NCEA L3 Career Development

CDV3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs G. Fletcher

Recommended Prior Learning

No recommended prior learning required, although CDV2, or CDVA or CDVB would be an advantage as would a Restricted Drivers Licence.


A course to assist people to develop and explore a  career option.

Students select courses from external providers that match their career interest. For one term  students work will be on driver education.

This course is designed to assist students who want a Gateway Placement. Students who do not want a Gateway placement can also select this course on the understanding that a programme of study at NCEA level 3 will be offered but if students do not have a Restricted Drivers Licence they may not be able to access all the level 3 credits offered. 

Level 3 Credits are available through:

Legal Studies Unit Standards

Travel and Tourism Standards.

Consumer/financial Standards




Course Overview

Term 1
Students will complete compulsory Unit Standards or Career Planning and Health and Safety.

Term 2
Students will either be working on driver education standards or work that matches their career interest.

Term 3
Students will either be working on driver education standards or work that matches their career interest.

Term 4
Students will be completing standards that they have not finished.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 3, Careers and Transition - Ngā Ara Mahi



Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Biosecurity Officer, Acupuncturist, Survey Technician, Agricultural Technician, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Retail Manager, Beekeeper, Building Surveyor, Aquaculture Farmer, Marine Biologist, Arborist, Architectural Technician, Army Soldier, Heavy Truck Driver, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Farmer/Farm Manager, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Brewer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Bus Driver, Butcher, Dairy Processing Operator, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Textile Process Operator, Carpenter, Carpet Cleaner, Flooring Installer, Farm Assistant, Dental Assistant, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Dental Technician, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Diver, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Oral Health Therapist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Visual Merchandiser, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Importer/Exporter, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Plastics Worker, Ranger, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Pest Control Technician, Glass Processor, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Train Driver, Ship's Master, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Plastics Technician, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Recycler/Dismantler, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

If students choose to complete a Health and Safety course offered by an external provider, there will be a part payment for Gateway students. Other students may want to do this course and if they choose this option , the full course fee will be charged.


Assessment Information All assessments will be by Unit Standards.