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Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Ara

Subject area

Teacher Education not elsewhere classified

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
A Bachelor's Degree.
Alternative Requirements
Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional Requirements
A first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John's Workplace) which is current at the time the programme starts.
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.

English Requirements
If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact us for an assessment.
IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest)
Note:
Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

On successful completion of this programme you will be able to return to your employment with an enhanced understanding of contemporary practice; or seek new opportunities teaching social studies and outdoor education, or work in the fields of outdoor instruction, environmental education, adventure or eco tourism, community health, recreation and conservation

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:

$55,000

Median earnings one year after study

$57,000

Median earnings two years after study

$69,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

95%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship

Provided by:

CrazyGames.com - Scholarships Coordinator

Website:

http://crazygames.com/scholarship

Value:

$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office

Website:

http://freemasonsnz.org/charity/

Value:

$6,000 - one per Division.

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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: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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