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Certificate in Outdoor Adventure Education (Level 4)

Study the Certificate in Outdoor Adventure and Education (Level 4) in 2019, in partnership with AdventureWorks, Auckland.

Certificate in Outdoor Adventure Education (Level 4)

Leading to a New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4)

Duration: 1 year

Intake: February

Fees: $7149 per year (you may be eligible for Government fees free)

Location: Mt Albert, Auckland

Take your love of the outdoors to the next level. During this programme, Students will learn to design, deliver and manage outdoor adventure and recreation experiences. Students will participate in a range of outdoor recreation experiences at an introductory level, encouraging

a high degree of motivation, personal determination and teamwork.


You’ll go outdoor rock climbing, caving, bush tramping, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking and complete alpine experiences*. These practical activities will help you learn how to put activities together to create adventure programmes.

There is a shortage of Skilled Outdoor Adventure and Education guides in New Zealand. This programme will provide industry with practitioners who are personally competent across a range of outdoor activities. On completion of this programme,

students may be eligible to apply for full registration on the New Zealand Register of Recreation Professionals (NZRRP).


Admission and Entry

24 credits at NCEA Level 1; including 12 credits in English or Te Reo Mäori; or

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level

3) or Comparable Level 3 qualification; or

A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or Equivalent.



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At the end of this course you will have

  • This is a level 4 Certificate, 120 credits full-time study, there are no part-time options for this course
  • At the end of this course you will have a qualification listed on the New Zealand qualification framework which is industry recognised.
  • Industry connections and relationships through our engagement with other outdoor organisations and your involvement and work experience
  • At least one industry qualifications through the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association at Outdoor Leader level. These are likely to be an tramping, mountain biking, rock climbing or sea kayaking.
  • Plenty of personal experience as well as experience leading others during the course.


This could lead to further training or study in:

This course will lead directly into

New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor Instructor (Multi-skilled)

(Level 5) (120 credits), planned for delivery in 2020.

Or you can go off to gain further qualifications or opportunities in police force, paramedic, education and teaching, business management, youth work, social work, counselling, adventure therapy, conservation and sustainability, sport and recreation, team building, organisational development and coaching.

Adventure therapy, youth development, social work, sport and recreation, conservation environmental sustainability, park ranger, health and fitness, team building, leadership training, facilitation

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