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GuideMe is a free start-to-finish checklist for getting your university study sorted. It’s based on advice and tips from first-year uni students, with links to essential websites and services they recommend. Getting from school to uni is a whole lot easier with this clever app. It's designed to help students make decisions, get things done and stay right on track.

As students work with GuideMe to narrow down what they want to study, where they'll live and how they'll pay for everything, it remembers their profile choices and sends them deadline reminders.

Who’s it for?

At the moment GuideMe is mainly for domestic students intending full-time, undergraduate study at a New Zealand university. It is planned to expand this soon.

How you access it?

GuideMe is free and easy to download to your phone from Google play (Requires Android 2.3 and up) and from iTunes (Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.)

NCEA Student App
NZQA has developed a mobile App called NCEA Student to help students plan their NCEA study programme, set goals and track their progress. The App complements the NCEA Guide App for parents and employers launched in 2014.

The App is available from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

What does the App do?

Students were involved in the design of the App from the beginning, and chose the functions that were of most value to them. Functionality provides students with the ability to:

  • Select and set their NCEA credit goals and targets
  • See how they are tracking towards NCEA Levels one, two and three, including Literacy, Numeracy and University Entrance (UE)
  • Set reminders for each standard such as when assignments are due
  • Capture results as they are achieved and cross check with the school or NZQA
  • Personalise with information such as NSN number or details about a course or standard (such as the teacher’s name or timetabled classroom)
  • Customise with different colour coding options and the ability to add photos
  • Use in English and Te Reo Māori.



Youth Guarantee initiatives are about improving the transition from school to work, by providing a wider range of learning opportunities, making better use of the education network, and creating clear pathways from school to work and study.

The Vocational Pathways provide new ways to achieve NCEA Level 2 – the foundation for success in further education and the world of work. The pathways help students see how their learning and achievement is valued in the ‘real world’ by aligning the NCEA Level 2 Assessment Standards including specific ‘sector-related’ standards