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Star Gateway

E&E offers in some locations in New Zealand (Otago, Northland, Auckland), short ‘high impact’ courses to High School Students who are completing the Gateway/Star programme, years 11-13. All students receive NZQA unit standard credits at the successful completion of each course. These credits contribute toward the achievement of NCEA L2.

The courses we are now offering to Dunedin students involve retail and cookery skills in our new Booth Cafes on Crawford Street and Great King Street.  A similar programme is offered to students at our Mt Wellington (Auckland) Booth Cafe.

In the Workplace Course at Level 2 we are able to take two students at each cafe any one time – that is:

  • during each term break for a ten day block each term break, and; 
  • on each day of the week for four days of the week – thus 16 students doing one day per week for the term.

This programme is similar to the hugely successful retail programme we currently offer to high schools in Auckland and Northland in collaboration with Goldstar Training.

Topics at Booth Cafe's include: personal presentation, customer service, cash handling, barista skills, kitchen safety and hygiene, making sandwiches, and the essentials of baking. Students are taught and assessed by qualified and experienced café staff, and are able to obtain 24 credits in the course. There are small modules of work to complete alongside the practical training. The cost is $480 plus GST per student.

The Goldstar Training website has the detail of the retail programmes on offer.

2017 enrolments are open for the October term break, and for Terms 3 and 4, with an additional option of enrolling through the New Year period for keen students who want to jump start their learning for 2018.

For enquiries or to enrol, please phone Lynne Johnston (Wellington) at 021 706278, Jaz Thorley (Dunedin) at 022 1544243, or Tania Youbi (Mt Wellington) at 021 1361696.

Alternatively send 'Dunedin' a message using the webform at the bottom right of this page.