We answer the top five questions parents have about NCEA

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As a parent you are likely to be new to the world of NCEA and there’s no denying there’s a lot to learn! Read on – we’re answering the top five NCEA questions we receive from parents.

The future is bright for non-degree science, engineering and trades careers

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With the first year of tertiary study – or first two years of industry training – now fees free for many school leavers, it’s a great time to get into a career in science, engineering, technology and the trades.

Is fees-free tertiary education calling you to study?

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Thinking about study in 2018? Here's what you need to know about choosing study and whether you're eligible for fees-free tertiary education.

Help! My teen is choosing university for the wrong reasons

Q & A with Careers NZ

Continuing our Q & A series – answering questions from parents about their children's work and learning choices.

Career development benchmarks inspiring good practice

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The alignment of the career development benchmarks with the Education Council’s Practising Teacher Criteria makes it easier to demonstrate how career development practice can be considered as evidence.

Didn’t get the NCEA results you wanted?

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Every January students almost break the internet rushing to check their NCEA results online. But what happens when things don’t go to plan, and a student hasn’t gained enough credits or done as well as they hoped? Here we explore some of the possibilities.


Rutherford and Bond Toyota gives students hands-on learning with Work Inspiration

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Rutherford and Bond Toyota recently gave students a taste of the world of work as part of the employer-led Work Inspiration programme, supported by Careers New Zealand. The programme gives students valuable insights into how a business runs, and helps prepare them for work.

Busting three common trades myths

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Do you assume that all jobs in the trades are dirty, dead-end and only for men? We've busted these three common myths about the trades and services industry!

Is distance learning right for you?

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Studying for a tertiary qualification is a big commitment, so it's important to make sure that the study method you choose is right for you. If you would like to study but are unsure about going to university, distance learning might be a good option. 

Get the most out of university open days

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Going to university is a big decision so it’s important to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed choice. Open days are a great way to find out everything you need to know.