Vocational Pathways

Vocational Pathways are a framework to guide young people through education to employment, by showing how their learning is relevant and how it can lead to future employment opportunities. The Vocational Pathways divide the working world into six broad sectors, and link standards and qualifications to the sectors. This enables students to map where they are now and where they would like to be. Information on Vocational Pathways is available at the following link: http://www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/

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85% or more people doing this job have a degree at bachelors level or higher.

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Service Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Landscape Architect Chief Information Officer Landscape Architect Advertising Manager Member of Parliament Advertising Manager
Geotechnical Engineer Technical Writer Environmental Engineer Chief Information Officer Statistician Dancer or Choreographer
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Chemical Engineer Agricultural Scientist Dancer or Choreographer Gallery or Museum Curator Composer
Environmental Engineer Materials Engineer Environmental Research Scientist Composer Intelligence Officer Music Director
Naval Architect (Aus) / Marine Designer (NZ) Geotechnical Engineer Geologist Music Director Policy Analyst Singer
Biomedical Engineer Geophysicist Singer Urban and Regional Planner Television Presenter
Environmental Engineer Marine Biologist Television Presenter Biomedical Engineer Archivist
Chemist Microbiologist Technical Writer Environmental Research Scientist Gallery or Museum Curator
Medical Laboratory Scientist Veterinarian Management Accountant Zoologist Landscape Architect
Picture Framer Fisheries Officer Taxation Accountant Medical Laboratory Scientist Naval Architect (Aus) / Marine Designer (NZ)
Order Clerk Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector External Auditor Veterinarian Psychotherapist
Financial Market Dealer Physicist Historian
Financial Dealers nec Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium Primary School Teacher) Gallery or Museum Technician
Financial Investment Manager Primary School Teacher
Actuary Secondary School Teacher
Statistician University Lecturer
Archivist Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
Gallery or Museum Curator Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)
Economist Private Tutors and Teachers nec
Intelligence Officer Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Valuer Dietitian
Market Research Analyst Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
Chemist Medical Radiation Therapist
Geologist Optometrist
Geophysicist Orthoptist
Veterinarian Hospital Pharmacist
Meteorologist Chiropractor
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) Osteopath
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) Acupuncturist
Private Tutors and Teachers nec Dental Specialist
Dietitian Dentist
Hospital Pharmacist Occupational Therapist
Solicitor Physiotherapist
Psychotherapist Podiatrist
Historian Audiologist
Picture Framer Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ)
Gallery or Museum Technician General Practitioner
Gallery or Museum Guide Resident Medical Officer
Order Clerk Anaesthetist
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
Surgeon (General)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Registered Nurse (Community Health)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Medical)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Registered Nurses nec
Careers Counsellor
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Clinical Psychologist
Educational Psychologist
Organisational Psychologist
Cardiac Technician
Fisheries Officer
Dental Therapist
Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector
Clinical Coder

90% or more people doing this job have a tertiary qualification, but there's no overwhelming majority at any particular level (eg. many may have either a diploma at level 5 or a bachelors degree at level 7.

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Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ) Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) Travel Agency Manager Student Counsellor
Records Manager
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ)
Diving Instructor (Open Water)

85% or more people doing this job have a qualification at level 4 (certificate) or 5 (diploma).

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Service Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries

These are jobs which include a mix of school leavers and people with tertiary qualifications. A qualification may help get you into one of these jobs, but it may not always be necessary.

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Service Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Construction Project Manager Importer or Exporter Aquaculture Farmer Chief Executive or Managing Director Local Government Legislator Sales and Marketing Manager
Project Builder Wholesaler Flower Grower Sales and Marketing Manager Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ) Public Relations Manager
Production Manager (Mining) Production Manager (Manufacturing) Fruit or Nut Grower Public Relations Manager Librarian Conference and Event Organiser
Air Traffic Controller ICT Project Manager Grape Grower Finance Manager Electrical Engineer Actor
Architect ICT Managers nec Mixed Crop Farmer Human Resources Manager Park Ranger Entertainer or Variety Artist
Surveyor Public Relations Professional Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) Importer or Exporter Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher Musician (Instrumental)
Interior Designer Ship's Engineer Apiarist Wholesaler Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Teacher) Photographer
Civil Engineer Architect Beef Cattle Farmer Supply and Distribution Manager University Tutor Painter (Visual Arts)
Quantity Surveyor Fashion Designer Dairy Cattle Farmer ICT Project Manager Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec
Structural Engineer Industrial Designer Mixed Livestock Farmer ICT Managers nec Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Media Producer (excluding Video)
Transport Engineer Graphic Designer Pig Farmer Cafe or Restaurant Manager Environmental Health Officer Radio Presenter
Electronics Engineer Web Designer Poultry Farmer Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager Health Promotion Officer Author
Petroleum Engineer Civil Engineer Sheep Farmer Hotel or Motel Manager Naturopath Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
Architectural Draftsperson Structural Engineer Livestock Farmers nec Retail Manager (General) Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Film and Video Editor
Building Inspector Transport Engineer Production Manager (Forestry) Hair or Beauty Salon Manager Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec Copywriter
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician Electronics Engineer Production Manager (Manufacturing) Conference and Event Organiser Counsellors nec Newspaper or Periodical Editor
Civil Engineering Draftsperson Industrial Engineer Public Relations Professional Actor Minister of Religion Print Journalist
Civil Engineering Technician Mechanical Engineer Master Fisher Entertainer or Variety Artist Social Worker Advertising Specialist
Blacksmith Production or Plant Engineer Agricultural Engineer Musician (Instrumental) Recreation Officer (Aus) / Recreation Coordinator (NZ) Architect
Farrier Aeronautical Engineer Agricultural Consultant Photographer Welfare Worker Fashion Designer
Metal Casting Trades Worker Agricultural Engineer Forester (Aus) / Forest Scientist (NZ) Painter (Visual Arts) Anaesthetic Technician Industrial Designer
Metal Fabricator Wine Maker Wine Maker Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec Medical Laboratory Technician Graphic Designer
Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ) ICT Business Analyst Park Ranger Media Producer (excluding Video) Pharmacy Technician Illustrator
Locksmith Systems Analyst Agricultural Technician Radio Presenter Pathology Collector (Aus)/Phlebotomist (NZ) Web Designer
Bricklayer Web Developer Meat Inspector Author Quarantine Officer Interior Designer
Stonemason Developer Programmer Quarantine Officer Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) Building Inspector Architectural Draftsperson
Carpenter Software Engineer Chemistry Technician Film and Video Editor Safety Inspector Stonemason
Joiner Database Administrator Earth Science Technician Copywriter Zookeeper Glazier
Floor Finisher ICT Security Specialist Life Science Technician Newspaper or Periodical Editor Animal Attendants and Trainers nec Florist
Painting Trades Worker Systems Administrator Science Technicians nec Print Journalist Veterinary Nurse Hairdresser
Fibrous Plasterer Computer Network and Systems Engineer Saw Doctor Accountant (General) Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ) Screen Printer
Solid Plasterer Network Administrator Dog Handler or Trainer Internal Auditor Dental Hygienist Dressmaker or Tailor
Roof Tiler Network Analyst Horse Trainer Commodities Trader Dental Technician Furniture Finisher
Wall and Floor Tiler ICT Quality Assurance Engineer Animal Attendants and Trainers nec Finance Broker Diversional Therapist Jeweller
Plumber (General) ICT Support Engineer Shearer Insurance Broker Enrolled Nurse Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
Lift Mechanic ICT Systems Test Engineer Veterinary Nurse Financial Investment Adviser Community Worker Make Up Artist
Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ) Telecommunications Engineer Gardener (General) Recruitment Consultant Parole or Probation Officer Sound Technician
Landscape Gardener Telecommunications Network Engineer Arborist Workplace Relations Adviser Youth Worker Signwriter
Cabinetmaker Meat Inspector Landscape Gardener Training and Development Professional Child Care Worker Beauty Therapist
Boat Builder and Repairer Chemistry Technician Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker Management Consultant Nanny Sewing Machinist
Diver Earth Science Technician Stock and Station Agent Organisation and Methods Analyst Out of School Hours Care Worker
Contract Administrator Life Science Technician Builder's Labourer Advertising Specialist Kaiāwhina Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Assistant)
Program or Project Administrator Science Technicians nec Fencer Marketing Specialist Teachers' Aide
Property Manager Architectural Draftsperson Dairy Products Maker Aeroplane Pilot Dental Assistant
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator Civil Engineering Draftsperson Meat Process Worker Air Traffic Controller Hospital Orderly
Driller Civil Engineering Technician Poultry Process Worker Flying Instructor Nursing Support Worker
Miner Electrical Engineering Technician Seafood Process Worker Helicopter Pilot Personal Care Assistant
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator Electronic Engineering Technician Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker Ship's Master Therapy Aide
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General) Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker Ship's Officer Emergency Service Worker
Excavator Operator Mechanical Engineering Technician Fruit or Nut Farm Worker Industrial Designer Fire Fighter
Loader Operator ICT Customer Support Officer Fruit or Nut Picker Illustrator Detective
Forklift Driver ICT Support Technicians nec Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ) Interior Designer Police Officer
Paving Plant Operator Automotive Electrician Vineyard Worker Aeronautical Engineer Prison Officer
Builder's Labourer Motor Mechanic (General) Mushroom Picker Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
Concreter Diesel Motor Mechanic Forestry Worker Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Security Consultant
Construction Rigger Motorcycle Mechanic Logging Assistant Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Security Officer
Scaffolder Small Engine Mechanic Tree Faller Barrister Court Orderly (Aus) / Court Registry Officer (NZ)
Glass Processing Worker Blacksmith Garden Labourer Recreation Officer (Aus) / Recreation Coordinator (NZ) Law Clerk
Caretaker Farrier Horticultural Nursery Assistant Agricultural Technician Customs Officer
Metal Casting Trades Worker Dairy Cattle Farm Worker Pharmacy Technician Library Assistant
Metal Fabricator Sheep Farm Worker Safety Inspector Sterilisation Technician
Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ) Stablehand Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) Wool Handler Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) Livestock Farm Workers nec Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) Locksmith
Fitter (General) Panelbeater
Fitter and Turner Glazier
Fitter-Welder Baker
Metal Machinist (First Class) Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Locksmith Chef
Saw Doctor Cook
Toolmaker Dog Handler or Trainer
Panelbeater Pet Groomer
Vehicle Painter Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
Joiner Veterinary Nurse
Electrician (General) Florist
Lift Mechanic Gardener (General)
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic Greenkeeper
Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ) Hairdresser
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker Jeweller
Telecommunications Technician Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
Baker Make Up Artist
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Sound Technician
Print Finisher Signwriter
Screen Printer Diver
Printing Machinist Ambulance Officer
Small Offset Printer Diversional Therapist
Dressmaker or Tailor Massage Therapist
Cabinetmaker Bar Attendant
Furniture Finisher Barista
Wood Machinist Cafe Worker
Boat Builder and Repairer Hotel Service Manager
Chemical Plant Operator Waiter
Gas or Petroleum Operator Doorperson or Luggage Porter
Power Generation Plant Operator Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
Jeweller Security Consultant
Plastics Technician Security Officer
Ambulance Officer Beauty Therapist
Contract Administrator Funeral Director
Program or Project Administrator Tour Guide
Production Clerk Travel Consultant
Purchasing Officer Flight Attendant
Stock Clerk Travel Attendants nec
Warehouse Administrator Fitness Instructor
Industrial Spraypainter Outdoor Adventure Instructor
Plastics Production Machine Operator (General) Outdoor Adventure Guides nec
Sewing Machinist Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator Swimming Coach or Instructor
Chemical Production Machine Operator Tennis Coach
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator Other Sports Coach or Instructor
Boiler or Engine Operator Golfer
Paper and Pulp Mill Operator Sportspersons nec
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator Contract Administrator
Forklift Driver Program or Project Administrator
Baking Factory Worker Office Manager
Brewery Worker Personal Assistant
Dairy Products Maker Secretary (General)
Winery Cellar Hand Legal Secretary
Food and Drink Factory Workers nec General Clerk
Meat Process Worker Data Entry Operator
Poultry Process Worker Word Processing Operator
Seafood Process Worker Call or Contact Centre Team Leader
Product Assembler Call or Contact Centre Operator
Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker Receptionist (General)
Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker Admissions Clerk
Tyre Fitter Hotel or Motel Receptionist
Medical Receptionist
Accounts Clerk
Cost Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Bank Worker
Insurance Consultant
Postal Delivery Officer
Postal Sorting Officer
Survey Interviewer
Production Clerk
Purchasing Officer
Stock Clerk
Warehouse Administrator
Import-Export Clerk
Legal Executive
Debt Collector
Insurance Loss Adjuster
Insurance Agent
Sales Representatives nec
Property Manager
Real Estate Agency Principal (Aus) / Real Estate Agency Licensee (NZ)
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Representative
Sales Assistant (General)
Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter (Aus) / Automotive Parts Salesperson (NZ)
Service Station Attendant
Checkout Operator
Office Cashier
Sales Demonstrator
Retail Buyer
Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
Train Controller
Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew
Taxi Driver
Bus Driver
Train Driver
Delivery Driver
Truck Driver (General)
Car Detailer
Commercial Cleaner
Commercial Housekeeper
Domestic Housekeeper
Laundry Worker (General)
Brewery Worker
Pest Controller
Waterside Worker
Deck Hand
Fishing Hand
Tyre Fitter

85% or more have no qualification past level 3 (school or basic industry training).

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Service Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Metal Polisher Metal Polisher Deer Farmer Retail Loss Prevention Officer Retail Loss Prevention Officer Upholsterer
Linemarker Upholsterer Horse Breeder Jockey
Hunter-Trapper Carpet Cleaner