Help shape the future of New Zealand!
Planners help make spaces and places great for everyone to live, work and play, and ensure the environment is protected for future generations.
A career in planning can be specialised to your interests, and the skills you learn are highly transferable
Subjects that are relevant include:
If you think a career in planning is for you, talk to your high school career advisor.
A career in Planning typically requires at least an undergraduate degree. Some choose to study planning at the postgraduate level after earning a degree in another field.
A planning degree may be structured as below:
For further information, check out the NZPI Tertiary Study section.
There are five Universities within NZ that offer NZPI accredited planning degrees, these are:
Check out the Tertiary Study section for full details
Many organisations need good planners and there are a wide variety of places your career may take you.
Most planners work for:
Non-Government organisations (NGOs)
Some of the complex subjects' planners work on include:
Planning is a great career that involves a variety of work, competitive pay, and is a profession with opportunities to work globally including the United Kingdom, America and Australia. Planning is rated among the best career options for the 21st century and planners are in demand. In 2018, the average starting salary for a graduate planner was $67,000  per annum.
 Source: New Zealand Planning Institute 2017/2018 Salary Survey Report