Tools and activities

Support people to make career decisions with our activities, tools and resources.

Review of print resources

TEC is currently reviewing all print resources. Further printing of these resources is on hold until this review is complete.

If you have any questions please email or free phone 0800 601 301.

Some resources may still be available to download.

Resources to explore job ideas

Jobs by Interest - He Aronga Mahi 
A bilingual booklet to help students, job seekers and career changers think about their interests and discover career possibilities.

Where to?
Our Where to? and Ki hea rā? posters are currently under review as part of a wider evaluation of the career development system. channel
Get career inspiration from our videos of people talking about their jobs.

CareerQuest guide
A guide to CareerQuest, an online questionnaire to help people discover and explore jobs that suit their interests. Find out more about how it works, and get resources and tips to help others make the most of this tool.

Inspiring the Future Aotearoa

Inspiring the Future Aotearoa is an exciting free programme for schools across Aotearoa. Based on local and international research, it challenges stereotypes that can limit young people’s potential – by introducing them to role models from the world of work.

Teaching and learning resources

Career Kete: Dream and Discover
Teachers guide and student worksheets to aid design and delivery of career learning in Years 7-8. Dream and Discover helps students gain awareness of themselves and their futures, and prepare for the move to secondary school.  

Career Kete: Explore and Compare
Teachers guide and student worksheets to aid design and delivery of career learning in Years 9-10. Explore and Compare helps students make subject choices through a process of learning and career planning. 

Career Kete: Decide and Prepare
Teachers guide and student worksheets to aid design and delivery of career learning in Years 11-13. Decide and Prepare helps students make choices about tertiary education and work and prepare for the move from school. 

Food and fibre sectors resources
Resources about careers in the food and fibre sectors.

The Real Game
A classroom programme suitable for Years 9 and 10 that introduces students to the world of work. It develops students' understanding of the options and opportunities available to them as adults, and the implications and importance of their choices.

Kiwi Cards
Sets of cards depicting Kiwis at work, suitable for Years 7 to 10. An activity guide sets out ways teachers can use the cards to build students' awareness of work and their own responses to different aspects of it.

Te reo Māori resources

The magic of myths - teachers guide and sample stories
The magic of myths resource gives ideas for using kōrero pūrākau - Māori myths and legends - to connect with students about their future pathways.

Ko te ara mahi/Your career
Exploring the concept of "career" in a Māori context, these posters provide Māori students and their whānau with a way of looking at career development.

Pasifika resources

Pasifika Dreams (PDF - 2.6 MB)
Pasifika Dreams is a resource designed to help Pasifika young people capture their dreams for the future.

Career Malaga
Career Malaga is a booklet of activity ideas designed for educators and youth leaders to use during group sessions with Pasifika youth. It helps young people discuss their cultural identities and future career paths.

Malaga: Pasifika planning for success
Malaga: Pasifika planning for success helps teachers deliver career education that reflects the identity and culture of Pasifika learners.

Pacific Futures
A booklet in eight Pacific languages that introduces simple actions families and communities can take to help others navigate and develop their careers.

Te Kete Ipurangi website - Talanoa Ako Saili Malo career resources

Saili Malo is a Samoan concept focused on attaining a "prosperous life". Often the journey to get there is supported by a plan that informs a pathway.

The Saili Malo career resource "Level Up! Prepare for your Future":

  • is developed exclusively for Talanoa Ako partners
  • is a set of activity workbooks focused on career activities that learners of different ages and their parents can both do, reflect and discuss
  • includes a Facilitation Guide.

 Its content is for:

  • intermediate aged learners (Y7-8)
  • junior high school (Y9-10)
  • senior high school (Y11-13)
  • parents. 

Curriculum area activities

Find out how to relate curriculum areas to careers and life beyond school.

Other career websites

A directory of other useful websites and providers of career resources.

Updated 4 Aug 2023