Alert icon

The Customer Contact Group is closed from 2pm on Tuesday 6 December and re-opens at 9.30am on Wednesday 7 December. If you'd like to contact us, please email customerservice@tec.govt.nz and we will view when we re-open.

Use Subject Matcher to help find your ideal job

subject matcher laptop

With Subject Matcher you can see how the NCEA subjects your young person chooses can influence their possible career path.

For a young person, deciding which career to follow when they finish school isn’t easy. With so many possible options it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Thankfully, the school subjects they take can be a good starting point.

With Subject Matcher, one of the online tools on careers.govt.nz, you can discover what careers might suit your young person based on the NCEA subjects they take. This provides a good start for their career planning.

Once you’ve found some interesting career options, you can learn about the pay, skills, qualifications and opportunities for each job in our job profiles. That way your young person can start exploring their possible career paths.

How does Subject Matcher work?

Let’s say that your young person takes the construction and mechanical technologies NCEA subject at school. To see some possible career options, you would choose construction and mechanical technologies, select the qualification level, and automatically be presented with a list of possible jobs.

Choose a subject and qualification level to see potential jobs

From here you can go through the list and, if you have a My Account login, favourite the jobs that might appeal to your young person most. After the job has been selected, it will be saved in your My favourites section for you to come back to later.

Save job that interest your young person to 'My favourites'

When you’ve found some interesting jobs you can click on the title of each one to learn more about them in our job profiles.

Here you’ll find information on job opportunities, what the job involves, and the qualifications or experience you need to enter it.

Subject Matcher is just one of the many useful tools and resources available on the careers.govt.nz website to help young people choose a possible career path. 

Get in touch with us for career information and guidance

For personal advice your young person can talk to their school’s career adviser or dean, or contact us.

Updated 12 Sep 2019