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Education New Zealand markets New Zealand as an education destination to international students.

English New Zealand attends quarterly operations and strategic group meetings, and engages with senior representatives from Immigration NZ both onshore and overseas.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority ensures that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust, both nationally and internationally.

Global Associations

The Quality Assurance in Language Education Network was formed by quality assurance and accreditation agencies in the English and other languages sector in 2011. English New Zealand is a founding member and supports collaboration to ensure global benchmarking of quality within the industry.

English New Zealand is a member of GAELA (the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations). The member associations and other related bodies meet at least once a year to discuss matters of common interest and to further a global dialogue.

Industry Partners

Cambridge Assessment English is part of the University of Cambridge. They develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take these exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations accept Cambridge exam certificates. Cambridge English Language Assessment – a not-for-profit organisation.

Uni-Care NZ is a long established provider of insurance to international students. Uni-Care has supported English New Zealand’s advocacy efforts for many years.

IELTS is the world’s trusted English language test. As a pioneer of four-skills English language testing 30 years ago, IELTS continues to set the global standard for English language testing today. Test takers have the option of taking IELTS in over 50 countries around the world, including New Zealand. As a co-owner of IELTS and the global leader in international education services, IDP is committed to helping international students study in English speaking countries and promote global migration.

Green Standard Schools is an independent, not-for-profit association that aims to encourage language schools everywhere to lessen the impact their activities have on the environment. The association also awards accreditation to those schools that can demonstrate a serious commitment to environmental sustainability.

At Pearson, our purpose is to add life to a lifetime of learning. We collaborate with experts to craft engaging and award-winning content that drives results in everyday English learning. Placing learners' progress at the forefront, we invest hundreds of millions each year in cutting-edge technology and research to stay ahead in the dynamic landscape. Pearson empowers partners to equip learners with essential language skills for success in education, work, and life. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is part of English Language Learning. Accepted by Immigration New Zealand, professional associations and all New Zealand universities, PTE is a fast, fair, and flexible single-session computer-based English test for study, work, or migration to New Zealand with results typically available within 48 hours. PTE also supports educators with diverse and effective teaching resources.