NO. 5 Squadron Air Training Corps is recruiting

f you are interested (and between the age of 13 - 15) in any of the following please come along to our open evening:

Defence Force Careers

Open night details:

21st of November
1845 - 2030 ( 6:45PM - 8:30PM)
Location: 43a Vipond Road, Whangaparaoa (Silverdale RSA Bowling Club)

The night will consist of a rotation of example activities to give the potential cadets a taste of what it is like to be a Cadet at NO. 5 Squadron, meanwhile, parents are welcome to attend a small presentation followed by a Q&A session to not only understand what Cadets get up to in the short term but to better understand the long-term benefits of being in the New Zealand Cadet Forces!

For more information about NO.5 Squadron you can visit our website:

And our Facebook Page:


You can also go to this link to give us your contact information so we can send you more details:


We look forward to seeing you there!

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


Pasifica Students Evening – Tuesday 30 October (6pm – 8pm) @ Victoria University, Level 4, 50 Kitchener St, Auckland CBD

Due to the growing number of Pasifika students making the move to Wellington to study at Victoria University, we are running an event for Auckland students and their families to learn more about transitioning into university studies, their (new) home away from home in Wellington, finances, support services, course planning and enrolment assistance, and other key information.

Please include in your school notices/social media and encourage Pasifika students/parents to attend. Parking and light refreshments will be provided onsite. For parking and catering purposes, RSVP to: info-auckland@vuw.ac.nz by 5pm Monday 29 October.

Any questions about this event, please contact: Tapu Vea – Pasifika Liaison Officer tapu.vea@vuw.ac.nz

Chemistry and Physics Teacher PD Days in Auckland– Tuesday 20 November and Wednesday 21 November:

Back by popular demand, our School of Chemical and Physical Sciences are, once again, running Teacher PD Days at our Auckland premises. Please pass on to the relevant departments at your school. See attached doc for further details.

Course Planning/Enrolment Assistance

Enrolments for 2019 opened on 1 October and it’s been great to see so many of your students and their parents visit our Auckland premises for course planning/enrolment assistance. We highly recommend students enrol by 1 December 2018. If you have students who need course planning assistance/enrolling online, send them our way! We do course planning, the enrolment onsite, work out their timetable for next year, and certify documents.

To book an appointment with one of my team, students/parents can contact us on: (09) 300 2080 or info-auckland@vuw.ac.nz

School Visits and Events in 2019

It’s that time again! I am taking bookings for school visits in 2019. Please send me dates/times that suit for the team at Victoria to visit. If you have career events that you would like us to support next year, please send those details/dates to me too.

Young Scholars Information Evening 

The Arts Young Scholars information session will be held on 15 November from 6-7pm in the Arts Students’
Centre (Social Sciences Building, 10 Symonds Street,Auckland). The information session is an opportunity
for you and your parents/guardians to:
• Learn more about the Faculty of Arts subjects offered
in the Young Scholars program

• Meet current students and teaching academics

• Hear about the exciting opportunities and helpful support services available to Arts students at the
University of Auckland

Please click here for more info and registration.

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Quick Reminder: Hospitality Scholarship 2019
We are again offering a Hospitality Scholarship in 2019 to encourage students to enter a career in this exciting and fast-paced sector. Applicants will have the opportunity to study for free and have their transport costs covered during their course. We are sure this will be a wonderful opportunity for 2018 school leavers. Applications close 9 November 2018.
•  Click here for more information and the application process.

2019 Intakes
Certificate in Cookery, Advanced . Starts February 5
Certificate in Food & Beverage, Level 4 . Starts February 4
•School Holiday Star Courses April, July & October Holidays 2019. Includes Barista, Cafe Attendant & Cafe Cooking.
Free Fees 2019

In 2019, school leavers have an exciting opportunity ahead of them to study without having to pay fees. The following New Zealand School of Food & Wine courses are available free fees for eligible students:
NZ Certificate in Cookery (Foundation) - Level 3
NZ Certificate in Cookery (Advanced) - Levels 3 & 4
NZ Certificate in Food & Beverage, Barista, Wine & Spirits - Level 4
NZ Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management - Level 5
New Zealand Diploma of Cookery
To read more about the New Zealand Government fees-free programme visit their website

Gap Year Programme

If you have students unsure of their next step, taking time out to travel before settling down to a longer course of study or permanent employment can be incredibly worthwhile. We have put together a programme to support a Gap Year with intensive training in cookery or hospitality, followed by a seasonal work placement in some of New Zealand's or Canada's most exciting places.
Complete a course in Cookery or Food & Beverage, and along the way we'll connect the students with employers to help find a role in an exciting place which offers a great lifestyle while working.
Find out more on our website https://www.foodandwine.co.nz/


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.



Click here for more info

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




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.

The fees-free website also has a quick guide for students studying in 2019, 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!

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.

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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