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New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

Intake1: 06 March 2019 to 10 July 2019

Duration:

19 weeks Full-Time or

One year Part-Time

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 60

Graduates will be able to:

  • Choreograph, deliver and adapt safe and effective group exercise classes for one or more different class types and varying exercise abilities
  • Encourage group exercise participants to develop skills and knowledge to improve own health and wellbeing
  • Integrate culturally appropriate values, processes and protocols to respond to participant exercise needs
  • Enhance movement patterns in group exercise classes by utilising knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Use business skills and create an awareness of exercise products and services to develop and maintain a client base

6571 Demonstrate knowledge of micro and macro nutrients and nutritional imbalances

22772 Demonstrate knowledge of exercise, choreography, motivation and the structure of group exercise classes

30443 Plan, choreograph, deliver and review freestyle group exercise classes

30444 Demonstrate knowledge of health and wellness framework components for participants in exercise

30445 Undertake business processes and develop and maintain a group exercise participant base

30634 Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and health risk factors

30933 Demonstrate exercise and stretching techniques

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course: 

  • No tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $700 (GST inclusive) 

International fees can be found here 

The qualification will provide graduates who have the skills and knowledge to choreograph and deliver group exercise programmes or activities for the general population. Graduates will have knowledge of group exercise training principles and concepts. 

Graduates will operate within a framework of health and wellness in relation to individual, group or community needs and contribute to the cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. 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.

They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. 

Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4)

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required  of the programme of study and  with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

Certificate at Level 4

  • 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 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET at minimum of  Grade C or 200  in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic), b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE ISEII with no less than pass in any band

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4) full-time over 17 tutorial weeks or part-time over one year

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours will forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

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