This is a very extensive and interactive website where students can answer questions about their interests, work values and abilities and get lists of careers that they can consider. To get to "Where to start" quickly, click here.

There is also informatrion for parents and caregivers to help them help their children here.

Got a trade? Got it made

This website has information and news about on-the-job training and careers in New Zealand's Trades and Services. To get to their "Careers Tool" quickly, click here.

 DID YOU KNOW?  New Zealand needs 19,600 new people are needed in the Civil Construction sector by 2020. There are 50+ engineering apprenticeships available now.


Careers in Behavioural Health Care

This website has comprehensive information on careers such as Mental Health and Addiction, Mental Health Counselor and more. It also describes the outlook, demand and training for these careers  photo and video material.


Defence Careers

 A website about the different careers in the Army, Navy, Air force and Civilian areas of the Defence Force.

Studylink Facebook 

This facebook page has short videos about Fees free, Student allowances, Student loans, budgeting as a student and more.

Website to help find job advertisements

This is a free job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards, for free.We centralize all jobs available on the web to help people find new career opportunities, so we are much like the Google for jobs.


Guide to Writing a Career Development Plan

This guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

  • Why having a career development plan is important and how it can help a person accelerate and excel in life and in their chosen field.
  • How to craft a career development plan, including practical tips and advice for both employees and managers on writing a plan, setting clear objectives, improving productivity, as well as knowledge transfer and retention.
  • For managers - how to talk to your employees about their career goals and find learning opportunities, and how to put all these into a career development plan that will help support and achieve these goals.
  • Other useful resources, FAQs, and information that can help employees and managers create the best career development plan for them


Website to assist with CV/Resume

This is a website called JobHero where you can find help with writing a CV/resume or a cover letter. It has different samples of resumes for different jobs as well as ideas of how to start looking for a job.


Two websites to IQTests

IQ Test Prep here
Wechsler IQ Test here


Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics / Wananga

There are tertiary (after school) training places for technical, educational and vocational education. The closest polytec to Otamatea High School is Northtec and Te Wananga o Aotearoa campus in Whangarei


University of Auckland

Auckland University of Technology

Waikato University

Massey University

Victoria University

Canterbury University

Lincoln University

Otago University