Get paid for doing a career you love! Study in Central Otago – New Zealand’s best outdoor classroom and the country’s epicentre of outdoor pursuits.

Improve your ability to gain employment in a range of guiding/instructing positions, both nationally and internationally – or go on to further study. Taught by some of the most passionate and dedicated outdoor educators in New Zealand, our programmes have a strong focus on practical learning, self-evaluation, personal leadership and industry experience.

Adventure programmes in Central Otago

The New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-Skilled) (Level 4). This is a great first step into outdoor and adventure education. Our Certificate will provide you with the core skills and knowledge you need to work in the outdoor adventure industry.

The New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-Skilled) (Level 5)To be offered in 2020, subject to approval.  Embark on this action-packed programme to strengthen and develop your skills to safely instruct or guide a range of outdoor activities. 

See more information about these programmes below.

 

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

  • Central Otago
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

New for 2019, this programme replaces our Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4). This redesigned and redeveloped qualification will give you the core skills and knowledge you need to work in the Outdoor and Adventure Education industry. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to enter our New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Level 5)* which is being offered from 2020.

New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 5)*

  • Central Otago
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts 2020
  • Apply anytime

This programme is replacing our Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management Offered for the first time in 2020, embark on this action-packed programme to strengthen and develop your skills to safely instruct or guide a range of outdoor activities. Graduates will be eligible to apply for full registration on the New Zealand Register of Recreation Professionals (NZRRP).

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