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STAR and Gateway Programmes

2021 Programme Launch Luncheon

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 allows secondary school students to train for a specific career or study at a tertiary level. Students participate in short-term courses or ‘taster courses’ for a few days at a time, or one day per week for several weeks; or longer-term courses leading into Gateway.

Gateway courses are longer term programmes which lead to industry unit standard qualifications. Gateway courses are tailored for secondary school students and are structured around work-based learning, allowing them to learn and work while still at school and 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

Our STAR and Gateway programmes

ATC Military Prep
Digital Tech and Information Technology
Healthcare
Early Childhood Education
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ATC Military Prep
ATC Military Prep uses military-style training and techniques to prepare students for pathways into the workforce, possible careers in the New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police or other related services. It can also help you get the credits needed to advance into further study or university. Each year new students flourish in the atmosphere of a military-styled education system, achieving academic, physical, and vocational heights they never thought were 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.

ATC Basic Training - Level 1 (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: STAR

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

ATC Advance Training - Level 2 (6 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 467
Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure-based learning
2
3
5
US 9677
Communicate in a team or group which has an objective
2
3
10
Programme: STAR

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

ATC Leadership Training - Level 3 (7 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 9681
Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
3
3
7
US 27563
Describe teams and team leadership
3
4
2
Programme: STAR

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

ATC Leadership Training - Level 3 (10 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 9681
Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
3
3
7
US 27563
Describe teams and team leadership
3
4
2
US 1980
Describe, from an employee perspective, ways of dealing with employment relationship problems
3
3
9
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 10 weeks

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD
Click here to email our STAR/Gateway Liaison
Digital Tech and Information Technology
Our Digital Tech and Information Technology programmes give students an introduction into the ever-growing tech industry. Students will have the opportunity to interact with real tech experts and benefit from their experiences and insights. We promote a hands-on, collaborative approach to learning, always tying back to the challenges and needs of the real world from an IT/Digital Tech perspective.

Digital Tech - Level 3 (6 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 18741
Create a computer program to provide a solution
3
6
6
Programme: STAR

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

Digital Tech - Level 3 (7 credits)

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

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

Information Technology - Level 3 (30 credits)

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

Duration: 30 weeks

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD
Click here to email our STAR/Gateway Liaison
Healthcare
Our Healthcare courses give students a first hand look into what it takes to become a skilled, sought-after healthcare worker in the New Zealand healthcare industry. Students will be given the opportunity to develop the real-world skills used in a health and wellbeing setting.

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

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 28529
Identify the impact of culture on support in a health or wellbeing setting
2
5
2
Programme: STAR

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

Health and Wellbeing, The People - Level 2 (8 credits)

Unit Standard
Title
Level
Credit
Version
US 28529
Identify the impact of culture on support in a health or wellbeing setting
2
5
2
US 20826
Describe infection control requirements in a health and wellbeing setting
2
3
5
Programme: Gateway

Duration: 10 weeks

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD
Click here to email our STAR/Gateway Liaison
Early Childhood Education
Our ECE courses provide the necessary foundations towards helping educate and care for infants, toddlers and young children.

Early Childhood Education - Level 2 (15 credits)

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

Duration: 16 weeks

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD

Early Childhood Education - Level 3 (30 credits)

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

Duration: 30 weeks

Venue: Manukau, New Lynn, Hamilton, Auckland CBD
Click here to email our STAR/Gateway Liaison