Category: General information



Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT): Future Me Quiz

Auckland University of Technology (AUT): Future career sheets

Lincoln UniversityRecommended school subjects

Massey University

Otago Polytechnic

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

University of AucklandSubject guide for school students

University of Canterbury (UC): What subjects should I take at schoolWhat can I do with a degree?

University of OtagoRequired and Recommended School Subjects

Victoria University of WellingtonPlanning ahead: school subjects


What is RealMe?

RealMe is the secure way to prove who you are online. You can use it in two ways: to prove who you are when you’re online, and to log into lots of NZ government sites and services.

How it works

  1. Create a RealMe account 
    • All you need is a username and password to start using RealMe as a login.
  2. Verify your identity 
    • Add your personal information and get your photo taken at a PostShop to use RealMe as online ID.
      If you’re renewing your adult passport online you can verify your identity at the same time.
      Renew your passport online 
  3. Link your postal address 
    • RealMe will post you a letter with a confirmation code.

You’ll 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.

Struggling to come up with ideas of what to do beyond school?

Please feel free to drop into the Careers office and discuss with any of the Careers staff ideas around subject choices, tertiary courses or employment options.


If you still can’t make up your mind and want to talk with independent professionals check out an excellent organisation here in Christchurch – Zestpeople. CLICK HERE for more information.

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School Connect – another useful web resource

School Connect is another useful resource for students. You can search for study options and careers and take a short 5min quiz to help you see career pathways suited to your interests and personality.

I have also save this link on our Useful Links page, so you can find it easily in one place with lots of other useful resources and web tools for career exploration.

School Connect is run by the people who produce the Next Steps magazine for school leavers, which is published twice a year. Grab your free copy from the Careers Office or the library Careers Magazines stand.