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Star Gateway

E&E offers in some locations in New Zealand (Otago, Northland and 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.

Café Skills – Cookery, coffee, and sales

The courses we are offering to Dunedin students involve retail and cookery skills in our Booth Cafes on King Edward Street.  The same programme is offered to students at our Mt Wellington (Auckland) Booth Cafe.

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

  • during each term break for a ten day block, and; 
  • on one (1) day of the week for ten (10) weeks (full school term).

Topics at the 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.

For enquiries, or to enrol, please phone Jaz Thorley (Dunedin) at 022 1544243, or Khushboo Mishra (Mt Wellington) at 021 1361696. Alternatively send 'Dunedin' a message using the webform at the bottom right of this page.

Retail Skills

Through TSA E&E, GoldStar Training offers a similarly structured Retail programme in northland and Auckland, where learners are placed in high profile retail outlets. Time frames are similar to the cafes – i.e. a 10-day block in term breaks, or one day per week for ten weeks during the term.

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