These useful organisations are provided by us to help with any queries you may have.

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 support.

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 Zealanders.

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 Zealand.

It’s our goal that New Zealanders can confidently manage their own careers throughout their lives.

Ministry of Education
CATE contact with the Ministry of Education, national office, is [email protected]

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
To keep up-to-date with NZQA changes,  visit their website. You can print out unit standards directly.

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) The On-Line Learning Centre
TKI has an area for Careers information. Career Education has been added to the “communities” available.

Tertiary 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.

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 positive activity.

Studylink administers student allowances and loans.

Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ)
The Careers Practitioners’ Association of New Zealand has evolved out of career focus groups. This national organisation providesprofessional development and networking opportunities for those involved in career guidance and counselling.