Garin College Garin College

Gateway Level 2 and 3

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Piemontesi, P. Bruce.

Entry Guidelines

Suitable for Year 12 and 13 Students who have a good idea of the type of workplace they would like to explore. All students will be working towards a career pathway.  Preference will be given to year 13 students and those in year 12 who are transitioning from school to the workplace or further study at the end of the academic year. Entry is by application and the interview process includes parents / caregivers. Please complete the survey form linked below.

Students should be work ready and have an idea of industries or workplaces they are keen to explore.

Theory and written work to a minimum of 20 credits is required in addition to a work experience placement. Students need to be responsible for their own time management.

Gateway blends school study with workplace learning and hands-on experience. An individual learning plan is designed including relevant industry unit standards and the opportunity to gain at least 20 NZQA credits. Examples of some unit standards which may be completed are listed below.  Students will also take part in lessons, workshops and courses that develop employability skills and work readiness.  All Students will  gain qualifications in First Aid and Health and Safety.

The work experience component is a minimum of 6 weeks, 1 day per week in the workplace. Where possible, work experience is timetabled to avoid clashing with academic subjects.

The Gateway coordinator will support students in their work placements.

All students need to complete the short survey linked below when they apply for this course and will need to attach an e Curriculum Vitae, ( editable in Word Or Google doc format) to [email protected]  

Link to Gateway Survey


Future Pathways

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Nil- funded by the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission)


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.