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How picky are they with matching qualifications

Old Jun 5th 2008, 11:43 am
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Default How picky are they with matching qualifications

Hi there

How strict are they with your qual matching the NZ equivalent.

Example: I want to claim points for a qual in Environmental Science on the absolute skills shortage list. It says you need a Bsc in Environmental Studies at level 7.

I did my qual in South Africa and it has already been assessed by NZQA. I got Bsc in Geography & Geolgy (level 7) and I did a one-year course for a Bsc Hons in Environmental Science (leve 8). Now, clearly that qualifies me to do the job of an Environmental Scientist (and I am doing just that) but will they be picky about the fact that it's not a Bsc Environmental Studies exactly!

And who decides if it is equivalent. NZQA didn't say anything about it's equivalence. Is it the NZIS case officer that decides.
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 3:32 am
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Default Re: How picky are they with matching qualifications

NZIS will want your qualifications to match the level they set. So in a way, I suppose they are picky.

If you have had your quals assessed by NZQA and you match the standard set for the skilled occupation as stated by NZIS , then there shouldn't be a problem.

It is the NZIS case officer who decides. If in doubt have the full NZQA assessment done perhaps . This will take into account all your quals and work exp.
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