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Why Study in Aotearoa Career & Management Institute (ACMI), New Zealand

At Aotearoa Career & Management Institute (ACMI), we use inclusive teaching methods that involve students in every step of the procedure. By actively participating in class rather than just sitting and listening, students are engaged through active learning processes. Students communicate with one another and professors as they work through challenges and engage in practical, communicative activities. Our educational philosophy embraces the traditional New Zealand ideals of which advocates student-centered learning in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.

Support for Employment Opportunities

We meticulously craft our courses to adhere to market and professional requirements. Employers attend our advisory committee meetings and contribute pertinent industry information that is incorporated into our programming.

Courses on a Regular Basis to Enhance Your Intellectual Abilities

Our campus hosts frequent programmes that might help you improve your abilities. Periodically, workshops will be given at ACMI to support your learning on a variety of subjects, such as New Zealand culture, plagiarism, soft skills, creating a resume, and interview preparation. These programmes are offered to students to make sure they are properly prepared to manage their life and studies in New Zealand and are able to handle business scenarios in their field.

Academic personnel that is well skilled and experienced

Our curriculum directors and instructors are experts in their fields and have professional credentials. They prepare our students for entry into the corporate world by educating and developing them. Students acquire the abilities from the practical expertise of our personnel to offer business solutions and handle everyday problems in their industry.

Modern facilities and equipment are available on our campus to help our students with their study. Our library and computer lab are available to students for their research and assignments.

Why Study in New Zealand

  • Tourism in New Zealand's is no. 1 Revenue Earner
  • Interesting Recreational and Outdoor activities
  • Diverse Cultures with harmony and Diversity
  • Beautiful Landscapees
  • Good Education System Encouraging Hands-on Experience
  • Safe and Peaceful Environment
  • Temperate Climate
  • Large Indian Diaspora

Course Insight

1. Certificate in Advanced Health And Care Assistance - Level 4

The advantages of working in the healthcare sector are highlighted in this full-time credential. It consists of seven interconnected modules that are taught over the course of 46 teaching weeks, gradually enhancing the student’s knowledge and abilities that they will need to exhibit while looking for work.

2. Diploma in IT Technical Support - Level 5

This full-time degree programme emphasises the advantages of working in the information technology sector. It consists of eight closely related courses that are taught over the course of 40 teach- ing weeks, gradually enhancing the student’s knowledge and abilities that they will need to exhibit when applying for jobs.

3. Diploma in Cyber Security - Level 6

The advantages of working in the healthcare sector are highlighted in this full-time credential. It consists of seven interconnected modules that are taught over the course of 46 teaching weeks, gradually enhancing the student’s knowledge and abilities that they will need to exhibit while looking for work.

4. New Zealand Diploma in Tourism & Travel - Level 5 & 6

The advantages of working in the travel and tourist sector are highlighted in this level 5 diploma for full-time students. The course material seeks to provide the student a firm grasp of the leadership and management components of this dynamic and fast-paced workplace.

Entry Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years old when the programme first begins.
  • International students must possess the required level of English proficiency as set by NZQA for the level at which they intend to enrol in courses, which is the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) or an equivalent qualification recognised by NZQA. For Level – 5 and below an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 is required.
  • Experience working in similar program before is preferred but not required.

Unique Benefits of Our Programme

  • Internships Facilitated
  • Professional Development Training
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (Cross Credits)
  • Scholarship and Merits Awards
  • 2 Weeks Free IELTS Preparation Classes For Students With 5.5 IELTS (Subject To Approval)
  • Airport Pickup – Conditional
  • One week accommodation for International Students – Conditional

Also Included

  • Assistance With Accommodation
  • Pathways Into Level 7 or Bachelors Degree
  • Professional Development Workshop
  • Electronic Resources


  • Pathways Into Level 7 or Bachelors Degree
  • Eligibility for 3 years Post Study Work Visa After Bachelors Degree

Fees Break Up

NZ$18,400 NZ$2,500 NZ$500 NZ$571 NZ$21,971
Visa Requirement for New-zealand

The appropriate visa for your educational pursuits will be determined by several factors, including the level of your chosen course, the nature of your intended studies, and the length of your program. As an international student, obtaining a student (subclass 500) visa is mandatory, regardless of your field of study, academic institution, or tuition fees.

Effective July 1, 2016, a student subclass 500 visa allows you to remain in New-zealand for the duration of your academic program, which typically spans up to five years, starting from your enrollment date. To ensure a smooth and uninterrupted stay, it is crucial that you maintain an active and up-to-date visa and comply with the conditions specified on your student visa. For detailed information about this visa category, please refer to the website of the New-zealand Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

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Cost of studying in New Zealand

The differential in tuition fees across various academic disciplines is a well-established phenomenon, with humanities, arts, and education courses often being more affordable than fields such as medicine and engineering. In the realm of postgraduate education, the costs tend to be higher and are program-specific. Notably, MBA programs are typically associated with the highest tuition fees, with average costs ranging from NZ$31,000-50,000 (indicative), commensurate with global trends.

1 Undergraduate degree $20,500 - $25,000 annually
2 Master's degree $19,000 - $29,000 annually
3 Doctoral degree $6,500 - $9,000 annually
4 MBA $31,000 - $50, 000 annually

*Please note that all figures are indicative

Scholarships for New Zealand

You can apply to the following well-known scholarships as an Indian student:

1 New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) The New Zealand government has provided funding for scholarships exclusively for Indian students who aspire to undertake a PhD program in New Zealand. These scholarships encompass various benefits including payment of university tuition fee, related student levies, a living stipend (up to NZ$25,000, which is tax-exempt), and health insurance coverage (up to NZ$600 per annum) for a span of three years. It is important to note that the specifics of these scholarships may vary depending on the educational institution.
2 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) presents a unique opportunity for Indian students pursuing a master's degree or PhD to apply for a scholarship. This plan provides a comprehensive coverage, including tuition fees, living expenses, travel expenses, health insurance, and establishment allowance. With a plethora of benefits, including full tuition fees and a weekly allowance of NZ$ 491 for living expenses, it offers tremendous support to postgraduate students in their academic pursuits.
Additionally, the scholarship also covers research expenses and medical and travel insurance, along with an establishment allowance of NZ$ 3,000 to offset setup costs. The CSFP is an unparalleled platform that assists Indian students in achieving their academic goals, and we encourage eligible students to apply for this opportunity.
(Sources: *https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/new-zealand- government-scholarships/new-zealand-scholarships-for-international-tertiary- students/scholars-get-ready-to-start-your-scholarship/#PolicyHandbook *https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/international-students/scholarships-loans- and-funding/development-scholarships/commonwealth-scholarships.php)
3 New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) The New Zealand Education Association (NZEA) is proud to present its comprehensive scholarship program, accessible across all eight esteemed universities. This initiative seeks to provide Indian students with an unparalleled opportunity to discover and immerse themselves in the diverse fields of excellence offered by New Zealand. Generously funded by Education New Zealand (ENZ) and New Zealand universities, these scholarships present a total of 28 options for PG programs and three for UG programs. The value of this scholarship is a substantial NZD 5,000 for each PG course and NZD 10,000 for each UG course, ensuring that successful awardees are able to achieve their academic aspirations in a highly supportive environment.
Source:https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarship/details? scholarshipid=129275&institutionid=378394)
4 NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship
  • Tuition fees up to NZD 10,000 per year
  • An annual stipend of NZD 28,000 per year (tax-free) to cover expenses
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZD 700 per year
  • Visa application cost not exceeding up to $1,000
  • Airfare expenses upon returning to New Zealand up to a maximum amount of $6,000 - Research allowance up to $1,500

To initiate the application process, we encourage you to connect with your IDP international education expert who can guide you through the process seamlessly. This opportunity is a remarkable step towards advancing the science of emission reduction in agriculture,

(Source:https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarship/details? scholarshipid=129275&institutionid=378394)
5 SEG Scholarship The Soshi Educational Group has allocated funds for a scholarship program aimed at promoting the study of geophysics and its related geosciences at the undergraduate level (A and B scholarships) as well as other programs (C scholarships). The scholarships hold significant value, with Scholarship A and B offering NZD 7,000 and NZD 5,000 annually, respectively.
Additionally, the SEG Scholarship C provides NZD 3,000 annually. The duration of the scholarships is one year, and they are being offered with a professional approach to encourage and support the development of scholars in this field.
Sources: *https://www.careers.govt.nz/scholarship/view/091504/8550/70738300 #Value * https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarship/details?scholarshipid=129544
6 Palmerston North City Mayor's Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship The City Council of Palmerston North is offering a sponsorship aimed at highlighting Palmerston North as an ideal destination for international students pursuing career-based and academic courses. This sponsorship is exclusively available for pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational courses. The scholarship amount is NZD 1,000, dedicated to covering the first year's tuition fees.

New Zealand Student Visa

For individuals who exceed the age of 18 and intend to pursue academic endeavors in New Zealand for a duration surpassing six months, it is imperative to acquaint oneself with the diverse categories of student visas that are available. The following is a comprehensive summary of said visas.

1 Fee Paying Student Visa Up to four years of full-time study combined with the ability to work part-time.
2 Exchange Student Visa Up to four years of full-time study in a recognised student exchange programme
3 Foreign Government Supported Student Visa Utilise a loan or scholarship from a foreign government to study full-time for up to four years.
1 Pathway Student Visa On a single student visa, you can take three courses that last for up to five years while also being eligible to work part-time.
*Please visit the New Zealand Government’s Immigration website for more information.

Intakes in New Zealand

Intakes may also be referred to as a semester in various universities. There are two intakes offered in New Zealand:

  • Semester 1: February to June
  • Semester 2: July to November

Vocational course admissions may also be open in the months of March, April, and May.

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Education system in New Zealand

Levels of study
In New Zealand, there are five phases of education:

  • Early childhood: for ages up to five years
  • Primary school: for ages 5 to 10 years
  • Primary: for ages 5 to 10 years
  • Intermediate school: for ages 11 to 12 years
  • Secondary school: for ages 13 to 18 years
  • Tertiary education: 18 years and above
  • Higher education: 18 years of age or older


Academic requirements vary depending on the program and institution. Typically, you need to meet specific GPA criteria and language proficiency requirements.
Yes, most universities have credit transfer policies. Consult with your home institution and the study abroad office to determine credit transfer procedures.
The application process varies by program and institution. Generally, it involves submitting an application form, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.
It’s best to start planning at least one year to allow ample time for research, scholarship applications, visa processes, and other preparations.
The need for a student visa depends on the destination country and the duration of your study abroad program. Research visa requirements for your chosen country.
Some countries allow international students to work part-time during their studies. However, it depends on the visa regulations of the host country. Research the specific rules.
Many universities offer on-campus housing options for international students. You can also explore off-campus housing, homestays, or private rentals depending on the location.
An exchange program involves a partnership between two institutions, allowing students to swap places for a semester or academic year. Direct enrollment programs involve enrolling directly at a foreign institution as a full-time student.