Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Gateway 4

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Karen Caso.


Entry requirements for the Gateway programme:

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

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.


Careers and Vocational Pathways

Career Pathways

Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Product Assembler, Arborist, 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 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, Furniture Finisher, Gardener, Groundsperson, Industrial Spray Painter, Locksmith, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Officer, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Scaffolder, Signmaker, Travel Agent/Adviser, Network Administrator, Orchard Farmer/Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12GW4* - Supplementary costs: Approx $20