NZ Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3)

Study Options



17 weeks


Level 3

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Kick start your future in sport and exercise

Get an introduction to various aspects of the health and fitness industry. You will learn practical skills, initially with an individual focus, and later focusing on working with groups.

You could go on to gain employment in the health and exercise industry or continue on to higher level study.

Your future career and study opportunities

As a graduate of the NZ Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3) you will be able to work under supervision, assisting in the delivery of a range of sport, recreation and exercise activities, programmes and/or events to meet the needs of individuals, groups and/or communities.

The programme will also equip you with the essentials and the confidence to carry on to higher-level study with the NZ Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) to further develop your skills and employment options.



The NZ Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) is a practical, 17 week programme which can provide you with the opportunity to gain employment in the sport and exercise industry, or serve as a staircase into further study in sport and exercise.

The programme provides the knowledge and skills needed to work in supporting roles within and/or across the sport, recreation and exercise industries, in relation to individuals, groups and community needs.

Subject areas

  • What is sport, recreation and exercise and their benefits?
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Health and safety and ethical practice
  • Working effectively with groups and group management
  • Working alongside individuals, groups and communities to assist with a sport, recreation or exercise activity or event
  • Health and wellness framework

Please feel free to contact us to chat about your study options. You can also visit our Hawke’s Bay campus at any time to view our facilities.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February


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.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus



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 or call in for a chat.