Tools and activities
Find career ideas, make a CV or explore who you are with our interactive tools.
How to order resources
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Resources to explore job ideas
Jobs by Interest - He Aronga Mahi
A bilingual booklet to help students, jobseekers and career changers think about their interests and discover career possibilities.
A reference book of jobs in New Zealand. Includes detail on tasks and duties, skills and training required and pay and prospects for each job. Published every two years using information from the Careers New Zealand website. Hardcopy only.
A set of 19 posters to help secondary students get career ideas based on the subjects they enjoy studying. The posters are organised within New Zealand Curriculum learning areas, and show a range of career options and the approximate level of qualification needed to do them.
Just the Job
A TV series that gives secondary students practical insight into a range of career paths.
A guide to CareerQuest, an online questionnaire to help people discover and explore jobs that suit their interests. Find out more about how it works, and get resources and tips to help others make the most of this tool.
Teaching and learning resources
Career Kete: Dream and Discover
Teachers guide and student worksheets to aid design and delivery of career learning in Years 7-8. Dream and Discover helps students gain awareness of themselves and their futures, and prepare for the move to secondary school.
Career Kete: Explore and Compare
Teachers guide and student worksheets to aid design and delivery of career learning in Years 9-10. Explore and Compare helps students make subject choices through a process of learning and career planning.
Career Kete: Decide and Prepare
Teachers guide and student worksheets to aid design and delivery of career learning in Years 11-13. Decide and Prepare helps students make choices about tertiary education and work and prepare for the move from school.
Know Your Skills and Know Your CV guide
A guide to the online learning modules Know Your Skills and Know Your CV, for facilitators and teachers of Year 11 and up. This guide will help you to help others get the most out of the modules.
The Real Game
A classroom programme suitable for Years 9 and 10 that introduces students to the world of work. It develops students' understanding of the options and opportunities available to them as adults, and the implications and importance of their choices.
Work Inspiration resources
Posters designed to give teachers of Years 10-13 an understanding of Work Inspiration competencies, and how Work Inspiration fits within the wider career development landscape.
Sets of cards depicting Kiwis at work, suitable for Years 7 to 10. The accompanying activity guide sets out ways teachers can use the cards to build students' awareness of work and their own responses to different aspects of it.
This series has been replaced by the Career Kete.
Action plans and advice leaflets
- Choosing school subjects action plan (PDF - 122KB) (Word - 88KB)
- Leaving school exit plan (PDF - 503KB) (Word - 216KB)
- Going into tertiary study or training action plan (PDF - 161KB) (Word - 228KB)
- Going into workplace training action plan (PDF - 87KB) (Word - 192KB)
Te reo Māori resources
The magic of myths - teachers guide and sample stories
The magic of myths resource gives ideas for using kōrero pūrākau - Māori myths and legends - to connect with students about their future pathways.
Ko te ara mahi/Your career
Exploring the concept of "career" in a Māori context, these posters provide Māori students and their whānau with a way of looking at career development.
Pasifika Dreams (PDF - 2.6 MB)
Pasifika Dreams is a resource designed to help Pasifika young people capture their dreams for the future.
Career Malaga is a booklet of activity ideas designed for educators and youth leaders to use during group sessions with Pasifika youth. It helps young people discuss their cultural identities and future career paths.
A booklet in eight Pacific languages that introduces simple actions families and communities can take to help others navigate and develop their careers.
The Apprentice booklet (PDF - 1.70 MB)
A 24-page booklet produced by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs featuring profiles of young Pasifika people doing apprenticeships. These range from apprenticeships in hairdressing and hospitality, to sports turf management and youth work.
Careers New Zealand brochures and flyers
Brochures and flyers
Brochures and flyers outlining how Careers New Zealand can provide assistance to people who are making decisions about jobs, training or careers in New Zealand.
Curriculum area activities
Useful website links
Updated 3 Aug 2018