Most of NZ’s rangatahi will have to navigate the transition from school to work, training or higher education, to go on and lead successful working lives. Some of our young people face challenges that mean the pathway to fulfilling employment is not as straightforward…

That’s where the YWRC’s comprehensive range of employment education workshops come in!

We deliver employment workshops that are 50-60 minutes to cater for high school class times, but can be varied in length on request. During our workshops students are provided with a specially designed teaching resource/activity book, covering all of their employment-related NZQA Unit Standards. Students are also encouraged to participate in discussion around their early employment experiences, posing our educators with their questions and queries. 

Many teachers find it especially helpful to bring us in as a guest expert when teaching employment unit standards; we pride ourselves on connecting with rangatahi in their language, on their level.

The YWRC’s goal is to empower all young people entering the NZ workforce, so that they have meaningful employment experiences as they grown, learn, and turn into our future leaders.

To request a workshop booking, complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Employment Rights and Relationships workbook cover



(for groups smaller than 30)

  • $59.32 – Community/Non-profit groups
  • $164.63 – Secondary Schools


(for Private Training Institutes & groups larger than 30)

  • $299.50

Travel Fees

If we travel:  

  • Less than 50km – No fee
  • 50-100km – $25.00
  • 100km or more – $50.00

* Full fee is charged for the first workshop, and all subsequent workshops are charged at 50%.

** All prices are GST inclusive.

Pre-Employment Skills

Our Employment Education Presentations:

Pre-Employment Skills

Before even starting work, rangatahi need to know how to create a C.V that will get them a job interview, that will land them a job. In attending our Pre-Employment Skills workshop aimed at Year 11/12, students will gain all of the knowledge they need in preparing to look for work. This workshop covers:

  • Benefits of mahi
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • C.V tips & tricks
  • C.V examples
  • Job searching
  • Applying for a job
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Job interview skills
  • Interview questions

Employment Rights & Relationships

As rangatahi are getting their first jobs, they need to be aware of both their rights and their responsibilities in the employment relationship. Because youth are one of the most exploited groups in the NZ workforce, our workshop aimed at Year 12/13 and adults, arms students with everything they need to know in navigating potential issues in the workplace. This workshop covers: 

  • Benefits of mahi
  • Employment agreements
  • Types of employment agreement
  • Minimum wages
  • Trial periods
  • Workplace unions
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Parental leave
  • Domestic violence leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Public holidays
  • Rest and meal breaks

Industrial Relations

For adult learners in the employment relations space, our Industrial Relations workshop is delivered in conjunction with the Dairy Workers Union, who offer over 30 years of experience and knowledge of workplace unions. This workshop covers:

  • Collective agreement vs. individual agreement
  • Collective bargaining
  • Industrial action
  • Historical union events
  • Union structure

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Get Free Employment Help

Get in touch with the Young Workers Resource Centre if you or someone you know is experiencing issues/mistreatment in the workplace.