Secondary Tertiary Pathways (STP)

Secondary Tertiary Pathways (STP) is your link between secondary school and tertiary study. We work with secondary schools, trainers and industry to help students identify career pathways and explore further opportunities for study and training.

3 + 2

As part of the 3+2 programme students spend three days a week at school, and two days a week at WITT working toward a Level 3 qualification. Students do this for Terms 1-3, and then in Term 4 they are solely at school to help focus on school exams.

Designed for Year 13 students who have completed NCEA Level 2.

Taranaki Trades Academy

In the Taranaki Trades Academy students attend WITT Te Pūkenga at least one day a week over several terms and gain NCEA credits. The learning takes place in a practical and hands-on environment using industry-standard equipment and technology relevant to their chosen career path. Students develop the foundation skills needed to progress to further study opportunities or move directly into employment.

Designed for secondary school students studying towards NCEA Level 1 or 2. Students should have a genuine interest in a particular vocational pathway.


STAR courses are short taster-style classes that help students to explore career options and make informed decisions about their future schooling, work or study.  Courses take place over one to nine weeks and are only a few days in total.

Designed for Year 11 students but Year 12 and 13 students are also welcome.

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