Year 12 Gateway

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Van Rooyen


  • Provide students with the opportunity to "test drive" their career choices in a real workplace, gaining valuable "real" experiences and learning; and
  • Gateway placement one day or part day per week for a minimum of 10 days - usually one school term.

This course does not lead to a University Entrance approved subject.

Students study an individualised learning plan with Industry-based Unit Standards that contribute towards their NZQA Record of Learning.  Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has an expectation that students will achieve a minimum of 20 credits.

Places on the Gateway programme are limited to 45.

Recommended Prior Learning

For entry to this course students must complete an application form and attend a selection interview with the Gateway Coordinator.

Students must be motivated to learn in the workplace, have a strong interest in a particular industry or career direction and be able to manage individualised learning and assessment.  Reliability and an excellent attendance record are also required.


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.

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