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

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, 9.30am
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, 112-116 Mackay Street, Greymouth

No appointment necessary

For more information (external link)
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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)

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:

  • Administration Office - fixed term
  • Building Control Officer – full-time
  • Communications Specialist – full-time
  • Lifeguard – full-time
  • Swim School Tutor – part-time
Discover 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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Te Whare Matihiko, The House of Digital Hokitika

Digital Technology Courses available in Hokitika.

Start your journey to becoming digitally savy at WestTech. WestTech offers you opportunities to grow your knowledge in digital and technological skills.  

Upcoming courses are:

Maximising Microsoft Windows
When: Wednesday 21 February - Wednesday, 27 March, 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Te Whare Matihiko - The House of Digital, 25 Hamilton Street, Hokitika

Cost: $75 (including GST)

Thursday Tech Taster - Lunchtime
When: Thursday 15 February - Thursday 11 April, 1pm - 2pm
Where: Te Whare Matihiko - The House of Digital, 25 Hamilton Street, Hokitika

Cost: Koha (on the day)

For more information (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 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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: Thursday 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

Te Wheke Digital Hubs

Offering you locations to create or expand business.

Host your next meeting at Te Wheke Digital Hubs who offer coworking spaces, video-conferencing facilities, and digitally enhanced meeting spaces with free wifi.

They also offer a range of digital capability services such as:

  • Digital training
  • Mentoring
  • Space for community enterprises requiring digital support.

Check out upcoming events (external link)

Westport deep sea fishing

Offers a 10 week programme which supports those who want a career in the NZ Fishing industry.

Learn about what it takes to be a deep sea fisherperson and attend this residential programme which offers a shared room, breakfast and evening meals 7-days a week. You will be expected to muck in and help with cleaning and cooking.

The Westport Deep Sea Fishing School has a range of funding options including fees free.

For information on options, a completed application form needs to be sent to the Westport Deep Sea Fishing School.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Farming Qualifications

Study and grow your potential towards becoming a Farm Hand, Shepherd or Harvester.

This course offers learners skills in working safely on a farm with a range of vehicles, machinery, and infrastructure. 

The course begins in February 2024, with enrolments open now.

Duration: 18 Weeks Full-time

Where: Tai Poutini Polytechnic, 73-87 Tainui Street, Greymouth.

Learn more (external link)

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 - and you must be out of full-time work and looking for a job as a support worker.

Learn more (external link)

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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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)

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)

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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