St Paul's offers a range of vocational opportunities for boys, both those of an academic bent and those more practically inclined. Our focus is to have all school leavers move to employment or higher education.
Courses under the umbrella of Vocational programmes provides students the opportunities to take vocational subjects at school and in many cases participate in vocational education and training at various Auckland tertiary providers as well as in the workplace (depending on course chosen).
Students choosing one or more vocational based courses and undertaking vocational training (Gateway and/ or STAR courses) whilst at school will:
- earn credits towards their NCEA qualification
- earn credits towards National Certificates eg apprenticeship training qualifications
- enhance their entry into tertiary courses / programmes on leaving school
- develop practical skills and undertake real workplace experiences
While the credits from these course contribute towards NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3, they are not University Approved Subjects and do not count towards University Entrance qualifications.
Automotive Electrician, Air Force Airman, Architectural Technician, Army Soldier, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Boat Builder, Boiler Attendant, Bricklayer, Building and Construction Labourer, Building Insulator, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Technician/Draughtsperson, Construction and Infrastructure, Driller, Electrician, Electronics Trades Worker, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Exhibition Technician, Fabrication Engineer, Farm Worker, Fencer, Floor and Wall Tiler, Floor Covering Installer, Forklift Operator, Furniture Finisher, Gasfitter and drainlayer, Glass Processor, Glazier, Graphic Pre-Press Worker, Gunsmith, Heavy Truck Driver, Industrial Spray Painter, Interior Designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Lift Technician, Light Technician, Line Mechanic, Locksmith, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Metal Worker, Navy Sailor, Painter and Decorator, Panelbeater, Picture Framer, Plasterer, Plastics Technician, Plastics Worker, Plumber, Product Assembler, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Roofer, Saw Doctor, Scaffolder, Signmaker, Stonemason, Toolmaker, Train Driver, Tyre Technician, Vehicle Body Builder/Trimmer, Vehicle Painter, Visual Merchandiser, Welder, Wood Machinist, Wood Processing Worker,
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