Kia Takatū ki te Mahi!
Get Job Ready!

Nau mai, haere mai.

The Toi Ohomai Careers & Employability Team is here for all students, past and present, to assist you on your journey to a rewarding career. Whether you’re exploring career ideas, looking for work, searching for an internship, thinking of applying for a scholarship or preparing for employment – we’re here to support you.

You’ll find a range of career resources, up to date information and opportunities with local volunteer organisations, internships, job vacancies and labour market information all in one central space.

We also welcome contact from regional and national employers seeking part-time employees and full-time graduates to transition from education to employment.

We look forward to working with you.

Meet the Team

We’re here to support you with decision making and a successful transition into employment.

Our team can provide guidance with career planning, job and volunteering opportunities, employability skill development and more!

We offer student workshops, one-on-one appointments, and a range of industry-focused events to help you take control of your own career journey.

Susie Borell

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.”

Karen Pratt

“Choose a job you love, then you’ll have fun every day.”

Marlene Herewini

“Attitude is everything – it shapes your career.”

Clare Crawshaw

“Dream big, then make a plan!”

Your contacts for Tauranga (Windermere campus), Whakatāne, Kawerau are Susie and Karen.  For Rotorua (Mokoia campus), Waipa, Taupō and Tokoroa contact Marlene and Clare.

Our Approach to Career Planning

When you connect with us at our in-class workshops or one-on-one appointments, we follow the Te Whare Tapa Whā framework to help you plan your career. This is adapted from the health model introduced by Sir Mason Durie (1988). Durie used the symbol of a wharenui to illustrate the four elements of Māori well-being. The walls represent spiritual health, whānau, mental and physical balance. When the four wellbeing elements are actively considered, you’lll be in the best position to make good career decisions.

Durie, M. (1988) Whaiora: Maori health development. Auckland: Oxford University Press

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Accessibility Support

Our Accessibility Facilitator, Michelle Te Moana, is here to support students with learning challenges. MIchelle can help with interview and enrolment assistance, referrals, note-taker services and liaison with community agencies. Email for a chat.

Māori & Pasifika Student Support

Our Kaitātaiako Facilitator helps ākonga Māori & Pasifika with Kaupapa Māori based learning strategies, Tikanga and Te Reo Māori, Hononga Māori kaupapa and other initiatives. We welcome contact from ākonga who have joined us from total immersion kura. Join the Facebook group and keep up to date with all the activities:

Susana Mangisi facilitates Pasifika initiatives across all campuses such as the inaugural ‘Pasifika Fanau Ako – Toi Ohomai’ and supports Pasifika students with referrals to support services and resources.  Email for a chat.