Creates and manipulates computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files into multimedia programs to produce data and content for CD-ROMS, information kiosks, multimedia presentations, web sites, mobile telephone resources, electronic gaming environments, e-commerce and e-security solutions, and entertainment and education products.
- Multimedia Developer
- Multimedia Programmer
- Electronic Game Developer
ANZSCO NO. 261211
Multimedia Specialist is on the following lists:
Requirements to claim points for skilled employment (Category A)
A relevant recognised qualification which is at, or above, the qualification level on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. The qualification must correspond to the skill level indicated for that occupation in the Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)
The relevant work experience that the ANZSCO indicates may substitute the required qualification
The relevant requirements specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) for your occupation (if your occupation is included in the LTSSL)
Five years of relevant work experience.
Related visa: Skilled Migrant Category
If you have enough points and meet the requirements then you may be eligible to apply for a Resident Visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. This category of visa allows you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely and access most publicly funded services. The first step towards applying for this visa is to submit an Expression of Interest.
One of the following qualifications:
- A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with a minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in any of the following focus areas:
- A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, which includes the knowledge requirements of any of the following focus areas:
Animation, Animation and/or visual effects, Cinematic arts, Computer graphic design, Creative media production, Creative software, Digital film and television, Digital media, Game art, Games and multi media, Game and play design, Game development and/or animation, Game programming, Interactive design, Motion capture, Motion design, Motion graphics, VFX and motion, Visual imaging or 3D visualisation
a minimum of three years' specialist work experience in film animation
One of the following:
- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Computer Engineering) or (Computer and Electronic Engineering) or (Computer Systems Engineering) or (Electronic Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) or (Electronics and Communication Engineering) or (Electronics and Computer Engineering) or (Electronic/s and Computer Systems Engineering) or (Network Engineering) or (Software Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
- A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with a minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in one of the following focus areas: Business Information Systems, Computational Intelligence, Computational Modelling, Computer and Electronic Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Computer and Mobile Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Database Architecture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Electronics and Computer Systems, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Information Science, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internet Technology, IT Service Science, Multi-Media, Multi-Media and Web Development, Networks, Network and Communication Engineering, Networks and Security, Network Engineering, Programming, Software and Information Technology, Software Development, Software Engineering, Systems Design, Systems Development, or Telecommunications
- A Seoul Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) degree (listed - see Note 3)
- One of the following in a field relevant to the ICT, Electronics or Telecommunications occupation:
--- A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree (listed - see Note 3)
--- A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPENZ certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
--- NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience.
Work to Residence (Long Term Skill Shortage List)
If you have a permanent or long-term job offer and meet the work, qualification, age, health and character requirements you could apply for a Work to Residence visa under the Long Term Skill Shortage List work visa. This is a temporary work visa for up to 30 months.
Residence from Work (Long Term Skill Shortage List)
If you have held a Work to Residence visa (see above) for at least 24 months and continue to meet the requirements, you can apply for resident status under the Residence from Work category.
Multimedia Specialist is not on the following lists:
What if an occupation is not listed?
If your job is not on a shortage list, don’t be disheartened. There are other work, resident, student and holiday visas that might be right for you.
Employers with advertised job vacancies in New Zealand that have made genuine but unsuccessful efforts to find a suitable New Zealand citizen or resident for the position can look to recruit migrant workers. In this situation, the employer may apply to Immigration New Zealand for Approval in Principle to recruit workers from overseas. They may also offer employment to a migrant directly and support their application for an Essential Skills work visa. The employer will need to provide supporting information and demonstrate their efforts to recruit New Zealanders first.
If you are aged between 18 and 30 years, and your country has an agreement with the New Zealand government, you may be eligible to apply for a Working Holiday visa.
A Visitor Visa is a great way to experience everything New Zealand has to offer. You are permitted to meet with prospective employers but you are not permitted to work until you have been granted a work visa.
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Skill shortage list notes
Note 1: Qualifications listed (unless an exception is stated) are New Zealand awarded qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed. Overseas qualifications therefore require an International Qualification Assessment (IQA) from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority stating the comparable NZQF qualification.
Note 2: Where post-qualification work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).
Note 3: Where a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering degree awarded is Washington Accord accredited, please refer to the International Engineering Alliance website.
Where a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering technology degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering technology degree awarded is Sydney Accord accredited, please refer to the International Engineering Alliance website.
Where a Seoul Accord accredited undergraduate IT degree is a requirement, the IT degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an IT degree awarded is Seoul Accord accredited, please refer to the website.
Note 4: Qualifications held by applicants claiming points based on this list under the Skilled Migrant Category must be recognised under the Skilled Migrant Category.
Note 5: Where New Zealand registration is specified as a requirement and states “a qualification(s) in this area of absolute skill shortage is/are”, a person only needs to hold the particular New Zealand registration and to have undertaken any necessary work experience in order to meet the requirements of the List. In these cases, qualifications are listed only for the purposes of people applying for work visas under WF4.1.