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Harness Racing NZ - So you are interested in horses?

Recognizing the need to educate and inform the younger members of our communities about the horse and the harness racing industry,  Harness Racing New Zealand now offer equine training for high school students. The students have access to first class workbooks, resources and assessments that have embedded numeracy and literacy and were developed by industry professionals.

The following are a sample of the unit standards that are available to students to gain credits for.  There are a number of other unit standards available.

1660 Identify and catch, and prepare a horse for exercise 

1656 Groom a horse

6579 Clean and maintain saddlery for horses

1658 Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and requirement of a career in the equine industry


NZ FASHION TECH NZ -  For students interested in a career in the fashion industry.

The following are the unit standards that are available to students to gain credits for.

17914 * Demonstrate knowledge of workplace practice in the apparel or textile industry* 
17915   Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in the apparel or textile industry
  4838   Demonstrate knowledge of clothing materials
 * The 20 day component in Unit 17914 includes attendance at both school and work experience


HITO - Students thinking about a future career in Barbering, Beauty or Hairdressing

The time spent in real life learning will give you an opportunity to decide if the barbering, beauty or hairdressing industry is the right career choice for you.
Gateway unit standards can be used towards gaining the National Certificate in Salon Support.

The following are a sample of the unit standards that are available to students to gain credits for.  There are a number of other unit standards available.
21935 – Maintain order and supplies for a commercial Hairdressing salon 
21936 – Prepare the client for hairdressing services in a commercial salon
21937 – Assist a stylist in a commercial hairdressing salon 
21938 – Apply communication skills in a commercial hairdressing salon environment  
21939 – Demonstrate knowledge of fashion trends in relation to hair styling
21940 – Demonstrate knowledge of workplace requirements for employment in a commercial hairdressing salon
























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