The Careers Centre is a valuable school resource that assists students, through the expertise of our Careers Advisor, to prepare themselves fully for tertiary study or the workplace. Some of the services offered include:
Careers Counselling - personalised career counselling and self assessments to help students identify their strengths and interests. Many students have no idea of which direction they want to take after high school - an appointment with the advisor can often be a great starting point.
Career Resources - there are countless resources available in the Careers Center: university and polytechnic prospectuses, course flyers, information on different careers, videos, CD ROMs and web resources relevant to careers.
Organised Events - career expos, university/polytechnic visits, work experience days, visits from many tertiary education providers and private companies.
Information for Parents - parents are an important partner with the Careers Center. Find out about services, programs, events, and resources to help your son succeed with his career plan.
Tertiary Accomodation Applications - the Careers Centre can assist students who are considering moving to another region for their tertiary study.
Career planning advice
This website has all the information you will need about work and learning in New Zealand. It has many useful interactive tools for students, such as a subject matcher, skill matcher and all you need to know about specific jobs in the jobs by interest section.
CareerQuest is an interactive tool that recommends jobs based on your interests.
Current Skill Shortages in New Zealand
As part of your career research find out what jobs are currently on Immigration New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list. If there is a shortage there is a greater chance of gaining employment in this area.
The Occupation Outlook report.
This report helps students determine what their chances are of getting a job in a particular industry area.
It also provides excellent information on pay rates and qualifications required.
Schoolconnect is a career planning resource which outlines study, work and travel options.
No Major Drama provides information about all majors offered across all NZ universities.
'Just the Job' has an interactive website, this has over 200 short video clips profiling careers in a range of industries. This is an excellent way to find out all you need to know about possible future careers. There is also a fun careers quiz.
Key information you need to include in your CV
CV and cover letter templates
Financing your study
For information about student loans and allowances
Industry Training Contacts
If you are interested in a Modern Apprenticeship, an Industry Training Organisation (ITO) can help you work out what you need to do, and what qualifications you can get.
There are about 40 ITOs, which cover a wide range of industries including service, manufacturing, primary industries (such as agriculture), and trades.
Careers with Defence Forces
Breakout – a scholarship database which can only be accessed through school based computers. This has information about most scholarships available in NZ.
Maori students’ scholarships, grants and awards
Polynesian students’ scholarships, grants and awards
- Information is available at the school careers centre and on the notice board upstairs in A Block.
- Recommended school subjects for university preparation are available on the university websites.
Job search websites
For enquiries about the services offered by the Careers Centre please contact:
Mrs Lynnette Ross
(07) 853-0440 ext 2426
For enquiries about the services offered by the Gateway programme please contact:
Mrs Wendy Barry
(07) 853-0440 ext 2428