MAINZ Open Day (Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand)

We invite students and their supervisors to come and tour the campus and hear about our programmes. 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 2020. 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

* Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students

Career week - http://www.pihms.ac.nz/career-week.html

Next career week 9-12 July 2019 (1st week of July school holidays)

  • 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 and find out how PIHMS works
  • $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
  • 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  REGISTER FOR CAREER WEEK HERE !!

New application process for Career Week:

  • Due to the popularity of our career week we are now implementing an informal application process as we only have 50 - 70 places available each career week
  • To ensure that keen students don’t miss out, we need to check that all students attending career week are motivated about finding out about how PIHMS works and a career in hospitality and tourism
  • Once interested students apply for our career week online at www.pihms.ac.nz/careerweek.html, we will ask for the schools support to check the students have a genuine interest

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


Term 1 Spaces - STAR, Gateway and Careers

We have spaces available on our Short Courses for your students to step into a world of Travel, Tourism & Aviation whilst in school. They will gain experience, NCEA credits with our experienced Short Course Tutors.

Please click here for more information.

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



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!

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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