Level 2 Gateway

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Duncan

Gateway is a TEC funded course allowing students to gain NCEA credits in the workplace. Each student is assessed and monitored in the workplace, spending one day per week in work that is relevant to their future career or training options. The class work that they miss through this placement is caught up in the remaining Gateway class time, so self-motivation and independent learning skills are essential. 

Work placements are made in the career area students are interested in (or a related area) and there is a commitment to working 20 sessions during the year.  In 2020, placements may be available for students considering careers in teaching, nursing, building, hairdressing, automotive engineering, electrical, painting, hospitality and retail (other areas may be available on application).  

Students will complete a first aid course and a health and safety in the workplace course.  Other assessments are determined by the industry the student is working in.

Students will be required to complete an application and undergo an interview before being considered for a place on the programme.  Acceptance to the Gateway Programme is not guaranteed.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students complete first aid and workplace health and safety courses. Assignments to be completed before placement begins:
Plan for Future Directions and Plan a Career Pathway.

Students may begin Gateway Placement in second half of term.

Term 2
Students on placement and completing assessment requirements.

Term 3
Students on placement and completing assessment requirements.

Term 4
Students complete final assessment requirements.


Level 3 Future Pathways, Level 3 Gateway, Level 3 Otago Secondary Tertiary College

This leads to L3 Gateway or OSTC

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 497 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
U.S. 10781 v6 Produce a plan for own future directions
U.S. 12383 v8 Explore career options and their implications
U.S. 17593 v5 Apply safe work practices in the workplace
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Locksmith, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Occupational Therapist, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Scaffolder, Secondary School Teacher, Butcher, Signmaker, Teacher Aide, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Trainer, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Engineer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Crop Farmer/Manager, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driving Instructor, Product Assembler, Early Childhood Teacher, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Arborist, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Furniture Finisher, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Cafe Worker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Hairdresser/Barber, Biochemist, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Primary School Teacher, Joiner, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Midwife, Crop Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dietitian, Dog Trainer, Florist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Landscaper, Gardener, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Veterinarian, Nursery Grower/Worker, Pet Groomer, Support Worker, Registered Nurse, Veterinary Nurse, Community Karitane, Health Care Assistant

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