CHS Programmes





Gateway – Youth Guarantee

The purpose of Gateway is to enable schools to provide senior students (years 11–13+) with opportunities to access structured workplace learning that has:

  • a formalised learning arrangement set in the workplace
  • specified knowledge and skills that a student will attain
  • specified assessment methods (workplace learning).

To find out more or to see whether you are eligible, see Mr Thomson in the Careers Office or email



The STAR programme is designed to help Year 11-13 students move smoothly from school into tertiary study or work.  It provides students with relevant, coherent learning experiences aligned to vocational pathways.

The objectives of STAR are to:

  • provide flexible funding for courses which will better respond to students’ needs, motivate them to achieve, and facilitate their smooth transition to further education, training or employment
  • support students to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions about their schooling and future work or study.

Click on STAR Courses to view a current list of courses available!

To find out more or to see whether you are eligible, see Mrs Newton in the Careers Office or email

New STAR Course & IT Training in Christchurch!!

Techtorium are offering STAR courses from June 2019. Techtorium is focused on having a close collaboration with the IT industry and ensuring every student finds a job. The demand for graduates in the IT industry is extremely high and IT employers continually struggle to find graduates with the skills needed for entry level Technical Support roles as well as qualified Cloud Engineers or Software Developers. To ensure this success, Techtorium currently employs two full time Employment Pathways Managers to help bridge the gap between schools, students and employment partners. This means Techtorium supports students from school all the way into that first job and they have access to some of New Zealand’s top technology employers.  And of course, the IT world is constantly changing! As a small and specialised provider, Techtorium is able to respond quickly to the changing needs of industry and schools. Students continually work with the latest release of any product or server and courses are adapted to reflect “real life” requirements, including technical skills but also spending significant time on those all-important soft skills needed for employment. Techtorium STAR and GATEWAY programmes are at Level 3 & 4 are now available in Christchurch, starting in June 2019. Come in to the Careers Centre and see Mr Bennett for more information!

To find out more about Techtorium in general:

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Dual Pathways

The Dual Pathways programme aims to improve the transition of students from school to work by providing a wider range of learning opportunities, making better use of the education network, and creating clear pathways from school to work and study. Dual Pathways’s partnership model transitions students from secondary school to employment-based tertiary education.

To find out more or to see whether you are eligible, see Mrs Sweney-McKee in the Careers Office or email