International students enrolled in a tertiary programme of study are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) in New Zealand only during the summer holidays. The average salary for part time jobs is between NZ$ 10-NZ$ 15 per hour. International students who have graduates from a course in New Zealand that would gain the Skilled Migrant Category may apply for a six month open work permit.