GATEWAY provides long-term, structured workplace learning for senior students and is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission. It is designed to support students’ transition into the workplace by offering them workplace opportunities while still attending school. 
Students attend their work placement for one day per week. Students must also commit to completing extra industry based unit standards. 
Trades academies are secondary-tertiary programmes that provide senior secondary students access to a broad range of trades or technology learning opportunities to ensure they stay engaged in education.
The programme is delivered through partnerships developed between schools, tertiary education organisations.
The programme is full time (25-30 hours per week) for students already enrolled at school and:
  • consists of learning in secondary and tertiary settings
  • may include work experience where this forms part of the tertiary or secondary programme.