Year 12 License to Work

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Froggett

The License to Work program is all about helping young people gain the insight, confidence and skills to get work, keep work and create careers.

We get out and about a lot, explore workplaces and the opportunities in our district. It is all about learning what the workplace expects of you and helping you create a plan for life after school.    License to Work includes voluntary work and work experience. We complete a safety course, first aid and drivers license plus a whole lot more – career planning, CVs, job interviews, budgeting, going flatting, buying a car, buying a house, hauora, apprenticeships, employment contracts, tax and business basics etc.

This program runs in conjunction with Taupo Pathways. It is a great combination with Trades Academy where you can learn the technical skills to go with the employability skills that you learn in License to Work.

For Year 11s this is a 2 year program.

Units covered will be pre-employment as well as one’s that relate to your area of interest.

Entry is by interview with the Dean and Rachel Palmer.

Course Overview

Term 1
Creating a Pathways Plan - what do I want to do, what steps do I need to take to get there.
Workplace visits.
Growth mindset.

Term 2
Budgeting, CVs, Job Interviews, Safety Course, Voluntary Work, Apprenticeships, Going Flatting

Term 3
Work Experience, Buying a House, Employment Contracts, Buying a House, First Aid,

Term 4
Kiwisaver, setting up a business


Vocational Pathways

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Arborist, Army Soldier, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Cafe Worker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Beauty Therapist, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Engineer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Furniture Finisher, Gardener, Groundsperson, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Packhouse Worker, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Scaffolder, Signmaker, Travel Agent/Adviser, Network Administrator, Orchard Farmer/Manager