AUT - Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Leadership: outline

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Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Leadership: outline

The Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Leadership is recognised within the industry as producing highly effective outdoor leaders who are equipped with practical skills, knowledge and experience. A significant amount of time is spent off-campus at locations throughout the North Island of New Zealand. Graduates are able to continue their studies by cross-crediting to the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation

Quick facts

Programme code: AK3408
Level: 6
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Starting date: 21 July 2014

AUT University encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Admission and entry requirements

  • NCEA: 48 Level 2 credits including 8 Level 2 credits in 1 of the following subjects: Economics, Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira, Physical Education, Drama, Social Studies or English, History, Geography, Classics, Art History, Media Studies
  • CIE: Total 60 Points at UCAS, including 1 of the following subjects: Economics, Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira, Physical Education, Drama, Social Studies or English, History, Geography, Classics, Art History, Media Studies

Additional entry requirements

  • Interview may be required
  • Addendum
  • Police clearance

Structure

The qualification combines academic principles and field work that are based on a holistic outdoor education philosophy. Students undertake work placements (we call this co-operative education) in which theory and practice are reinforced in the working environment, and where critical industry relationships are formed.

Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.

Year 1

You will study outdoor leadership, land and aquatic skills and safety, professional practice, exercise principles and introduction to managing and quality service.

Papers (core or compulsory)
514002 Introduction to Managing and Quality Service
515203 Professional Practice
515568 Land Based Pursuits
515569 Water Based Pursuts
516550 Group Development and Facilitation in the Outdoors
516551 Advanced Pursuit Practice
516552 Ngahere/Bushcraft
516554 Outdoor Leadership

Year 2

You will study advanced outdoor leadership, programme and event management, industry experience and research and outdoor philosophy. With a pursuit elective you are able to learn and experience rock climbing, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, sailing, caving and bush craft. Following this, you can take your learning to a new level with an applied elective and can specialise in one of these pursuits to an instructor level.

Papers (core or compulsory)
515310 Planning Sport and Recreation Events
555201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
515563 Wilderness Emergency Care
516001 Industry Experience and Research

516036 Skill Acquisition
516546 Teaching and Leading in the Outdoors
516547 Outdoor Project
516553 Applied Outdoor Leadership Practice

Career opportunities

  • Independent Outdoor Leadership contractor
  • Outdoor activity programme designer
  • Outdoor activity programme facilitator
  • Adventure tourism guide
  • Commercial guide
  • Commercial high rope access
  • Instructing at outdoor recreation and education centres
  • Leading outdoor pursuits - white water kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling and bush craft
  • Recreation management
Last updated: 21 Aug 2013 2:02pm

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