Careers & Tertiary Scholarships

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Welcome

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.

LATEST INFORMATION

University Guide

Students considering attending university when they leave school should visit this website https://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/new-zealand-students/why-go-university  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

Picky ( https://www.picky.co.nz/) 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. http://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/  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 www.feesfree.govt.nz.
Students who are New Zealanders and will finish school in 2018, may qualify for a year of fees-free tertiary study or two years of industry training in 2019. Find out more about the eligibility for fees-free
How to check if a student can get fees-free study
 Students can go to www.feesfree.govt.nz 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.
http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

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.

Keystone Trust Scholarships

Keystone Trust offer scholarships to students studying in the fields of property or careers in this field. See possible careers here http://keystonetrust.org.nz/property-industry-careers/As well as scholarships, the Keystone Trust can arrange mentoring and internships for students.The scholarships are valued at $5000 a year for three years. http://keystonetrust.org.nz/keystone-scholarships/keystone-study-awards/There are a number of possible careers that can qualify for this scholarship such as engineering, landscape design, urban planning, contruction and property law, to name a few. www.keystonetrust.org.nz

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- https://rise.articulate.com/share/Or7ZjMhg0TUyt9lhV1384N7QLV4ROCO6#/?_k=vcld37

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. Applications for 2019 are closed. www.lattitude.org.nz

​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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEl9Qo6bQdE&t=2s  Also see https://www.gokiwigo.org/

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:  https://www.projects-abroad.co.nz/projects/high-school-projects/

Kiwi Flyer Guide to Aviation Training

This guide is available to download at http://www.kiwiflyer.co.nz/ 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. https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/studying-to-be-a-teacher/

Subject Choices for 2019 for students entering 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 https://www.otago.ac.nz/future-students/otago556016.pdf 

 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 https://cdn.auckland.ac.nz/assets/auckland/study/programmes-and-courses/undergraduate-study-options/information-for-careers-advisers/subject-guide-2019.pdf   

Changes for 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 new test is a 2 hour computer based test which gives students immediate results. The test consists of five, seprately timed, subtests in these areas:  verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, absract reasoning and situational judgement .All the universities in New Zealand and Australia who will be changing to UCAT are here. www.ucatofficial.com/ucat-anz/universities/  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 www.ucatofficial.com  in early 2019.

Pre-Med courses UK

These courses are organised by a UK based company and run during February 2019 and from June-August 2019. They are 1 or 2-week courses designed especially for students that are seriously interested in going into careers in medicine or dentistry. The courses are aimed at students aged 15 and older.They take place in the United Kingdom in London, in Bangkok, Thailand and Palampur in India. Students from all over the world take part and work in hospitals during the course, all with the aim of teaching them about healthcare and allowing them to get a better understanding of these professions. Be aware, the costs on the websites are for students based in the UK so NZ students would have additional travel costs. See www.premedprojects.co.uk for more information.

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.