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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 2020
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7149 per year
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

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.

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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

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.

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to have completed:

a) New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3) or

b) Comparable Level 3 qualification or

c) 24 credits at NCEA Level 1; including 12 credits in English or Te Reo Maori;

d) or a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above;

e) 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.

Year 1 Students, starting Semester 1
Date:  12 February 
Time:  9am - 3pm
Venue: Q Block - Foyer. Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus

What you will need

Please bring a pen and notebook on your first day

Bring ID documents for Police vetting. If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children's Act or the safety checking process, you can visit https://wintec.ac.nz/VCA

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

Sport items are available throughout the year. Please ​ check with your tutor if you need to purchase anything.

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

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