NZ Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4)

Next intake February 2025. Register Register your interest for the next intake by clicking on the Enquire now button.

Study Options

Full-time

Length

1 year

Level

Level 4

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Do you love outdoor adventure and want to share it with others?

This one-year programme will teach you how to guide people safely in a range of outdoor pursuits, such as kayaking, rafting, mountain biking and tramping and will put you on the path to a job in outdoor education and recreation.

You will learn both in the classroom and out on field trips, with a balance of theory and practice. The programme covers soft skills like leadership, communication, teamwork and professionalism, as well as knowledge and skills for guiding people in outdoor activities, such as planning and logistics, weather, navigation, risk management, and so on.

You will also learn about kaitiakitanga and environmental sustainability along with the tikanga and kawa relevant to your field trips.

Outline

The NZ Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4) programme is a full-time, one-year programme that equips you with the knowledge and skills to enter the outdoor adventure, recreation and tourism industries.

You will learn both in the classroom and out on field trips, with a balance of theory and practice. The programme covers soft skills like leadership, communication, teamwork and professionalism, as well as knowledge and skills for guiding people in outdoor activities, such as planning and logistics, weather, navigation, risk management, and so on.

You will also learn about kaitiakitanga and environmental sustainability along with the tikanga and kawa relevant to your field trips.

Subject areas

  • Leadership concepts, theories and application
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and hauora in the context of the outdoors
  • Technical competency in a minimum of four pursuits that include (but are not limited to):
    – Tramping
    – Camping
    – Kayaking
    – Mountain biking
    – Rock climbing
    – Abseiling
    – Adventure-based learning
    – Rafting

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Your future career and study opportunities

Upon graduating you could progress to Level 5 study at EIT | Te Pūkenga, with a Certificate or Diploma in Exercise, a Diploma in Tourism and Travel, or a Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science.

This programme provides a pathway to paid or volunteer roles as a trainee instructor, leader or guide within community and private outdoor or adventure education, recreation and tourism providers.

 

Dates

PLEASE NOTE: The next intake for this programme is February 2025.  Register your interest now by contacting Sue Jackson, Programme Administrator, on 06 830 1521 or sjackson@eit.ac.nz

Entry

Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

Entry with credit

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Scholarships

EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.