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Secondary School Gateway programmes

On Demand training is proud to be helping young people pathway into the transport and logistics industry. We do this by providing Secondary School students' an opportunity to gain industry relevant NZQA credits (25 credits at L3) and work experience. The purpose of this programme is to open young people's eyes to the possibilities on offer in the transport and logistics industry. Our industry needs more young people to join and this programme gives them a clear pathway.

Transport and Logistics is an industry where skilled employees are in demand. The industry has grown 30% over the past year. At On Demand Training we have tailored a package to help secondary school students get a taste of the logistics industry and gain 25 Level 3 NCEA credits at the same time.

Participating in this course can also lead to employment and cadetship opportunities.

Option 1: School Term programme

7-week programme - Once a week. This programme runs Terms 1, 2 and 3.

Option 2: School Holiday programme

1-week programme. Monday to Friday. This programme runs in the Term 1, 2 and 3 Holidays.

NameStandardsNZQA LevelCredits
Forklift OSH license US10851 - Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift). 3 7
Health and Safety in the workplace. US 30265 - Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role
US 19522 - Undertake job safety analysis
Manual Handling and Hearing Conservation US 17592 - Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace. 3 4
  US 17594 - Demonstrate knowledge of hearing conservation in the workplace. 3 3
    Total 25

All Gateway programmes include work experience in the Transport and Logistics industry. We also perform a confidential drug screen before sending students on their work placement.

All students will need PPE gear which includes steel cap boots, hi-vis vest, gloves and glasses.

For more information please contact AJ@ondemandlogistics.co.nz


On Demand training has partnered up with some of the big players in the transport and logistics industry to develop a cadetship programme to provide a supported pathway for young people wanting a rewarding career in transport and logistics. The Cadets are offered full time stair cased employment and are provided on the job training. Cadets will work through a fully funded 3-year training programme.

A brief outline of this programme is below.

This programme is designed for people between the ages of 17-20 and will provide young people a chance to learn on the job.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 17 years old and Drug Free.

Year 1

  • Class 1 Learners Licence
  • Forklift OSH and P Endorsement
  • Class 1 Driver training
  • Class 1 Restricted Licence
  • Work Ready course
  • Defensive driving course.

Year 2

  • Class 1 Full Licence
  • Dangerous Goods Endorsement
  • Class 2 Learners
  • Class 2 defensive driving course.
  • Class 2 driver competency assessment
  • Class 2 Full licence

Year 3

  • Class 4 learners licence
  • Log book course.
  • Interpersonal/customer service skills
  • Class 4 Defensive driving
  • Class 4 Full Licence

Note: It would be expected that the cadet would be a full time permanent employee, be buddied up with an experienced driver mentor and have opportunities to drive on a regular basis.

For more information please contact AJ@ondemandlogistics.co.nz

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