What is infrastructure?

Infrastructure is what keeps New Zealand connected - we're talking about the roads you use to take you from Cape Reinga to Bluff, the pipes used to get fresh water, the electricity network that keeps the lights on, and the wifi network that keeps you connected.



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Get a kickstart into the industry while still at school.

These Infrastructure Gateway programmes are industry approved by NZQA with credits towards NCEA and give you a great kickstart into a workplace. The industry is booming and offers a number of career opportunities including:


Our Gateway programmes have been tailor-made for Year 11, 12 and 13 students to allow them to gain experience in the Infrastructure Industries. Unit standards are set at Level 2 and 3, and contain a mixture of soft skills and technical skills to give students a better insight into the variety of skills required for the industry.

  • Technical skill units: Students are partnered with an infrastructure company to learn skills on-the-job.
  • Soft skill units: Theory units students work through in the classroom.

By taking part in the Gateway Programme, your students get to meet potential employers and test out the industry, while completing relevant unit standards towards their training!

We have three Gateway Micro-credentials available.

Please click below to download the enrolment forms for these. Each enrolment form must be accompanied by a Gateway MOU filled out by the student's school.

Please send your completed enrolment forms and MOU to

    Contact your local Connexis CSAM


      This is a great resource for school teachers and careers advisors with plenty of material you can share with your students to give them an idea of what a career in infrastructure can bring, including:

      • Infrastructure X-Mag
      • Qualification Catalogue
      • Gateway information
      • Career pathways for Civil, Energy, Telecommunications and Water
      • Girls with Hi-Vis® information
      • Videos

      Download the information and use it in your classrooms. Keep an eye on this resource as it will continue to be updated throughout the year.

      Download schools Toolkit

      QUICK TIP, Get your drivers license

      Getting your drivers license can give you a great headstart in this industry! So if you can, get your restricted manual drivers license ASAP.

      Being able to get yourself to and from work and different worksites is a HUGE tick for employees. It's also a great first step to getting behind the wheel of the massive excavator and trucks onsite!

      Test your knowledge of the road code.

      Girls with Hi-Vis®

      Girls with Hi-Vis® events give young women the opportunity to gain exposure to the infrastructure sector while at school. They provide a hands-on experience so young women can gain a clear understanding about what’s involved in the many and varied roles available to them in infrastructure’s Civil, Energy, Telco and Water industries.

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      Order a careers pack today. This includes:

      • Infrastructure X-Mag careers magazine
      • Gateway information
      • Career pathways for Civil, Energy, Telecommunications and Water
      • Connexis merchandise

      To order a careers pack, please complete the form below.

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