POLICE PROGRAMME

The New Zealand Police and Unitec Institute of Technology have developed an innovative and creative initiative to support the transition of Year 13 students into a career in New Zealand Police.

This programme aims to provide students with a foundational understanding of real-world knowledge, constructive attributes and positive attitudes associated with Policing in Aotearoa. In addition, the course gives students opportunity to explore physical and leadership requirements of being a Police Officer.

Topics include:

  • The role of Police in contributing to better public services and societāl outcomes
  • History of police within the community
  • Diversity of policing in the community
  • Mātauranga Māori and police
  • Communication
  • Formal and informal interview strategies
  • Physical appraisal training and testing
  • Psychometric testing
  • Leadership in Police
  • Emotional Intelligence and policing
  • Community work-based experiences
  • Leads to: Defence Forces, Police Training, Psychology
  • Cost and Materials: To be confirmed
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Gibbons

GATEWAY/STAR

Individual Senior Programmes by arrangement

Gateway is a work based learning programme that offers opportunities to earn nationally recognized qualifications in a career of your choice. This could include such industries as: Early Childhood, Retail Skills, Equine Studies, Elder Care, Agriculture, Animal Care, Baking or Butchery.

  • It offers structured workplace learning to senior students
  • It allows students the opportunity to develop work related skills and values
  • It allows students to gain qualifications in their chosen industry and gain industry related unit standards whilst still at school

What will I learn? This will depend on subject chosen and qualification on offer.

How will I learn? Distance learning with Polytechnics and outside providers supported by the Student Centre staff and tutors from outside providers.

  • Leads to: Provides a pathway directly into industry and gives the student an opportunity to see if this is the career they would like to follow
  • Cost and Materials: Contribution to course costs is required in some cases
  • Entry Requirements: Students must be able to demonstrate a history of satisfactory attendance, independent work habits and a genuine interest in an alternative subject
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs M Gilmour & Mrs L Setford

Examples of Individual Programmes on offer:

Agriculture – Students gain Unit Standards while working one day per week on a farm for a year. The course can lead to a Diploma in Agribusiness Management.

Early Childhood Training – Students study unit standards through Porse and spend one day per week during either Terms 2 and 3 working at either an Early Childhood Centre or Kindergarten. The theory work is self-paced and the Porse tutor comes in once per week to mark work and keep students on track. The course can lead to studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).

Equine/Animal Care – Unit standards are available in Equine Studies through Telford Polytechnic and Equine eLearning Ltd. Students must complete a work placement in the industry during Terms 2 and 3. A strong background in horses is essential.

Elder Care – Students work towards a National Certificate in Community Support (Level 3) and spend one day per week working in the rest home industry. The course can lead to a Bachelor of Nursing.

Retail Skills – This course is aimed at those students who are looking at a career in the Retail or Customer Service Industry. All students must complete a practical work placement within the industry one day per week for a minimum of one term or alternatively have their own part-time retail job.

EIT Trades Academy Courses

Designed for senior students who would like to explore a potential vocational pathway in the trades.

Students select one of the trades on offer and will attend EIT one day a week for the duration of the year. They offer 20+ Level 2 or Level 3 NCEA credits (Unit Standards).

Teachers understand girls are off site for a day and structure school programmes to minimise the disruption of students potentially missing some school class time.

Courses offeredLevel
Automotive2/3
Building and Construction
(2 days compulsory at EIT for Level 3)
2/3
Computer Technician
(Entry conditions may apply for Level 3)
2/3
Hair and Beauty2/3
Hospitality    2/3
Travel and Tourism2
Trades Skills
(A combination of automotive, engineeringand
construction for those who would liketo try all of them)

  • Leads to: Provides a pathway directly into industry and gives the student an opportunity to see if this is the career they would like to follow.
  • Cost and Materials: Not applicable
  • Entry Requirements: Students must have good attendance, independent work habits and a genuine interest in an alternative subject.
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs C Kelsey