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Free Career Advice Phone line

Free career advice service now available

An over-the-phone service offering free personalised career guidance from qualified professionals is now available. There are also career advice pop-ups in locations throughout New Zealand until March 2021. The service is designed to support job seekers in taking the next steps into work or study.

You can get advice from a professional career expert for free.

They can help you to:

  • make a personalised career plan
  • gain confidence
  • find work or training.

Call us for more information or to book your first session. We are here from 8:30am to 9pm Monday to Friday.


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Y12 & 13s: complete a survey about uni accommodation & be in to win $100

The University of Otago is conducting some market research to understand Year 12 and 13 students’ attitudes and perceptions towards university accommodation.

We invite your students to participate in an online survey. All data collected will be confidential.

Students go in the draw to win one of two $100 gift vouchers.

Year 12 and 13 students: 

to participate, go to the link

International Aviation Academy – E-Learning Opportunity

IAANZ ELearning info for schools

The International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (IAANZ) is excited to be able to offer E-Learning for some aviation theory courses. Through our online environment and resources, we can help you to prepare for your PPL theory examinations with Aspeq Assessment Services.  These will count towards gaining a New Zealand Private Pilot License, provide you a taste of the aviation world and if required credits towards your NCEA.

The e-learning package covers all the PPL theory papers:

PPL Air Tech

PPL Radio

PPL Air Law

PPL Human Factors

PPL Navigation

PPL Meteorology


Seniors 16+ – looking for work for the Summer? check out Picktiki

Pick Tiki is by young people for young people! With the support of the fruit growing industry in New Zealand we decided to step up and offer our fellow students the best access to the best summer fruit picking jobs!

While we’re all stuck in NZ why not do a working holiday in our own backyard? Pick Tiki brings together the best employers, jobs, accommodation providers, and tourism opportunities all here on this website and on our facebook page.

If you’re fit, not afraid of a bit of hard work, and keen to get out into the best parts of NZ this summer, make lots of new mates, and earn a fair bit of cash while doing it then jump in!

We’re up for it! See ya out there.

Explore the Picktiki website and find out about fruit picking jobs this summer in Central Otago, Motueka, Hawkes Bay & more!

Leaving school this year? Take a quick survey and you could win $100 prezzy card

WIn $100 just by sharing your story!
The Tertiary Education Commission wants to hear from anyone who is leaving school this
year or next year. Do you think you’ll work, study, train, do something else, or haven’t
decided yet? We want to hear from everyone. How easy or difficult has it been to decide?
What would help you on your journey? Share your thoughts and be in to win one of ten
$100 Prezzy cards.
Visit or scan the QR code below for more info and be in

Concerned about not meeting entry requirements for Canterbury University? Look here

Entrance to UC in 2021

With students now able to apply to enrol at UC for 2021 and exams not far away, they may be anxious about the impact of COVID-19 disruptions on their results. Pathways to help ease students into university study at UC in the New Year include:


Student allowances and loans

If you are about to leave school and you’re looking at tertiary study, there’s going to be a lot to think about.  If it’s anything to do with financial support while you are studying, Studylink can help you and you need to apply by 16th December 2020.

Sign up for info at


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