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Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area

Teacher Education not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects;
AS WELL AS Literacy (10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing); and
Numeracy** - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623,
26626, 26627)
If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge
Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest)

Additional Requirements:
* Hold a current two-day Comprehensive First Aid Certificate. First Aid training can be completed through any authorised provider.
* Consent to Disclosure of Information:
Applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on your placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service and returned in confidence to the Head of Department.
Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this degree is to provide a unique combination of theory and practice to produce high quality graduates with a sound understanding of contemporary social and cultural issues, geography and sustainability, and capability in outdoor education.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

AUT International Excellence Scholarship- Southeast Asia


$5000 NZDContribution to fees

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AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia


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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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