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Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation)

Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation)

Level 3

Are you interested in nature and keen to conserve it? UCOL’s Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation) programme will help you grow your knowledge and understanding of the natural world through conservation work and provides rangatahi with foundational skill.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Wairarapa UCOL Campus

Dates:
Starts the week of Feb 8th 2021 - Ends the week ending Fri Oct 1st 2021

Domestic Fees: *
Fees freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

The programme will share with you the knowledge of Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre. You’ll learn about its operations, and will be introduced to practical skills in kaitiakitanga of flora and fauna, including trapping pest animals. A key component is building competence in operating safely in te ao tūroa.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation) programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the online application form as follows:
 

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation) programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in conservation. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

NZ Certificate in Conservation Operations Level 4

Employment Opportunities

  • Pest Management
  • Wildlife Park Assistant
  • Conservation Work

 Course Information

UCOL's Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation) programme comprises 30 Credits. 

Unit Standard 20427 (Level 2) (Version 3) (1 Credit)
Demonstrate a basic ecological understanding of plant species in a specified park area.

Unit Standard 20668 (Level 2) (Version 3) (1 Credit)
Demonstrate a basic ecological understanding of animal species in a specified park area.

Unit Standard 376 (Level 3) (Version 8) (2 Credits)
Employ customer service techniques to accommodate customer behavioural styles in a workplace.

Unit Standard 31535 (Level 3) (Version 1) (11 Credits)
Assist in preparing and leading an outdoor activity.

Unit Standard 29336 (Level 3) (Version 1) (11 Credits)
Demonstrate understanding of the purpose and impacts of rural pest animal operations.

Unit Standard 29338 (Level 3) (Version 1) (6 Credits)
Demonstrate understanding of the purpose and impacts of rural pest animal operations.

Unit Standard 6143 (Level 3) (Version 7) (6 Credits)
Carry out a local kaitiakitanga activity with direction.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This short course is part of a suite of 'Academy' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation) programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.
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