Gateway Programme

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Harvey

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 NCEA for Year 12 students or Level 2 NCEA for Year 13 students. 

Students must choose one industry/career they wish to explore.  

Students must also evidence important employability skills, i.e. positive attitude, high motivation, excellent communication and time management skills, be willing to learn, show commitment and reliability as well as be a team player.

Students who are 16 years or older must have or be working towards a Learner or Restricted Driver Licence (Manual Licence preferred). 

WHAT IS THE GATEWAY PROGRAMME?  Gateway is a flexible, individualised learning and work placement programme designed to work together with in-school learning in order to assist students' career goals.  Acceptance onto the programme is through an application process which includes an interview with the Gateway Coordinator.

There are two compulsory parts to the Gateway Programme:

Learning:  Standards gained by in-school learning, external short courses and/or individualised self-directed learning packages with support from tertiary providers, industry specialists and the Gateway Coordinator. Standards listed below are an EXAMPLE ONLY.

Work Experience:  Students will attend a work experience, in an industry of their choice, for one day per week during school term times, for between 2 to 10 weeks.

Students gain school/work/life balance skills with a focus on employability skills.   This can include CV skills, interview skills, work-ready qualifications such as a Site Safe Passport (as necessary) and/or Workplace First Aid Certificate.  The Gateway Programme assists students to make decisions about future careers and tertiary study options. There are possibilities of part-time and fulltime work as well as apprenticeship opportunities.


1.    In the box above, explain the reasons why you would like to apply to a part of Gateway.

2.    Collect a Gateway Application Form from the Gateway Coordinator (situated in Student Services) and return the completed form to the Gateway Coordinator.

3.    Attend an "employment" interview.

4.    Once accepted, comply with all requirements of the programme.

DISCLAIMER:  As the Gateway Programme is a flexible, individualised student learning and work placement programme, standards offered and work placements may vary.


Student Services

Career Pathways

Medical Laboratory Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Flight Attendant, Chef, Civil Engineer, Fashion Designer, Telecommunications Technician, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Early Childhood Teacher, Animal Care Attendant, Electrician, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Sound Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Baker, Cafe Worker, Beauty Therapist, Hairdresser/Barber, Health Care Assistant, Primary School Teacher