Helpful Links

Parents as First Career Advisor Support

Careers NZ is great resource for both parents and students. This website provides a database of NZ jobs, training requirements, income, and job prospects. 


  • Skill Matcher - Get job ideas based on your skills.
  • Subject Matcher - Get job ideas based on your school subjects.
  • Compare Study Options - Compare earning and employment information across different study areas.
  • Regional Job Matcher - Find local job vacancies that match your skills.
  • Compare Jobs - Compare jobs from our jobs database.
  • Where to? - Find out where your school subjects could lead you.
  • Kimi Mahi - An interactive game that helps you learn more about different jobs. (Also in te reo Māori.) 
  • Jobs in skill shortage - Find out what jobs are currently on Immigration New Zealand's long-term and immediate skill shortage lists, within the following industries.
  • Occupation Outlook is a tool to help look at possible career options. Explore 50 different careers to learn about job demand, likely income, training requirements and fees.


  • Costs of Living: The cost of living calculator will help you understand what it will cost to live as a student. It's intended as a guide to help first-time students who are new to living away from home.

  • Student Allowance Calculator:  If you are eligible for a Student Allowance, the amount you receive is determined by many factors, including: your income, your parents' income if you are aged under 24, who you live with and whether you have children.

  • Can you afford to study?: This online reality check to see if you can afford to study.

  • Sorted Money Planner:  Budgeting, Goal Planner, Find out what your Money personality and spending patterns are and calculate your net worth.