Outdoor adventure

Certificate in ​Outdoor Adventure and Recreation ​​(Level 4)

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Course Details

  • Feb 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

On this course you will learn to design, deliver and manage outdoor adventure and recreation experiences. You will participate in a broad range of outdoor recreation experiences at an introductory level, encouraging a high degree of motivation, personal determination and teamwork.

You’ll go outdoor rock climbing, caving, bush tramping and kayaking, and from these experiences you’ll learn how to put activities together to create adventure programmes.

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Programme Content

You will gain knowledge and experience in a range of areas that will assist in developing the skills required for employment in the outdoor adventure and recreation industries.

You will study:

  • Adventure Environments
  • Concepts of Strength Training
  • Adventure in the Outdoors
  • Recreation in the Community
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Injury Prevention and Management
  • Rock climbing and Caving
  • Water and Bush Pursuits

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have gained a minimum of either:

  • 36 credits at NCEA Level 2 across 4 subjects, including 12 credits in English Level 2, or
  • 36 credits from the NQF framework at level 2, across 4 subjects, including 12 credits from a “language rich” subject such as History, Classics, Media Studies or English, or
  • Other equivalent qualification (as approved by the Head of School or the School Programme Committee).

In addition, candidates must also meet the specific literacy and mathematical requirements as follows:

  • 12 credits in Mathematics/Pangaru at NCEA 1 or higher, and
  • 4 credits in reading English or Te Reo at Level 2 or higher, and
  • 4 credits in writing English or Te Reo at Level 2 or higher
    OR
  • Equivalent qualification (as approved by the Head of School or School Programme Committee).

Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may nevertheless be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20 years) or special admission (if aged 20 or over). In such cases entry will be dependent on whether candidates demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test Systems (IELTS) score of 5.5 across all bands; or equivalent.

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. 

Candidates will also be required to:

  • Submit a written personal statement as to why they wish to undertake the programme
  • Provide two written references
  • Have a current Comprehensive New Zealand First Aid Certificate (or acquire one within three months of commencing the programme), and
  • Demonstrate a level of fitness / health sufficient to fulfill the practical requirements of the programme
  • Submit a 'Consent to Disclosure of Information Form'

Career/Further Opportunities

The Certificate in Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (Level 4) may lead to employment in the outdoor adventure and recreation industries as a Commerical Outdoor Adventure Instructor, Community Sport and Recreation Officer, Recreation and Sports Coordinator, Camp USA Leader or similar ventures, or in the area of Conservation.

Graduates of the Certificate in Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (Level 4) may pathway into the proposed Diploma in Outdoor Adventure (Level 5), Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Level 7) or continue onto further tertiary study.

Application Process

1. Check that you meet the entry criteria.

2. Submit your Application to Enrol form as well as complete this form.

Identification checking

Candidate must also provide with their application:

  • A primary identification document (original birth certificate,  ( NZ full birth certificate that is issued on or after 1 January 1998 and that carries a unique identification number. Note: if the birth certificate was issued before 1998 it can be verified by a Justice of the Peace. ) passport, citizenship certificate, NZ certificate of identification or a NZ firearms licence); AND
  • A second form of official identification that shows the claimed identity is used in the community (driver licence, HANZ 18+ card or IRD number); AND
  • One of the two forms of identification must be photographic, verified in person against the candidate.

3. Receive acknowledgement of your application

4. Application outcome - You will receive a letter advising you of the outcome of your application

5. Confirmation of entry - You will be sent a letter of offer - you need to sign and return the letter to accept your place.

Scholarships

Need some financial help? If you intend on studying this programme you can apply for the Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance Scholarship. More information and applications forms are available at www.wintec.ac.nz/scholarships

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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