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Join us and explore careers in health and wellbeing!

With support from the Ministry of Education, Careerforce the Industry Training Organisation for the health and wellbeing sectors are running career exploration events for high school students. The health and wellbeing sector needs more young people in the workforce to combat the existing workforce shortages.

The health and wellbeing sectors offer many exciting and rewarding career opportunities for young people, who want to make both a career, and a difference.

These sectors cover the likes of healthcare, social and community services, mental health, disability support, aged care, and youth work. Common across all the sectors is the increasingly challenging workforce shortages, and the need to attract younger people into their workforces.










We welcome high school students interested in:

  • Pursuing a career within health and wellbeing, and earning as they’re learning.
  • Helping people recover from illness or injury to live independent lives.
  • Caring for the aged and vulnerable in the community.
  • Providing quality service and patient care.
  • Working with other young people to reach their full potential.

For any questions, email

We’ll bring together students and employers. We’ll invite inspiring speakers who have made a career in these sectors.

We have planned interactive workshops, activities and allowed time for employers and students to interact.


Location Venue 2021 Date
Whangarei (Registration closed) Tikipunga High School 11/05/21
Wellington (Registration closed) Kilbirnie Recreation Centre 12/05/21
Porirua (Registration closed) Te Rauperaha Arena 13/05/21
Kaitaia (Registration closed) Taipa Bay Area School 13/05/21
Dunedin (Registration closed) Edgar Centre Metro Direct Lounge 18/05/21
Gisborne (Registration closed) Waikanae Surfing Club 18/05/21
Hamilton (Registration closed) Western Community Centre 18/05/21
Tauranga (Registration closed) The Atrium 20/05/21
Invercargill (Registration closed) Invercargill Workingmen’s Club 20/05/21
Christchurch (Registration closed) Te Hāpua Halswell Centre 25/05/21
Auckland Ellerslie War Memorial Hall 27/05/21
New Plymouth lnglewood Highschool 27/05/21
Timaru Roncalli College 27/05/21
Nelson (date change) Greenmeadows Community Centre 25/06/21


Correct as at 29 April 2021


Register you interest

Spaces are limited so reserve for your students now.

Youth in Health and Wellbeing Careers Events 2021

    Venues to be announced and updated on this page. Dates are correct as of 5 October 2020.