For Careers Advisors and Gateway Coordinators

Careerforce offers a range of programmes to help high school students take their first steps towards a career in the health and wellbeing, disability, youth work, social services and hygiene sectors while they are still at school.

We build relationships with employers and schools to help provide opportunities for young people wishing to get a taste of working in these sectors.

Inspiring Heroes Guide – This guide for careers advisors, or others who support people making career decision e.g. parents, friends and whanau, can be used to assist young people as they get ready for their transition into the wider world of employment, training and/or further education.

The Guide lists 15 careers and highlights what a worker can expect to do in a typical day, what characteristics and aptitudes suit these roles, how to get qualified and what the career pathways are. Download a copy of the Inspiring Heroes Guide.






Gateway for tomorrows heroesOptions and Fees – This summary gives an outline of fees, packages and programmes, and gives details of the Small Steps Programme for students wanting a taste of working in a social and community environment, Download the guide.

Memorandum of Agreement – All schools are required to complete a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Careerforce prior to commencement of any programme. The MoA records each party’s obligations when placing a student into industry-based learning, including arrangements for assessment and reporting results to NZQA. Careerforce will assist to help find an industry placement if required but cannot guarantee placements. Download the MoA.

Gateway Application Form – Schools with students wishing to participate in Gateway with Careerforce should download and complete the Gateway Training Agreement

Vocational Pathways – Programmes are designed to help students have a better understanding of the workplace, and the qualifications and skills required by industry. More information about Vocational Pathways and a Vocational Pathways Award can be found on the Youth Guarantee website

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