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At Rutherford College we provide a professional careers services and have a well resourced careers centre which is available to all students from Year 9 through to Year 13.

​Career education and guidance is an essential part of preparing students for their future and our department supports students to make informed choices about their future career pathways. Supporting learners to make informed choices about subjects and pathways can make them more engaged in education and more motivated about the future. Helping young people learn to make decisions and take responsibility for the future direction of their lives is important. It’s not just one person’s responsibility. It’s a collective effort in which schools, parents, families and communities all work together. We also maintain and develop relationships with industry and tertiary providers.

Some of the services we offer to students include:

  • Career education programmes (Year 9 – 13)
  • Individual or group career interviews (parents are welcome to attend) and help with subject selection
  • Student assistance when transitioning from school to work or training
  • Preparating for applications to Universities or Polytechnics
  • Tertiary scholarship advice
  • Arranging lunch time speakers from universities and other course providers to advise students about current programmes and information
  • Co-ordinating visits to open days, trips and activities
  • Organising events such as the Beyond School Evening, Workchoice Day and Careers Expo (held in Term 2 each year)
  • Co-ordinating specialist programmes for Maori and Pasifika from outside providers
  • StudyLink and IRD information
  • CV writing and interview skills
  • Advertisement of part/full time work available
  • Facilitate Learner Drivers Licence courses & Spirit of NZ voyages
  • Support for adult students
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Hi all,
We have a full time Certificate in Tourism Level 3 starting at our City campus starting this month on the 14th September. 
If you have  NCEA level 2 and are looking at exiting school in 2020, this could be the perfect option for you. 
This level 3 course and the subsequent level 4 course only takes 10 months to complete in total and is available Fees Free. 
Please follow this link  for further information regarding this course
For those students that are continuing until the end of the year we have numerous Tourism level 3 courses starting in January and February 2021 which we are enrolling for now. 
Students interested in the September 2020 or any 2021 courses, can contact us on 0800 868 747 or if they wish to book an information session with a course advisor please follow this link and then follow the simple steps.
We at ITC wish you and students all the very best for the remainder of the year.
Wednesday September 2nd
Rutherford College Careers Education


Youth Search and Rescue is an organisation set up to train young people to become community volunteers in Search and Rescue and Disaster response. We have been operating for 12 years and are passionate about bringing youth and diversity into the SAR sector.

We are currently taking applications for our Youth Search and Rescue training programme starting in February 2021. Ideally suited for students in Year 10 and 11 at secondary school. We meet one evening a week during the 1st three school terms of the year at Unitec Campus in Carrington Road. The course includes some NZQA unit standards; Workplace First Aid, Coastguard Day Skipper, VHF Radio Communications, Leadership and management.
Check out our website
The programme is idea who are seeking a career in Police, Defence, Outdoors, STEM based, medicine and many more.
We have scholarships available to families to support the cost of the three year training programme.

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