GAT301

NCEA Level 3 Gateway 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Wiltshire

Gateway 301 - Course Description and Application Process 

Gateway is set up to provide senior students with opportunities to access structured workplace learning. All students attend a work placement in their area of interest one day a week, for 10 weeks (usually), in Term 1, 2 or 3. 

Placements could include but are not limited to:

  • Building and Construction, 
  • Plumbing, 
  • Electrician, 
  • Automotive, 
  • Hairdressing, 
  • Hospitality, 
  • Chef, 
  • Aged Care, 
  • Painting and Decorating, 
  • Dental Chair Assistant, 
  • Horticulture, 
  • Scaffolding, 
  • Civil Infrastructure, 
  • Or another area of specific interest. 
  • Note; Retail is offered through Pathways 201.

Through this experience students are able to “test drive” a career of their choice while also gaining valuable work experience and learning.

Work placements are organised by the Gateway Administrator in consultation with the student and classroom teacher. Gateway is timetabled four times a week as per other senior subjects. While on placement other subjects continue as normal and students are expected to catch up with any missed work. Gateway class time may be used to do this.

When the work placement has been arranged each student will be given an individual learning programme. When possible students will complete industry based standards, up to 20 credits, alongside their placement which match their career choice and are aligned to the relevant vocational pathway. Students will need to be committed to completing these units prior to them being purchased by the school. Alternatively students will continue with a more generic work preparation/career exploration course.  

Gateway is Government funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Students are not expected to pay any costs associated with Gateway. Students may not be paid while on their work placement.

Application Process

There are no prerequisites, however, students need to demonstrate that they are committed, reliable and trustworthy, and have an area of interest that they would like to explore through the programme. Students opting for Gateway must complete an application form and interview with the Head of Department and Gateway Administrator as part of the option selection process.  This is to ensure that their individual needs can be met by the programme. 

Application forms can be collected from the Careers Advisers in T Block. 

Completed application forms must be returned to the Careers Department when options selections closes.

Students/whanau are welcome to contact Mrs Wiltshire or Ms Hambly in T block if they have any questions.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students complete prerequisites prior to starting a work placement including First Aid and Health and Safety.

Term 2
Individual industry based learning programmes

Term 3
Individual industry based learning programmes

Term 4
Individual industry based learning programmes

Recommended Prior Learning

Students need to demonstrate an ability to work independently with support. They must complete an application form and will be interviewed on an individual basis to assess their suitability to complete their programme of interest and identity potential work experience opportunities.

Pathway

Students completing Gateway programmes may go directly into apprenticeships, further vocational training or study.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 4251 v8
NZQA Info
Plan a career pathway
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6400 v6
NZQA Info
Manage first aid in an emergency situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6401 v6
NZQA Info
Provide first aid
1
1
1
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6402 v8
NZQA Info
Provide basic life support
1
1
1
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30265 v2
NZQA Info
Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Pathway Tags

builder, plumber, electrician,