Moving on from secondary school

There's a lot to think about when leaving school - going to university or polytechnic, getting started in a job, or doing an apprenticeship are just some of the options. Here are some websites and resources that can help with the decision making.

Help deciding what to do after secondary school

Careers NZ

Careers NZ is you and your child's "go-to" place for help in deciding the next steps after secondary school.  They can help with career ideas, study and further education options, writing a CV and job hunting.

Once your child has some ideas about what they want to do you can use the Careers NZ course database to find out about providers near you. The database includes information about apprenticeships and workplace training.

Interactive tools(external link) — Careers NZ

Search for a course or training provider (external link)— Careers NZ

Salary guide(external link) — Careers NZ

Careers NZ website(external link)

You can also phone Careers NZ toll free on 0800 601 301.

Vocational Pathways

The Youth Guarantee website has tools to help your child understand how different NCEA choices will help them get to where they want to go in the future, and make a plan to get there.

Youth Guarantee website(external link)

Further education

Find out about:

Further education and training options.

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