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kmanotoc



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject: study and work program Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology graduate. I have not practiced my degree. So they suggested that I opt for the Study and Work pathway since I don't qualify for the skilled immigrant visa.

They said that I can work 20 hrs/wk as part-time. My concern is how easy it is to find a part-time work?
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rdj95



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have the money to burn then I say study could be an option, especially if that qualification leads to an area of skill shortage. Just be reminded that you pay 3x the amount a local would pay for tuition - education attracting foreign students is big business in new zealand.

As for getting part time work, it would be very difficult at the moment as NZ is still in recession, aggravated by the recent Christchurch earthquake. It's funny that if you apply for a trolley boy in a supermarket, they will require you to have 2 years NZ trolley boy experience! I'm not kidding, the job market here is that horrible! You have 200+ applicants even for a toilet cleaner position. Of course, the NZ pimp sites would not tell you this.

If you would spend big $$$ anyway, consider Australia as their economy is at boom at the moment.
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kmanotoc



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@rdj95, thank you for replying. Your information is really helpful. This is what I'm scared off, cause the agency I consulted with was never upfront regarding the job problem.

I am considering between Australia and New Zealand. I just wish there's an Australian forum just like this where I can get information.
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levi



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmanotoc wrote:
@rdj95, thank you for replying. Your information is really helpful. This is what I'm scared off, cause the agency I consulted with was never upfront regarding the job problem.

I am considering between Australia and New Zealand. I just wish there's an Australian forum just like this where I can get information.


Australian forum: www.philippines.com.au

You don't need an agent to get a student visa. Some big and well established Australian and New Zealand schools will guide you on how to go about securing one. Mind you that like NZ, Australia also charges 3x the domestic tuition fee for overseas student such as you, and a 20 hour job on the side will definitely not cover your tuition and your living expenses.

With the recent changes to the skilled migrant category in NZ, you must be careful as to 1) what course you will study, and the duration of the study, 2) what is the level of the intended course in the NZQA matrix and 3) the institution you are intending to matriculate.

All the best.
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kmanotoc



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@levi -thank you for the information.

i attended a seminar regarding live and study program sa new zealand. and they really presented it as a really great opportunity but hopefully matulungan mo ako in terms of the real situation there.

If I'm going to study there then I would really need to avail of the 20 hrs part time work para may magastos din naman ako diyan. Marami bang available jobs for part time work?

Base sa mga nabasa ko on this forum, parang mahirap ang trabaho ngayon diyan... so natatakot ako gumastos at baka mauwi rin sa wala. Money is not easy to come by these days.

Thank you.
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levi



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmanotoc wrote:
@levi -thank you for the information.

i attended a seminar regarding live and study program sa new zealand. and they really presented it as a really great opportunity but hopefully matulungan mo ako in terms of the real situation there.

If I'm going to study there then I would really need to avail of the 20 hrs part time work para may magastos din naman ako diyan. Marami bang available jobs for part time work?

Base sa mga nabasa ko on this forum, parang mahirap ang trabaho ngayon diyan... so natatakot ako gumastos at baka mauwi rin sa wala. Money is not easy to come by these days.

Thank you.


The minimum wage is 12.50. That is 250 gross nzd. From what I can read between the lines, you are expecting that your 20 hour part time job will cover your rent, food and day to day expenses. Even if you get lucky getting that part time job, 250 is not enough to sustain you weekly. 250 will probably pay for rent and your transportation expenses at the most. This situation applies to australia as well although the min wage is 14.00 aussie i think.
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rdj95



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Zealand minimum wage is now $13NZD/hour or 455 pesos/hour

http://www.dol.govt.nz/er/pay/minimumwage/

Australian minimum wage is $15.51AUD/hour or 700 pesos/hour

http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/national-minimum-wage/pages/default.aspx
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