Careers and Training

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Helpful Websites



This site provides high quality information for school leavers and graduates.

This site is a government organization which aims to provide all people living in New Zealand with access to the best careers information, advice and guidance to achieve their life goals

Dedicated pages for students - secondary and tertiary - contains lots of information from Inland Revenue including loans, tax payments etc. Most forms are available online.

The Department of Labour's primary role is to improve the performance of the labour market in New Zealand and as such they have information about legal work requirements and your rights and responsibilities as an employee.


CV4Me is an interactive tool that will create a CV for you based on the information you provide 

The Pulse

Is about young people living in New Zealand, but especially 13 to 18 year olds living in Christchurch and Canterbury.

You’ll find heaps of information on anything and everything affecting young people, from music and movies to relationships and school, much of it created by people like you.

Books To Help You



Looking for these topics  - click this underlined link

- Writing a CV

- Job Hunting online

- Job Interviews

- Great Resumes


 DVDs -

 to help you

 with career


Just the job - is a TV series giving high school students a unique up-close and personal insight into the myriad of career paths on their doorstep and elsewhere in New Zealand.

Click the underlined links to see if the DVD is in

Just the job series 1 - includes, Building, Truck driving, Joinery, Plumbing, Automotive Refinishing, roofing, Hairdressing, Pharmacy Technician, Road Construction, Mussel Farming etc

Just the job series 2 - includes, Tourism, Pharmacist, Tiler, Electrical Engineering, Dairy Farming, Wood Processing, Television Production, Customs etc

Just the job series 3 - includes, RNZAF Pilot, hospitality, Furniture Manufacture, Refridgeration Engineering, Hospital and Operating Room, Community Health Care

Just the job series 4 - includes, Bus Driving, Road Marking, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Technician, Outdoor Recreation, physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Mental Health etc


Youth Transition


WestREAP are contracted to the Ministry of Social Development to deliver the Youth Service in the Westland region.

The target group is youth in Westland aged 15 to 18. The aim is to make and maintain contact on a regular basis to ensure that clients are in employment or training, or are being supported to move into appropriate training or work.

WestREAP Youth Coach, Rae Harris, develops an individual plan with each client.

 This may include:

- Driver's Licence

- Exploring Tertiary Educational/Study Options

- Work Experience

- Writing your CV  


For more information go to or contact Rae Harris on 021 021 86102 or WestREAP: 7558700



Study Link

StudyLink is a service of the Ministry of Social Development. It connects people with the information they need to make informed decisions about student finances and other study-related issues, and provides financial support to students.




Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) offers a range of exciting programmes, has had course completion rates above the sector average for the last three years, has low student to tutor ratios and great relationships with business and industry.

CPIT - Christchurch Polytechnic Institute Of Technology

CPIT is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions educating about 30,000 students per annum and is located in Christchurch. At CPIT we emphasise 'applied' learning, where theoretical education is combined with a hands-on approach. The success of our 'applied learning' approach is borne out by the number employers who prefer CPIT-trained employees.