This course requires 2 options.
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.
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.
- 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
Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.
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.
Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Emergency Management Officer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Intelligence Officer, Ship's Officer, Marine Engineer, Helicopter Pilot, Aeronautical Engineer, Diver, Paramedic, Pathologist, Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Forensic Scientist, Firefighter, Fishery Officer, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Health and Safety Inspector, Security Officer/Guard, Parking Officer, Probation Officer,
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.