Vocational Pathways

Course Title:             Pathways, Gateway and Trades  L2 and L3  

In order for students to gain Vocational Pathways endorsements and to gain work experience Year 12 and 13 students have the following options available.

Pathway Courses Year 12 and 13

The following courses are available and if students have a particular area of interest, we will endeavour to find relevant course work. (Need to let the Pathways Team know).


Course                                 Levels        Provider             Vocational Pathway Sector
Agriculture                          2 & 3           Telford             Primary Industries
Animal Care                         2 & 3          SIT                     Primary Industries
Automotive                         2                Fairview Motors    Manufacturing and Technology
Building and Construction    3                BCITO             Construction and Infrastructure
Business Administration         2 & 3        Weltec             Services Industries
Early Childhood                   2 & 3         Porse             Social and Community Services
Equine                                 2 & 3       Telford             Primary Industries
Hairdressing                         2                Varda             Services Industries
Horticulture                         2 & 3        Telford             Primary Industries
Legal Studies                         2               Te Kura             Social and Community Services
Retail                                2 & 3         Weltec             Services Industries
Social Work                        2 & 3       Careerforce     Social and Community Services
Tourism                                2 & 3      NZ School of Tourism Services Industries


The Gateway Programme will be available for students seeking work experience in their chosen Career Pathway. Gateway Placements are available to all senior students. The Placement can be in conjunction with a Pathways Course or over and above for a student with a full NCEA course. These students will need to demonstrate work readiness and a desire to complete at least 40 hours in a workplace along with 20 industry based credits.


Waikato Trades Academy (WINTEC)- http://www.wintec.ac.nz/wta/SitePages/index.aspx and

Taratahi Agriculture Trades Academy (PITA)


The Waikato Trades Academy is the result of some clever thinking by Waikato secondary schools, local employers and WINTEC. A place at the Trades Academy allows 12 and 13 students to study at WINTEC and school, getting the benefits of both worlds.


Te Aroha College in conjunction with WINTEC have 20 places available for the Waikato Trades Academy in 2018 from the following courses:



Year 1- Level 2

Construction and Infrastructure Trades
Manufacturing and Technology Trades
Service Sector Trades (Hairdressing, Beauty, Tourism, Cookery)

Social and Community Services

Primary Industry Trades


Year 2 -Level 3

Building and Construction

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Automotive Engineering (Level 2)

Collision Repair and Paint

Hospitality and Tourism

Hairdressing and Beauty

Primary Industry Trades


This course can lead to: further tertiary study or apprenticeships or employment

For more information, please see Miss Merriman or Mrs Lovelock

Courses in this Learning Area

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