Certificate in Foundation Studies (Sustainability and Outdoor Education Pathway).xml Certificate in Foundation Studies (Sustainability and Outdoor Education Pathway)

Qualifications and courses Study options
Outdoor Education - 2014

Programme1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Qualification name

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Sustainability and Outdoor Education Pathway) Please enquire

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Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Programme Content

Explore sustainability and related issues through a variety of outdoor learning experiences.

This programme explores sustainable actions with a focus on outdoor leadership. Through a variety of individual and team challenges, group discussions and councils that become increasingly student-led, you'll become familiar with and confident in critical thinking and decision-making. Activities that you'll participate in during the programme include habitat restoration, tramping and navigation, snorkelling and surfing.

The Level 3 course is a full year of study, occurring one full day per week. You are offered 22 credits for the year from five achievement standards, all of which qualify for University Entrance.

Programme Structure

To complete this Youth programme you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this programme. Please note the number of credits may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Study pathways

This general course prepares you for further tertiary study in any subject area where a knowledge of sustainability is important.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
91501 Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting 1 4 4
90828 Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future 2 6 6
91735 Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment 1 4 4
91505 Examine contemporary leadership principles applied in physical activity contexts 1 4 4
91411 Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an earth and space science context 1 4 4