APPRENTICESHIP: New Zealand Certificate in Facility Operations (Level 4)

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Who is this apprenticeship for?   

This apprenticeship is for people who contribute to the smooth operation of active recreation facilities, places and spaces.

Facility staff care for, maintain and operate sport and recreation spaces so that people from all walks of life can come along and get involved.

Responsible, efficient and friendly by nature, they understand the benefits of physical activity for wellbeing, and are passionate about welcoming their community to the facility, and making sure everyone gets the most out of their time there.

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

Graduates of this qualification will be ready to operate, monitor and maintain facilities that are fit-for-purpose, and achieve a range of sport, recreation and social goals

What's involved?

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This 120-credit apprenticeship covers the following areas:

Monitoring, operating and maintaining facility, equipment, resources and spaces to meet operational requirements, plans and processes

Monitoring facility to effectively manage hazards and risk, and ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation

Responding to the diverse needs of different groups, to break down barriers to using a facility or active recreation space

Delegating tasks in an ethical and professional manner

Taking responsibility for skill currency, by keeping up awareness of emerging technologies and trends, and taking part in ongoing professional development.

This programme will take 2-3 years to complete.

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 apprentices will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government's Targeted Training Fund.

To check out our fees list, click here. 

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

Where to from here?

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Keen to contribute to the operation a top-notch facility? 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 sport and recreation industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local sport and recreation facility, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other multi-industry qualifications

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

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