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Old Nov 22nd 2011, 10:44 am
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Hi,

Does anyone know if it's theoretically possible to have a (non-NZ) Masters degree assessed against an NZ Bachelors degree for comparability via the NZQA, or is this a complete non-starter?

You may have guessed, this is for an IT qualification and I, like countless others before me, made the fundamental error of assuming an MSc gained in the UK would be viewed as equivalent to a BSc gained in NZ for EoI purposes. Doh! Of course it isn't, so all my points for:
- Qualifications in an area of absolute skills shortage, and
- Work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage
have been removed.

Plus, my qualification points have been downgraded to 50, from my assertion of 60 (although that is not the main issue here).

Net result is that my points have been reduced from 155 to 120 and I'm splashing around back in the pool, which doesn't appear to be a heated one at the moment...

Thanks in advance,

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Old Nov 23rd 2011, 12:06 pm
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From the level of response so far, this doesn't look very promising...
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Even though this is Immy I'll bung it into the main forum for a bit and tweak the thread title to try and attract the IT bods.
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http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/i35171.htm


Does this help?

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Not really.

It's about the comparability I think.

I rather thought that the IT folk needed to be of degree standard but what degree I;ve no idea. I also know that one mustn't be deemed 'overqualified' as that's also not OK.
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......I rather thought that the IT folk needed to be of degree standard but what degree I;ve no idea. I also know that one mustn't be deemed 'overqualified' as that's also not OK.
too right!!!
and don't be too clever in your application or interview, some Kiwi "managers" have been known to take that as a personal threat

sorry I can't help the OP
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