Gateway is a programme that is fully funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) with no cost to either the student or employer.

It provides our students with structured workplace learning across a wide range of local businesses, industries and organisations, which they continue to study at school.  Gateway work placements usually commence in Term 1 and 2, with a view to being completed by the end of Term 3.  

Students usually attend their Gateway placements for 1 day per week, for 5-10 weeks.  There are also options to complete placements during the school holidays and weekends. 

The programme requires that the students complete a minimum of 20 credits, towards NCEA Level 2 or 3. 

The purpose of Gateway is to enable schools to provide senior students (Years 11–13+) with opportunities to access structured workplace learning that has:

Gateway allows our students to:

At Coromandel Area School we align our Gateway programmes to the Vocational Pathways, where possible. The Vocational Pathways provide a useful tool for course planning to provide cohesive learning options that are recommended by industry.

To be eligible  students need to:

We are currently funded for 6 Gateway placements per year.

Further information about Gateway

Frequently asked questions

For further information please contact 

Yvette Storey

Gateway Coordinator

(07) 866 8893 ext 211