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International Education Agents

Wellington Institute of Technology works with an international network of highly regarded education agencies in New Zealand and overseas to ensure that prospective students and their families are provided with reliable information and advice about studying, working, and living in New Zealand and are treated with integrity and professionalism at all times. 

Students who wish to apply to WelTec

As a future international student you may apply directly to WelTec or through one of our registered recruitment agents

Concerns received about a WelTec-approved Agent

 If you have any complaints about the service provided to you by a registered WelTec agent, please let us know and we will investigate and respond to your concern. 

If you wish to change your agent, let us know here.

Professional Standards and Principles

Representatives who are contracted to WelTec are required to meet a high standard of professionalism, integrity, objectivity, transparency and confidentiality. All agents who represent WelTec are required to comply with the principles and standards in: 

1.     The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice (2016)

The Code of Practice is available, and can be downloaded as a pdf, on the New Zealand Legislation website http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0057/latest/DLM6748147.html

The 2016 Code is also available in other languages along with a pamphlet that provides a summary of important information for international students and their families http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/education-code-of-practice/code-of-practice-resources-languages/

1.    The London Statement of Principles

New Zealand is a signatory to the London Statement of Principles. These principles promote best practice among education agents and consultant professions supporting international students.  The Principles require agents and consultants to:

·          practise responsible business ethics

·          provide current, accurate and honest information in an ethical manner

·          develop transparent business relationships with students and signatories through the use of written  agreements

·          protect the interests of minors

·          provide current and up-to-date information that enables international students to make informed choices when selecting which agent or consultant to employ

·          act professionally

·          work with New Zealand signatories to raise ethical standards and best practice


2.    The New Zealand Privacy Act 1993

Agents/agencies must comply with the requirements of the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993. This includes (but is not limited to) complying with the information privacy principles, as detailed here http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1993/0028/latest/DLM297038.html . The full text of the Privacy Act 1993 is available here http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1993/0028/latest/DLM296639.html


Application to be an International Recruitment Representative for WelTec

WelTec will only consider applications from Recruitment Agencies that can demonstrate they have met the standards and principles listed above. Agent profiles that do not demonstrate this within their application form will not be considered.

If you wish to be considered as a Representative of WelTec, please complete the Representative Profile and make a full submission in writing, including:

  • the history and nature of your agency (including a link to your website);
  • the locations of your offices and the credentials and experience of agency staff;
  • a listing of other NZ tertiary institutions represented, and the number of students sent annually to those institutions;
  • references from institutions that you represent;
  • analysis of the potential for the promotion of Wellington Institute of Technology in the market(s) that you work in.

Incomplete applications will not be considered or responded to.

 The appointment of new International Agents

In normal circumstances, agency appointment is unlikely unless a WelTec International staff member has visited your office(s) and talked to the principal operator(s). It is also generally preferable that the principle operator(s) has visited WelTec’s Wellington campuses.

WelTec is not currently processing agent submissions for appointment from the following countries:

  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Ghana

Submissions for representation should be directed to: international@weltec.ac.nz.  

Content approved by General Manager, International, October 2017