We are recognised as a best practice model for our successful implementation of this programme, funded by the Tertiary Education Commission as an initiative to build a highly skilled and adaptable work force.

This provides structured work-place learning opportunities for senior students, where they are trained by the employer and gain Unit Standards that become part of their NZQA Record of Learning.  Year 12 and 13 students who take part go out to work one day a week during Terms 1, 2 and 3 to work places in their career field of interest.

For further information about the Gateway Programme, to register your interest as an employer who is willing to participate and have students, or as a student interested in the programme, contact the Gateway office on (09) 836 7890 ext 816.


Waitakere College is a successful mid-sized secondary school located in the heart of West Auckland.