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Explore career paths in government and public services

A career in public service has come a long way from the paper-pushing, gold-watch retirement of days gone by.

Introduction to careers in government and public services

With public service comes great responsibility… and great conditions.
You can work at community, state, national and even international levels in roles spanning the most exciting of projects — from creating and enforcing child protection policy, to national security and defence.
Busting the myths about a job in public service
Public service has been maligned for far too long! The PR damage it’s received from neurotic parents urging their progen…
The highs and lows of working in the public sector
Still deciding where to launch your graduate career? We compare five features of the public vs private sector to help yo…
The world after working in government and public service
Planning your career long after your graduate career in government? Here are three popular career paths for graduates wh…
Busting the myths about a job in public service
Public service has been maligned for far too long! The PR damage it’s received from neurotic parents urging their progen…
The highs and lows of working in the public sector
Still deciding where to launch your graduate career? We compare five features of the public vs private sector to help yo…
The world after working in government and public service
Planning your career long after your graduate career in government? Here are three popular career paths for graduates wh…

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in government and public services?
Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue government and public services further? Check out these related courses!
While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in government & public services, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!

Bachelor

The BHSc provides a multidisciplinary understanding of health, healthcare and its services in New Zealand. It focuses on population health, considering issues such as the socio-economic and behavioural factors affecting health and health provision.

Bachelor

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It explores what humans need to develop and thrive. This major looks at psychology within the context of our society, where we live and work.

Bachelor

Study conflict resolution and learn to identify causes of conflict, and develop practical negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills.