Southern Directionz - Career Consultants

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Southern Directionz opened its doors in April 2005 looking to target a niche in the market offering services in career development, planning and assessment for students and the greater community.

Managing Director Dave McKissock identified the opportunity to service the vocational needs of “people which were transitioning to other work, those entering the workforce for the first time, people adjusting to working with injuries and disabilities, and school leavers moving into the tertiary education sector”.

“There was also a market, and there still is, for psychometric assessment,” added Dave, “so we focused on these key areas to help people find the best environmental fit for their personal circumstances, needs and interests.”

Since the formative days, Southern Directionz has developed and expanded to cater for growing career, education and employment needs along with the facilitation of specialist career events such as TradeQual and CareerFest Southland.

Starting out in a small Dee Street office, Southern Directionz now boasts the only Career Centre – complete with education and training resources from all the key providers – of its kind in New Zealand in Yarrow Street, Invercargill.

Since 2009, we have also provided consultation services in the Central Otago region from our Cromwell office, servicing areas as far stretched as Queenstown, Alexandra and Wanaka.

“We provide the crucial link between employers, education and the community in the southern region.”

“We now have a wide range of services and contractual work with a host of providers, government agencies, corporate organisations and companies,” Dave added.

Southern Directionz has forged a reputation for providing quality in our work and have developed a rapport and ongoing links with career industries all over New Zealand.

We are engaged in services with the business sector and on an individual basis, with resources, skills, knowledge and focus on producing the desired outcome for every client.


We were in the position of looking for a new sharemilking position and asked Southern Directionz to put our CV together. We’ve had a lot of positive comments from it including remarks about the professionalism and quality of our CV. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Southern Directionz for anything in this field as it definitely paid for itself for us.

Mike and Vicki Knight,
Contract Milkers, Woodlands