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Info for school leavers

Below are some great resources for school leavers, compiled by the Central Hawke's Bay - Skills, Training and Employment Network.

If you need extra support, please reach out to our Youth Transitions Coordinator - Ange Ross on 027 316 7277 or youthtransitions@chbdc.govt.nz

Please fill out our Student Pathway Survey so Jobs in Central Hawke's Bay can support you to build a pathway through school and beyond.

Student Pathway Survey

Further Training & Education

Capital Training

Capital Training is a NZQA accredited, private training establishment (PTE) offering a wide range of free courses and qualifications to prepare people for the modern workplace.

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Learning Innovations

Learning Innovations courses are FREE. Can work with you to achieve your goals whether it’s improving your English for work or upskilling.

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EIT Waipukurau

The Central Hawke’s Bay Learning Centre offers fees FREE programmes in Primary Industries, Computing, Employment Preparation, Trades and Beauty as well as various Business programmes.

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Get a Trade

Find out where a trade or service career may take you and links to industry training organisations.

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What kind of tertiary education is right for me?

Tertiary education is not just university, it can be apprenticeships and industry training,

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Tertiary study and training options

Links to courses, apprenticeships and university studies to get you started after school.

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Apply to halls of residence

Know what you need to prepare and how to make sure you find the right place.

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Tertiary scholarships

Find out where and how to get financial support to study.

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Can I get Fees Free study or training?

How to check if you are eligible for Fees Free.

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Financial support for tertiary education

Information about student allowance, student loans, scholarships, study free and working while you study.

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Generosity

Generosity NZ is the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa. If you have a CHB Library card you can access this resource for free.

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Driving Support 

CONNECT Driver Safety & Licensing

Doing our bit to CONNECT Central Hawke's Bay to opportunities through driver licensing, innovation and connection.

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Drive Go

Wherever you are in your licence journey, Drive can help. Sign up now to save your progress and unlock free practice tests.

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VTNZ

YOUR VEHICLE AND DRIVER SAFETY EXPERTS With over 100 locations nationwide, we’ll get your vehicle sorted. From WoFs, CoFs, regos and simple replacements, to basic servicing and once-overs before you buy, we’ll help keep you safe on the road. And with Driver Licence testing nationwide, we’ll make sure you’re a safe driver too.

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Moving out of home

Planning to move out

Learn what to do before you leave home, what you will need and where you can look for help.

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Tenancy agreements

What is a tenancy agreement and what should be included?

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Flatting rights and responsibilities

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

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Financial support after school

What financial support may be available whether I choose tertiary study or another pathway afterschool.

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Where can I live?

Different options on where to live after you finish school to consider.

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Money and Tax

CHB Budget Services

Provides FREE specialist one to one budget advice to the community of Central Hawkes Bay in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.

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Budgeting

How to make a plan and be in control of your money.

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Borrowing money

Learn how to manage your debt carefully.

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Paying tax

From getting an IRD number, which tax code to use, how much tax will I pay and more.

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Insurance

Types of insurance and how it can protect you and everything you own.

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Banking

What bank account will suit your needs.

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KiwiSaver

Saving towards retirement. How it works, who contributes and ways to sign up.

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Check what you might get

This guide helps you find out the ways MSD can help you and your family.

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Setting up a bank account

CHB Budget Services provides FREE specialist one to one budget advice to the community of Central Hawkes Bay in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. We welcome self-referrals or referrals from other community organisations.

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Get your IRD Number

Your IRD number identifies you for all the tax related events in your life. Your IRD number is unique to you, and you keep the same IRD number for life. There is no cost when you apply for an IRD number with us.

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Get Work Ready! 

Skills employers are looking for

Skills that have been identified as being important to help you to gain employment.

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My skills and strengths

There are three main types of skills groups. Employability, transferable and specialist skills. Find out which ones you might have.

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Choose a career

Think about the skills and values you have and then match these to a career that’s best for you.

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How do I write a CV?

Points about keeping it simple and how to show off your skills to a potential employer.

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Prepare for a job interview

Tips to help you to prepare and be ready for an interview.

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Realme & IRD Verification Support

Come into Te Huinga Wai – The Knowledge & Learning Hub and visit the AA Centre for support getting your documentation sorted.

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Local Jobs

Job’s in Central Hawke’s Bay

Jobs in Central Hawke's Bay is a hub for Employers and Job Seekers to find new staff and/or a new job in the Central Hawke's Bay area.

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MSD Job Bank

This search helps you to find jobs listed through MSD (Ministry of Social Development), in your preferred location

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Connected

Connect to Jobs, Study and Training

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Trade me

Search for job listings in Central Hawke's Bay

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Seek

Search for job listings in Central Hawke's Bay

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