There are many useful websites to assist you to plan your course towards a possible career, or even to help you decide what you may be interested in studying in the future.
General Career Advice and Planning Tools
Careers NZ is a very good place to start as it helps you think about your interests and then take appropriate action.
How to start an apprenticeship
New Zealand Tertiary Institutions
Otago Polytechnic has a large number of courses including occupational therapy, nursing, diplomas in engineering, health and beauty.
Institute of Canterbury - this incorporates Aoraki Polytechnic and CPIT who have merged to form one large institution in Canterbury. There are many varied courses available including the NZ Broadcasting School and Music Theatre (NASDA).
Lincoln University - New Zealand's specialist land-based university.
Victoria University in Wellington
Massey University in Palmerston North
AUT - Auckland University of Technology
UNITEC- also in Auckland
Waikato University in Hamilton