OEC301

Outdoor Education Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs O'Neil

Outdoor Education (301)

Scuba diving, rock climbing, bush survival, river safety and risk management. In the third term the class develops their own journey using a variety of transport which may include sea kayaking, mountain biking, kayaking, canyoning, trekking etc. Students gain skills and knowledge at school and are assessed during afternoon or overnight trips. 

Many opportunities for personal development, social collaboration, exploring nature and learning new skills in a range of challenging environments. 

Please note that numbers are strictly limited on this course. A number of places are available for International students. You have the opportunity to add a note about why you think you should be selected for this course. Safety on trips is very important so a students behaviour, ability to listen and self-manage will be considered when approving enrolments in this course.






Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 equipment hire

Approximately $450 (scuba course and other assessment opportunities) – 6 full days is required for off-site assessment and therefore has an attached cost for gear, travel, accommodation, instructor and assessor costs.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students need to show responsible behaviour and ability to follow instructions. Outdoor Education Level 1 and 2 recommended. Students must show interest in the outdoors and not mind being cold and wet. They must have good time management skills as they will be required to complete assessments off- site, some over a few days. 

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 427 v7
NZQA Info
Cross rivers
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 430 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate bush survival skills
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4384 v5
NZQA Info
Scuba dive and perform rescues in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 7
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20150 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate rock climbing skills on natural rock
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
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
A.S. 91504 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.7 - Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 7

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

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.


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