Career Choices Day 2020
Are you looking for a fresh start in 2021? Career Choices Day is a whānau-friendly event for all ages where you can discover what Wintec has to offer with family-friendly activities throughout the day.
Students in this programme will learn to identify, demonstrate, and apply appropriate knowledge and skills of all outdoor environments and experiences. This programme will teach safe, effective leadership practices though outdoor rock climbing, caving, bush tramping, canoeing and kayaking, as well as alpine experience field trips.
Learning takes place in class and on field trips. Students will typically spend every second week on field trips, where they can put their learning into practice.
Students will need to equip themselves with a basic outdoor kit, including: sleeping bag, pack, boots, raincoat, and head torch.
Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.
|Module Code||Module Name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|SPOE401||Introduction to the Outdoors||4||15|
|SPOE402||Introduction to Outdoor Leadership||4||15|
|SPOE403||Outdoor Kaitiakitanga and Tikanga||4||15|
|SPOE404||Outdoor Safety Management||4||15|
|SPOE405||Technical Outdoor Development One||4||15||SPOE401|
|SPOE406||Technical Outdoor Development Two||4||15||SPOE401|
Graduates of this qualification may be eligible to apply for full registration on the New Zealand Register of Recreation Professionals (NZRRP). Graduates may gain employment or become self-employed in paid or voluntary adventure tourism and guiding/instructional jobs, in areas such as: sea kayaking, rafting, caving, ski field activities, and canoeing.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one or more of the below options.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
a) Candidates are required in their applications to indicate whether they have had a physical or mental condition. Candidates should be aware that some types of physical or mental conditions may prevent them from participating in physical elements of
the programme and/or work experience placements.
b) Candidates will also be required to:
i) Have a current comprehensive First Aid Certificate or acquire one within three months of commencing the programme; and
ii) Have a level of fitness sufficient to fulfill the practical requirements of the programme.
c) In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all 'specified organisations' providing a 'regulated service', all candidates will be subjected to safety checks. These will include, but are not limited to:
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Year 1 students starting February 2021
Date: Tuesday 2 February 2021
Venue: Q Block foyer, Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus
Please bring a pen and notebook on your first day.
You will also need to bring ID documents for Police vetting. If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children's Act or the safety checking process, click here.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
You will need the items below within two weeks of the beginning of the year.
Fleece, wool or poly-pro clothing
Three-four season sleeping bag and sleeping mat
Large pack (approx. 65 Litres or larger)
Waterproof raincoat/jacket with hood
Sunscreen, sunglasses and sunhat
Head torch and batteries
You will need the items below within eight weeks of the beginning of the year.
Lots of fleece, wool, or polypro clothing
Hiking boots (minimum 3 seasons, suitable for bush and mountain)
Gloves and hat
Small personal first aid kit
Spoon, mug, bowl etc
Compass- designed for outdoor navigation
Notepad- waterproof ideally- and pen
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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