International Education is one of New Zealand’s fifth largest export industry. New Zealanders accord a high importance to this industry. In 2014, International Education contributed around $2.85 billion to the New Zealand economy and we have ambitious goals for the sector to achieve by 2025 that include to double the annual economic value to $5 billion through increasing international enrolments in tertiary institutions, private providers and schools.
International Education success in New Zealand is a multi-organisational joint team effort. Our eight world-class Universities, 18 Institutes of Technology and over 700 Private Training Establishments that provide job pathways into specialist industries play a crucial role besides the key government agencies that regulate New Zealand’s strong and rigorous quality assurance systems which ensure consistent, high quality education across all levels of the education system. MBIE, Ministry of Education, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), Immigration New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand, NZTE, Careers New Zealand, Education New Zealand (ENZ), Education Review Office (ERO), National Library of New Zealand, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), New Zealand Teachers Council (NZTC) and Tertiary Education Commission are among key players.