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Free career advice

Get free in-person advice from a professional career expert in Christchurch.

This session can provide you with advice on:

  • studying or training
  • changing careers
  • preparing your CV and cover letter
  • job appplications.

Spaces are limited, so email to book your spot.


When: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

Where: Connected Centre, MSD Linwood Service Centre, 154 Aldwins Road

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When: Mondays and Fridays

Where: Connected Centre, MSD Papanui Service Centre, 58 Langdons Road

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When: Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: Connected Centre, MSD Rangiora, 4 High Street

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When: Monday - Friday, Morning, Afternoon and Evening appointments available

Where: Online or by phone

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Hospitality and Tourism Seminars

Come and find out about mahi and training opportunities in hospitality and tourism.

You will have opportunities to meet with industry employer for speed interviews and get a taste of the jobs via Virtual Reality experience and explore more jobs in this booming industry.

Limited seats available. Please RSVP to secure your spot.

When: Tuesday 21 March, 1pm
Where: MSD Shirley Service Centre, 203-205 Hills Road

New Brighton
When: Thursday 23 March, 11am
Where: MSD New Brighton Service Centre: 26 Beresford Street

Work readiness workshops

Gain confidence, independence, employment skills and unit standards supporting you on the road to employment.

Through this programme, you will be introduced to providers and employers who will showcase different career opportunities. You will also be supported by Literacy Aotearoa through the following modules:

  • Career planning
  • Interview skills
  • Job Searching
  • Work literacy
  • What happens when you start a new job

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks from Tuesday 21 March,  9.30am – 1.30pm 
Where: Riccarton Community Centre, 199 Clarence Street (Kowhai room on the first floor)

To confirm your space on this course 

VR Career Expo

Bring your whānau to our upcoming Virtual Reality Career Expo with SkillsVR.

You will have the chance to engage with employers from a range of industries, learn about their organisations, and explore job opportunities in Virtual reality giving you a hands on experience in jobs that match your skills and interests or find something entirely new!

Complete a Certificate in Site Safety, Security or Customer Service.
When: Wednesday 29 March, Sessions Running from 10am - 4pm
Where: MSD Timaru, 14 Strathallan Street
RSVP by Monday 24 March, - Please state if you wish to complete a certificate on RSVP

Discover ARA-Te Pūkenga Christchurch

Learn about course opportunities and funding options available to you.

Experience a tour around the campus along with morning tea to connect with others.

When: Wednesday 29 March, 10am-12pm
Where: ARA-Te Pūkenga, Madras Street, Christchurch

(Meet at the red Welcome Desk)

Limited spaces available, RSVP to:

Connecting Selwyn Job Fair

Are you looking for work or training options in Selwyn? Come and talk with local employers about local jobs.

People of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Bring your CV or simply chat with employers about what is on offer and pathways into employment.

When: Tuesday 28 March, 10am – 12noon

where: Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Registration is not required, please drop in.

If you have any questions, email

Mahi for Me

Get channelled to the right employment, or study opportunity!

Employers and Tertiary Providers are onsite at Connected Linwood to meet with you on a regular basis.

Employers will talk about career opportunities with you, and interviews may follow.

Monday, 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm
Tuesday, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm
Wednesday, 9:30am, 11am, 1pm,and 2pm
Thursday, 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm
Friday, 10:30am

Ara Drop-in at Linwood
Talk with an advisor from Ara about study options that interest you and sign up, or meet them at the campus and have a look around at the options available to you.

When: Fortnightly Friday 11am

Where: Connected Linwood, MSD Service Centre, 154 Aldwins Rd, Christchurch

Mahi for Me - Sydenham

Get channelled into the right employment opportunity!

Employers will be available in the Sydenham Connected space on a regular basis. Talk about career opportunities with them. With an opportunity for an interview will follow.

When: Each Tuesday at 1pm
Where: Connected Sydenham, 39 Durham Street South, Sydenham

Find out more:

Papanui study information sessions

Come to Connected/MSD Papanui and talk with someone from Ara about your interests and the study options available for you.

Explore their courses on offer and more.

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month , 10am - 11am 

Where: Connected/MSD, 56 Langdons Road, Papanui

If you have any questions please email:

Connected Employment opportunities sessions

Walk in with a CV, walk out with Employment.

Employers will do a short presentation on industry, organisation and vacancies. Potential individual interviews to follow.

When: Wednesdays, Weekly, 11.30am and 2pm

Where: MSD Riccarton, 78 Riccarton Road

For more information:


Careers at Ara Te Pūkenga

Do you believe in transforming lives through education?

Ara has the following careers that maybe of interest to you:

  • Business Insights Analyst (Senior)
  • Business Development Representative
  • Disability Services - Mentor
  • Administrator – Early Learning Centre
  • Student Assistant Library Team 
For more information (external link)

Deliver quality with Coupland's

Want to work for an established household brand?

Coupland’s Bakeries is a 100% New Zealand family-owned business, operating for over 50 years and one of New Zealand’s largest independently owned bakeries.

They always endeavour to use fresh, natural, local ingredients in everything they make and take great pride in producing quality baked goods and providing excellence in customer service.

With expansion on the horizon, Coupland's are looking for like-minded superstars to join the team, so if you are looking for a company with strong integrity, ethics and a culture of family, then Coupland’s just might be for you.

They are currently recruiting for:

  • Production staff
  • Pie packing assistants
  • Customer service stars and more
Check the opportunities (external link)

Jobs that touch a Corde

Corde is on the lookout for great people to join their growing team. Why don’t you join them?

Corde has a range of jobs available across Canterbury including:

  • Health and Safety Advisor (Waimakariri)
  • Road Maintenance staff (Waimakariri)
  • Administrator – Road Maintenance (Part-time Rangiora)
  • Health, Safety and Environment Manager (Rolleston)
  • Project Manager/Project Engineer (Rolleston)
  • Mower Operator (Rolleston)
  • Spray Operator (Restoration Rolleston)
  • STMS & Traffic Management Apprentices
Find out more and apply (external link)

Make a postive difference to Selwyn

There has never been a better time to join the Selwyn District Council, as it is the fastest growing district in New Zealand.

Selwyn District Council has a range of professional career opportunities available, see below for more information:Selwyn District Council has a range of professional career opportunities available:

  • Community & Economic Development – Expressions of Interest
  • Team Leader Resource Consents
  • Planning Advisor
  • Senior Group Fitness Coordinator – Aqua
  • Recreation Coordinator 
Find out more (external link)

Job opportunities with Timaru Council

Join the forward-thinking Timaru District Council team and help them to achieve their vision for the future.

Timaru has a reputation as a wonderful place to live and visit. It’s the South Island’s best kept secret. In our slice of paradise, you’ll find everything at your doorstep without the ‘big city’ rush.

Current Job vacancies include: 

  • Water Treatment Team Leader
  • Swim instructors / Lifeguard 
  • Customer Service Officers
  • Parking Officer
  • Library Assistant
  • Planners / Analysts
  • Museum Educator
Find out more (external link)

More Canterbury jobs

Looking for other work? Check out Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Find a Job is for anyone looking for work – you don’t have to be on a benefit. If you find a job you’re interested in, contact Work and Income to be put in touch with the employer.  

Visit Find a Job (external link)
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NZMA Open Day

Come check out the NZMA campus in Christchurch. Meet staff and students and find out what you can study.

  • Test your fitness in our purpose-built gym
  • Grab a hot drink from our skilled Hospitality students in our on-site café
  • Free health & fitness advice from our Personal Training tutors and graduates
  • Learn about our courses in Floristry, Aged Care, Community, Mental Health/Wellness, & Pharmacy
  • Gain knowledge about the industry of Police, Armed Forces & Uniformed Services
  • Learn about the jobs available in Sport, Recreation & Esports

When: Wednesday 29 March, 10am – 12pm (BBQ Lunch provided)
Where: 85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch 

Find out more and register (external link)

Become an electrical apprentice

Etco graduates are highly sought after by the electrical sector.

Etco will employ you for the three years and nine-month duration of your electrical apprenticeship.

During your employment, you will learn the practical aspects of the trade through placements with a range of host companies.

Because Etco want to give you a wider experience, the apprenticeship is three months longer than with other employers. The range of experience at Etco will open more choices for you when you graduate.

Find out more (external link)

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills

Are you new to or intending to enter the construction trades sector?

In this carpentry pre-trade course, you will complete a range of small projects as well as building a three-bedroom house.

A large percentage of graduates from this course move onto construction industry apprenticeships upon completion. 

During the one-year fulltime course you will learn:

  • Health, safety and compliance
  • Effective communication
  • Plans, specifications and calculations
  • Foundational building and carpentry principals
  • And more.
Find out more (external link)
Hair dresser

Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support)

Start your hairdressing career with the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (salon support).

Attain sufficient knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to perform limited salon and client support services that contribute to the effective operation of the salon.

You will learn:

  • Salon culture, hierarchy and specific industry terminology
  • Reception duties, appointment making, home hair care sales
  • Mixing, applying, and removing colour treatments
  • Safely holding scissors, following a pre-cut guide, combing and projecting the hair
  • Blow drying, moulding, setting and long hair ups.

Industry standards and expectations are applied at all times, with a good balance between theory and practical training. You will have the opportunity to work on live models and undertake work experience.

Find out more (external link)

Study at Skills Update

Skills Update strives to provide you with high quality education, bridging your success with knowledge and creativity.

You'll be kept motivated and engaged through best practice teaching methods which cater to learners of all age groups and preferences.

Two courses are:
• Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 
• Certificate in Hospitality 

Where: Christchurch Campus, 95 Garlands Road, Hillsborough

For more details: or 027 213 9847

Find out more (external link)

Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

Interested in a career in collision repair and automotive refinishing?

Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as removers/refitters of vehicle components, and/or refinishing preparers.

This course covers:

  • Workplace policies, procedures, and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry.
  • Fundamental collision repair knowledge to remove and replace vehicle components to assist with collision repair.
  • Fundamental automotive refinishing knowledge to repair minor damage and prepare vehicle components for refinishing work.
Find out more (external link)

Study Online with Te Pūkenga (Ara)

Sometimes it’s tricky to fit study around your lifestyle and commitments.

Te Pūkenga has a solution and is pleased to be able to offer a range of study options that you can study fully online, when and where you please.

That means you can study even if you're working full-time, you have other commitments, or if you don’t live near an Ara campus. Their fully online study options are delivered through eCampus NZ.

First decide which of the Ara qualifications you want to study:

  • NZ Diploma in Business Level 3 and 4 (Introduction to Small Business)
  • NZ Diploma in Business Level 3 (Introduction to Team Leadership)
  • NZ Diploma in Business Level 5 (Accounting)
  • NZ Certificate in Project Management Level 4
  • NZ Certificate in Computing Level 3 (Intermediate User)
Find out more and apply (external link)

Want to study a trade for free?

Māori and pasifika trades training may enable you to study for free.

NZMA offers four Level 3 Trades Courses you can study for free if you are Māori or Pasifika:

Certificate in Carpentry trades Skills
With a focus on carpentry, this course aims to arm you with the basic carpentry skills and knowledge you need so you can enter the workforce ready to embark on an apprenticeship.

Certificate in Plumbing and Gas Fitting
Secure your future in the construction sector today by training to become a plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer.

Certificate in Electrical Engineering
The hands-on 32-week programme sets you up to enter the electrical industry as an entry-level employee.

Certificate in Trade Skills with strand in Paint and Plaster
Tap into the building boom! In just 19 weeks you’ll gain the skills you need to become an apprentice or labourer in construction or allied trades.

Find out more (external link)

Learn online with University of Canterbury

Upskill with The University of Canterbury now offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

UC strives to deliver excellent, research-informed education, and creative and innovative research with staff who are empowered to make a real difference to societies here and around the world. UC prepares its graduates to care, think and be future ready. 

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Mental health and nutrition
  • A better start to reading
  • Antartica in a changing climate
  • Introduction to Human Robot Interaction
  • And more
Check out the options (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Canterbury.

Click on the link below to find the field of study and type of qualification to interest you. Qualifications range from certificate level 1-3 to doctorates.

Find your course now (external link)
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Your business and tax

Inland Revenue offers free seminars and webinars to help you set up correctly to meet your tax obligations whether you are new to business, GST or employing staff.

Introduction to business

Starting a business? Introduction to Business is a two hour session. Learn about the different ways to structure your business, expenses you can claim, and how income tax and provisional tax works.

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face

(external site)Wednesday 22 March, 4.30pm (external site)

Where: 92 Russley Rd, Christchurch


Wednesday 22 March, 7pm (external site)

Tuesday 28 March, 4pm (external site)

Tuesday 11 April, 10am (external site)


Are you registered for GST or thinking of registering for GST? Attend the two hour session on GST. Learn about who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to us, and ceasing your GST registration.

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to Face

Wednesday 29 March, 10am (external site)

Where: Address provided upon registration,  Christchurch


Tuesday 21 March, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 18 April, 10am (external site)


Are you employing? In the Employers session learn about who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send to IR.


Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)

Certificate in small business

Whether you’re in business or are just starting one, this fees free programme delivered by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will give you the skills and knowledge to build and run a business.

The Certificate in Small Business and Project Management is an in-depth programme teaching you essential skills to start and run a business – from marketing, business planning and customer service, right through to accounting and project management.

When you pass this programme, you'll get these qualifications:

  • NZ Certificate in Business (Small Business) Level 4
  • NZ Certificate in Project Management Level 4

Register online to attend the Christchurch programme, which starts March 2023.

Find out more (external link)

Free online business start-up course

Are you are exploring starting a new small business?

This is online business training that is accessible 24 hours per day and in bite-sized chunks so that you can learn at your own pace. It is packed with resources, advice, videos and useful links and will take you step by step through the process of getting started.

  • Practical, useable advice and information for developing your idea into a plan
  • Take out some of the fear, by checking how realistic your idea is
  • Written and video learning materials
  • Interviews with business owners and experts who have put the concepts in these courses into practice
  • Aimed at New Zealand businesses
  • Access to the presenter of this course by e-mail so that you can ask questions or gain feedback for your implementation plans
  • A huge list of resources to help you give your business the best chance of success

For questions or more information please contact Miles Dalton at ENC:

Find out more and apply (external link)

North Canterbury biz peer support initiative

Some of North Canterbury’s highly experienced business operators have offered to share their time, expertise and knowledge with business owners.

Needing a bit of a chat with somebody who understands the challenges of running a business, particularly through difficult times?

Enterprise North Canterbury will match you with one of their peer support experts for a casual catch-up over your preferred cuppa so they can listen and offer ideas, support and insight. These PSP business professionals have been through many ups and downs and can offer some advice and support as to what you are going through.

ENC will e-introduce you to them and you can arrange a meeting - whether it be over a breakfast meeting or coffee break. 

Find out more and register (external link)

Canterbury Business Growth and Support Webinars

Looking for business support? Watch the 11 pre-recorded webinars from the Canterbury Business Growth and Support virtual conference at your leisure.

These webinars are a fantastic starting point to finding out how the different organisations offer support for your growing business. - Connecting you to support for your business

Christchurch NZ - Hear from Christchurch's economic development agency - Helping your business move into the digital world

The Networkers - Business networking benefits you and your business

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce - Home and voice of Canterbury business

Enterprise North Canterbury - The economic development agency for North Canterbury

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce - Building better business together

Ministry of Social Development - Work brokerage, financial support and more for you and your business

Inland Revenue - Here to support you, new to business or need to get on the right track - Tools and expert advice, designed to help kiwi businesses save time and succeed - An introduction and an update to your rights and responsibilities as an employer

Watch here (external link)

Whakarite hui ki te toro atu ki tō pokapū Connected ā-rohe kia ako ai koe me pēhea e taea ai e ngā pūtahi kāwanatanga te āwhina i a koe ki te kimi mahi, whakangungu, tautoko pakihi rānei.


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
25 Shands Road
Christchurch 8042


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
154 Aldwins Road
Christchurch 8011


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
56 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
39 Durham Street,


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
4 High Street
Rangiora 7400


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
14 Strathallan Street
Timaru 7910