Careers Message

Many of our students have been studying for their learner licence with over the past few weeks to pass their Learners Licence test which they had the opportunity to sit in school a few weeks ago. We had over 25 students that sat their licence and passed. Congratulations to all the students.  See the photo above of one student concentrating while completing the online test.

Tertiary and Industry Events for 2023 

Our aim is to provide first-hand experience and up to date information to students, parents and whānau.  Opportunities to look around campuses and companies, find out about support services, talk to staff and to find out what it is like to study at their campus, or to work in a particular industry.  Some events are to be registered online through the links provided. Some events require permission from parents and teachers for students to attend as they are during school hours.  

NZ Careers Expo  15, 16, 17 June 2023 at The Cloud Auckland City, 10.00am-3.00pm 

The NZ Careers Expo has been partnering with training organisations, employers and industry organisations for the past 29 years. With a clear and simple objective of equipping New Zealand youth with information and networks to assist them in their transition from secondary school to the world of work. 

Future Skills Academy  OPEN DAY – date to be advised 

Come and find out why Quantity Surveying is a great career choice and how you can contribute to sustainable construction. 

Waikato University 


Hamilton Campus Open Day 2023 – Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 

Tauranga Campus Open Day 2023 – Friday 9 June 

Open Day is the perfect chance to spend a day on campus, explore study options, chat to our staff and students, win cool prizes, and get a taste of Waikato student life. 


Eastern Careers Schools Expo  28 and 29 June 2023 at the Howick Leisure Centre 

Explore Employment and Career opportunities.   Speak to universities and training providers about career options for you.  Meet employers at the Education to Employment booth upstairs and discover job opportunities. Attend workshops on effective job searching and financial management at the Eastern Careers School Expo  

Participating SchoolsSancta Maria College, Botany Downs College, Elim Christian College, Howick College, Macleans College, Pakuranga College St Kentigern College, Edgewater College.  

Talk to employers, universities and training providers about new jobs and opportunities. Vocational pathways, apprenticeships, internships and work experience will be available for you to explore. 

More details to follow.

Media Design School  OPEN DAY – date to be advised 

Victoria University of Wellington   Open Day – Friday 25 August  

Whether you’re thinking about university study for the first time or considering a return to it, come to our Open Day and explore your study options, catch a sample lecture, and talk to staff.  Keep an eye out for updates—we’ll be in touch with further details, including how to register for the day. 

University of Auckland  


Saturday 26 August  

More details to come. 

AUT Live, Auckland  OPEN DAY – date to be advised – likely to be Saturday 26 August 

Defence Force  Defence Force Information Evenings 

Follow the ‘NZDF Defence Careers’ Facebook page to get updates on upcoming events.  You can also call into the Manukau Office 1st Floor, Westfield Shopping Centre, Manukau 

Massey University  Massey University Open Day(s) 

Come to one of our Open Days and discover how we can help you achieve your study and career goals. Whether you’re finishing secondary school soon or returning to study as a mature student, we can help you navigate your way to becoming a university student. With so many study options to choose from, our Open Days offer a one-stop shop to prepare you for university. 

  • Manawatū Wednesday 2 August 
  • Auckland Friday 11 August 
  • Wellington Friday 25 August 
  • Aviation Open Day Saturday 9 September 

University of Canterbury  Open Day – Friday 8 September  

Rā Tōmene | Open Day is an experience that offers in-depth information and advice for future students to help you make the right decision about your choice of tertiary education. Rā Tōmene will give you a chance to connect and experience UC.  

Videos and presentation available online from the 2022 Open Day: 

Lincoln University  Hui Whakatuwhera Open Day – Friday 29 September,speak%20with%20your%20future%20lecturers. 

Bachelor of Land and Property Management degree has a 100% employment rate. The course material is supremely relevant to the sector, with external work experience opportunities helping you to acquire applied skills. 

You will form valuable industry connections due to our close ties with businesses and professionals, many of whom are Lincoln graduates.  

Unitec   OPEN DAY – date to be advised 

NZ Chiropractic College  Open Day 20 May and 7 October 

Explore the campus with a guided tour 

Manukau Institute of Technology  

(Te Pukenga) 

Open Day 10 September 

Come along and explore what MIT has to offer you. Whether you are ready to take your first step in your study journey, starting a new career, or upskilling, there are options to suit everyone. 

Techtorium  OPEN DAY – date to be advised 

Yoobee Colleges  OPEN DAY – date to be advised 

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design  OPEN DAY – date to be advised