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STAR and Gateway Programmes

About STAR and Gateway

Our STAR and Gateway courses are aimed to meet the needs of New Zealand’s youth in an environment that is challenging and rewarding. Our aims are aligned with supporting people to flourish through education, support and learning experiences.
A Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) course introduces secondary school students to training for a specific career or study at tertiary level. STAR courses are short and are only available through polytechnics and private training organisations. Students participate in short-term courses or ‘taster courses’ for a few days at a time, or one day per week for several weeks; and longer-term courses leading into Gateway.

Gateway offers longer term programmes which lead to industry unit standard qualifications. Gateway is a course tailored for secondary school students and is structured around work-based learning, allowing them to learn and work while still at school or experience what they will do in a work place.

Programme Information:

• A minimum of 15 students is required for the courses to go ahead
• All courses are delivered at the campuses advertised
• All credits will be reported by NZSE
• Students to bring their own packed lunch
• On the last day of the course students will be provided lunch
• FREE t-shirts for students to wear in class
• Role call will be conducted every morning
• NZSE must be advised if a student is away
• Cancellation of students must be within 2 weeks of course commencing
• STAR certificates will be sent to the school once all the work is marked
• There is a 10 day turn around for marking at the completion of the course
• MOU will be sent to the schools to register your students for the course

NZSE offers a variety of STAR and Gateway programmes

Early Childhood Education
Information Technology
Military Prep
Healthcare
Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education - Level 2 (15 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Ver.
29852
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children’s holistic wellbeing and development
2
4
1
29855
Describe attachment relationships and strategies used to support transitions for young children
2
3
1
29854
Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children
2
2
1
29861
Identify and describe agencies/services available in the community to support young children and families
2
3
1
29853
Demonstrate knowledge of health issues and services available to protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children
2
3
1
Programme: STAR

Duration: 24 weeks (1 day a week)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton

Cost: $615.00

Early Childhood Education - Level 3 (30 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Ver.
Module 1
10026
Demonstrate knowledge of children’s development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
3
5
6
29867
Demonstrate knowledge of diverse whanau/families and use a range of effective communication strategies in an ECE service
3
5
1
Module 2
29863
Develop, implement and evaluate a learning plan based on an observation of a child in an ECE service
3
5
1
10013
Explain the relevance of the NZ early childhood curriculumTe Whariki as a framework for programme development
3
2
6
29871
Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
3
1
Module 3
29866
Demonstrate knowledge of, apply and reflect on age-related nutrition needs for a child in an ECE service
3
2
1
26708
Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
3
4
4
29870
Demonstrate knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, legislation and organisations relevant to ECE services in New Zealand
3
4
1
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 10 weeks (1 day a week)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton

Cost: $400.00
Click here to email our STAR & Gateway Liason
Information Technology

IT Technology - Level 2 (30 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
Software Units
29775
Use the main features and functions of a web authoring and design tool to create a website.
2
3
1
29776
Use the main features of an HTML editor to create a website.
2
4
1
29782
Demonstrate knowledge of computing hardware, software and terminology to select digital tools for specified purpose.
2
5
1
29788
Develop and evaluate an interactive website for organisational use. (29775 and 29776 as pre-requisites)
2
5
1
Hardware Units
2797
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of computer networks
3
3
8
29798
Troubleshoot, fix and escalate a range of common hardware and software problems
3
3
1
18741
Create a computer programme to provide a solution
3
3
6
Programme: STAR

Duration: 24 weeks (1 day a week)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, North Shore, Hamilton, Whangarei, Tauranga

Cost: $1250.00

Digital Tech - Level 3 (7 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
2797
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of computer networks
3
4
8
29798
Troubleshoot, fix and escalate a range of coomon hardware and software problems
3
3
1
Programme: STAR and Gateway

Duration:
STAR: 1 day a week over 5 weeks
Gateway: 5 days in the school holidays

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton

Cost: $450.00
Click here to email our STAR & Gateway Liason
Military Preparation
NZSE offers a military-style educational institute known as the Advance Training Centre providing free military-oriented courses for 16 to 19 year olds. We are focused on empowering our tamarikitanga with knowledge and soft skills to succeed and the confidence to become successful role models within their communities. This course can help them to focus on their education and develop career goals. It provides an exciting, safe and supportive learning environment and is designed to provide students with recognised qualifications and clear pathways to the New Zealand Defence Forces, Police and other services, along with other sectors of employment, or higher level study. Each year new students flourish in the atmosphere of a military-styled education system, achieving academic, physical, and vocational heights they never thought possible.

Our military-style gateway education courses cover units in literacy, numeracy, community skills, defence force studies, team building, fitness, communications and so much more.

The Defence Force always pride themselves of being ready whenever they get the call up for deployment anywhere around the globe. At NZSE we pride ourselves on making sure that the students are prepared to face challenges similar to training that the Defence Force offer.
• Drills
• Practical Physical
• Training
• Teamwork
• Confidence Building
• Self Discipline
• Life Goal Setting
• Insights into NZ Defence Force Structure and Pathways

Level 1: Basic Training (5 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 497
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety
1
3
10
US 3503
Communicate in a team or group to complete a routine task
1
2
6
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, Hamilton

Cost: $310.00

Level 2: Advance Training (7 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
29852
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children’s holistic wellbeing and development
2
4
1
29855
Describe attachment relationships and strategies used to support transitions for young children
2
1
3
26982
Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health, or disability  context
2
4
1
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, Hamilton

Cost: $315.00

Level 2: Advance Training (10 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 24101
Demonstrate basic knowledge of risk management for New Zealand Cadet Forces activities
2
2
1
US 9677
Communicate in a team or group which has an objective
2
3
10
US 24098
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of basic foot drills in the New Zealand Cadet Forces
2
2
1
US 467
Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure-based learning
2
3
5
Programme: STAR

Duration: 10 weeks (1 day a week)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, Hamilton

Cost: $400.00

Level 3: NZSE Leadership (10 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 24874
Demonstrate knowledge of performance management
3
4
3
US 9695
Examine problem-solving models and explain associated techniques
3
3
7
US 9681
Contribute within a group/team which has an objective(s)
3
3
7
Programme: STAR

Duration: 10 weeks (1 day a week)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, Hamilton

Cost: $400.00
Click here to email our STAR & Gateway Liason
Healthcare

Health and Wellbeing - The Role, Level 2 (10 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
23451
Describe the role of a  support worker in a health or wellbeing setting
2
5
3
23686
Describe a person’s rights in  a health or wellbeing setting
2
1
3
26982
Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health, or disability  context
2
4
1
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 10 weeks (1 day a week)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, North Shore, Hamilton, Whangarei, Tauranga

Cost: $400.00

Health and Wellbeing - The People, Level 2 (5 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
23451
Describe the role of a  support worker in a health or wellbeing setting
2
5
3
23686
Describe a person’s rights in  a health or wellbeing setting
2
1
3
26982
Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health, or disability  context
2
4
1
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 5 days (School Holidays)

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Auckland CBD, North Shore, Hamilton, Whangarei, Tauranga

Cost: $350.00
Click here to email our STAR & Gateway Liason

Willie Toelau

School and Community Relations Manager | STAR & Gateway coordinator

Talofa! Building strong relationships with Career Advisors, schools and communities has been my focus for over a decade. I have a passion for people and want to see our young learners succeed in life and find themselves in positive, agile careers. Some kids struggle with pathway decisions prior to leaving school, and my aim – through our IT Hub Open Day - is to find those students with a passion for technology find their way forward in a learning environment that’s right for them. I’m really keen to meet you and your student at our NZSE IT Hub Open Day.

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