ISEA November 2020 Online Agent Training is open for registration

ISEA is pleased to advise that we will offer a round of Online Agent Training in November for education agents promoting New Zealand as a study destination.

The next sessions for online training have been set as follows:



23 November

NZ Time

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1.1 The New Zealand International Education Industry

1.2 Promoting New Zealand as a Study Destination


24 November

NZ Time

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1.3 The New Zealand Education System

1.4 Enrolments and Procedures

1.5 Code of Practice


1 December

NZ Time

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1.5 Code of Practice (continued)

1.6 Immigration


2 December

NZ Time

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2.1 English Language Sector

2.2 School Sector

2.3 Tertiary Education Sector

The training will be delivered via the Zoom platform. We will send you a URL link to join the training prior to each session.

Please ensure you

  • Have a computer (individually) with a camera and microphone available
  • Have downloaded and installed Zoom Client for Meetings in your computer
  • Have created an account with Zoom

Please note

  • The training will be delivered by Rachel, the ISEA director.
  • A presentation will be shared to your screen for each module during the training.
  • Please take notes as required throughout the training.
  • An online quiz will be included for each module. This is not a test but a way to help each one of you to understand the training content clearly.
  • We encourage you to engage with us during the training by asking questions and sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • A set of training documents will be posted to you after the training.

Book the training now at [email protected]

New Zealand expects a group of 250 international students returning in November

The Minister of Education announced that a group of 250 international postgraduate students will be allowed to enter New Zealand to resume their studies as a border exemption, subject to 14-day quarantine at an approved isolation facility at their own cost, beginning in November 2020.


Only PhD and Master students who hold or held a visa for 2020, and whose long-term commitment to study here was disrupted by COVID-19 will be included in this small group. Priority will be given first to those who need to be in the country for the practical components of their research and study, such as medicine, veterinary, engineering, laboratory sciences, agricultural research.


The reason to prioritise PhD and master students is they are deemed to “make a significant contribution to our research and innovation systems and boost the global reputations and competitiveness of our institutions” according to the minister.


Although other education providers including schools and private training establishments might be disappointed with this announcement as their students are not considered at this point, it is a small step in the right direction for the international education sector.


The Government will review other possible border exceptions, as and when it is safe to do so.

ISEA welcomes new support partner Learning Hawke’s Bay

ISEA is pleased to announce Learning Hawke’s Bay as a new ISEA industry support partner.


Funded by Hastings District Council, Napier City Council and its members, Learning Hawke’s Bay is an association of around 20 schools and tertiary providers situated in the Hawke’s Bay region. Learning Hawke’s Bay is dedicated to developing international education in the Hawke’s Bay region by promoting the region as a desirable education destination and running regional programmes to help ensure international students have a positive experience in Hawke’s Bay. Specifically, it works with central government agencies and other partners to promote the region and its member schools/institutions via digital marketing channels and other marketing activities and events, connects education agents with its members, and organises international student support programmes such as mayoral welcome functions and student ambassador programmes.

WeChat: LearningHawkesBayNZ