Category: General information

RealMe login and StudyLink information

The following resources are currently available to support pupils transitioning to tertiary education:

Click on the links below for step by step instructions for creating your RealMe login and information on StudyLink:

SchoolLeavers 2018 version

2018 StudyLink Expo Flyer 2_1

Exciting Career Opportunities in the Food and Fibre Sectors

From protecting the environment to innovating new products and services for export, the food and fibre sectors are growing in size.

The sectors offer a wide range of rewarding careers in the environment, engineering, IT, design, science and manufacturing sectors. Whether your learners’ enjoy working indoors or outdoors, in the city or the country, with high tech equipment or their hands – there’s a career to suit each learners’ skills and interests.

If that sounds like something they would be interested in, we’ve developed a section on our website showcasing the range of exciting food and fibres opportunities available. Click through to discover more.

Click on the link above to explore more of the exciting opportunities in the fast-growing food and fibre Sectors on the Careers NZ website.

Save the planet with a tech career in food and fibres

The food and fibre sectors are changing. Due to climate change, biosecurity, sustainable production, plant-based food demand and animal welfare skilled workers are needed in areas including research, digital, biology, engineering and robotics. Discover the exciting careers available for your learners’.

5 surprising careers in the food and fibre sectors

Food and fibre jobs are not just about putting on gumboots and milking cows. Some jobs involve creating new foods while others focus on protecting the land from harmful animals and plants. From piloting to creating garments, here are five unusual food and fibre jobs which could surprise your learners’.

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.

UCAT – University Clinical Aptitude Test

University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ)

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes.

The UCAT ANZ test will replace the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) from 2019 (for university entry in 2020).

The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers.  It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.

It is also an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate aptitude for a demanding programme of study.

The UCAT ANZ is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations.

Please note that some pathways to medicine / dentistry / clinical sciences will not require the UCAT.  For some applicants a different test may be required.  For details candidates should refer to the websites of the universities to which they intend to apply.


CLICK HERE for more information

Information to assist you in applying to the University of Otago – Halls and Scholarships

If you are considering studying at the University of Otago next year please check out the following links:


To set up an eVision account:
Information on the different Halls:
Apply for Halls – 1st Aug
Applying for Otago Scholarships:
Reminder – Mon 12 Aug 1:00pm – Otago Course planning presentation at CBHS – Straven Building
Drop in and see me if you require any further information or assistance.

Mr  Webster

CBHS HOD Careers and Transition

Detailed information about a range of courses at university

Check out the list of career ares below and click on the link that best describes your area of interest. You will find  detailed information about where different major subjects can take you in terms of skills and career pathways.


Humanities and social sciences