Careers & Tertiary Scholarships



If you would like careers advice please see Ms Binns. You will find many links on this page that are of use to you.  For example: in the recommended school subjects  folder  there are links to subject choice guides for Year 11 and 12 students about which subjects they should take at school for preparation for different university courses. Auckland, Otago, Canterbury, AUT, Massey, Lincoln, Waikato and Victoria Universities all have their own sub-pages under the NZ universities sub-page on the lower left of this page. The key dates for the year are updated weekly and can also be found at the bottom left of this page.


Otago University- Invitation to Year 12/13 students

Are you interested in studying Radiation Therapy … combining healthcare with incredible technology? This three-year degree is taught from Otago’s Wellington campus, with clinical placements in Cancer Centres around New Zealand. Otago are offering tours for Year 12/13 students on the following dates.  

  • Wednesday 22 July 4.40pm Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre

  • Monday 3 August, 4:30pm Bowen Icon Cancer Centre

  • Wednesday 5 August, 4:40pm Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre

  • Wednesday 9 September, 4:40pm Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre

Dates may be subject to change so check the website carefully. See to register and for further information. 

Lincoln University Virtual Open Day

The Lincoln University Virtual Open Day is an online experience designed to showcase the opportunities they can offer you. As a specialised land-based university they have a strong connection with the thriving food and fibre industries. You will be able to hear about the programmes you are interested in from the people that teach them; what you will learn, what you need to study beforehand, and where they can take you. Throughout you will be able to ask questions and have them answered live.
You can tailor this to meet your interests by scheduling the sessions you want to see. 4.00pm- 7.00pm on Friday 17 July

Massey University College of Creative Arts (CoCA) Bootcamp

Massey are hosting 4 different free workshops across Design, Fine Arts and Photography in the July school holidays. The workshops run between July 14th and 16th through Zoom workshops with lecturers and technical demonstrators, combined with independent work at home Once you've registered you will be couriered a pack of materials to use during the online workshop. There are limited places and they are filling up fast.
Tours - For students wanting to visit CoCA onsite, they will be running tours in the holidays on July 10th and 17th.They also run tours throughout the year which you can book here:
Portfolios -  Students attending the bootcamp will find out more about portfolio requirements for entry, and will be able to arrange a personal appointment for a zoom or face to face portfolio review.
If you would like to arrange a zoom portfolio review now, you can do this by emailing Astrid Visser at

Defence Careers Information evenings

Defence Careers Information evenings are held monthly. They will be held on the last Thursday of each month. Information evenings will be held at the Defence Careers Office, 34 Waione St, Petone from 6.00pm - 7.00pm on the following dates:  
  • Thurs 25th June  
  • Thurs 30th July  
  • Thurs 27th August  
  • Thurs 24th September  
  • Thurs 29th October  
  • Thurs 26th November 
Registration is not required, just turn up on the night. Friends and family are welcome to attend also.

University of Canterbury Open Days

On 9 July, Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day 2020 will be held online. This virtual experience will provide you with all the information about the courses of your choice and more detail on accommodation, scholarships and studying in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
On 27 August, Rā Tōmene | Open Day 2020 will be held on campus in Christchurch. You’ll be able to experience the UC campus and everything it has to offer through information sessions and tours of campus, departments and accommodation options.
Registration and timetables for these events can be found by clicking on the appropriate link from here 

University of Otago Virtual Open Day

University of Otago Virtual Open DayFor those student unable to attend the actual open day on 10th August in Dunedin, Otago are hosting an online virtual open day on Thursday 23 July 2020, 3:30–7:30pm
The Virtual Open Day will invite you to enter the ‘virtual expo hall’ where you will have access to all the information you will need on studying at the University of Otago.  This includes:
  • Over 100 short presentations from academic programmes and courses
  • A live chat with University of Otago staff to answer all your questions
  • A virtual campus tour
  • Snippets from each of the 15 residential colleges 
  • Information on scholarships and other key services available to students
The link to join this isn’t yet available but it is important to know the date so you have a choice about whether to book flights and attend in person on 10th August , or to save money and attend the virtual session on 23 July. 

AUT Parent Information Session

AUT are holding an online  Parents’ Information Evening on Tuesday 30 June. On the night, they’ll be taking parents through the programme offerings and AUT student services. They’ll be available during the webinar for parents to ask questions and to gain more information so you can support your children entering tertiary study. They  will also be  providing a useful resource pack with everything you  would need to know. 
Register here. 
Students interested in attending AUT can book a one on one session here 

Yoobee Colleges Free Online Tutorials

The tutorials for the next four weeks:
  • Creative Media Design
  • Film, Scripts and Story Board
  • Graphic Design, how to Design for a T – Shirt
  • Technology, Code Breaker
How do students join these tutorials? Students who wish to be involved would need to Join the Yoobee Colleges – Remote Learning Holiday Programmes page. This will be found on Facebook. Once they have been accepted, tutorials will be run via a live stream 

QRC Experiences

Queenstown Resort Colleges off tertiary courses in tourism and hospitality. See the following link for information about what they have to offer, including their on-campus experience days being held in the July school holidays

Yoobee Colleges Virtual Open Day 24 June

Students  may be interested in registering for one of these virtual sessions about courses available at Yoobee. Please see below if interested in any of these:
  • web development
  • digital design
  • IT
  • filmmaking
  • Animation
Look here to register and for further information:

Victoria University Information Sessions

Victoria University is hosting a two-part series of digital information sessions for prospective students. The first part will provide students with an introduction to the University, and information about their degrees, student life, accommodation, and scholarships. In the first part of the series, there are three sessions to choose from:
  • Wednesday 10 June, 6–7 pm
  • Thursday 11 June, 6–7 pm
  • Tuesday 23 June, 6–7 pm
These digital information sessions will introduce students to life and study at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. As well as polls and live Q&A, the sessions will include information about:
  • The student experience at Victoria University of Wellington 
  • Study areas, degree structure, and admission and enrollment.
  • Accommodation, scholarships and student services.
Students can register online to receive access details. The second part of the series will focus on subject areas, and will be hosted by academics from their faculties. These subject information sessions will be held on Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July. More details of the subject area information sessions will be available closer to those dates.

Auckland University Engineering Futures Webinars.

This year the  Engineering Futures Evening is moving online. This will now be four shorter, bite-sized online sessions each covering a specific theme. The sessions will be presented by a panel of current staff and students, and recent graduates. They are also hosting a special showcase just for parents and  whānau.
Session Two: How Engineering re-writes the rules of tomorrow
Date & Time: Monday 22 June or Tuesday 30 June, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
For: All students, teachers and whānau 
The first session will be an introduction to Engineering followed by a deep dive into our Part 1 courses so you can see what will be taught. They  will also be joined by  recent graduates from a range of industries to show you what an Engineering career can look like. Topics covered:
  • What is Engineering and our BE(hons) programme
  • The future of Engineering and panel discussions on careers with our graduates
  • Entry requirements, required subjects and scholarships
Session Three: A student life like no other
Date & Time: Tuesday 23 June or Wednesday 1 July, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
For: All students, teachers and whānau
Topics covered:
  • Student life, study support and living on campus
  • Engineering student clubs
  • Virtual faculty tour
Session Four: Engineering for parents, whānau & teachers
Date & Time: Wednesday 24 June, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
For: Teachers and whānau
Topics covered:
  • How the faculty support and develop students throughout their four years of study
  • Discussions on how you can prepare your school leavers for success
  • Live Q&A with faculty staff
There will be opportunities to ask questions relevant to the session topic throughout each webinar

Yoobee Colleges Holiday Courses

Yoobee Colleges  have school holiday courses on these topics running in the July holidays:
  • Digital Illustration
  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Digital painting
  • Game Design
  • VFX
  • Film Making
  • Visual Design
The brochure is available here
To enrol in any of the programmes you can either contact their Business Development Coordinator: Connagh Wellington 04 384 9624 
Or visit the website to enrol online.  
YOOBEE WELLINGTON Level 2/2 Bunny St, Wellington Railway Station, West Wing, Wellington 6011 

Lincoln University Updates

Lincoln University have some great new online resources to share. These are short clips for interested  students who want to know just a little bit more about a qualification, subject selection advice to prepare for a particular degree, practical work, industry demand and possible job outcomes.

Students can book a time to talk with a member of the liaison team by emailing

Their open day will be held online on Friday 17 July, 4pm-7pm. More details soon, as well as how to register. Up-to-date Open Day information can be found on the  webpage and will include registration details.
Applications for scholarships are now open.  See their website for more information on how students can apply. 
They are also hosting ‘No-sweat’ information sessions via Zoom to cover everything students need to know regarding Sport Scholarships.Students will get the chance to hear from their code academy managers, athletes and scholars, as well as key staff from the Lincoln University Sport and Recreation team. All sessions in the series will ‘run’ on Monday evenings at 6pm for approximately 1 hour. 
Students can click here to register now questions please contact Anna Logie (Liaison Team Leader) on or 021 270 1474

PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) Career Week July 2020

PIHMS are holding a career week at their college in New Plymouth in the second week of the July school holidays, 14 – 17 July 2020.
 This is open to students in year 12 and 13. 
 PIHMS career week provides any student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, their culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies. 
The cost is  $199 per person – everything is included – Accommodation, all meals & beverages and scheduled activities.  All students attending need to be motivated about considering PIHMS as an option for tertiary study.
Apply for Career Week here:   Or email for more information about PIHMSPIHMS have hosted a live session with students about their courses. The link to watch this is here.

Money Management Information

Moneyhub has put together a very comprehensive guide called Money in a Nutshell that is worthwhile having a look at, especially students planning to leave home next year. Moneyhub also has a good scholarship guide as well. 

Canterbury University Information

They have virtual tours of their hostels online here
They have many scholarships available. Applications for these open on 20 June and are due by 15 August 2020. Students can search the database online for what they may be eligible for.

New Guide to Non- University tertiary study options

A new guide outlining alternatives to university and techs is now available online

Career Central

All the students in Years 10-13 have access to Career Central and students have been working on their profiles in tutor and form time before lock-down began. Parents  may be interested in looking at this site with their daughters. This link is a step by step guide for students and parents about how to use career central. 
While there is a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment Y13 students in particular may be looking for increased guidance on their plans for next year. While many industries and career pathways will experience very sharp short term increases and decreases in demand there are areas where the decline in demand is likely to be longer term and where the supply of skilled labour will outstrip demand for some time. Students’ plans for study, apprenticeships, travel or work may be affected by Covid-19.  If you are concerned and would like support about changing your plans please complete this interactive worksheet and send it to Ms Binns. 

Education USA New Zealand

EducationUSA is in the process of shifting their planned in-person outreach to virtual engagement. They will continue to use their Facebook page to announce virtual events. Students and parents can get in touch via email or Facebook Messenger. They have weekly phone appointments available, which can be booked through the events section of their Facebook page. Facebook: 
They encourage students who plan to take either the SAT or the ACT in the coming months to stay informed of any changes by monitoring the following resources: SAT:  ACT:  

University Contacts and Dates

Auckland University 
Auckland University strongly encourages students interested in studying there next year to   register their details  to receive updates from the university in order to maintain contact and with the University of Auckland into the future. Also see this link, apply now. Hopefully those students who attended the liaison visit on 9th March will have already done this. The liaison officer for Samuel Marsden Collegiate is  Mere Mansell.  Her email is 

The liaison officer for AUT is Michael Collins. His email is

Canterbury University
Reminder that the liaison for Samuel Marsden Collegiate is Jordan Brannigan. His email is 

Jordan recommends that students interested in studying at Canterbury fill out this  Stay in Touch form  With the changing nature of timelines with COVID-19, they can keep you updated on changing dates and key deadlines through direct contact on this form

Lincoln University
The liaison officer for Samuel Marsden Collegiate from Lincoln University is Katie Barlow. Her email is Katie is happy to run an online session for interested students. Please contact Ms Binns if you wish to arrange this. 

Massey University 
The Massey University liaison officer is Barbara Scott.  Her email is The prospectus for Massey for 2021 is available in the Massey folder on this page at the bottom left (in the NZ universities folder) Interested students should also look at the student fact sheet (also in the Massey folder) which details all the degrees Massey offers and their requirements.

 Otago University 
The Otago Tertiary Open Day event scheduled for May 3 and 4 has been postponed. They are hoping to determine a new date later in the year.Visit here for the latest information on the University's response to the COVID-19 situation, and how to keep well.
If you are eager to get on with your research about Otago you can find a digital copy of all their publications at this link: 
The liaison officer for Samuel Marsden Collegiate is Cheryl Caldwell. Her email is . She shared this pdf with us which is the prospectus for 2021 online .

Victoria University 
All one-on-one course planning appointments will now be conducted by phone or video call.
To receive information from Victoria about study options, scholarships, finances and accommodation register on this link: Hopefully those students who attended the liaison visit on 18th March at school will have already done this. 
The liaison officer for Samuel Marsden Collegiate is Fa’aaliga LeotaHis email is
All one-on-one course planning appointments can be conducted by phone or video call, although these probably don’t need to occur until later in the year, and we should be back at school by then.These links are very useful when trying to decide what to study. 

Waikato University
 The liaison officer for Samuel Marsden Collegiate is Shaynah Jackson. Her email is if you have queries.  
She is happy to set up one on one Zoom meetings with students. Scholarships for school leavers are now open and we encourage students to begin applying well in advance of the August 31st closing date. Students can use the Scholarships Finder to check their eligibility, open and closing dates, and application details. A number of the criteria for specific achievement at NCEA Level 3 have been impacted due to COVID-19 and their regulations have had some changes due to this. In particular, in the past where students have needed to achieve an overall endorsement at NCEA Level 3 to maintain a scholarship they have been awarded, this has been changed so that the student now must only achieve University Entrance for 2020 (unless the student has taken a GAP year in 2020).

University Name and Open Day Date school leaver scholarship applications open Date school leaver scholarship applications close What year do I apply for a scholarship if I am taking a GAP year? Date hostel applications open Date hostel applications close
         AUT  August 29 Check scholarship database Open July 1 September 1   (Art and Design portfolios dues Sept 25) Apply May 2021 for 2022 (or the year before you wish to study) October 1 Check on the accommodation link on their website No final date. Accommodation is granted on the basis of “first in, first served” so apply close to October 1.
    Massey Manawatu campus: 5 Aug Wellington campus: 21 August Auckland campus : 22 August Mid July Most scholarships close the end of August although College of Creative Arts are at the end of November. Can apply this year or when you have returned. If you apply before-hand you can defer your application. August 1 To be considered for first round application needs to be in 1 October
  Auckland August 29 May 18th August 19 In Year 13 August 1 September 30
  Canterbury     July 9 Late June for most Mid-August for most 2021 August 1 1.   CCRF due September 15 2.       Accommodation application due late September
    Victoria August 21 Late June – No certain date yet but it is around late June. 1st of September Apply the year before the year you’re planning to study.  E.g – Apply in 2020 to start studying 2021. August 1 September 15 is the last day for students to change their hall preference. Also halls start to review the applications then.
   Lincoln July 17   Approx. end of April 2020 15th August 2020 (For the specific Lincoln University Scholarships)   Students can apply a year in advance. (in Year 13) August 1 Offers are sent on October 1.  Once offers are sent they you have 1 week to accept or decline and pay your deposit. They have a first in, first served policy. This means first to accept their accommodation offer and pay their deposit is in.
   Otago Postponed due to Covid 19 Most Under- graduate Entrance Scholarships open 1 July Most close 15 August, some close 10 December.  New Frontiers closes March 2021 Deferrals granted for most scholarships Students should check regulations. August 1 September 30 preferred date for first round of offers. Late applications accepted but will not be accepted for first round of offers
 Waikato    July 31 By mid-May 31 August Apply in final year of school and defer award. August 1 1 October  

On Air Workshop -Ara Institute of Canterbury

The workshop is 4 days long, with 2 days of Screen and TV production, 1 day Journalism and 1 day of Radio.  It gives potential students a hands-on experience at the New Zealand Broadcasting School and gives a head start when applying to study with them. The workshop is held in Christchurch.Dates are July 6 – July 9th from 9am -3pm daily.
Cost is $500.00 per person.
Priority is given to Year 13 students and they will waitlist Year 12. 
Food, travel and accommodation is at the participants own cost and arrangement.

Queenstown Resort College

Students interested in tourism and hospitality may be interested in Queenstown Resort College. Have a look at this handy Guide to QRC and their website.QRC is holding three experience opportunities this year. This provides students (and parents) with an opportunity to check out our Queenstown or Paihia campuses, tour the facilities and accommodation, learn more about our courses and career options, hear from respected industry professionals and get a behind-the-scenes look at hotel and tourism operations. 
The dates are 
July 14-16, 2020 
October 6-8, 2020
See for application information. 

Letzlive GAP year opportunities.

Letzlive GAP year opportunities. Letzlive helps you to arrange the placement cost, offer an in-country orientation programme upon arrival, arrange the required visa and provide full-time personal support from staff located across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Full details are available online at Applications for January 2021 departures close on March 20, 2020. Placements will be finalised by mid-July 2020. 

Student Job Interview Guide and Tips

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to job interview success, helping you to attend a job interview and have the confidence to shine! All job types are covered, and a list of template answers will help you put together your own replies. Getting a part-time or summer job is a lot easier with this guide, exclusive to MoneyHub. To access the guide, visit the MoneyHub Student Job Interview Tips page.

Victoria Career View Publications

The latest Careers and Employment Career View publication is International Business. Look out for Pacific and Samoan Studies and Media Studies coming soon. Career View is a great resource to help you research where  particular degree may lead. You can also see the diverse pathways that graduates from these disciplines have taken.

Lattitude Global Volunteering- GAP

Lattitude Global Volunteering provides GAP Year and International Volunteering placements to young New Zealanders aged 17 to 25. Students have a choice of 14 different countries and a variety of placement options to choose from. E.g. school assistant, outdoor camp assistant, community worker, English tutor/teacher, medical assistant. Lattitude offers 3-12 month work experience programmes. No experience is necessary and all training, support, food and accommodation is included.  Lattitude Global Volunteering have scheduled an Online Webinar on the 6 April, from 6.00pm - 7.30pm,  to discuss their programmes abroad in 2021.  You can register to attend this free online event here:
Download Lattitude 2020 Brochure here

​AFS and Go Kiwi Go GAP Opportunities- Global Competence Certificate (GCC)

AFS and Go Kiwi Go now pair the GCC with all of their 18+ programmes. It consists of a set of online modules and webinar/in-person sessions with a trained facilitator (Chloe Eberly at AFS NZL) alongside the gap experience itself. Designed to support learners participating in an intercultural experience, the GCC builds global competence. This brief video explains what the GCC is:  Also see

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad organise short term overseas service trips for 15-18 year old high school students to many countries. The trips are in many different countries and you work in either care and community, building, conservation or medicine. See their website for more information:

Better World- GAP Year Opportunity

Better World is organised by the NCZMS (New Zealand Church Missionary Society). The goal is to give students the opportunity to work voluntarily overseas in areas of social justice. Better World has the vision of equipping a whole generation of young people to reach into the suffering in the world and bring live the teachings of the gospel of Christ. For more information see:

University Guide

Students considering attending university when they leave school should visit this website  It has many links to more information about the universities on offer in New Zealand and a pdf at the bottom of the page linked above called ‘Thinking About University’ has all the undergraduate degrees available in NZ listed. I highly recommend this resource.

Where To Next?

Careers NZ have put together a range of information sources to help parents and students consider what to do when they leave school. It is called ‘Where To Next’ so have a look.

Careers NZ Where To From School E Book

A copy of this new resource is on the school Ultranet careers page in the Guides and Information folder. Students can also download their own copy here.


Picky ( is website for any student that may be considering an apprenticeship. The website is designed to help link employers with people wanting to enter into an apprenticeship. Interested students register for free and complete a profile. Employers can enter a number of search criteria (like the industry type, job location, etc) to search the Picky database for any matching profiles. Employers then make contact directly with their preferred match.

Occupational Outlook

If you have no idea what career path to take you may find it useful to look at this website and get the app.  It is a great tool for exploring study and career options, with extensive information on labour supply and demand in over 100 occupations in New Zealand. The app outlines how to enter each role, how many are studying in related fields, how many are employed, and what the average incomes are. It also outlines what are the prospects of getting a job in that occupation once you have completed the qualifications required.

Guide to Student Loans and Allowances

School Leaver NZ have put together a free Guide to Loans and Allowances E Book for students planning tertiary education. This is worth reading as parents and also for your daughters.

Fees-Free Tertiary Education

Fees-free is managed by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Students can check if they can get fees-free study at
Students who are New Zealanders and will finish school in 2020, may qualify for a year of fees-free tertiary study or two years of industry training. Find out more about the eligibility for fees-free
How to check if a student can get fees-free study
 Students can go to and enter their National Student Number (NSN) to check. The majority of secondary school students should receive a 'yes - you are eligible' response. If a student receives a 'we are not sure' response, they may need to provide further information to TEC. The frees-free website will let them know what they need to do. 
How does a student apply for fees-free?
Students don't need to apply for fees-free.Once the student has enrolled, TEC will check the student's details and if eligible, will pay the fees directly to the tertiary education provider or industry training organisation. They can pay up to a maximum of $12,000 incl GST per year. 
Does a student still need to apply to StudyLink?
If a student only needs their fees paid they won't need to apply for a Student Loan unless their fees are over $12,000. If a student wants to apply for a Student Allowance or the living and course-related costs parts of a Student Loan they'll still need to apply to StudyLink. If you've got any further questions you can check out the fees-free website or call the fees-free helpline on 0800 687 775.
Year 13 students should sign up here, Year 13 students sign up to receive the Studylink six-week email series to students. Even if they're not sure what they want to do. If they don't end up getting support from StudyLink, they'll stop sending them emails. There's also a sign up link on the StudyLink homepage.

University Scholarships

There are many undergraduate scholarships that are not specifically for any one NZ university and several for prestigious overseas universities. Many of these applications close on December 1st. Please check the lists at the following link to see if you should consider applying for any of these.

MoneyHub Scholarship Search

MoneyHub has launched New Zealand’s first free-to-use scholarships index which details every funding opportunity available to Year 13 students. Available 24/7 on any device, MoneyHub presents scholarships by university, region, company and ethnicity. How-to-apply guidance has also been included, equipping students with everything they need to know.The site can be accessed here.

Student Job Search (SJS)

SJS is an online service that helps tertiary students gain work experience and extra money while studying. Secondary school students who are enrolled in tertiary study for 2019, or who have a letter of confirmation from any NZ Tertiary education provider, can use SJS up to 4 months before they start study. 
These links may be useful-

Resilience, Stress and Grit

A short online course is available to complete here-

Kiwi Flyer Guide to Aviation Training

This guide is available to download at and includes information for students interested in a career in aviation. The guide profiles a broad variety of flight training providers and opportunities throughout New Zealand. 

Training to be a Teacher

Whether you are interested in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching have a look at this link for the latest information about qualifications available in NZ.

Subject Choices for Year 12 and Year 13

Students who are thinking of medical degrees need to read the following before making subject choices for Year 13. There are two universities who offer medical degrees in New Zealand.   For Otago only: It is recommended students take Level 3 Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Statistics. Calculus and English rich subjects are useful. See 
 For Auckland only:  There are two options for the first year pathway to medicine, Biomedical Science or Health Science.  
For Health Science, it is recommended that students have completed Level 3 Biology and Chemistry. Students are required to have one Table A (English rich) subject and one Table B subject at Year 13. Table A subjects are Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Te Reo Maori. Table B subjects are Accounting, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Digital Technologies, Economics, Physics, Statistics. 
For Biomedical Science there are no subject requirements, from table A/B but it is strongly recommended that students have Level 3 Chemistry, it is recommended they have Level 3 Biology and an English rich subject and it is useful to have studied Level 3 Physics and Mathematics, either Statistics or Calculus. An English-rich subject (Classics, Geography, English, History etc) is recommended for most of Science majors, as there is still some level of writing involved once at university. See   

Applications for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey 

The recommended preparation for the BVSc Preselection semester is now as follows 
  • At least 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Biology
  • At least 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry
 Knowledge gained in the following NCEA subjects (or equivalent) will help you prepare for the prerequisite courses.
  • At least 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics
 Level 2 physics would not hurt either but this is definitely no longer required to Level 3.

Selection to Medicine and Dentistry

From 2019, students interested in studying Medicine and Dentistry will sit the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) as part of their admissions process.  (instead of the UMAT) The UCAT is a well-established and internationally respected test, used widely in the UK since 2006 (under the name UKCAT) to select students to medicine and dentistry courses at the majority of UK universities. The test is a 2 hour computer based test which gives students immediate results. The test consists of five, separately timed, sub-tests in these areas:  verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement .All the universities in New Zealand and Australia who will be changing to UCAT are here.  Please note, some Australian Universities will not require UCAT but all new Zealand ones will. To help prepare for UCAT free, comprehensive preparation materials, including an online guide, tutorials, question banks and practice tests will be available on the UCAT website  There is also a Powerpoint about the test here
MedEntry is a private organisation who offer preparation help at a cost. 

University of Melbourne Webinars

Students interested in finding out more about courses at the University of Melbourne should look here to see if they have a webinar about the course you are interested in. There are 22 webinars available.