12 Gateway 4

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 6571239


Entry requirements for the Gateway programme:

Gateway offers students the opportunity to experience workplace learning while still at school. Gateway is a partnership between you, the student, parents/caregivers, the school, employers and outside tertiary providers.

Gateway is aimed at students who want to explore:     

  • Life in the workplace 
  • Possible future jobs
  • Specific skilled work experience and further education

Gateway offers a selection of unit standards based on: 

  • Life skills
  • Employment skills
  • Health and safety requirements in the work place

Work experience:                                                         

  • Is based on your interests
  • Is usually 1 school day per week for approximately 10 weeks
  • Can lead to job opportunities
  • Further education by a tertiary provider in skills needed for future pathway

To apply for Gateway you must have:                            

  • 90%+ attendance record 
  • Level 1 NCEA
  • An idea of the type of work you’d like to experience, or skills and knowledge you'd like to develop
  • A positive and mature attitude to help future proof your ability to enter the work force or further education in skilled work. 

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

There are two Level One standards in this course.  

Everyone must complete one of these, U.S. 479, before going out on work experience.

Not all of the standards will be attempted by all students. However, all students will be given the opportunity to complete a minimum of 20 credits.



Career Pathways

Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Arborist, Army Soldier, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Cafe Worker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Beauty Therapist, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Engineer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Furniture Finisher, Gardener, Groundsperson, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Packhouse Worker, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Scaffolder, Signmaker, Travel Agent/Adviser, Network Administrator, Orchard Farmer/Manager