Economics of Poverty Level 3

Economics of Poverty Level 3 (Half Year) (L3ECPVH)

This course is designed for students who wish to enter the world of politics or government economics. It would also interest students who wish to learn about the how the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. It also explains why the middle classes are getting left behind in our global economy.   It covers the causes of poverty, extreme wealth and why the average kiwi is relatively worse off then they were thirty years ago. We will also investigate government and business responses to this ever increasing problem. This is a half-year internally assessed course.
Note: Students may not study this course as well as Level 3 Economics (Full Year)

PREVIOUS STUDY : At the discretion of the Head Of Department
FURTHER STUDY : University – Commerce or Politics

 Level  Credits  Lit / Num  Full Title Method of
 91402  3  5  L1 Lit, R Lit Economics 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of government interventions to correct market failures  Assignment
 91600  3  4  L1 Lit Social Studies 3.5 – Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)  Assignment

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries