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Certificate in Outdoor Adventure Education (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4)

SH1902

Course Details

  • Feb 2019
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7149 per year
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

You’ve made the first step in deciding that this is the industry for you. Now you’re going to need to be passionate, motivated, determined and physically strong, as we teach you how to design, deliver and manage outdoor experiences. 

You’ll put what you learn into practice on field trips at an introductory level. We’ll take you outdoor rock climbing, caving, bush tramping, canoeing and kayaking, as well as on alpine experiences – all of which are designed to teach you the ins and outs of putting your own adventure programmes together. But we’re warning you now, it won’t all be fun and games. 

We want you to graduate with the right skills and knowledge to be employed in the outdoor adventure and recreation industry, and a main focus of the industry are health and safety practices and procedures. You’ll study the different environments you’ll find yourself in as an instructor: Identifying, demonstrating, and applying appropriate knowledge and skills of all outdoor environments, experiences and safe, effective leadership practices.

This course won’t be easy but if you’re ready to tackle the challenge, we’re ready to get you started and support you along the way.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

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
SPOE401Introduction to the Outdoors415  
SPOE402Introduction to Outdoor Leadership415  
SPOE403Outdoor Kaitiakitanga and Tikanga415  
SPOE404Outdoor Safety Management415  
SPOE405Technical Outdoor Development One415  
SPOE406Technical Outdoor Development Two
415  
SPOE407Outdoor Leadership415  
SPOE408Outdoor Performance415  

Career/Further Opportunities

When you graduate from this programme, you could gain employment or be employed or self-employed in paid or voluntary roles as a trainee instructor, leader or guide within community and private outdoor or adventure education/recreation/tourism providers.

This programme provides a pathway to, and is a prerequisite for, the New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi Skilled) (Level 5).

Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to have completed:

a) New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3)(Ref:2570) or
b) Comparable Level 3 qualification or
24 credits at NCEA Level 1; including 12 credits in English or Te Reo Maori; or a
relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or equivalent.

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

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 fulfil the practical requirements of 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.

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Pathways

Your First Day

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.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Course Guide

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Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

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