Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Donovan

Recommended Prior Learning

An application process including an interview with Mrs Donovan. Proven reliability, honesty and trustworthiness. Ability to work in a self-directed, independent environment. 

Gateway (available for both Year 12 and Year 13 students)

The Gateway programme provides students an opportunity to participate in structured workplace learning integrated within their school programme. Students likely to join Gateway include those interested in a particular Vocational Pathway or who wish to collect a wide array of work related skills. With excellent relationships with the employers in Thames and the surrounds, students are placed, and must be committed to at least 10 days work placement. Students do a selection of the following credits plus an individual programme of study. Because the course is funded by TEC, students must gain 20 credits and must be committed to the work based learning component.

Examples of programmes include: 
Building and Construction, Customer Services, Hair and Beauty, Barbering, Hospitality, Early Childcare, Aged Care, Automotive Sector, Tourism, Horticulture, Agriculture. 

The programme is designed to provide a pathway from school to:

1. Apprenticeships

2. Tertiary study

3. Employment

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Administration Officer, Receptionist, Retail Manager, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Beauty Therapist, Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Carpenter, Farm Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Hairdresser/Barber, Health Care Assistant, Nanny/Child Carer, Travel Agent/Adviser