New Zealand Certificate in Sport and Recreation (Community Development) (Level 5)

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Community Development L5

Who is this qualification for?  

This qualification is for people in community development roles in the sport and recreation industry.

People in this role are passionate about working with their communities to develop initiatives that strengthen health and wellbeing. Their communication and relationship-building skills allow them to excel in their role.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a sport or recreation workplace.

Coming out of this qualification, graduates will have the skills and confidence to engage with their community to plan, implement and evaluate a sport and recreation initiative.

What's involved?

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This 60-credit qualification covers:

Planning a community engagement process aimed at strengthening hauora

Working together with a range of people to determine community aspirations

Facilitating and supporting a sport or recreation initiative to strengthen community development

Reflecting on and evaluating the initiative.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 8-12 months.

Programme structure

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The programme is made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 31835 Engage with diverse participants during a sport or recreation programme or event L4 5 credits
Unit standard 32044 Engage communities and stakeholders to identify community sport and recreation opportunities L5 10 credits
Unit standard 32047 Demonstrate knowledge of community development in a sport and recreation context L5 15 credits
Unit standard 32048 Plan, facilitate and evaluate a sport and recreation initiative to enable community development L5 30 credits

What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide. 

Check out our fees list and financial help options.

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.

Where to from here?

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So, you want to make a real difference in your community? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff? 

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the community recreation industry.  

If you want to become qualified in community development, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local recreation facility, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

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