Category: General information

AWARUA Learners Licence – Devices resource

Road code

The road code pathway has been developed in collaboration with NZTA to help adults and young adults prepare for their learner and restricted driver licences, while at the same time strengthening their literacy and numeracy. 

The 56 modules provide a comprehensive coverage of the skills needed for the learner and restricted licences.  The module content covers the licence process and important road skills such as scanning for hazards, reading road signs, how to give way at intersections and roundabouts, driving to the conditions and how to keep yourself and others safe on the roads.

Road code pathway map. Free online learning to prepare for your driver licence

Try a module

Try a module

Click here and choose the road code pathway

Pathway overview

Road code modules

Road code app

Are you wanting to find a job and connect with employers?

Whats Youth Hub ?

Youth Hub is a free online platform to empower young people and to bridge the gap between education and employment by placing young people at the heart of the solution and forming a wrap around approach.

Why Youth Hub ?

Youth Hub allows young people from any background to showcase their talents and find connections to further themselves. Youth Hub levels the playing field to attain employment through technologies familiar to young people.

You can create your personal brand online that will be seen by potential employers connecting you with real jobs.

You can find out more here

Free weekly tutoring programme for Canterbury Pasifika students in Term 3

The UCMeXL free tutoring programme has been extended for Term 3.

The programme will run every Monday beginning Monday 3 August – Monday 21 September, 3:30pm – 5:30pm and will be located at Ōrua Paeroa (Shirley Boys High school and Avonside Girls High school campus), 193 Travis Road, North New Brighton.

In collaboration with Shirley Boys High school and Ministry of Education, the University of Canterbury is offering free tutoring sessions to all Pasifika students studying towards NCEA level 1,2 or 3.

The UC Pacific Development Team can also provide transport from certain locations and food! Feel free to come along and utilise this awesome opportunity. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information please email Viane on

StudyLink — for info on student loans, allowances, budgeting, costs of study + lots more

With all the challenges 2020 has delivered so far, we know many students may be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of getting through exams, let alone moving on to teritary study.

We’re here to help – read on to find out how.

Stay connected with Facebook

Did you know StudyLink are on Facebook?

We’ll be using it to share information about the costs of study, budgeting, trades training, fees-free study, how allowances and loans work and alternatives to study like working or taking a gap year.

Click on the image below to follow StudyLink’s ‘Get Ready for Study’ page for help while figuring out their next steps.


Leaving School magazine

If you get the Leaving School magazine, check out the ‘Thinking about future study’ article in issue 18.

It’s a great article helping students navigate the steps to get sorted for further study – you’ll find it on page 17.


Leaving School Magazine – Issue #18 – July 2020

Included in this issue is advice for school leavers from Clinical Psychologist – Jacqui Maguire; profiles on 27 young people making successful careers for themselves, including: Adventure Tourism Operator, Automotive Refinisher, Automotive Engineer, Business Banker, Butcher, Carpenter, Contract Milkers, Computer Science Advisor, Dairy Farmer, Deer Farmer, Digital Media Specialist, Environmental Engineer, Electrician, Factory Manager, Fashion Designer, Fisherman, Hair Stylist, Landscape Architect, Lawyer, Marine Engineer, Marine Conservationist, Plumber, Registered Nurse, Shepherd, Truck Driver and Utilities Foreman.

Also featured are articles on CV / Interview preparation, KiwiSaver, Student Loans, RealMe, and tips for coping at University in 2021.

The magazine also includes a special 14-page feature on New Zealand Careers Expo 2020 –


The magazine is now available to read online:

Halls & Scholarship Applications – Example Questions

Applying for Halls of Residence and/or Scholarships for 2021?

When you apply for Halls of Residence and/or Scholarships you need to put some time and effort into your applications to ensure that you are submitting a quality application that stands out.

Click Here for a list of example questions that you are likely to be asked when applying for Halls of Residence and/or Scholarships.  Take some time to have a look through these questions and give some thought to how you would best answer them prior to commencing your applications online.



RealMe – The easiest and most secure way to prove your identity online

What is RealMe?

The easiest and most secure way to prove your identity online. RealMe allows you to access multiple online services with one username and password, and securely prove who you are online.

How it works

  1. Create a RealMe account 
    • All you need is a username and password to start using RealMe as a login.

If you don’t already have a RealMe login, it’s best to create one from the service you want to use.

  1. Verify your identity 

Click the “Get verified” button and input your details. Make sure you have the one of the following documents on hand so you can enter the relevant information:

  • NZ passport issued after 2004
  • NZ citizenship certificate issued after 2004
  • NZ birth details, or
  • NZ immigration details.

You will get an application number by email and text.

If you are using your passport, you will have the option to take your own photo online. If you don’t have a passport you’ll need to go into a participating photo store within 14 days to get your free photo taken. RealMe will let you know when your verified identity has been confirmed.

You will only need to prove who you are in person every 5 years.

Where you can use it

You can use RealMe to:

  • apply for tertiary courses
  • apply for government jobs
  • renew your passport
  • update your electoral roll details
  • log into StudyLink.


Changes to NCEA 2020

NZQA have  announced changes to Level 1, 2, and 3 NCEA with slight changes to University Entrance for 2020 as part of their Covid-19 response. See a  summary  below of those changes.

If you are unsure about any of the changes or what this means for you, please call into the Careers office anytime to discuss.


NZ Army Recruiting

NZ Army applications are open! They are still taking applications for RRF 399 starting on 10 August 2020, for the following trades:

▪️Combat Driver
▪️Dental Assistant
▪️Military Police
▪️Movement Operator
▪️Supply Technician

You must be physically and medically fit, have all your required paperwork in order, and meet all our entry requirements. Are you eligible?

👉 Apply now!



👉 Apply now!