The STAR programme facilitates students’ transition from secondary school to tertiary education and training.

Schools are funded to place students on tertiary level or non-conventional subject courses while still attending school. Students may commence study towards credit for unit standards, national certificates, diplomas or degrees. Enrolment options range from joining EIT classes to courses run specifically for groups of secondary students. Flexible delivery options include block courses in school holidays, distance learning programmes, off-campus activity, articulation and/or joint delivery agreements.

The EIT STAR Directory advertises eligible courses to school careers staff who initiate placements through their High School STAR  Coordinators.

Contact: Anna Eady 
Ph: 06 830 1036 
Fax: 06 974 8910


Sue Matthews photoSue Matthews BCA
STAR/Gateway Coordinator
Tairāwhiti Campus
Phone: 06 6 869 3111
Fax:  06 869 0840
Mobile:  022 128 1891