NCEA Level 1 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Simm

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation by your Year 10 Physical Education teacher and/or your outdoor education teacher, and be physically able and willing to participate in the various activities that may push your comfort zone.

Year 11 Outdoor Education is our entry level to the senior Outdoor Education program. Students will participate in a variety of assessment opportunities all of which have a theory and practical component. The outdoor education course is taught in the following modules:

  • Complete rock climbing and abseiling sessions
  • Participate in adventure based learning activities
  • Participate in mountain biking
  • Participate in an overnight camp and tramp in the bush
  • Participate in Paddle boarding and rafting

Students will complete a variety of standards listed following co-construction with the teacher. The expectation is that students will attend all scheduled field trips as well as show enthusiasm and passion for the subject. 

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Health and Physical Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Outdoor Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students pay the Outdoor Education course subject charge of $185.00. This covers costs associated with offsite activities such as camping, tramping, squash, rock climbing, kayaking, rafting and mountain biking.

Pathway Tags

Physical Education: Teaching, Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Sport and Recreation, Armed Forces, Police, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist Health: Nursing, Medicine, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Education, Diversional Therapist, Psychologist, Acupuncturist, Ambulance Officer, Anaesthetist, Biomedical Engineer, Chiropractor, Clinical Coder, Community Karitane, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Dental Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Environmental Health Officer, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Health Promoter, Massage Therapist, Midwife, Natural Health Therapist, Nursing Support and Care Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Pathologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician, Physiotherapist


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.