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Gateway Course

Gateway helps students to build skills for employment, working in real workplaces on real tasks. It provides opportunities to try out potential careers and build links to tertiary education environments, employment networks and modern apprenticeships. Students can achieve specific vocational skills and benefit from making significant progress towards industry recognised qualifications.

Our exciting Gateway programme will support the students with industry based learning and give them the relevant knowledge and skills needed in the salon work place.

Students attend three days delivery at the academy before commencing supervised work placement collecting evidence ready for completion of unit standards. This time is integrated with their current school programme of study.  On completion of their work placement they will attend the academy for their final assessment against Unit and/or Achievement Standards on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The programme will be delivered during holiday times to minimise the impact on the students study at school.

Relationship to other courses

Our Gateway Programme is designed to be an ideal progression to industry or full time study of these programmes:


Intake Start Finish Assessment Day
Term 2 Monday 18th July Thursday 21st July Friday 14th October
Term 3 Monday 10th October Thursday 13th October Wednesday 16th December


9.30am to 3.00pm


Servilles Academy, 8 Canada Street, Newton,
Auckland, 1010

For more information on STAR and Gateway programmes, contact the Gateway Co-ordinator or Careers Advisor at your school or get in touch with our Recruitment and Engagement Manager, Serena Bond ( ) or call 09 308 0688