Career/Tertiary Pathways

Kia ora

Welcome to Fairfield College Career and Tertiary Pathways page.  We are only too happy to help you navigate your Career development pathway.  Mr Mike Smith and Mrs Christine Cosgrove can guide you in the right direction. You can email us for information also.  Check what's happening on the links below for opportunities for you to get involved in.


Michael Smith

Director of Pathways


Christine Cosgrove

Gateway Co-ordinator

  • Any Maaori Year 12 and/or Year 13 students interested in a career in the Health sector and currently taking 2-3 Applied Science subjects, click onto icons for information and information evening times.

  • Year 13: Are you considering University and tertiary study and beyond in 2023?  Click for more info:  ​

  •  University of Waikato Open Day dates are confirmed:

Hamilton campus : Friday 27th May & Saturday 28th May

Tauranga campus : Friday 17th June & Saturday 18th June

Virtual Open Day : Wednesday 17th August.​

All event details are here

and registrations are now open.

If students want to attend more than one event (eg. Friday of Hamilton Open Day and Friday of Tauranga Open Day) they will need to register for both



Universities &

Tertiary Studies

Career Advice


Pictured above two of Fairfield College Scholarship 2019 recipients Elizabeth Bainbridge and Wil Zijlstra-Schmidt. 

Check out these Scholarships references:

Find out what some New Zealand Universities have to offer and rank them based on your skills and interest.

Make sure you keep an eye on our School Calendar for Open Days, and visits by these institutions.

Making the right decisions about jobs, training and careers can be difficult. Click onto the helpful link below for Career Advice:

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"He hāpori kura motuhake, e pūmau nei ki te ture haumaru, ki te mātauranga hira, ki te whakaeanga paetae  mō tēnā mō tēnā”



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