School Laboratory Manager Certificate Programme
Participants in this programme want to gain an improved understanding and skills for the highly responsible role of school laboratory manager. Emphases is on the requirements of the Code of Practice for School Exempt Laboratories developed by the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE). Since practical work is part of the programme, participants must assure suitable arrangements are planned. Typical arrangements would be in a school (e.g., where the participant is employed or where the participant is being mentored), but other arrangements (including at home) are possible. Typically, participants are science teachers or school laboratory technicians.
This programme is typically for domestic participants. However, it is available to international participants in those rare cases that this programme is appropriate for their needs.
Please note: Please note: Material in this programme is based heavily on the Code of Practice for School Exempt Laboratories (“the Code”) developed by the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE). People considering participation in the programme should be aware that there are likely to be significant changes in the legislative or regulatory context of the Code within a year. Once a participant starts this programme, requirements and assessments will not be changed even if the Code or the legislative or regulatory context of the Code changes. We plan to update lessons sometime after the context stabilises, but will not be updating lessons to reflect the changes while that context is in great flux. Although it is likely that those changes will be more about the regulatory structure than about good practice at a school level, we cannot promise that, since details of those changes are not yet determined.
Duration: Self-paced (up to 52 weeks)
Currently available intakes: Click here
Awarded upon successful completion: School Laboratory Manager Certificate
Costs for Entire Programme:
Scholarships are available.
Please click here for information about other costs.
Entry: Participants must have a typical high school background with some knowledge of chemistry and computing (such as New Zealand's NCEA Level 2 with 15 credits of Level 2 Chemistry and 15 credits of Level 2 Computing) or equivalent knowledge and skills, and demonstrate an understanding of and general suitability for the programme determined by Real World Education's pre-entry process. International applicants must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 or better with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent evidence of English proficiency).
Relationship to other programmes: This programme has similar content to the second half of the School Laboratory Manager Programme. The School Laboratory Manager Certificate Programme is not NZQA-Approved and leads to a Real World Education award instead of the New Zealand qualification of the School Laboratory Manager Programme.
Modules: The modules in this programme are listed below. For details of modules, please click here.
SCI512 Code of Practice for School Exempt Laboratories (30 credits, level 5)
SCI513 School Laboratory Management (30 credits, level 6)