Vocational Pathways

Your son/daughter may receive a Vocational Pathways Award with their Level 2 or 3 NCEA results. Vocational Pathways help identify the skills and learning a young person has achieved that could relate to different employment sectors. The pathways have been designed to enable students to be better informed when making choices for their school subjects and future career or education goals.


In order to earn a Vocational Pathway Award, students will need NCEA Level 2, including Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements. Of the credits they achieve, they require a minimum of 20 from the same sector pathway to get an award.


There are six Sector Pathways that make links between assessment and industries clearer.

The Sectors are:

·        Primary Industries

·        Services Industries

·        Social & Community Services

·        Manufacturing & Technology

·        Construction & Infrastructure

·        Creative Industries