West Coast

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the rugged West Coast, renowned for its natural resources and trailblazing spirit

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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 connectedgreymouth@msd.govt.nz

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 connected.greymouth@msd.govt.nz

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: Monday fortnightly (from 10 June), and 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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Inland Revenue Greymouth

Inland Revenue has many job opportunities for you to explore!

Do you want to work with a trusted organisation that handles government level funding and social support programmes? 

At IRD, you will have the opportunity to bring the best verison of yourself with great work-life balance. 

Find out 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 Kimi Mahi Mai Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Kimi Mahi Mai 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)

Midwifery Information Session

Do want to learn about what’s involved in becoming a midwife?

Through this online session organised by Ara, you will learn about:

  • The blended delivery model the institute uses
  • How the model can help you study and work in your community
  • An overview of regional support available

When: Wednesday 31 July, 7pm – 8:30pm

Register today (external link)

Site Safe Courses

Do you want to build the knowledge to support health and safety at work?

If you are looking for education and resources related to on-site health and safety within Greymouth, Site Safe has two new courses coming up:

  • Foundation Passport Building Construction
  • Foundation Passport Civil

When: Thursday 13 June, 1pm – 5pm

Where: DWC Mines Rescue Centre, 869D State Highway 6, Rapahoe, Greymouth

Cost: $176 + GST per course

Know more (external link)

Byte Māwhera Digital Hub

Increase your skills using digital tools and strategies.

Learn and improve on technical skills with a range of training, events, and courses organised at Byte Hub.

Courses include:

  • Digital technology
  • Food technology
  • Innovation and design
  • Business and enterprise, and more.

To register or for more information, email: manager@wctet.org.nz

Discover 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 email:info.c8@literacy.org.nz

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)

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)

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)

Drop-in or make an appointment to visit your local Connected centre to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
112-116 Mackay Street
Greymouth 7805

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