Important changes to Open Day on Campus 2020

With Tâmaki Makaurau at Alert Level 3, the University of Auckland has made the decision to cancel this year’s Open Day On Campus event that was scheduled for Saturday 29 August. This is in line with Government guidelines around gatherings, and ensures the safety and wellbeing of our community.

We know many of your students have been looking forward to this day and were making plans to join us for our on campus event. We are sorry that we won’t be able to welcome students on to our Auckland city campus but would like to let them know that we will still be holding our Open Day Online this coming week from Tuesday 25 through to Thursday 27 August.

The University of Auckland Open Day Online is a series of webinars and online panel discussions that cover everything students and families need to know about studying with us in 2021. It’s a chance to find out about the extensive range of programmes we offer and hear from our graduates and teaching staff about what it’s like to be a student here. There will also be virtual tours of our campus, information about how to apply and a rundown of the scholarships students can apply for. We thank you for sharing this information with your students and appreciate your support in promoting this event.

We recommend that students register for Open Day Online where they will be able to learn more about our upcoming webinars, build their timetable and start viewing our On Demand content.

University of Auckland Open Day 2020 Online
Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 August, 6–9.10pm
Visit Open Day Online to register

For any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our team and we look forward to you, your students and their families joining us online next week from the comfort of your own homes.



School to Seas and School to Skies Camps 2020

Our new School to Seas and the School to Skies camps for Year 13 girls is currently open for applications.

This is an excellent program for young woman looking at moving into the workforce and offers an interactive and hands-on experience on a career in either of these services.The school to skies programme has been running for the past couple of years with excellent outcomes. As a result the Navy has replicated this event to showcase the technical/ engineering trade opportunities within the service.

Click here for further info on School to Seas and here for School to Skies.

North Shore Aero Club Young Eagles 2020

Please click here for more information on the programmes on offer for 2020.

Kia Ita - Univeristy Preparation Programme  - Otago University

Please click here for details of this free university preparation programme offered to Maori students before the beginning of their first year of study.


NZ Marine & Composites ITO -Launch it, School to Work

We  operate a programme Launch it, School to Work helping to connect senior students with employers in the marine and composites industry.  Please click here for more information.

We have a number of employers all over Auckland who are keen to take students for work experience as an introduction to their workplaces, with the view that there are apprenticeship opportunities for students who are a good fit.

Our industry is so diverse covering not only marine with boatbuilding, marine systems engineering, sail making and other options but the aerospace and automotive industries through the composite qualifications.

Student Job Directory

MoneyHub has published a comprehensive directory of student jobs for summer 2019-2020. With 50+ well-known employers listed and links to their student job application details, there is something for everyone. Getting a summer job is a lot easier with this guide, exclusive to MoneyHub. To access the guide, visit the MoneyHub Student Job Directory.

Like our scholarship page, this guide is free to use, download and take action on. We have published a number of tips for job application success as well as a CV guide and interview tips, designed to make the application process less stressful for your students.

Air New Zealand - Pilot Career Evening

Interested in a career as Pilot for Air New Zealand? Please click here for more info.


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 2021. 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

Student Loans for Year 13 Students

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to the Student Loan scheme for any student planning to start university, polytechnic or another tertiary course in 2020. The comprehensive guide explains everything students (and their parents) need to know about how student loans work, including weekly entitlements, student allowances and a section demystifying the debt issue. For more details, visit the MoneyHub Student Loan guide.

Innovation Academy

Learn the IT skills and experience you need to secure your future. Please click here for further info about this IT Academy that will be locally based in Whangaparaoa and and running courses from April/May.

PIHMS Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree With Guaranteed Job

PIHMS specialise in Tourism, Hotel and Hospitality Management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of over $55,000 during the course.

Over the past 24 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 3300 young students through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.

Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a hotel:

  • 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)
  • Paid employment in a top hotel around New Zealand or Australia – Experience a mini gap year while you study
  • Earn up to $55,000 during your study on a paid internship throughout your study

Positive graduate outcomes:

  • 96% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS
  • Get your dream tourism, hotel or hospitality job

A qualification that helps you have a great career:

  • 83 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating
  • 59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)
  • The only provider in New Zealand where students graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work 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 tourism, hotel and hospitality management 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


Lattitude Global Volunteering
In case you’ve missed us to date: Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development organisation, providing Gap Year and International Volunteering placements for young New Zealanders aged 17-25. For more informayion please click here


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



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




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 2019, may qualify for a year of fees-free tertiary study or two years of industry training in 2020.

The fees-free website also has a quick guide for students studying in 2020, you might find this useful as a resource for students or parents.

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.

IMPORTANT - Please click here for further info from the TEC on eligibility after you have already enrolled for Fees Free Study!


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.
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