Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Pathways 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Ewens.

Recommended Prior Learning

None but students must have at least 30 credits from Level 2 or be interviewed by the HOD

Pathways 301
This course is designed to explore career pathways and develop student knowledge of employability skills as well as help prepare them for employment or tertiary study, including vocational training and apprenticeships. Units of work include career planning, contributing in a group and communications skills. Students taking this course are encouraged to explore career options through taster courses and other opportunities as they arise. The course outline below is indicative only and may change to respond to student needs an opportunities.

External courses could include Painting and Decorating, Carpentry, Animal Care, Baking, Hairdressing, Barista etc. Some of these courses come with industry based unit standards others are experience only. These courses are dependent on availability and students will need to demonstrate that they are reliable and committed.

Students wanting to take Gateway as well as Pathways will need to see the HOD to discuss options and gain an exemption.

Course Overview

Term 1
Life skills/Employability Skills

Decision making, major goods and services, 2cr
Group task, 3cr

Term 2
Employability Skills

Feedback in the workplace, 3cr
Communication process, 4cr

Term 3
Career Planning

Plan a career pathway, 3cr

Term 4
Society Issues

Write a report, 4cr

Learning Areas:

Transition and Careers

Career Pathways

Sales Representative, Sales and Marketing Manager, Registered Nurse, Product Assembler, Veterinary Nurse, Retail Manager, Artist, Baker, Cafe Worker, Beauty Therapist, Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Buyer, Carpenter, Retail Sales Assistant, Chef, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Interior Designer, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Stonemason, Street/Park Cleaner, Oral Health Therapist, Radio Presenter, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driving Instructor, Health Care Assistant, Nursery Grower/Worker, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker