Vocational Pathways help students see how their learning is valued in the real world by aligning standards that can be achieved through NCEA with six industries. Vocational Pathways was developed to ensure students gain a better understanding of how their NCEA studies applies to the world of work, and the qualifications and skills required by industry.
Together with their NCEA level 2, students can achieve a Vocational Pathways Award. This signals that students have achieved NCEA level 2 standards that align with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for in the six industries. We have mapped level 3 assessment standards that contribute to University Entrance (UE) to Vocational Pathways, meaning students can use the Pathways to choose UE subjects.