Originally Posted by escapedtonz
Yes you can apply for a study visa from within NZ even if you are here on a visitor visa. So long as you meet the criteria for the study visa application and you can provide the necessary evidences you shouldn't have many problems other than the deadline until the expiry of the visitor visa.
I have seen on the NZL immigration website that there are basically two types of visitor visas. One is for 3 months and the other one is for 6-9 months. Now, Is it on the assessment of immigration officer to grant 3 months or the 6-9 months category visa or applicant can decide?