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Te Tai Poutini

Kimihia ngā mahi, ngā akoranga, tautoko pakihi me ngā ngohe ki Te Tai Poutini he kāinga torohape, e mōhiotia ana mō te ātaahua o tōna taiao, me tōna wairua para i te huarahi

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Free career advice

Get free advice from a professional career expert in Greymouth.

Career experts can help you to:

  • Make a personalised career plan
  • Gain confidence
  • Write your CV.

Spaces are limited, so email to book your spot.


When: Fridays
Where: Online

Request a booking

Health and Employment Services Greymouth

Have you been off work due to injury or health challenges and need support back into the work force?

Come into the Connected site to speak to someone who can give you guidance on your next steps.

What will be covered:

  • Support in preparing for work
  • Finding suitable work
  • Staying in work.

When: Every Thursday, 10:30am - 12pm
Where: Work and Income, 112 - 116 Mackay Street Greymouth

Learn more (external link)

Virtual Reality Industry Training

Experience a new industry through virtual reality.

Discover the following industries through VR:

  • Security Foundation Passport
  • Kiwifruit Pruning
  • Water Careers
  • Earth Moving (2 player)
  • Traffic Control (2 player)
  • Working at heights
  • Discover Tourism, and more

For Site Safe Civil or Construction licence, you will need to:

  • Book in with the Work and Income Greymouth receptionist
  • Confirm date and time
  • Bring your driver’s licence and your mobile device.

For more information, email

Workbridge at Connected

Workbridge helps Kiwi job seekers who have disabilities or health conditions to connect with employers.

Build a bridge over employment barriers, Work bridge will be in our Connected Centre every second Monday.

When: Every Tuesday 9am - 10.30am
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 112-116 Mackay Street, Greymouth

No appointment necessary

For more information (external link)
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Grey District Council

Be a part of the team that looks after your local council.

You will be a part of a team that are responsible for:

  • Coordinating the provision of essential services,
  • Managing and protecting the environment and public health, and
  • Improving community well-being.

Current jobs available are:

  • Lifeguard – full-time
  • Swim School Tutor – part-time
  • Transport and Infrastructure Engineer - Fulltime
  • Utilities and Infrastructure Engineer - Fulltime
Discover more (external link)

Upskill Recruitment

Do you want to work for a team that will help West Coast thrive?

You will live in a unique region of West Coast, that has a variety of industries from Karamea to Haast. Check out the following Upskill West Coast vacancies:

  • Teacher Aide-Greymouth
  • Motel Cleaner-Haast
  • Bartender-Hokitika
  • Farm Manager-Reefton
Learn more (external link)

More West Coast 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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Free online healthcare training

Learn for free and gain help to become a support worker with Myskill.

Learn through self-paced online training. Work towards an NZQA Health and Wellbeing Certificate Level 2. You can self-refer by signing up to 'Free Online Healthcare Training & Job Placement'.

To be eligible you must

  • Be a NZ permanent resident or citizen
  • Be out of full-time work
  • Looking for a job as a support worker. 
Learn more (external link)

Free literacy help

Do you live rurally and struggle with reading, writing, or spelling?

Get a free half hour session 2-3 days per week, either online or over the phone.
The coaches can help you to learn in the comfort of your own home at your own speed.

To find out more about this service, phone 0800 891 339  

Learn more (external link)

Literacy Aotearoa - Westport

Receive free online training from tutors based around the country.

Check out the free courses on offer:

Learner Licence
Learn the 'Road Code' road rules and get ready to sit an online theory test.
When: Thursdays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Workplace Literacy: Language and Numeracy
Learn skills for workplace situations - reading, writing, speaking, and listening, communication, plus maths and digital skills.
When: Thursdays, 1pm - 4pm

Digital Skills & Digital Devices
Learn basic digital skills and become more confident when using a smartphone and/or tablet.
When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Study Skills and Self-management
Develop independent study and time management skills, and work with a tutor to complete NZQA unit standard assessments and achieve level 1 and 2 credits.
When: Thursdays, 10am - 12pm

Work Ready: Road to Employment
Learn how to make decisions about jobs so that your career pathway is achievable, prepare a CV and gain interview skills.
When: Thursdays, 9:30am - 3:30pm

For more information and bookings

Choose your course

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

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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Business Development 1:1 Sessions

Connecting businesses to the right support and resources to aid you on your journey of continual improvement.

Development West Coast's business support team has regularly scheduled sessions in Greymouth, Hokitika, Westport, Reefton, South Westland and Karamea.

The sessions can help connect your business to the right support and resources to aid you on your journey to continual improvement or to help overcome specific challenges.

Book a one-on-one session with a Capability and Growth Advisor during the scheduled session times.

Find out more and book an appointment (external link)

Your business and tax

Attend webinars to guide you setting up your business correctly to meet your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue (IR) offers three practical sessions:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business offers information on the different ways to structure your business, expenses you can claim, and how income tax and provisional tax works.
  • Are you registered for GST or thinking of registering for GST? GST is to help you learn who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to them, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? The Employers session covers who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send it to IR.

Don't miss out, register today!

For more information (external link)

Upskill your team

Want to take on new staff? Upskill may be able to help.

Upskill employment and training consultants work with employers across the West Coast, developing industry training programmes to enable new recruits and existing staff to gain the skills your business needs.

A new regional employment and training scheme from Development West Coast, Upskill aims to help create sustainable employment opportunities and develop current staff to ensure West Coast businesses succeed long-term.

Find out more (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
112-116 Mackay Street
Greymouth 7805