NCEA L2 & 3 Hono - Connect Dive (Either Semester)

HON2C
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. McMurtrie

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning required but an enthusiasm for the ocean, diving and boating would be helpful


Hono (Connect) is a course based around the ocean, boating and diving. The purpose of this course is around connection. Connection to the ocean, connection to important areas in Marlborough, connection with traditional ways to harvest and prepare Kai Moana, connection with whānau and the community and connection with local industry groups. 

If selecting this Semester A or B course, you will complete 2 compulsory units. One around harvesting and preparing Kai Moana and the other around the safe use of boats. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Blenheim Dive Centre and gain either your PADI open water SCUBA (tanks) dive certificate or your PADI free dive certificate.

We will be trying to make this course as hands on as possible and there will be a mixture of class based learning, dive work in the stadium pool, boat trips in the sounds and open water diving. 

We will also be working with industry groups such as King Salmon to learn how their industry runs. There may be further opportunities in these industries if students want to pursue. 



Course Overview

Semester A
If selecting this Semester B course, you will complete 2 compulsory units. One around harvesting and preparing Kai Moana and the other around the safe use of boats. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Blenheim Dive Centre and gain either your PADI open water dive certificate or your PADI free dive certificate.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, NCEA Level 3, Physical & Health Education - Akoranga Koiri



Pathway

NCEA L3 Outdoor Education A, NCEA L3 Physical Education A

Possibility of this course leading to a job in the marine industry or further training.
Commercial boat skipper
Commercial Diver
Aquaculture industry worker

Career Pathways

Diver, Sports Coach/Official, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Aquaculture Farmer, Deckhand, Fishing Skipper, Fishery Officer, Ship's Master

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The optional dive aspect of this course (SCUBA or Free) will come with an additional cost to students / parents. The SCUBA training and certificate is around $800 and the Freedive training and certificate, $550

Any dive equipment you already have would be helpful but not necessary.


Assessment Information Internally assessed unit standards. (online)
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