Zonta International  - 2019 Young Women in Public Affair Awards

Established in 1990, Zonta’s YWPA award recognises young women aged 16-19 for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

In past years the Zonta Club of Hibiscus Coast have received applications from excellent young women who meet the requirements of the award, a panel of our members have interviewed the students and subsequently awarded one of the applicants a cheque for $1000. The successful application is then forwarded to the District 16 panel for consideration for the National Award and the application goes forward for International consideration.

Please click here for more info and click here for the application form

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Directorate of Recruiting invites nominations for
tertiary students to attend the Northern Region Defence Careers Experience (DCE) to be held
over the period 08-11 October 2018.
Please click here for further info

PIHMS has been able to open up 20 extra places for our up - coming career week!

Previously full, our final career week for 2018 is from 9th to 12th October. Career week is for students interested in finding out about a career in hospitality tourism and hotel management.

Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree with Paid Hotel Internship
PIHMS specialise in hospitality, tourism and hotel management education with a Paid Hotel Internship included and earning potential of over $55,000 during the course.

Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a hotel set environment:
Two sides of learning:
Practical training in our own PIHMS Hotel
Business/commerce based subjects
Paid Hotel employment throughout your study:
Two 6 month paid Hotel Internships (exclusive to PIHMS)

Experience a mini gap year while you study; choose from a selection of top hotels around New Zealand or Australia.
Earn up to $55,000 during the Paid Hotel Internship segment

Graduate - Get Global:
Get your dream hospitality, hotel or tourism management job.

PIHMS students are employed throughout the globe! We have a great International presence and reputation
98% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS.

A qualification that helps you have a great career:
23 years of operation, over 3300 students graduated, we are here to stay our qualification is trusted
80 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating.

The only provider in New Zealand where students graduate with a diploma/degree and 1-year work paid experience.

PIHMS graduates have great careers and lifestyles earning good $$$
There are loads of different career pathways in NZ and all around the globe.
- Hotel Management
- Event Management
- Marketing
- Human Resources
- Revenue management
- Run your own restaurant / Business
- Food and Beverage Management / Front Office Management

Or maybe you want to make the best coffee anywhere in the world from Dunedin to Hawaii!

www.pihms.ac.nz – For general information about PIHMS’s hospitality, tourism and hotel diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus, great videos!

PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:
* Have a willingness to learn through training and working
* Have an interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management
* Are looking for a life-changing experience
* Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students
Career week - http://www.pihms.ac.nz/career-week.html

Next career week 9th – 12th October 2018

PIHMS career week provides any student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies.

Get firsthand hand tips and information about the hospitality and tourism industry
$199 – 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
Places are limited as we only have a limited number of rooms available for accommodation – So apply asap to avoid missing out
Apply for career week
Email info@pihms.ac.nz to apply for our career week or for more information about PIHMS.
www.pihms.ac.nz/career-week.html - Or students can apply online.
Career Week October 2018:
The extra 20 places have been reserved for high school leavers – Year 13’s or year 12 who are leaving at the end of the year.

All other students can apply online for a 2019 career week www.pihms.ac.nz/careerweek.html

Are you looking for a career in the Automotive Industry? We have 87 Premium workshops from Whangarei to Invercargill that we need to keep filled with apprentice technicians that have graduated from our 12 week training academy in Albany, Auckland.

Below is a link to our website and a link to a recent article about our ability to place 100% of our Academy graduates into full time employment.




Kia ora from the team at Air New Zealand
We are looking forward to hosting this upcoming event!
This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to attend presentations from Air New Zealand Pilots to learn about the role and life of a pilot and talk with our Preferred Flight Training Organisations.

Event Details Auckland, Tuesday 28th August
Air New Zealand Aviation Institute
7 Rennie Drive, Mangere

Open 4pm - 9pm
Presentations 5pm & 7pm

Christchurch,  Thursday 06th September
International Aviation Academy of New Zealand
25 Aviation Drive, Harewood,
Christchurch Airport

Open 4pm - 9pm
Presentation 6pm



 Click here to view the flyer

Get a taste of university life with Hands-On at Otago
Experience a week of the Otago student life over the summer holidays
Choose your favourite subject from a list of 36 topics and get hands-on in a university department. You will interact with our researchers and learn about their discoveries.
Hands-On at Otago 2019 runs 13-18 January 2019. It is open to all students who will be year 12 or 13 in 2019.
Entry is competitive. You will need to write us a really good personal statement! For more info please click here

Air New Zealand Aviation Institute - Placement Test Info 2018
The 36-week New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3 is a pre-apprenticeship programme for those wishing to pursue a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer. Please click here for more details.


University Scholarships for Year 13 Students

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2019. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.
For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page


Please click here to view the Computer Science Scholarship Examination Student Registration Form


Free seminar for parents of teens

Parents and caregivers of secondary school students (Years 9-13) are invited to a free ‘Parents as Career Educators’ seminar on Thursday 6 September 2018.

The seminar will provide parents with tips and advice to guide their teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world. This free seminar will cover:

  • The world of work: looking forward
  • How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
  • How parents can assist
  • Career development resource.

Presented by a career consultant from the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC), the seminar will assist parents to help their teens consider ALL their options, whether this is work, university, polytechnic, an apprenticeship, private providers or other possibilities. (This event is NOT about study options at UC.)

The seminar will be held from 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland. Register online at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/events




Welcome to our fees-free update, bringing you answers to some of the most common questions.

If there's anything else you'd like to know, check out the FAQs on the fees-free website.

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.

We hope this information is useful for you and your students.

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.

Opportunity for students to experience another culture, make new friends and improve their language studies at home.  Please click here for further details.

WGNZ is looking for a young person to employ as a trade assistant in a small fabrication workshop specializing in equipment for the power and water industries. (www.wgnz.co.nz)
The work is varied, but will mainly revolve around working with our tradesman welder, so will involve lifting, grinding and using hand and power tools.
We expect that the correct employee will go on to complete an apprenticeship with us, as did our last assistant.
The successful applicant will be fit, able to read and understand drawings and preferably have a NZ driver license.
Please email rossnolan@wgnz.co.nz in the first instance.

The University of Auckland has courses available for Year 13 Students in 2017 
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Programme
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Information sheet

Student Job Search (SJS) is an online service that helps students gain work experience and extra money while studying at tertiary level. SJS advertise thousands of jobs every year just for tertiary students on their website www.sjs.co.nz. They can help you find work all year round and advertise a range of different jobs to suit your study schedule and experience. From one-off jobs to permanent part-time work, there is sure to be something that will suit you.
Their service is free to students who are enrolled or planning to enrol in tertiary education for 2018. If enrolled, you can start using SJS from November.
For more information head to their website www.sjs.co.nz

Thinking about further study?
Students planning to continue study after they leave school have a lot of decisions to make.
StudyLink’s website is a great place to visit to get you thinking about what it will cost to live and study. StudyLink can help you work out if study is right for you and how you'll support yourself. How much money you may need to support yourself could surprise you.
There are some really important decisions to make. A little effort, planning and commitment now can turn into exciting jobs, higher wages and only having to pay back what you really needed to borrow to get there.
Once you’ve made the decision to study it’s a good idea to sign up to receive emails from StudyLink. This way you won’t miss out on important information, like when to apply and documents you need to send.
Let's figure out what things you'll need for your tertiary education, and how you might pay for them.
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