Gateway programme

We recommend the Gateway programme for students in their last year of school – Years 12 to 13.

About the programme

The Gateway programme encompasses theory and practical unit standards between Levels 1 and 3. Theory work is reinforced with real-life industry work experience, giving students a taste of what a career in the primary sector is truly like.


Our Gateway sectors 

Currently, we offer packages of learning across the sectors listed below:

  • dairy
  • sheep
  • cattle
  • deer
  • aquaculture
  • equine
  • horticulture
  • sports turf
  • wool handling
  • shearing 


Our services to schools 

As part of the programme, we're proud to offer the following services to schools:

  • Comprehensive learning and resource packages for school students
  • Assisting schools in getting to know your local industry employer
  • Helping students make career decisions
  • Assisting with industry placements
  • Assessment of practical unit standards
  • Assistance with field trips


Help with work experience

As part of our Gateway packages, we can assist your school with placing your students in a primary industry work placement. We have both the contacts and knowledge to help match a student to the right work placement. This work placement can lead to future employment within the primary sector, often within the same workplace.



Ordering Gateway packages

To get started, go to our Print Room's online store and create a new account. Once you're set up you'll be able to select from the units we offer to make up packages of learning for your students.



Find out more and get involved!

To find out all about how the Gateway programme works and how your school can get involved, download our School Programmes brochure. To enrol your school today, please email


Gateway programme