New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching


Subject area

Sports Coaching, Playing, Officiating and Instructing



16 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification will provide New Zealand with individuals who are able to coach individuals, groups and teams for performance within a specific sport code.
Graduates can apply their sport specific knowledge and coaching skills to develop sport specific programmes that focus on skill development and performance.
Graduates will contribute to the health, cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.
This qualification is not designed for coaches of high performance athletes.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

a. All applicants must have a total of at least 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in best 4 subjects* OR b. Equivalent. AND c. Applicants must give their consent to undergo a process of Safety Checking as set out in the Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children s Workers) Regulations (2015) ( the Regulations ). This checking process will include: i. Providing two forms of identification, and evidence of any name changes (if any); ii. Consent to Unitec undertaking a Police vetting check, or a criminal record check (as required), and advise Unitec of any current charges or pending court matters; iii. Providing a chronological summary of his or her work history, if any, for the preceding five years and the name of any professional organisations and/or licensing authorities and/or registration authorities that the student is a member of or been licensed by and that is relevant to the proposed placement (if required); iv. Providing the names of two referees who may be contacted by Unitec or your placement provider (if required); v. Attending a face to face interview (if required) for the purposes of a risk assessment as required by section 8 of the Act. Applicants are also required to consent to the above information gathered as part of the Safety Check to be shared with a host institution for the purposes of a practicum placement. AND a completed self-declaration of medical condition(s), if any, that may prevent full participation in the programme. International Applicants must meet the English Language Entry Requirements as specified in Unitec s Admission Requirements Policy.

Detailed requirements

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16 Weeks

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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