Vocational Pathways is a Level 2 qualification that is used to give employers an idea about where students strengths lie.

The pathway builds as students complete their credits. 

You can go onto the profile builder and enter students achievement or unit standards to see where the strength is building.

To learn more about Vocational Pathways> click here


The purpose of Gateway is to enable schools to provide senior students (year 11 to year 13+) with opportunities to access structured workplace learning that has:
  • a formalised learning arrangement set in the workplace 
  • specified knowledge and skills that a student will attain 
  • specified assessment methods (workplace learning)
At Makoura College, the Gateway programme runs over the student’s current timetable on the best day to suit the student. The students can indicate on their course selection sheet they are would like to take Gateway as a subject. They are then interviewed, and depending on attendance records and work ethic they will be accepted.

Students will complete learning including First Aid, Health and Safety in the Workplace, Hazard Identification, and a Kiwi Host course before being placed into a workplace. Students will then be given learning to be worked on within their workplace. 

We currently have students working in the following areas:
  • Building 
  • Hospitality 
  • Motor trade 
  • Retail 
  • Primary Industries 
  • Sports Industries
  • Early Childhood