12GW4

12 Gateway 4

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Karen Caso.

Gateway is designed for students who wish to explore future career pathways and gain practical, hands on work experience while still at school.  Students will learn more about their interests and career options in order to strengthen their pathway to work or vocational study. The course covers unit standards in employment and life skills, including career planning, First Aid, CV writing and workplace health and safety. Lessons include guest speakers, community programmes, and collaborative work. 

All students complete a structured 10 week work or training placement to further explore an area of their interest. This takes place one full day a week, usually a Wednesday. Work experience placements often lead to future job opportunities. 

Due to the work experience component of this course, Gateway requires students to have a positive and mature attitude and be able to work independently.  Teachers support students to complete work at their own pace, but all students must be able to manage their time effectively and catch up on missed work from other subjects.  Students and whānau will need to show a commitment to attendance in this course. 

*Please note that this is a Unit Standard based course.  You are recommended to only select a maximum of 2 U.S courses at Year 12 to ensure you have a pathway to UE in Year 13. 

**Students cannot choose 12Gateway with 12LIFT and/or 12MAGNET. Please choose one.  

This subject can help lead you straight in to industry at a Te Pukenga or private provider looking at specific industry standards related to the work placements you do in this subject.

It can also help provide an understanding of what subjects you need to take in Year 13 to lead to further qualifications in the future.




Prerequisites

Entry requirements for the Gateway programme:

  • 80% attendance record 
  • Level 1 NCEA
  • The ability to work on specific individual learning programmes that help future proof your vocational pathway from skilled work and knowledge offered outside the school curriculum
  • Individual cases can be considered by appointment with the Careers Head of Faculty and Gateway Co-ordinator.
  • Must be able to work independently, be able to be flexible, reliable and show commitment to the work placements.
  • Students and their parent(s)/caregiver must attend an interview at school as part of the Gateway programme application process. This will happen in Term 4 2023.

(If you don’t quite meet all these criteria, please come and talk to the Careers team about options)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12GW4* - Supplementary costs: Approx $20

Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 32 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 497 v10
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1294 v8
NZQA Info
Be interviewed in a formal interview
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1299 v10
NZQA Info
Be assertive in a range of specified situations
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4252 v9
NZQA Info
Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4261 v7
NZQA Info
Identify legal rights and obligations in relation to motor vehicle ownership and operation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6400 v7
NZQA Info
Manage first aid in an emergency situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6401 v7
NZQA Info
Provide first aid
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6402 v9
NZQA Info
Provide basic life support
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10780 v6
NZQA Info
Complete a work experience placement
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10781 v7
NZQA Info
Produce a plan for own future directions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 12355 v7
NZQA Info
Describe strategies for managing stress
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17593 v6
NZQA Info
Apply safe work practices in the workplace
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 32
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0