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 Accommodation Applications – the Careers Centre can assist students who are considering moving to another region for their tertiary study.

Career Planning Advice

Careers NZ 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 in New Zealand. It also provides excellent information on pay rates and qualifications required.

Schoolconnect is a career planning resource which outlines study, work and travel options.

Just the Job 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.

Industry Training Contacts

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


MoneyHub – provides a complete list of all scholarships available to school leavers who are intending to enrol at a university. The site is updated regularly. 

Studyspy provides a complete list of all scholarships available to school leavers who are intending to enrol at a university.

Subject Choices

  • Information is available at the school careers centre.
  • Recommended school subjects for university preparation are available on the university websites.

University Websites



For enquiries about the services offered by the Gateway programme please contact:

Mrs Lynnette Ross
HOD Careers
Tel: (07) 853 0440 ext 2426
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Wendy Barry
Gateway Co-ordinator
Tel: (07) 853 0440 ext 2428
Email: [email protected]