West Coast Trades Academy

Uniformed Services

If you want to pursue an active and exciting career path in the uniformed services but are not quite sure which service, then this is an ideal opportunity to try them out.

Paramedics, Police, Fire Services, Search and Rescue and Defence Forces – these uniformed services all offer varied and exciting career opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to experience a simulated search and rescue exercise, emergency survival skills and find out what it is really like to be a paramedic, police officer, firefighter or a member of the defence forces. Learning is practical, active and engaging – this is a fun way to take a big step towards achieving NCEA Level 2 while gaining your basic first aid certificate and also refining your career path.

Key details

Credits:18 credits mainly at Level 2
Duration:This is a 1 year programme
Timetable:4 x four day block courses (includes overnight)
Starts:2 intakes in 2025. Dates TBC
ProviderWhenua Iti Outdoors – Tasman/Nelson

What you will learn:

Employment Options:

Further Study Options:

  • Check out the 2024 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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