Email: | Phone: (+64 4) 478 8189


Onslow College has a comprehensive Careers Education programme for all students. The overall focus is to assist all students to make informed decisions about their future education, training and work pathways, both inside and outside college.

The Careers Team

The team are available to all students and parents.

They provide advice and
guidance in:

  • Careers
  • Subject Courses
  • Tertiary Education
  • STAR Taster Courses
    (school + work experience)
    (school + tertiary)


Peter Chapman
Careers Advisor
027 810 7830


Carolyn Lewin
Vocational Coordinator
027 389 9908


Kirsty Vickerman
STAR Coordinator
022 014 3685

Vocational Programmes & STAR Taster Courses

A variety of short courses and career-related programmes are available to Yr 11, 12 and 13 students offering a wide range of vocational experiences and credits towards Levels 1, 2 and 3 NCEA. Most run during the school term with some taking place in school holidays.

Programmes include:

  • Retail at Briscoes & Rebel Sport
  • Sports & Coaching at NZ Institute of Sport (NZIS)
  • Youth Development & Counselling at Evolve
  • Telecommunications at Chorus
  • Sound & Audio at Zeal
  • NZ Police Blue Light Life Skills Programme at El Rancho Waikanae
  • Hospitality Training at Westpac Stadium