Eligibility – 2016

Eligibility – 2016

Last updated 9 February 2017
Last updated 02/09/2017

We are in the process of updating these fund pages for 2017.

For the 2017 conditions for Gateway funding, refer to:

Generic conditions that relate to all off-Plan funds

Specific conditions that relate to this fund only


This page sets out the eligibility criteria for Gateway funding. It outlines TEO eligibility, programme eligibility and student eligibility.

TEO eligibility

To be eligible to receive Gateway funding, a tertiary education organisation (TEO) must be a state school, state integrated school or partnership school kura hourua secondary school. 

Programme eligibility

To be eligible for funding, Gateway programmes must:

  • lead to credits that contribute to the award of a National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and/or qualification on the NZQF
  • allow senior school students to participate in structured workplace learning, including the assessment and recognition of that learning in the form of credits, and
  • integrate workplace learning with a student's wider course of study.

For further information see your funding confirmation letter: Appendix Three: Gateway Funding Conditions "Programme eligibility" for further detail

Student eligibilty

To be eligible to enrol in a Gateway programme, a student must be:

  • a domestic, senior school student (year 11 or above)

  • capable of undertaking a structured work placement, and attaining credit achievement in the workplace.

For further information see your funding confirmation letter: Appendix Three Gateway funding conditions 'Student eligibility'.