New Zealand Community Education Centres

Find a Job [ESOL Level 3+]

Keen to get work but not having much success or already in a job but want to improve your prospects? Learn strategies on where to look, how to apply, cultural differences in the workplace and more. For those at ESOL Level 3+. [Free for NZ citizens/residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please phone us!]


It can be hard to find a job in a new country so join this morning course where you'll learn more about different kinds of employment, where to look for work, how to make an application and much more.

The programme consists of three hours in class each week, plus an additional minimum of three hours out-of-class work where you'll be expected to actively put into practice what you're learning.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
• Identify where to find work to apply for 
• Write a NZ style CV and job applications and match your CV and cover letter with job ads 
• Apply for work independently following the processes provided 
• Actively look for work and report back 
• Communicate in the NZ workplace more effectively 
• Describe strategies for keeping a job when you are in work

Non-residents are welcome to enrol if there are places but pay the full course fee of $160. 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


For those at Intermediate ESOL level and above. If you are enrolling with us for the first time, please contact the CEC office (04 385 8919) before you enrol on-line so that we can check the level of your English to make sure that you are in the correct class.

NOTE: This course is subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and for statistical purposes, some additional information is required as part of the enrolment process. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions.  You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship or residency, if applicable. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions.

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