Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Gateway

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Good attendance and an ability to manage yourself outside of the classroom.

Gateway is a ready for work programme. Learners will go out to work experience one day per week, normally for 5 - 10 weeks in Term 2. Class time is spent doing practical, work related unit standards and may also be used for catching up on work missed while out on work placement. Note that learners are normally able to do Gateway for one year only, in either Year 12 or Year 13.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Software Developer, Beekeeper, Arborist, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Cafe Worker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Beauty Therapist, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Manager, Butcher

Course Costs and Equipment

No course cost, but you may need work related items, such as safety boots.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.