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STAR / Gateway Programmes at SIT

In conjunction with the Government and secondary schools, SIT is helping young people discover their ‘calling’ in life by offering STAR and Gateway courses which allow students to study programmes not available through their secondary school. This offers an opportunity for students to have a clear pathway into tertiary programmes or to achieve vocational credits alongside their school qualifications.

STAR/Gateway programmes are exclusively for students attending a New Zealand secondary school and enrolments must be made by the school STAR/Gateway Co-ordinator.

What is STAR?

A Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) course introduces secondary school students to training for a specific career or study at tertiary level. STAR courses are short and are only available through polytechnics and private training organisations. Students participate in short-term programmes or ‘taster courses’ for a few days at a time, or one day per week for several weeks; and longer-term programmes leading into Gateway are also available.

What is Gateway?

Gateway offers longer term programmes which lead to industry unit standard qualifications. Gateway is a programme tailored for secondary school students and is structured around work-based learning, allowing them to learn and work while still at school.

STAR/Gateway at Southern Institute of Technology is offered on-site at the Invercargill campus and by distance via SIT2LRN Distance Learning, with a variety of courses available.

On-campus & SIT2LRN Distance Learning

SIT offers a range of on-campus STAR/Gateway programmes at the Invercargill campus and additional programmes are delivered via SIT2LRN Distance Learning to students at secondary schools anywhere in New Zealand. SIT2LRN Distance learning programmes makes it easy for all schools to offer STAR NZQA unit standards in a variety of subjects with no travel/timetable problems.

Browse STAR / Gateway programmes available at SIT

STAR / Gateway Courses at SIT2LRN Distance Learning campus

Download the 2017 STAR Distance Learning booklet

STAR / Gateway programmes delivered by SIT2LRN Distance Learning campus are available to secondary schools throughout New Zealand

Course Costs

The cost to the school will be $36.00 inc. GST per credit. (This includes all resubmissions). Individual unit standard prices are specified with each programme. All computing units have additional cost of $15 per unit, these costs are listed in the computing prices.

Course Intake

The STAR/Gateway programme has two intakes.

  • Intake 1: Enrol anytime up to 10th June 2016. Course completion 17th June 2016
  • Intake 2: Enrol anytime up to 14th October 2016. Course completion 11th November 2016

Assessments

  • Course material and assessments are sent to the school in hard copy. The Computing units have software requirements and these are listed in the description.
  • Please ensure students complete ALL parts of the assessments before returning to SIT for marking.
  • ALL communication between SIT and the student will be via the School’s STAR/Gateway Coordinator.
  • It is the STAR/Gateway Coordinators responsibility to read through the material on arrival and ascertain if the assessments are open book or supervised assessments.
  • You are required to take a copy of the students assessment before sending into SIT for marking.
Marking and Resubmissions
  • Course material and assessments are sent to the school in hardcopy. The Computing units have software requirements and these are listed in each unit standard description. 

  • Please ensure students complete ALL parts of the assessments before returning to SIT for marking. 

  • ALL communication between SIT and the student will be via the School’s STAR/Gateway Coordinator. 

  • It is the STAR/Gateway schools Coordinators responsibility to read through the material on arrival and ascertain if the assessments are open book or supervised assessments.
  • You are required to take a copy of the students assessment before sending into SIT for marking.

Text Books

Unit standards that have recommended and required texts are specified in the course descriptor.

Programme Details - click on a title below for more information


These units aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for employment or further training in the animal care sector. All students completing US5148, US5152, US 7337, US21382 are required to complete a detailed diary that contains physical aspects of nursing/caring for their animal. All completed diary work is to be signed off by an animal care professional. Video evidence of the practical component MUST be submitted on the provided SIT2LRN USB. Career Pathways: Students that successfully complete the below unit standards could go on to employment within the respective areas such as boarding kennels, stables etc or complete further study at our SIT2LRN distance learning program and complete: Certificate in Basic Animal Care (Level 2) or apply to study on campus: Certificate or National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

US19894 Demonstrate knowledge of zoonoses and their control
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US21381 Demonstrate knowledge of ethical behaviour in relation to animals
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US21382 Monitor health and provide husbandry for Ornamental fish
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US5148 Monitor health and provide husbandry for cats
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 5
Version: 7
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US5152 Monitor health and provide husbandry for horses
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 5
Version: 7
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US7337 Monitor health and provide husbandry for dogs
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 5
Version: 6
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US12349 Demonstrate knowledge of time management
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 5
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US12355 Describe stress and ways of dealing with it
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 5
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US1304 Communicate with people from other cultures
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 2
Version: 7
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US3491 Write a report
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 6
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US4249 Describe care and timeliness as an employee
Unit Level: 1
Credits: 3
Version: 7
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
Unit Level: 1
Credits: 3
Version: 7
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US64 Perform calculations for the workplace
Unit Level: 1
Credits: 2
Version: 7
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US9694 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of communication process theory
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 6
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US10020 Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices in an ECE service
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 4
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US10026 Demonstrate knowledge of the development and learning of children and its relevance to an ECE service
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 4
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US26712 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, age-related nutrition needs in providing food for a child in an ECE service
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 3
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US26715 Describe professional image and demonstrate professional behaviurs required of an early childhood educator
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US24695 Explain Taxation, and other deductions relating to personal income
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US24699 Make an informed decision relating to personal income and evaulate its consequences
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US24705 Interpret financial documents and verify accuracy of financial documents for personal financial management
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 1
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

The aim of this programme is to provice students with a foundation of knowledge to work in the recreation and sport community and/or provide knowledge for students to progress into more advanced studies in sport and exercise. Students have the option to gain individual unit standards without completing the full qualification. Career Pathways: This National Certificate will gain students a foundation of knowledge for further study in the sport and exercise sector. SIT offers: Diploma in Sport and Recreation, Diploma in Sport and Exercise (Level 5 & L6) Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise

US1304 Communicate with people from other cultures
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 2
Version: 7
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US18763 Describe the process of community development as a participant
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 3
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 30

US20673 Demonstrate knowledge of injury prevention and risk and injury management in sport or recreation
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 3
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US20811 Train to develop conditioning for a selected sport at a basic level
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 5
Version: 2
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US21646 Apply basic principles of biomechanics to a selected sport
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 2
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US22265 Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 7
Version: 1
Target Hours: 42
Learning Hours: 70

US22266 Demonstrate knowledge of exercise physiology and human anatomy
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 10
Version: 1
Target Hours: 60
Learning Hours: 100

US22770 Demonstrate knowledge of sports coaching, the coaching environment, and sport participants' needs
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 2
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 40

US25818 Select and use information and technology for development as a sport coach
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US27299 Describe benefits of participation in recreation in the local community
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US27302 Demonstrate professional behaviour in a recreation workplace
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US6571 Demonstrate relevance of principles of nutrition to health
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 5
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US6572 Apply the principles of nutrition to people involved in physical activity *(Recommend Unit 6571 first)
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 4
Version: 6
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US6896 Demonstrate knowledge of recreation
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 5
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US7016 Monitor and promote client security, comfort, enjoyment, and learning in recreation
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 5
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US7038 Explain the purpose and structure of a fitness enterprise
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 3
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

The units provide students with the skills and knowledge required for employment or further training in the health sector. An ideal starting point for students wishing to study Nursing, Midwifery, Therapeutic & Sports Massage and other health care professions. Some units can be cross credited into the SIT2LRN Health Science Pre Entry and Intermediate courses. Units are listed in the recomended order. *US26117 requires a laboratory to gather information to complete this unit - this can be the school lab. Career Pathways: Students may choose to complete the Certificate in Health Science Pre entry (Level 3) or apply to study Certificate in Health Science Intermediate (Level 4) in our SIT2LRN distance learning or apply to study on campus: Bachelor of Nursing, National Diploma in Mental Health (Level 6), Certificate in Relaxation Massage (Level 4) or Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage

US12700 Describe the human cardiovascular system
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 3
Version: 4
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US12706 Describe the human digestive system
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 2
Version: 4
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US12713 Describe the integumentary system of the human body
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 1
Version: 4
Target Hours: 6
Learning Hours: 10

US12719 Describe the human musculoskeletal system
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 2
Version: 4
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US12722 Describe the nervous system of the human body
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 5
Version: 4
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US12728 Describe the human respiratory system
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 3
Version: 4
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US12730 Describe the special senses of the human body
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 4
Version: 4
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US12731 Describe the urinary system of the human body
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 2
Version: 4
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US14785 Demonstrate knowledge of diseases and disorders in the human body
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 9
Version: 4
Target Hours: 54
Learning Hours: 90

US23374 Describe autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and available supports
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US23374 Describe autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and support strategies
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 3
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US26117 Work safely in a science laboratory
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US26982 Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health, or disability context.
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 1
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US27141 Demonstrate knowledge of cultural identities and culture-related issues in an aged care, health, or disability context
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 6
Version: 1
Target Hours: 36
Learning Hours: 60

US27457 Describe the anatomy and physiology of systems and associated organs of the human body *Recommended First
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 2
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US27461 Describe indicators of wellness, interventions, care and support for people at different human lifespan stages
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 6
Version: 1
Target Hours: 36
Learning Hours: 60

US27885 Describe relationships between practitioners, and roles and responsibilities in group processes in a health care context
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 4
Version: 1
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

This Certificate aims to provide students with the broad knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment and/or further study in the horticulture sector. It covers introduction to plant identification, soils, fertilisers and basic plant botany. It is comprised of units standards at levels 2 and 3. Completion of all seven unit standards will result in students being awarded the Certificate. Required Text: Capon, B. (2008) Botany for Gardeners Revised Edition, Colorcraft Ltd. Hong Kong

US21031 Identify annuals, herbaceous perennials, biennials, and bulbs used in amenity horticulture
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 10
Version: 3
Target Hours: 60
Learning Hours: 100

US22175 Demonstrate knowledge of soil properties and their effect on plant growth
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 10
Version: 1
Target Hours: 60
Learning Hours: 100

US22178 Demonstrate knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 1
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US27210 Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 6
Version: 1
Target Hours: 36
Learning Hours: 60

US3006 Demonstrate knowledge of botany in horticulture activities
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 4
Version: 4
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US771 Demonstrate knowledge of the production horticulture industry in New Zealand
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 4
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

Landscape Design combines elements of art and science to create a functional, aesthetically pleasing extension of indoor living to the outdoors. The following unit standards aim to provide students with the know-how to undertake a range of landscape design activities and associated operations within the horticultural sector at an entry tradesperson level. Career Pathways: Employment opportunities may include: assistant to a landscape design contractor or landscape architect, local authority horticultural divisions, horticulturalists, farmers and gardeners, or continue with further study our SIT2LRN distance learning: Certificate in Landscape Design (Level 3) Certificate in General Horticulture (Level 3), Certificate in Organic Horticulture (Level 3) or apply to study on campus: Bachelor of Environmental Management, Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management or Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management

US1672 Demonstrate knowledge of pruning and training amenity trees and shrubs
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 6
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US1676 Select plants for landscaping and amenity horticulture
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 7
Version: 6
Target Hours: 42
Learning Hours: 70

US24648 Identify trees, shrubs, and climbers used in amenity horticulture
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 10
Version: 1
Target Hours: 60
Learning Hours: 100

Within the unit standards students will learn the role a teacher aide has when assisting a teacher, define the tasks a teacher aide can be responsible for, develop useful skills for working with students with special needs, and adapt resources to ensure inclusion for all children. Career Pathways: These units provide a direct pathway into our SIT2LRN distance learning: Certificate in Introduction to Teacher Aiding (Level 3)

US16870 Demonstrate knowledge of causes and associated conditions related to intellectual disability
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US16871 Demonstrate knowledge of causes and common effects of physical disability
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

The Travel and Tourism units aim to give students a foundation of knowledge in Travel and Tourism. They can directly be cross credited into SITs Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) If students are interested in Travel and Tourism these units will provide them with base introductory skills for this industry.

US18211 Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a visitor destination
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 2
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US18212 Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 8
Version: 2
Target Hours: 48
Learning Hours: 80

US18228 Demonstrate knowledge of specific New Zealand regions as tourist destinations
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 8
Version: 2
Target Hours: 48
Learning Hours: 80

US23766 Demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry. *Required Text: The World of Tourism and Travel Textbook by A.Collier
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 2
Target Hours: 30
Learning Hours: 50

US23767 Demonstrate Knowledge and use the Internet in a Tourism Workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US23767 Demonstrate Knowledge and use the Internet in a Tourism Workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

US24728 Demonstrate Knowledge of Work Roles in Tourism
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US24731 Demonstrate knowledge of Destination New Zealand
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 2
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US25192 Demonstrate knowledge of airline terminology and products used in the travel industry
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 1
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US25193 Demonstrate knowledge of ground terminology and products used in the travel industry
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 4
Version: 1
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40

US25508 Demonstrate knowledge of world travel geography
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US25508 Demonstrate knowledge of world travel geography
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

US3727 Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific Islands countries as tourist destinations
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 8
Version: 6
Target Hours: 48
Learning Hours: 80


STAR / Gateway Courses at Invercargill campus

Programme Details - click on a title below for more information


Designed to introduce students to a career in Architectural Technology, and an opportunity to meet our tutors and develop skills in the architectural field.

10164 Prepare working drawings for small buildings. (Partial completion of US)
Unit Level: 5
Credits: 0
Version: 9
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Students will be learning to operate the equipment in a recording studio and also to communicate with the performers in a real world situation.

12825 Operate and maintain a public address system
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 2
Version: 3
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

26687 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound technology for a performance context.
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

28007 Select and apply a range of processes to enhance sound in a performance context.
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 6
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

This course provides an opportunity to put into practice the theory that students learn in the classroom. They will be learning in our fully equipped automotive workshop at SIT. If students are interested in working on cars or any type of vehicle, we suggest they try their hand at this popular trade.

16113 Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 5
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

21679 Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

21721 Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle steering and suspension systems
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

21722 Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

229 Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 9
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

231 Explain the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 9
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

239 Demonstrate knowledgte of automotive manual transmissions
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 8
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Study beauty therapy in a practical learning environment. Students interested in this growing industry will learn skills and techniques for makeup, eyelash tinting, facials and skincare.

27640 Demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends and history related to beauty therapy
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

27641 Describe the relevance of anatomy and physiology knowledge to beauty therapy practice
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Note: Selected papers can be cross credited to SIT's B.Com

500 Accounting Principles
Unit Level: 0
Credits: 0
Version: 1
Target Hours: 75
Learning Hours: 0

541 Fundamentals of Marketing
Unit Level: 0
Credits: 0
Version: 1
Target Hours: 75
Learning Hours: 0

Leading towards: National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing.

122 Provide office reception services
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 5
Version: 6
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

377 Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in the workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 6
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

STAR students use the same construction workshop that our pre-trade students work in so they are able to see first-hand the types of projects that are carried out by the full-time students. Health and Safety Policy requires that students have steel capped boots in these workshops.

12927 Identify, select, maintain and use hand tools for BCAT's projects
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 6
Version: 3
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

24354 DKO and apply safe working practices in a BCAT's workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Leading towards: Tourism Hospitality, Certificate in Professional Cookery. Students will need to bring a while crewneck t-shirt, black trousers and leather covered-in shoes, preferably black. No jewellery is to be worn and long hair must be tied back.

13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen. Prerequisite US167.
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

167 Practice food safety methods in a food business
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 7
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Leading towards: NZ National Certificate in Nanny Education

26715 Describe professional image and demonstrate professional behaviours required of an early childhood educator
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

26716 Describe professional image and demonstrate professional behaviours required of an early childhood educator
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Leading towards: NZ National Nanny Certificate

6670 Provide short term care for a child
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

The skills demonstrated in this course apply to most electrical and electronic trades, including Registered Electrician, Electronic Manufacturer, Electronic Security, Appliance Serviceman, Radio and TV Servicing, Industrial Electronics, Motor Rewinding and many others.

15845 Draw and explain simple electrical diagrams
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 5
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

15849 Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 6
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

18243 Construct simple electronic products from supplied circuit schematics
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 6
Version: 6
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Leading towards: NZIM Certificate in Supervisory Management

ER4 Employment Relations (Level 4)
Unit Level: 0
Credits: 0
Version: 1
Target Hours: 50
Learning Hours: 0

A practical course for students who like making objects out of metal. Engineering and Plumbing are both available as pre-trade programmes at SIT and students will work in our well-equipped workshops. Overalls and leather shoes are compulsory for students to enter the engineering and plumbing workshops.

21684 Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

21907 Avoid welding hazards with safe work practices
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Students will learn the design development process and utilise this process to design their own collection of fashion garments.

13387 Construct pattern blocks for women's outerwear
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 6
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

2827 Manipulate a pattern block for men's structured outerwear to produce a pattern
Unit Level: 4
Credits: 9
Version: 5
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Career prospects are excellent in the joinery and furniture making industry. The students will have the option to either buy or sell their products. Students with an interest in this area will be able to confirm their aptitude for joinery.

24351 Demonstrate knowledge of and use specified fixed machinery in the construction of BCAT's projects.
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 6
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

24358 Plan and monitor the construction of BCAT's project, and quality check the product
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

25919 Use hardware and fastenings for a BCAT's project
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 6
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

25920 Use joints for a BCAT's project
Unit Level: 1
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

25921 Plan and monitor the construction of a BCAT's project, and quality check the product
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 6
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

A mixture of practical skills will be experienced during the programmes. Students will enjoy class in our new salon-oriented environment. Leading towards: National Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist)

11949 Create displays using supplied materials in a retail or distribution environment
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

25439 Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability concepts for a salon
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

57 Provide customer service
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 7
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

62 Maintain personal presentation and positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 7
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

The students will practice their skills in our Bungalow Restaurant and Vault Café, which are the training restaurants on-campus. Students will need to bring a white crew neck t-shirt, black trousers and leather covered in shoes, preferably black. No jewellery is to be worn and long hair must be tied back.

14425 Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks in a commercial environment
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

14434 Prepare and clear areas for table service in a commercial hospitality environment
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

NZIMBus Please note any of the six papers available may be taken. For a full list contact the Marketing team. Also available are papers from the NZ Diploma in Business at a cost of $400 per paper.
Unit Level: 0
Credits: 0
Version: 1
Target Hours: 40
Learning Hours: 0

This programme explores the art of Kapa Haka and gives students an insight into Maori culture and traditions.

13359 Demonstrate knowledge and skills of waiata
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 6
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

13363 Demonstrate knowledge and skills of waiata aringa
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 6
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

13367 Demonstrate knowledge and skills of poi
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 7
Version: 4
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

Students will explore the history of massage, contraindications for massage, develop therapeutic communication skills, use massage equipment, and apply a range of relaxation massage techniques. Students need to bring a t-shirt, shorts, large towel, hand towel and single bed sheet. Please note: Units not linked to NZQA Credits.

MAS101 Massage for family and friends. Designed to introduce students to massage therapy for the purpose of massaging family and friends
Unit Level: 0
Credits: 0
Version: 1
Target Hours: 35
Learning Hours: 0

The programme will provide an introduction to nursing and enable students to discuss areas of interest as well as the range of nursing options available for future career choices. As well as the units listed, the content will include: Introduction to growth and development; clinical skills introduction - hand washing and bed making; Introduction to nursing areas and specialties; safety exercise - using library resources.

1304 Communicate with people from other cultures
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 1
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 1
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

26971 Describe factors that contribute to mental well-being and mental health problems
Unit Level: 3
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

The programme covers nutrition, infections, diseases, vaccination programmes, practical handling and living areas for cats and dogs. The knowledge of the general health and husbandry of cats, dogs and horses provided by these units will serve to provide better care for the students' own pets as well as being a starting point for further study towards a career in the animal industry.

5148 Monitor health and provide husbandry for cats
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 5
Version: 7
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

5152 Monitor health and provide husbandry for horses
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 5
Version: 7
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

7337 Monitor health and provide husbandry for dogs
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 5
Version: 6
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

18237 Perform calculations for a tourism workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 2
Target Hours: 0
Learning Hours: 0

23767 Demonstrate knowledge and use the internet in a tourism workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

23767 Demonstrate knowledge and use the internet in a tourism workplace
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 2
Version: 1
Target Hours: 12
Learning Hours: 20

24728 Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 3
Version: 1
Target Hours: 18
Learning Hours: 30

24731 Demonstrate knowledge of destination NZ
Unit Level: 2
Credits: 4
Version: 2
Target Hours: 24
Learning Hours: 40


STAR / Gateway Enrolment

Online enrolment is only available for STAR programmes delivered by SIT2LRN Distance Learning. To enrol students in on-campus STAR/Gateway programmes, please see contact details below.

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SIT2LRN Distance Learning Programmes:

STAR/Gateway Coordinator
Southern Institute of Technology
Private Bag 90114
25 Don Street
Invercargill 9840
Email: star@sit.ac.nz
Free Phone: 0800 403 337 ext 3340
Phone: 03 211 2699 ext 3340

Invercargill Campus Programmes:
STAR/Gateway Coordinator
Southern Institute of Technology
Private Bag 90114
133 Tay Street
Invercargill, 9840
Free Phone: 0800 403 337 ext 8761
Phone: 03 211 2699 ext 8761