Outdoor Education Level 2

Outdoor Education Level 2 (Full Year) (L2ODEDF)

Prior Learning: Previous study only includes a willingness to act responsibly, develop personal organisation skills, and look out for the needs of others.
Future Pathways/Subjects: Further study within the outdoor industry itself is the natural progression from this course.
This course is designed for students interested in a career in the Outdoor Recreation industry, or who want the personal development associated with taking on outdoor challenges. It covers a range of outdoor skills, as well as teamwork, leadership, taking responsibility, independence and initiative. Class time outside of school hours is required approximately once a week. This is the premier all round ODE course, and culminates with a week long winter assessment expedition in Tongariro National Park. Course limited to 20 students.



Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
425 2 3 Experience day tramps Practical 1
426 2 3 Experience camping Practical 1
431 2 3 Navigate in good visibility on land Practical 1
438 2 2 Participate in building, and camping overnight  in, a snow helter Practical 1
18132 2 3 Demonstrate basic  movement skills and the use  of ice axe and  crampons Practical 1
20121 2 4 Demonstrate kayaking  skills on Grade II whitewater Practical 1
20818 1 2 Demonstrate kayaking  skills on sheltered or slow-moving  water Practical 1

 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