Open Day 2020
Come and check out our annual Wintec Open Day! It’s the perfect opportunity for you, your friends, and your whānau to get a first-hand experience of what Wintec has to offer.
The outdoor adventure industry is in demand for trained graduates. The Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Education (Level 5) will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to enter the workplace. Students in this programme will learn to operate independently
in outdoor environments to safely instruct or guide a range of activities.
This programme will cover a range of outdoor activities such as:
Learning takes place in class and online with on-site visits and a significant number of practical trips in the field. Field trips can be day trips, an overnight stay or 3-4 days away, where students can put their learning into practice.
The technical equipment needed for pursuit work will be provided by Wintec. Students will need to equip themselves with basic outdoor equipment, including:
Graduates will contribute to the cultural, social, environmental and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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|
|SPOE501||Matatiki - Outdoor Tikanga and Kaitiakitanga||5||15|
|SPOE502||Hautūtanga - Outdoor Leadership||5||15|
|SPOE503||Human Performance in the Outdoors||5||15|
|SPOE504||Enviro Safety Management||5||15|
|SPOE505||Advanced Outdoor Technical Development 1||5||15|
|SPOE506||Advanced Outdoor Technical Development 2||5||15|
|SPOE507||Outdoor Pursuits Guiding||5||15|
|SPOE508||Outdoor Workplace Practice - Practicum||5||15|
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 roles such as:
Successful graduates of Wintec have gained employment from industry businesses, such as:
Tutors of this programme have previously worked in various roles such as:
This programme is a practical course with paperwork and hands-on learning. Students will spend time learning in the field and practising their skills.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one or more of the below options.
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 are 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 admitted into the programme based on discretionary entrance will be required to present a portfolio of relevant experience.
c) 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.
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 2020
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Venue: Q Block foyer, Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus
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, click here.
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. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.
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
The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.
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