to be well informed about, and understand New Zealand’s education system, our programmes and entry requirements to help you choose the right programme of study or pathway. This gives you an advantage in being best prepared for a successful enrolment application, and having an experienced guide to facilitate you through getting ready to leave your home country.
Providing Immigration Advice
Only a licensed immigration adviser or a person who is exempt from licensing can give advice on New Zealand immigration matters. This applies whether the advice is direct or indirect, and whether or not the advice is paid for.
New Zealand immigration matters can include:
- Choosing the right visa
- Completing a visa application
- Settling into New Zealand life
- Assessing whether or not it’s worthwhile appealing a decision to decline a visa application
- Assessing the options for people who are in New Zealand unlawfully
Some of our Authorised Agents are official Licensed Immigration Advisers (LIAs), meaning they are licensed by the Immigration Adviser’s Authority (IAA) to provide specialist immigration knowledge. The IAA keeps a register of LIAs, and you can use this to find a licensed immigration adviser. If an adviser doesn’t appear on the register, then they are unlicensed and should not be providing you with immigration advice.
Education New Zealand’s ENZRA Agent Programme
Education New Zealand has an agent programme which aims to support high quality, top performing agents and agencies who work effectively with students coming to New Zealand.
The ENZRA programme is focused on working with a small pool of proven, committed and ethical agents to help grow the value of international education to New Zealand. Around 300 education agencies have been designated as Recognised Agencies. Click here to obtain further information.
Applying through an Agent
Unitec accepts applications lodged through an Authorised Agent only. To know about the details of the Authorised Agents for your Country please click on the FIND AN AGENT.
Please note that some agents may charge a fee for their services.
Code of Practice
Unitec is a signatory of the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. The Code of Practice offers a framework of responsibilities that each education provider is required to provide to ensure that students who come to study in New Zealand are well informed, safe and properly cared for.
The Code of Practice includes information about, but not limited to, student safety and well- being, student support services and dealing with disputes and grievances.
Become an Authorised Agent
Unitec is currently not accepting new agent applications. However, please feel free contact your International Relationship Manager.