Free courses for Work and Income job seekers

Are you registered with Work and Income?

Our courses are all available free to Kiwis who are on the Work and Income job seekers benefit. If you have an SWN number you are eligible. Talk to your Work and Income case manager or sign up directly through our join a course form.

If you are registered as a job seeker with Work and Income, talk to us now about civil industry jobs. We can get you in front of employers as quickly as possible. Help New Zealand kick-start our economy, plus give your family peace of mind with regular, solid income again.

Our courses will rebuild your confidence and help you open doors. We give your CV a makeover and offer your services to big and small employers with jobs North Island-wide. We take you to interviews and we work with you to find jobs you enjoy that are close to where you live. Or we help you relocate to where the work is.

Our Courses

Our programmes vary from a few days to three or four weeks with new intakes regularly and based in region. If you are already experienced, we will focus on interview techniques, a CV upgrade, finding and applying for jobs, and working on a career plan. If you are entry-level, we put you on the tools and show you the basics. Our sole focus is getting you into a full-time job ASAP.

There are a wide variety of course options on offer at the moment, from completing a Building course (Auckland and Wellington only), a Class 2, 4 or 5 truck licencing course and becoming a truck driver, pursuing a career in Traffic Control and gaining your TTM and TMO qualifications, or wanting to kickstart a career in the Civil industry with a Wheels, Tracks & Rollers and Forklift endorsement.

Alongside being a registered job seeker, trainees must pass a drug test and be double vaccinated.

Get hands on training from experienced qualified course providers to prepare you for full time employment!


If you are an employer wanting to hire trainees from one of our courses, head to our Employers Form to fill out your details and get involved with us!

Steps to take

  1. Make sure you are registered with MSD and eligible for our course by receiving a client number. Follow this link and make an application to find out:  (If you are applying through MSD, or know you are already eligible, skip this step. )
  2. Fill out and “submit” our online Jobseekers form OR call our call centre 0800 KCDWORK (0800 523 9675) OR talk to your Work and Income case manager about attending a Kiwi Can Do course.
  3. A Kiwi Can Do staff member will call you and either do an online interview via Zoom or arrange to meet for a face-to-face interview. This is you chance to find out more about the courses, how we operate and the sort of jobs that are available.
  4. If accepted, you start the following Monday (places permitting) and we start the process of getting you work-ready and preparing you for job interviews.
  5. If you get offered a job while still on the course and have completed at least a week, you start work immediately.
  6. Sometimes it can take a few weeks to land a job. We will continue researching jobs that suit your skill set, sending out your CV and following up seeking job interviews.
  7. You will become part of our Employer Day programmes where employers come to special lunch sessions and to spot interviews.
  8. But we expect you to also look for work and not rely solely on Kiwi Can Do. We’ll show you how to job search and submit your CV and ask for a job interview.
  9. Once you land a job we stay in touch with you and your new boss for six months, making contact at least two times a month. We can help you settle into work and attempt to work through issues that may arise at home or in the workplace.


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