Vocational Pathways

Vocational Pathways provide a clear framework for vocational options, career advice and improved links between education and employment. 

They can help you plan your journey from leaning to earning. They can also show you how your strengths, interests and achievements relate to a wider range of future possibilities, and how your subject choices make a difference to what you might do in the future. You will be able to identify the range of roles, jobs and study options available to you and understand more clearly the subjects you will need to take to get there.

 You can see how your credits are valued by industry and even if you change your mind, the pathways are flexible enough to enable you to move across the range of pathways.

 The Vocational Pathways are made up of six sectors of industry:

  • Service Industries; 
  • Social and Community Services; 
  • Manufacturing and Technology; 
  • Creative Industries; 
  • Primary Industries;  
  • Construction and Infrastructure; 

The pathways reflect a partnership between government agencies, the industry training sector, secondary and tertiary education representatives, and industry and employer representatives. 

You will see your Vocational Profile in your NCEA results, as a visual graph showing your achievement in NCEA against the Vocational Pathways. 

At the bottom of each senior course, you will also see where course credits lie with regard to the Vocational Pathways.