Gateway is a work experience programme designed for senior students, predominately years 12 and 13. The programme provides students with opportunities to gain real-world experience while still at school. It is designed to help students experience potential career pathways, develop practical skills, and make informed decisions about their future careers.

Participants are placed in workplaces related to their area of interest to allow them to experience the day-to-day operations of a particular industry or profession. The work placement is usually one day a week and can range from several weeks to several months.

Students can achieve credits in generic unit standards that develop employability skills as well as industry-specific unit standards.