Gateway funding enables secondary schools to give senior students access to structured workplace learning, integrated with school-based learning. Students’ learning maybe assessed in the workplace and they can achieve credits on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) towards their National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

Gateway is designed to support school students’ transition into the workforce by offering them workplace learning while at secondary school. This should include a formal agreement (like an individualised learning plan) between the school, the student and the workplace.

The Gateway course aims to assist students to become independent learners and choose a learning programme suitable for their individual’s career pathway. Gateway is available for students interested in a particular career or industry. Students will need to be self-motivated, well-organised with a positive attitude and capable of maintaining their school subject’s requirements, while they are away from school on a Gateway work experience placement.

Gateway students are required to gain a minimum of 20 credits throughout the academic year. Students spend approximately one day per week, ideally over 10 weeks, in a workplace appropriate to their interest.

For interested employers, please contact Liz Wilson, Gateway Co-ordinator on or 827 5415 ext 884.