Year 11 Careers Guidance Programme

Careers guidance at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College will offer sufficient information, resources, units and qualified personnel through the Year 11 whānau Group programme for a student to make appropriate career decisions. Through goal setting and information gathering, students will prepare a career plan. This is an ongoing process for the students through Years 12 and 13 also. All Year 11 students will complete a CV.


Year 11 life skills classes will cover these elements of career guidance:

  • Self-Awareness – Years 9 and 10 units revisited.
  • Options in training and tertiary institutions.
  • Decision-making and goal setting.
  • Career Central online career exploration and planning tool
  • My Career – Careers New Zealand tool.
  • Careers Website –
  • Possible Gateway placement – structured workplace learning with unit standard assessments.
  • Careers appointments.
  • Subject selection with senior staff in Term 3 – completed on an individual basis.
  • Courses and careers magazine
  • Careers Roadshow
  • JET Resources – Jobs, Education, Training resource



Students will benefit in these ways from the Careers programme offered in Year 11:

  • Increased awareness of own personal attributes, interests, values and abilities.
  • Develop a knowledge base of the entry requirements required for various careers.
  • Learn about pathways to training.
  • Explore different career areas.
  • Develop knowledge of Tertiary Institutions and what qualifications they offer.
  • Investigate a range of occupations through the Kiwicareers Website and Career Quest programme.
  • Know what subjects are required for careers they are interested in.
  • Be able to use a range of resources (information and human) in clarifying career goals.


Useful Resources for Students, Parents and Caregivers

Mr Alan Leathem – Careers Advisor

Ms Hilary Graham – Guidance Counsellor

Careers NZ – 

NCEA Pal – free app

Occupation Outlook – free app

Student Centre – Careers information and displays

Mrs Thomsen – Gateway Administrator.

Career Central

MyBlueprint app – NCEA credits, diary and career planner.