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This course requires 2 options.

Service Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Bell

The purpose of a Service Academy is to:

  • Encourage students to stay engaged in learning by providing a motivating and disciplined programme.
  • Help students to gain improved qualifications and help them prepare to move successfully into the workforce or further education and training. 

This programme is part of the Government’s Youth Opportunities package, which aims to create new work, education and training opportunities for young people.

Target Student Group:

The target student group is Year 13 students who are at risk of disengaging from school and those interested and who would benefit from a military-focused programme and to help facilitate entry into the Defence Forces or other Services. 

Subject Requirements:

2 option subjects from Service Academy and 3 other option subjects from the school Year 13 Course Guide.

Service Academy Courses will consist of:

  • Service Training, Induction Camp (compulsory), 
  • Bushcraft camp (compulsory) 
  • Basic and Advanced Leadership Courses (selected), 
  • Adventure Race (compulsory), 
  • Recruitment and Career Guidance, 
  • Fitness Development, 
  • Employment skills, 
  • Life Education, 
  • Social and Community Responsibility.

Other standards may be offered by outside Providers during the year.

Planned Total Credits Offered   34 plus credits over the two option lines.

For more information and Applications, contact Staff K. Bell


Supplementary Materials/ Equipment

$260.00 will be required to be paid before the end of Term 1. This will go towards uniform, travel and all external courses provided throughout the year as the course is partially funded by Ministry of Education as part of the Government Youth Opportunities Package.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Resident for 5 years
  • Medically fit
  • Turning 17 prior to or within 3 months of Services Academy programme ending
  • A real desire to become a member of the New Zealand Defence Force

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1279 v7
NZQA Info
Write in plain English
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1296 v7
NZQA Info
Interview in informal situations
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1307 v8
NZQA Info
Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1312 v7
NZQA Info
Give oral instructions in the workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 3491 v7
NZQA Info
Write a report
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 9681 v7
NZQA Info
Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 11097 v5
NZQA Info
Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17592 v5
NZQA Info
Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17602 v6
NZQA Info
Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91501 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 34
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Disclaimer

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.

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