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Asplundh NZ, is New Zealand’s premier provider of vegetation management solutions. We provide tree work to utility companies, councils, commercial and residential properties.



Air New Zealand Academy of Learning delivers the NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering from its campuses in both Auckland and Christchurch.  Graduates of the 36-week pre-apprenticeship programme can apply for apprenticeships with aviation industry employers including Air NZ, CHC Engine Centre, the Air Force, Airwork and other industry employers including Hamilton Jet & Rocket Lab.


Entry is by way of passing a placement test where candidates are tested on English comprehension, Maths and Physics as well as an Interview.  These are held around October for places on the following years courses.


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Being a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand sets you up to thrive in business and the world. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 115,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who Utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over.

DairyNZ is the industry organisation that represents all New Zealand dairy farmers. Our team of scientists, farming experts and staff support farmers through research, resource development, extension, and advocacy to ensure the industry can adapt to change and stay world-leading in sustainable dairy farming.


Be part of a sustainable and responsible dairy sector DairyNZ – DairyNZ

GoDairy | Join New Zealand’s Dairy Sector and find a career in Dairy Farming, Agri-Business or Agri-Science Jobs.



Careerforce Te Pūkenga helps people gain the knowledge and skills they need to start a rewarding career pathway through on-the-job training and apprenticeships.


We have training programmes that can support you to progress your career in the health and wellbeing and social and community sectors.


You’ll gain qualifications that are yours for life and skills that help you contribute to the social good of New Zealand.


Get in touch with our Vocational Pathways Advisors to find out more about starting your career.



Phone: 0800 277 486


Looking for a career where you can help your community?  Want to be part of the most trusted organisation in New Zealand?


Well, come and chat to our friendly team about joining Fire and Emergency. We are more than just putting out fires, so come talk to us and find out what we do and what you need to do to join our team.



Become a Dive Instructor and set yourself up for a life where the ocean is your office.
With a growing demand for dive professionals all over the world, a career in diving has something for everyone in a wide variety of industries; these include Hospitality and Eco-Tourism, Dive Travel, Marine Science, Commercial Diving, Surveying and Oceanography, Underwater Photography, Videography and Natural History Film Making.
We have two entry-level career programmes:

Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction
Beginner to Instructor
1 Year Full-Time Study

National Certificate in Diving 
Beginner to Rescue Diver
3 Months Full-time or 1 Year Part-Time Study

Our career courses are approved for student loans and allowances and we also offer STAR courses for secondary school students.
We have strong industry ties and have dive shops looking for us to send them new graduates every year. 0800 3483 68246 (0800 DIVE OTAGO)


Heavy Traffic Licences and Endorsements

“Training Tomorrows, Drivers Today”


At Drivetech Ltd, industry experienced assessors with a wide range of experience are on hand to offer Heavy Traffic Licences and Endorsements for:

  • Heavy Vehicles (Classes 2, 3, 4 & 5)
  • Forklift Endorsement, OSH Certificate/Attachments, OSH (worksafe)
  • Wheels, Tracks and Rollers
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Vehicle Recovery


Drivetech also offers a variety of other services including:-

  • Driving related Health & Safety training
  • A Variety of Unit Standards
  • Logbook Training Courses
  • Load Security
  • LCP School Bus Programmes
  • Driver Training/Lessons (Car/Truck)
  • Defensive Driving (Street Talk Programme)
  • CBTA – Motorbike Restricted and Full
  • Ride Forever Courses, Bronze, Silver and Gold (ACC Subsidized)
  • Pre-Employment Driving Assessments
  • 4 Wheel Drive (4×4) Training (Unit Standards or Assessments)


Motorbike Basic Skills and Motorbike Training

  • CBTA Restricted and Full


Courses are run from our purpose built training rooms and offices in Southland at 156 Longbush South Road – 9.7kms east of Invercargill.

Mosgiel – 17 Gladstone Road South, Mosgiel, Dunedin

Cromwell – 2b Traders Lane, Cromwell

Christchurch – 8 Jipcho Road, Wigram, Christchurch

We are flexible and can cater for groups and one-on-one individual training.

And just to make your training easier, Drivetech can also help with:

  • Road Code Training – We train you prior to going to the AA to sit your learner licence theory test
  • We have our own computer terminal at the Invercargill AA so our clients do not have to present themselves at the AA in person to book for their theory test


All vehicles and machinery supplied or use your own if you wish

  • Competitive rates
  • Interest-free time payment
  • All Credits registered with NZQA
  •  Morning teas supplied
  •  Top, efficient service with a family friendly environment


For more information, contact us on 027 510 0684 or Freephone 0508 237 483 email, visit or call on the team at CareerFest Southland.


“Get the most from the best trainers”


Etco is New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical training and apprentices. We provide training for more than 60 % of all electrical apprentices in New Zealand. We are New Zealand’s largest employer of apprentices and place them with host electrical companies through our group apprenticeship scheme.


Why become an apprentice?

Qualified electricians are in high demand, and our industry expertise opens unique opportunities and launches careers. All electricians start at the beginning – with an apprenticeship. This is where you learn the technical stuff, both on the job and in the classroom. There are some big benefits to being an apprentice:


A variety of experiences.

No two days are the same! You’ll get the chance to work on a wide range of jobs throughout your career.


Start your career with no student loan.

Earn a wage from day one and finish your apprenticeship without a massive loan hanging over your head!


Work that suits your lifestyle.

Work in different places instead of being stuck in the same office all day. As your career grows, you’ll have more freedom and flexibility in your schedule to fit in more time for the things that matter, such as family, hobbies, and interests.


Etco Pre-Trade Programmes

No NCEA Level 2 but keen on Electrical?

An electrical pre-trade is a pre-apprenticeship program designed to provide the foundational skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in the electrical trades. All the learning takes place in a training centre.


Etco’s programme offers training in electrical servicing, so if you decide you don’t want to do an apprenticeship you still have some great skills that will give you a foot in the door.


During the course, you’ll learn about things like electrical safety, how electricity works, how electrical systems and components are put together, and how to do practical tasks like wiring and testing, which opens a wealth of opportunities for careers in exciting fields such as home automation, electrical servicing, data communication, and beyond.


Graduates will receive a NCEA level 3 NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and will be able to apply these skills under supervision by a licenced electrical worker, in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992 and any subsequent amendments.


Fees Free Eligible


Part-Time, One Year.

Three days a week

Feb and Jul intakes

Register your interest today, call us 0800 ASK ETCO



MITO is a business division of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited.


We support on-job learning for people working in the automotive, commercial road transport, extractives, gas and logistics industries.


We work with learners, their employers and training providers, to ensure people get the best possible opportunities to learn and advance their career, while developing a skilled workforce for the industries we serve.


Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we are connected to the other organisations delivering vocational education in Aotearoa New Zealand and we will work with them to share skills and knowledge to help you succeed.



As New Zealand’s Defence Force, we run deep. Our shared purpose and experiences forge unbreakable bonds. When you run with us, you’ll work as part of a tight-knit team within the Navy, Army or Air Force, protecting your people, your country and the environment. We work shoulder-to-shoulder, always backing each other and proudly representing Aotearoa wherever we go.


With over 100 exciting roles available, there’s something for everyone. Register your profile and take our Force Interests Test (F.I.T) to discover the Defence careers that suit you best.



It’s More Than a Job

Police operates 24-hours, 7 days a week in a complex environment with around 15,000 staff aimed at actively preventing crime and engaging with the community to create positive change.  Our staff are spread nationwide, operate on land, sea and in the air, and respond to over 860,000 emergency calls every year.


Our organisation offers numerous opportunities that you will not find in any other organisations, connecting you to interesting and challenging roles on and off the frontline – from entry roles such as file management, call takers for emergency 111 and non-emergency 105, and Authorised officer through to many opportunities within the police to grow your career including team leader and managerial positions, specialist policing roles, dog handlers, forensics, prosecutions, and youth aid officers for example. Our people come to work to make a difference in the lives of all New Zealanders, and we pride ourselves on being a highly trusted, highly accessible police service.


If this sounds like you, we encourage applications for Police employee and constabulary roles, from anyone who’s got what it takes, regardless of your gender, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, or faith.




The Apprenticeship People

Apprenticeships offer people the opportunity to be paid to learn.


If you want to be paid, have your fees paid for you, and learn useful skills an apprenticeship may be the answer for you.

Let Southern Group Training make it easy for you.  We find you an apprenticeship, pay your wages and make sure that you have the tools you need.


We also pay for your training manual, evening class and block course fees along with travel to and from and accommodation while at block courses held out of Southland.

Southern Group Training employs or manages apprentices in a variety of different trades.  These apprentices are hosted by companies throughout Otago and Southland.

Applications are accepted from anyone for any type of apprenticeship at any time.


For further information please see Southern Group Training’s website,

Southern Wings is a professional aviation college and Air New Zealand Training Organisation which delivers integrated flight training with a goal to establish a direct pathway into an airline career for graduating students. Student funding is available on our Diploma in Aviation courses.