- Open entry.
- This programme is not available for international students.
Note: If you are under 16 years old, you must provide an Early Leaving Exemption letter from the Ministry of Education.
You will need appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities, including wetsuit, tramping boots and a sleeping bag.
Please note: You can hire essential equipment from Kokiri for the duration of the programme, if required.
30 hours per week for 20 weeks. (25 hours are timetabled activities and the other 5 hours are self-directed activities.)
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This programme is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning.
Facilitators use korero, presentations, visuals, study notes, reliable information from websites and other texts to support an interactive approach that delivers knowledge and supports the introduction and practice of skills and tikanga.
Practical skills are introduced by facilitator demonstration, group activities and practical tasks, and you will get the opportunity to undertake real-world activities.
Self-directed work involves investigation and completion of individual assignments for assessment.
Further study options
Student loans and allowances
Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances.) Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.
Recognition of prior learning
If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life. www.capablenz.ac.nz
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.