Uniformed Services (Level 2)

Find out first hand what it’s really like to be a paramedic, a police officer and a firefighter!

Course Aim:

To provide students with the opportunity to explore career pathways within a range of uniformed services, these include Search and Rescue Services, Emergency Services, and Civil Defence Services.  Students will have the opportunity to experience a simulated search and rescue exercise and gain essential first aid skills.

Learning Objectives

Students will have the opportunity to achieve academic learning objectives that contribute to their National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) and develop crucial personal and social development skills.

Personal and Social Development Objectives:

Personal and social skills are transferable to any chosen career pathway and are considered essential skills by employers.

  • Increasing willingness to learn
  • Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
  • Developing belief in self and increasing confidence
  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Recognising and developing potential
  • Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
  • Developing positive communication skills

Course Outline & Assessments:

Course outline including academic learning objectives – Uniformed Services Level 2

For course specific assessments talk to your school Trades Academy coordinator or email info@wio.org.nz

Related Courses & Pathways

Use links below to explore related courses and pathway options:

To view all Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programmes and a pathway diagram go to further resources section below.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course. The highlight would be the fire week, specifically the rescue helicopter – Uniformed Services Student

Further resources

| Secondary School Programmes | Download our full programme brochure

| Trades Academy Programmes | Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) Trades Academy options

| Programme Pathways Diagram| WIO Trades Academy programme pathways

| Uniformed Services | link to Careers NZ Tertiary Training and Career information

Key Components:

  • Trades

Open to:

Year 12-13 students

NCEA Level:
1 credit at Level 1, 13 credits at Level 2, 5 credits at Level 3


Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)


Residential block format (includes overnights)




Zero cost to students. Funded by the Ministry of Education.


2020 Intake Dates:
Intake 1:
Weeks 1-4*: Delivery dates vary by region, refer to your School Trades Academy Coordinator for details.

Intake 2:
Week 1*: 27 – 30 July
Week 2*: 17 – 20 August
Week 3*: 31 August – 03 September
Week 4*: 14 – 17 September

*Dates changed due to Covid-19.


Dates may be subject to change.
Some academic objectives may change to align with assessment changes.


  • NCEA


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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