Careers New Zealand
Careers New Zealand offers expert, free advice and support to
help New Zealanders make smart, well-informed decisions about their
career. We are an extensive nationwide hub of careers expertise and
Our holistic view of the careers sector enables us to lead, define
practice and develop resources for use across the careers sector,
improving the quality of career decision making by New
We work with businesses, industry and community groups so that
people have wider access to the information they need to make
successful transitions into learning and work, so they are active
contributors to New Zealand's economy.
Careers New Zealand is working in partnership with government
agencies, schools, tertiary providers, community organisations,
businesses, unions, influencer groups and people who use our
service to build an excellent careers system in New Zealand. We are
uniquely placed to view all the elements, organisations, steps and
links that come together to form a careers system in New
It's our goal that New Zealanders can confidently manage their own
careers throughout their lives.
CATE contact with the Ministry of Education, national office, is
Macdonald, Senior Advisor, Secondary Outcomes Team, Curriculum
Teaching and Learning Design, Schooling Group
Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
To keep up-to-date with NZQA changes, visit their website.
You can print out unit standards directly.
Ipurangi (TKI) The On-Line Learning Centre
TKI has an area for Careers information. Career Education has been
added to the "communities" available.
Education Commission (TEC)
TEC is responsible for the funding and overview of Gateway and
Adult Community Education in schools. Their website also
contains information about Modern Apprenticeships as well as other
forms of tertiary education and training.
Youth Transition Service
The service is designed to better meet the career planning and
development needs of young people (15 to 19 year-olds) as they move
from school to work, education and training. The aim is to improve
their long-term economic independence and wellbeing by:
- following up school-leavers and engaging with young people who
are at risk of prolonged disengagement from work, education or
- providing them with customised support and guidance to
facilitate their engagement into appropriate work, education or
- identifying and supporting the development of appropriate
labour market, education and training opportunities for young
- improving local strategic planning and coordination of existing
services for young people.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)
Work and Income New Zealand is an integration of Study Link, NZ
Employment Service, Income Support, Community Employment Group and
Local Employment Co-ordinators.
They provide a range of individual assessment and skill
development opportunities for people who are seeking work, benefits
and pensions to more than 820,000 customers and regular services to
over 100,000 employers. They work in community partnership to help
maximise opportunities for employment, self sufficiency and
Studylink administers student allowances and loans.
Tomorrow's Schools Today (TSTNZ)
A website for School Principals & teachers with a specific
section for careers advisors.
Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ)
The Careers Practitioners' Association of New Zealand has evolved
out of career focus groups. This national organisation provides
professional development and networking opportunities for those
involved in career guidance and counselling.