New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Leisure Operations (Level 3)

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Sport Exercise and Leisure Operations

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for people who place value on recreation, physical activity, and getting out and moving - and who work in organisations that align with those values.

Sport, exercise and leisure staff are committed, energetic and keen. They use their knowledge of industry practice to deliver safe and fun experiences to their customers.

This qualification will be delivered in a workplace within the sport and recreation industry, and assessments will be completed online.

Graduates of this qualification will come out with an understanding of the values, vision and philosophy of their workplace, and will be able to apply these cornerstone principles to their daily tasks.

What's involved?

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This 40-credit qualification covers the following areas:

Understanding the values and goals of the organisation

Understanding health and safety procedures and responsibilities, including what to do in emergencies, and how to deal with hazards

Providing exceptional customer service to every customer 

Understanding how recreation benefits the community.

This qualification will take up to 6 months to complete.

Programme structure

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The programme is made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 29847 Demonstrate knowledge of a recreation workplace and its contribution to individuals and communities in New Zealand L3 5 credits
Unit standard 29848 Demonstrate knowledge of safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace L3 5 credits
Unit standard 29849 Demonstrate knowledge of professional practice in a recreation workplace L3 5 credits
Unit standard 29850 Operate professionally in a recreation workplace L3 5 credits
Unit standard 29851 Apply safe working procedures and practices in a recreation workplace L3 10 credits

For more information on the content of the qualification, visit the NZQA website, here.

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.   

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 take the first steps on the sport and recreation career ladder? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, 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 a Skills Active learning support advisor  to talk about how you can get involved.

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