Frequently asked questions
Anyone looking for a new direction, secondary school and tertiary students and mature students. So everyone!
The best place to start is to explore your pathway opportunities. Start that here: Pathways
If you have been working for a few years or have started a career other than the one you want to go into now, it is normal to feel unsure and have lots of questions. The great news is, it’s never too late to take the leap into a career you can thrive in and be proud of. So many people land up in a job or career that wasn’t their first choice, but after a few years find that they are keen to explore other options. So you are not alone – don’t give up. There is funding support and heaps of study options available for every kind of student, from every background and of every age.
It could really help you make an informed decision about future life plans and career goals if you had some earning information for the next steps you want to take. The team at Te Ara Waihiko have put together some pay scale and industry-standard salary information to help you make an educated decision.
Yes. However, Te Ara Waihiko and the content shared, the support systems, the champions we showcase, funding and mentoring opportunities are designed specifically to transition more Māori into digital tech pathways.
Yes! The beauty about working in the tech, digital or creative industries is that you are able to learn skills without formal qualifications and work in the industry. An internship may be the pathway of choice for you to help you hone your skills from the best ninjas in the business.
Study may not be a pre-requisite for some internships – it would depend on your industry and the internship you want to do. But it may help to have some skills or knowledge beforehand.