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4878 Certificate in Sport and Recreation - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

16 February to 27 November

Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

The Certificate in Sport and Recreation provides students with the skills and knowledge required for employment or further training in the sport and recreation sector. The theoretical and practical skills taught in this qualification reflect the diverse range of skills required to work in the sector.

On completion, students should be equipped to seek career opportunities in a variety of areas including sporting bodies, fitness training and leisure centres, regional and local authorities and outdoor recreation providers. A successful year will also allow students to apply for progression to Year 2 of the Diploma in Sport and Recreation, the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Level 5) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise.

SE4120 Exercise Science
This paper will develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, further investigating the integration of these systems and their responses to exercise. The relationship between the energy systems and exercise will be explored as students examine the benefits and effects of exercise on body function.

SE4121 Exercise and Nutrition in Human Performance
Examines the influence of exercise and nutrition on human performance. Students will examine the role of exercise and fitness in human performance. Exercise programmes will be formulated by examining the relationship between goal setting, principles of training, methods of training and the energy system. Nutrition, metabolism, weight control, body composition and nutrition for exercise performance will also be discussed.

SE4122 Strength Conditioning and Group Fitness
Introduces safe and appropriate exercises for clients in a fitness centre environment. Emphasis will be on skills in resistance training. Students will make use of movement analysis to enhance their understanding of resistance training exercises. Knowledge gained through active participation in fitness centre programmes will result in students being able to follow exercise programmes to assist in the improvement of flexibility, strength, cardio respiratory fitness and weight control.

SE4123 Professional Development
This paper will focus on skills that are universally important in the sport and recreation industries. Professionalism, communication, teamwork, team building, oral presentation and literacy will be covered.

SE4124 Sports Theory and Practice
Introduces a range of practical activities common to sport and recreation within New Zealand.  Students will be involved in a variety of sports and applied exercise techniques. Extending one’s movement vocabulary further assists an individual’s ability to learn new skills.

SE4125 Industry Placement
Students undertake an industry placement in a selected field of interest. Students will negotiate the placement, participate in a monitored appraisal programme and compile a report at the completion of the placement. This paper encourages positive, self-motivating and reflective behaviour.

SE4126 Practicum
This paper is an individual pursuit paper where students design, carry out and evaluate a physical activity programme to meet their prescribed performance goals. Students will design a physical activity programme to meet performance goals.

SE4142 Land Based Recreation and Safety
Students must select either the outdoor recreation elective or the sport elective.

 

  • Outdoor Recreation Elective

 

Weather, navigation and risk management are the foundation of this paper. Technical, managerial and instructional skills are introduced through tramping; adventure based learning and/or caving activities. Students will experience tramps in the Fiordland and/or Southern Lakes area. The skills learnt will assist students to competently manage themselves and others in outdoor situations. This paper aims to equip students with the technical skills that can be used to build an experience base for industry outdoor instructor qualifications.

 

  • Sport Elective

 

Sport skills, training programme adherence, significant competition involvement and risk management are the foundation of this paper. Technical, managerial and instructional skills are introduced through the selected season of sport.

SE4143 Water Based Recreation
This paper will cover clothing, equipment, safety procedures and paddling techniques for trainees who want to experience kayaking (and/or other watercraft) on sheltered or slow-moving water. The paper aims to equip students with the technical skills that can be used to build an experience base for industry outdoor instructor qualifications.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tutorial fees
  • Direct material costs of $963 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

School Leavers

Minimum of four years secondary education. Successful year 12 year. Physical Education is an advantage. NCEA equivalent of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of 4 topics.

Successful year 13 academic year an advantage. Physical education an advantage.

Not withstanding the stated criteria applicants will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability and likelihood of success in the programme. Personal commitment and a belief in one's own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Mature Students

Demonstration of likelihood of successful completion of the programme. Personal commitment and a belief in ones own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Language Requirements

In addition those for whom English is a second language will require evidence of having successfully passed an NZQA approved proficiency assessment at the appropriate level or 1 of the following English language tests below in accordance with the NZQA rules for those for  whom English is a second language

  • IELTS test General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test pBT Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test iBT Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47
  • NZCEL Level 4 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic PToE(Academic) score of 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Workforce Restrictions for Children's Workforce

If you have a criminal conviction and you are considering studying toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector working directly with children, you need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field under the new Vulnerable Children's Act 2014.

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification, "Certificate in Sport and Recreation" they must have:  Attended not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other activities for the certificate or 120 credits.  Successfully completed all assessments of all required modules in the certificate programme - this amounts to 120 credits for the Certificate in Sport and Recreation.