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Te Ara Pūtake: My Academic Pathway

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

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Course Details

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Feb 2019
    Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $3266 per semester
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy or MPTT
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

If you want to take the leap into study but don’t have the confidence or need to brush up on skills, Te Ara Pūtake is just the programme for you. Over 18 weeks you’ll learn essential academic knowledge, capabilities and skills needed to succeed at higher levels of study within your chosen field of study or career pathway, including at degree level. 

You’ll be able to choose from one of five pathways that align with where you want your career to go: the Health pathway, the Social Practice pathway, the Media Arts pathway, the Early Childhood Pathway, and the Open pathway for more general subjects and skills. You’ll be introduced to new ideas and concepts in a step-by-step way, building your own confidence and we guide you without holding your hand along the way. Classes range from lectures to small classes and labs (Health pathway) with a lot of online support. 

Tutors will support you at every step of your journey and there is an option of whānau based delivery for Māori and Pasifika students in the Health pathway. 

On completion of the programme you will achieve a national qualification, the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) and be able to apply for further study in your preferred career pathway. 

What You'll Learn

 

All students will enrol in two core modules plus another two modules from your chosen pathway. The core modules are:

  • Te Ao Hurihuri Futures: The focus of this module is on our changing world and the changing nature of work
  • Pukenga Matauranga Academic Skills: The focus of this module is on research, writing styles, team work and communication

Open Pathway

This prepares you for a range of higher level study pathways including Information Technology, Business, Engineering and Industrial Design, Sport and Media Arts. This pathway gives students an opportunity to get involved in project planning and design thinking in their selected career field and has a strong digital technologies component. This pathway is offered in semester 1 and 2.

Health Pathway

This prepares you for further study in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, sports science or other health related programmes. You will learn about anatomy and physiology of the human body, wellness and human development. If you would like to learn in a whanau-based Māori and Pasifika classroom environment you can enrol into Te Tūāpapa Hauora. This pathway is offered in semester 1 and 2.

Early Childhood Pathway

This prepares you for further study in Early Childhood Education programmes. You will learn about children’s developmental needs, safety and play and ethics for working with children. Please note: Please note:  This course will support your entry application into the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) degree programme but is not a guaranteed pathway.  Candidates who complete this course will still need to meet the other entry criteria for the degree (interview, numeracy and literacy testing). This pathway provides a pathway to Wintec's Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) for over 20 year olds only. Those aged under 20 require university entrance to gain entry to the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). This pathway is offered in semester 1 and 2 if numbers allow.

Social Service Pathway

This prepares you for further study in Social work and Counselling programmes. You will learn about values, beliefs, world views, key social issues and be introduced to career opportunities in the Social Service Sector. This pathway is only offered in semester 2.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

 

Group A: Core Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU401Te Ao Hurihuri Futures415
 
GEDU402Pūkenga Mātauranga Academic
Skills
415  

 

​​Group B: Health Pathway Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU403Wellness and Human Development415
 
GEDU404Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body415  

Group C: Early Childhood Pathway Modules Please note: this pathway provides a pathway to Wintec's Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) for over 20 year olds only. Those aged under 20 require university entrance to gain entry to the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU403Wellness and Human Development415
 
GEDU405Early Childhood Pathway415  

Group D: Social Services Pathway Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU403Wellness and Human Development415
 
GEDU406Social Services Pathway415  

Group E: Open Pathway Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU407Directed Project415
 
GEDU408Technology for Study415  

Group F: Elective Pathway Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU403Wellness and Human Development415
 
GEDU408Technology for Study415  

Group G: Creative Industries Pathway Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
GEDU409Creative Project415
 
GEDU410Creative Practice415  

 

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates of this programme may have enhanced employment opportunities in industries and professions associated with the context of their programme.

Holders of this qualification will be able to progress to further study or training at NZQF Level 5 and above (degree, diploma or certificate) related to the context of their programme.

Entry Criteria

General Academic Admission

Candidates are required to have gained:

  i)NCEA Level 1; and a minimum of 36 credits at NCEA Level 2; or
  ii) A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3 or above; or
  iii) 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 Centre Director or designated nominee.

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 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 Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

Candidates may be required to participate in an interview.

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 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 student starting Semester 1 2019
Date:  8 February 2019
Time:  11am - 2.30pm
Venue: The Atrium - City Campus

 

Year 1 student starting Semester 2 2019
Date:  20 July 2019
Time:  11am - 2.30pm
Venue: The Atrium - City Campus

 

1. come to the Atrium in Wintec house at 11.00am to meet your tutors and new classmates, be given an overview of your programme of study and receive a personalised timetable.
It is essential that you attend Induction Day because your participation sets you up for successful study at Wintec.
2. You are invited to bring whanau and friends to Induction so they can support you on your first day of study and find out what your study is all about.
3. Get prepared before induction day and make all necessary arrangements for childcare, work, and transport.
 
What you need to know
1. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 2 WINTEC (0800 2 2946832) extension 3140 or come to the Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways Office, D Block, Lower Ground Floor. Please keep us updated about any changes to your enrolment.
2. You can view your provisional timetable via the Wintec website once you have accepted your enrolment agreement. This timetable may be subject to change and you will receive your finalised timetable and class at Induction.
3. Bring a pen and paper on your first day. There are no required text books and workbooks will be provided to you during class.
4. You have the option of bringing your own device (laptop, tablet). We strongly encourage this as you will be able to follow along more closely in some lectures and classes. If you have trouble purchasing a device we recommend contacting Studylink regarding Course Related Costs. All students also have access to computer labs and computers in the HUB.
 

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

You will receive an invoice for the following, these are not covered under Fees Free Policy or Studylink:
$10.00 Disposable lab coat (to keep and reuse).
$65.00 License fee for kuraCloud, an online learning platform (Health Pathway students only).

Additional information

Module Requirement
GEDU404 - Applied Structure & Function of the Human Body
Please note that for Science labs you are required to wear shoes that cover the toes (i.e. no sandals or jandals). If you a
re not wearing appropriate footwear you may not be permitted to enter or complete a lab.

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

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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